Not sure what came over me, but I suddenly got hit with an idea: York peppermint patties in ice cream! I mentioned in my Andes Ice Cream review that I prefer good old (1940) York peppermint patties. Maybe I just wanted to play with the blender. As you can see, the blender results are quite interesting: the chocolate spreads over the little chunks that are created.
Dubba's Peppermint Patty Ice Cream Recipe
1 Cup of Heavy Cream (finally!)
1.5 Cups of 2% milk
6 Peppermint patties
2.5 tablespoons of cocoa
(5) tablespoons of cane sugar
a few squirts of dark chocolate
I blended the peppermint patties first to see what would happened. They got pretty warm and clumped together, but overall came out good. In a bowl went a cup of heavy cream (so fattening) and a cup of 2% milk. Then we added cocoa and the peppermint patties. Strangely enough, the very cold cream and milk made the peppermint patties very hard, so i had to manually break them all apart, but at least they aren't sticking together anymore (so If you give this recipe a try, watch the chunk temperature).
Almost forgot the sugar, through in some cane sugar (not too much, there's already sugar in the peppermint patties). We were all set, so into the Ice-20 it goes. The high fat content made it solidify very quickly. It also tasted good, but I decided to back off the peppermint flavor a bit by adding another half cup of milk in. To compensate, I threw in the last of the dark chocolate syrup to keep the chocolate/peppermint balance similar to that of the original candy.
Overall, I like it, it's way more pleasant and mellow than that Andes ice cream. I don't want to be overpowered, I just want a cool, pleasant flavor. The only downside is the patty pieces got a bit chewy, but this may be avoidable (again, watch your temps and see what happens).
On Second Scoop: I still really like the flavor. The texture is better than usual, but still feels like the water content is too high (it's more crunchy than smooth)
(heavy cream means most of that 137 calories is saturated fat)