This peppermint ice cream recipe is a great winter holiday treat along with a cup of hot cocoa! We often put a scoop in our hot cocoa. Delicious.
Not what you were looking for? Here is our Green Peppermint Ice Cream Recipe (the one with chocolate chips) if that is more your thing.
I came up with this recipe when we had so many homemade candy canes leftover but store bought canes will be just perfect too, as long as they are the classic peppermint flavor.
Please Note: All of my recipes make approximately one quart of ice cream.
2 cups cream
2 cups half n half*
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon peppermint
1/4 tea natural red food coloring (optional)
3 candycanes in blender for topping
*As with all my recipes, you can use any variation of milk and cream you like. Four cups of cream would work. As would two cups of cream and two cups of whatever milk you have on hand. These changes will only slightly change the outcome.
Once frozen, serve with candy cane bits sprinkled on top! It is also amazing with or in hot cocoa or served with warm fudge.
Enjoy making this candy cane recipe!