Spiced Choc Mint Ice Cream Using Cloves

I took a chance adding the mint with the spices. I thought it might overpower the flavours but in fact the mint adds a refreshing note. The spices are subtle so you could double them up for an increased flavour punch. Something I might do the next time I make this spiced choc mint ice cream.

Spiced Choc Mint Ice Cream
Spiced Choc Mint Ice Cream
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We are under severe water restrictions at present. One of the things I have done is to place a jug next to each tap. Everyone in the household is under strict instructions to fill the jug while waiting for hot water to come from the geyser. Thankfully our geysers are well placed so that the wait is not too long. I have also put a bucket into our shower. This catches the ‘run off’ water and I use this to water my herbs. Dave and I shower for about 5 minutes each. He keeps the water pressure at a constant, just under the highest we can set ours at. I adjust mine as I shower. I need full pressure to wash my hair, and barely any water while I actually shower. Over a weekend the bucket fills up and that lot gets dumped in the pool.

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Summer is here in full swing and the pool has become the best place to sit. Ours has been designed with one long step ensuring you can sit in the cool water quite comfortably. I am experimenting with sugar cones at present. The one in the photograph is not perfect. Not wanting any to go to waste I keep serving up this dessert. Hopefully soon I will get the texture exactly how I want it to be and then share the recipe with you.

Rose Water Marshmallows, Spiced Choc Mint Ice Cream, Chocolate Horlicks Chews
Rose Water Marshmallows, Spiced Choc Mint Ice Cream, Chocolate Horlicks Chews

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Spiced Choc Mint Ice Cream

Double up the spices for a bolder flavour
Recipe Category: Dessert
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  • 300 mls milk
  • 10 g mint leaves crushed
  • 1.25 mls whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 2.5 mls vanilla extract
  • 10 cardamom pods lightly crushed
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 100 g honey
  • 120 g 75% dark chocolate
  • 200 mls cream


  • Place the milk, mint, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla extract and cardamom into a heavy bottomed sauce pan
  • Bring up to blood temperature over a medium temperature
  • Place the egg yolks and honey into a mixing bowl and whisk until at the ribbon stage
  • Strain the milk and temper your eggs
  • Add the anglaise back into the saucepan with the chocolate
  • Stir with a wooden spoon until the chocolate has melted and the anglaise has thickened
  • Pour the cream into a large jug and add the anglaise
  • Mix to combine and set aside to cool
  • Cover with cling film and place into the refrigerator overnight
  • Churn as per your ice cream machine manufacturer's' instructions
  • Freeze for at least 6 hours before serving

Dave and I are on leave. We will be back at work on the 9th of January. I will start replying to comments then. I wish you all the best over the festive season.

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17 thoughts on “Spiced Choc Mint Ice Cream Using Cloves

  1. I love the cardamon in here! I think it’s an acquired taste, but if you love it….well…you just do! But blending it with mint is so unique. This ice is literally swirling with flavor. Funny to think that summer is in full swing where you are…cause when I look out my window, it’s loaded in snow!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Tandy, we do not have any restrictions where we are and we live in the desert. Seems like we should have something in place. Your ice cream looks delicious, I just made vanilla ice cream today, how funny.

  3. SPICED choc chip? MMMMM. Choc chip brings back so many delicious childhood memories for me, and I cannot image how delicious all those beautiful spices would made this ice cream! Love your recipes Tandy!

  4. 5 stars
    I have been following along on your facebook and twitter and these fires have been brutal. Are they close to having things under control? Loving this icecream with the fresh mint. Delicious!

    1. Thanks Bobbi. The fires are finally contained and under control and hopefully we will get some rain this week to get the last flare ups out.

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