This is a Public Service Announcement:
Today is Ben and Jerry’s legendary “Free Cone Day,” which means just that. There are 5 locations participating in the event in DC, including Georgetown.
If you are willing to stand in line, you can go back as many times as your stomach can handle!
Check out other locations here.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for…
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
(we promise, once you’ve had the real stuff, you’ll never go back to fake mint ice cream!)
2 1/2 cups whole milk
20 sprigs fresh mint
5 large egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
In a medium saucepan, combine milk and 18 sprigs of mint. Bring to a gentle boil, cover, and remove pan from heat. Let steep (with cover on) for 30 minutes (or longer for stronger mint flavor).
Strain mixture; reserve milk, and discard solids.
Combine egg yolks and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Beat at medium-high speed until very thick and pale yellow, 3 to 5 minutes.
Return milk to a simmer. Add half of the warm milk to egg-yolk mixture; whisk until blended. Return new mixture to saucepan with remaining milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, being careful to not let the milk get too hot and curdle.
Prepare an ice-water bath. Remove saucepan from heat; immediately stir in cream. Pass mixture through a sieve set over a medium bowl. Place bowl in ice-water bath; chill.
When the custard mix is cold, freeze in ice-cream maker according to instructions. (If you put it in the ice cream maker too early, the frozen compartment of the ice cream maker will defrost and the ice cream won’t properly “freeze” and will be very soft.)
Finely chop remaining 2 sprigs mint. Add mint and chocolate; mix in machine until combined, about 30 seconds. Store in an airtight container.
Now that’s a novel idea! Thank you Martha Stewart!
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the perfect dessert… An Ice Cream Float. Make it just like your mom used to, just substitute a bottle of Guinness for that root beer. Fill a large glass with 2 scoops of your favorite vanilla ice cream, then slowly pour the stout over the ice cream. Enjoy!