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Spearmint ice cream: request for help and discussion!

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Spearmint ice cream: request for help and discussion!

nooodles | Jul 4, 2005 10:51 PM

Okay, so I want to try making a spearmint ice cream or gelato. I specifically don't want peppermint flavor because I find it boring and candylike. However, I've also been unable to find pure spearmint extract. It's always a blend, or I have to by a whole jug online.

I found the recipe below on Epicurious for a basil ice cream, and I'm pretty sure I could do the same thing with fresh spearmint leaves instead.

Has anyone tried this recipe and can offer comments on the texture? I want something smooth and creamy. The only time I've had wonderful spearmint gelato is at Ciao Bella in San Francisco.

Alternatively, has anyone ever made a spearmint ice cream? The recipe calls for scalding the milt, steeping the leaves, blending, cooling, straining, and freezing. Sounds easy enough!

Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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