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What can I make with Guittard Mint Chips?

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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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  1. 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

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

    2. 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

        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. 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. 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. 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.