mint ice milk

We received an ice cream machine from my thoughtful mom one year as a gift and we finally figured out how to make a homemade version (instead of depending on the packets of powder that came with the machine). It was so easy! We started out making a vanilla bean ice milk, but added a handful of fresh mint leaves and the result was delicious. Perfect for 75 degrees and sunny – the California coast is hot today! But we are staying cool.

Mint Ice Milk

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 4 cups of whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (or same amount of vanilla extract)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 10 fresh mint leaves


Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix until sugar dissolves. Pour into your ice cream machine and follow the instructions.

On day 38 of this 365 day project, I ate my daily five (including a really tasty butternut squash and kale hash – want the recipe?). Did you enjoy yours?

Much love,


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