Krispys Mint Valentine Candy Ice Cream

The challenge with See’s Candies ‘ Krispys Mints® was to keep its crispiness and minty coolness intact. As with the Toffee-ettes ®, the Krispys Mints® were just right on their own.  This month’s Daring Bakers challenge involved an ice cream component. I thought the mint would be a nice add-on to the ice cream and to the main dessert for the challenge (to be posted on this blog on February 28. Stay tuned!) The results were quite nice. I simply used my regular crème anglaise recipe and added some crushed Krispys Mints to the mix.

Krispys Mint Valentine Candy Ice Cream

200 ml milk
100 ml cream
1/4 vanilla bean, cut, scraped
3 egg yolks
50 g sugar
6 Krispys Mints, well crushed

Infuse milk, cream w/ vanilla bean. Whisk yolks and sugar. Temper hot cream with egg mix. Return to boil. Stir on low hear until nappé. Strain and cool in an ice bath. Once cooled, pour custard into ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s directions. I added the crushed Krispy Mints halfway through the final process.

Eat on its own or served with your favorite dessert. 🙂