How to Make Peppermint Ice Cream

When it comes to ice cream in the winter, I'm split. Sometimes I think it sounds like a great idea. All the delicious winter flavors are so conducive to the medium of ice cream. Other times, nothing seems sillier than eating something frozen when I'm, well, frozen. With this ice cream, a delicious blend of peppermint and fudge, I was anything but disappointed. It was creamy and perfect, especially when I ate it next to the fire.

Peppermint Ice Cream

2 cups half and half
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 candy canes, crushed
1/2 cup fudge or brownies

Combine half and half, cream, and extracts in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Let cool completely. Combine in ice cream maker with fudge (broken into pieces) and candy canes, crushed. Follow instructions on your ice cream maker. Freeze.

Elena Rosemond-Hoerr is a writer and photographer and can be found on her own website,

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