Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Homemade Peppermint Ice Cream {Christmas Gift Idea}

I am the luckiest ducky in the world because my hubby is one fantastic cook and he teaches me things all of the time. I am his "official taste tester" and he is mine! {Amongst other friends and neighbors}.

Last night, he finally perfected his Homemade Peppermint Ice Cream. TO.DIE.FOR. and the best part about it is that he is sharing it with all of you. Now, we are all lucky little duckies {even though I don't believe in LUCK!}

Thank you, Honey, for workin' on it until you got it "right"! Such the sweetie you are!!!

Here is a fun idea for Christmas gifts or for entertaining during the Holidays. This is great because it can all be made up ahead of time. When dessert time rolls around, all you need to do is to pull out your tray of Homemade Peppermint Ice Cream containers. You may want to make two different sizes. The good news is there is no mess {YAY!} and no clean-up...EVEN BETTER!

Your guests will feel completely pampered and pleasantly full!

Scott's Famous Peppermint Ice Cream

Scott Pearson


2-1/2 cups milk

2-1/2 cups sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

2-1/2 cups half & half

1-1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract


5 cups whipping cream

2 cups crushed peppermint candies


• Heat milk until bubbles form around pan.

• Remove milk from heat

• Add sugar and salt, stir until dissolved.

• Stir in remaining ingredients.

• Place into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s directions.{BUNNY FOO FOO!}

****This recipe makes 5 quarts of ice cream******

This is such a versatile recipe! Eventually you will come up with your own variations.

Another yummy option: Skip the peppermint candies and fold in two rows of Trader Joe's Candy Candy Joe Joe's...or if you really want to have a sugar coma, go ahead and roughly chop the whole entire box of chocolate cookies. Just FOLD in the cookies after the ice cream has already been made! This is hubby's secret!

Packaging Ideas:

As soon as the ice cream is made. Pour into whatever containers you plan on gifting and place in freezer until needed.

I used Garnish products {soup containers and baker's twine}

Simply place four embellished containers in a Take-Out drink carrier {My friends and family collect these for me year-round! THANK YOU!}

Placed cedar clippings around the containers and attached a sweet little label with the family's initial to a branch. That is it!

What are some ideas you have for Christmas this year?


Shared with: at the picket fence


  1. Lisa, That ice cream looks so delish and I love the package!!
    Have a very Merry Christmas!!

    Rene @ Bargain Hoot

  2. Hi there Lisa! Im SO blessed to have found your blog as its been lifting me up and Inspiring me along the way:)This 'lil doggie is as cute as a button! I too have a sweetie dog "jack" Your blog is absolutely gorgeous.I just love it all:)Im a Newbie here in blogland and Im having so much fun finding new friends!Please stop by sometime and see my doggie and chat awhile,Thanks,Deidre~

  3. I just tried to make this recipe and would not solidify at all in my ice cream maker. I had it in the machine for about an hour or so and was still runny. Any suggestions as to what I did wrong?