Mint Chip Ice Cream II

No one will ever guess that this smooth and creamy mint treat is light. For the Christmas holidays, it's fun to substitute 2 cups of crushed peppermint candy canes for the chocolate chunks.


1 1/2 quarts (12 servings)


4 cups fat-free half-and-half
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (14 ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons mint extract
3 to 4 drops green food coloring, optional
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chunks


In a large bowl, beat half-and-half and pudding mix on low speed for 2 minutes. Beat in the condensed milk, extract and food coloring if desired.

Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Coarsely chop chocolate chunks if desired; stir into ice cream. Transfer to freezer containers. Freeze for 2 to 4 hours before serving.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Processing Time: 20 minutes
Freezing Time: 4 hours

Nutritional Information

1/2 cup equals 289 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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