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What can I make with Guittard Mint Chips?

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kitchengardengal Feb 22, 2014 11:14 AM

I have about 10 bags of Guittard Mint Chips and want a recipe to make a creamy dessert with them - ice cream or pudding, for example. I don't know how much to use for a two quart batch of ice cream. Do I melt them into the cream, then cool and run through the machine?

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    rasputina Feb 22, 2014 05:56 PM

    I'm not a fan of actual chocolate chips in ice cream, they get very hard. I prefer shaved chocolate. I'd probably pulse them a few times in the food processor to make them smaller before adding to ice cream.

    1. Ttrockwood Feb 22, 2014 04:05 PM

      Egg free pudding, swap in half mint chips for the chocolate portion first try, not sure if using all mint it would be too toothpaste-y...

      1. k
        kitchengardengal Feb 22, 2014 12:27 PM

        Here's one I finally found after searching for a long while:

        http://www.nestle-family.com/recipes/...

        I needed a recipe that had no eggs - this one called for vanilla powder,and I had some Bird's in the pantry. I heated up all the liquid in a double boiler to incorporate the melted chips without it getting grainy.

        1. Cherylptw Feb 22, 2014 12:00 PM

          You could melt down some in a double boiler and add it to your ice cream base then add some chips into it when you take it out and put in freezer to harden. Here's a ice cream website to help with ideas; I suggest making a vanilla base and incorporating in that: http://www.icecreamnation.org/ice-cre...

          Other possibilities include making a pastry cream with some of them to use in things like tiramisu, filling for a tart, cake, pie, donuts, or trifle for example. It can be added to a pudding, melted down to make a frosting or throw a few into hot chocolate or coffee. There are many more options but you asked for uses in something creamy.

          You can always freeze them until you use the up.

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          1. re: Cherylptw
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            kitchengardengal Feb 22, 2014 12:30 PM

            Thanks for the link. That will come in handy. Sometimes I need egg free recipes, and there are several starch ice cream recipes in there.

          2. Hank Hanover Feb 22, 2014 11:49 AM

            I would just use a vanilla ice cream recipe and add a handful of chips.

            Another idea.. you could make a mint genache. Then mold it or roll it and dip in chocolate sort of a high end peppermint pattie.

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            1. re: Hank Hanover
              Ttrockwood Feb 22, 2014 04:01 PM

              The ganache would be great for frosting a cake/brownies/cupcakes etc as well.

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