Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream

It is HOT in DC, and it is humid. Such is the joy is living in Washington, DC in the summer! Less joyfully, the AC is not exactly working properly. After leaks in the subfloor, many jiggles, emptying a bucket of dripping water twice a day and more than a few temporary patches from my handy husband, today our 45 year old AC unit is being replaced! Huzzah!.....oh AC until it's actually finished. Huzz.........wait for it...........aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. *Sigh of relief* 

Today's temporary AC outage calls for ice cream. Chocolate-Peppermint is the ultimate keep-me-cool-and-happy treat. I cannot get over just how soothing the peppermint actually is. Four scoops later and no regrets! 

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream 
makes roughly 4 scoops 

1 1/2 cup half and half 
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon peppermint flavoring**
1 tablespoon dutch cocoa powder  

In a stand mixer combine the eggs and sugar. Beat for one minute until light and fluffy. Add dutch cocoa. Mix until combined. Gently mix in the half and half and peppermint flavoring.

Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker. Allow the ice cream to churn until finished and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

**specifically peppermint NOT plain mint which is 99% of the time spearmint. I use Frontier Organic Peppermint Flavoring which can be purchased online and in many natural foods stores.