Looking for a fast, yummy homemade ice cream? This Cherry Mint Ice Cream is Low-Sodium, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free and you can eat it, soft set, in about a half hour!
I love spring break! When school is out I see all the local grandkids, my niece, grand nieces and my daughters that live close by all at once. The kids are growing so fast! It is pure pleasure to sit and listen to their stories about their lives and times at home and school. Those happy shining faces light up with happiness when we get together. The kids get time to play outside, ride the tire swing and check out the chickens. I get to catch up with the family news too! I’m so proud of my kids and nieces! Great people. Great parents! Grateful me 🙂
THE CREATIVE MINDS OF CHILDREN:
Finally, the grandkids gravitate to the kitchen. Time for a creative foodie project. My oldest granddaughter, Aliyah, is particularly focused on creating fun recipes. She requested homemade Ice Cream for a treat. I knew it would have to be a fast batch. No cooked custard that required a long cool down time in the fridge.
I modified my Mid winter Cherry Peach Maple Ice Cream Recipe for a quick result. Lainy wanted mint ice cream….I was thinking ok, I have some mint just coming up outside. Maybe I could puree it? Lainy gave me a look and said mint candy! OH! I did still have some from christmas somewhere. We dug around in the cupboards and came up with a partial bag of Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips (Not a sponsored post).
Aliyah piped up with Cherry! My eyes started crossing. I only had Montmorency Dried Tart Cherries…those and mint candy? Yep, that’s what they wanted. So that’s what we made!
Kids are so amazingly creative and unafraid to try new things. Aliyah jumped right in and chopped up the cherries while Camilla and Lainy stood on a stool and helped me pour our recipe into the ice cream churn. They stayed glued to that stool until the ice cream was done.
These new electric churns work fast and predictably! No worries the ice cream is going to fail, taste like rock salt, or take two hours to complete. I REALLY Love my Cuisinart ice cream maker! So do my grand kids!
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When the ice cream started running over the sides I offered spoons to the kids for a taste test. They all went crazy for it! So I brought out the ice cream bowls and dug enough ice cream out for the girls to each have some. The ice cream continued to churn while they devoured their frozen goodies. Not bad for a homemade fun treat. Done in about 30 minutes and lots of family time. Works for me 🙂
I turned off the churn and put the rest in the freezer. Dave had a fun treat for dessert. He was very happy to eat the kids creation. He kept telling me how good it was!
Cherry Mint Ice Cream Recipe:
This ice cream is sweetened with pure maple syrup. If you prefer, you may use sugar one to one with the maple syrup. It will not be as rich with the maple flavor missing though. I enjoy adding maple syrup to ice cream for sweetening. The extra flavor element is very pleasing in the recipes I’ve used it in! Maple syrup is a bit healthier for you than processed sugar! Enjoy!