We cannot get enough of this ice cream during the Holiday season. Although we prefer the homemade variety, for a shortcut, just use store bought vanilla bean ice cream with crushed peppermint!
PEPPERMINT ICE CREAM
1.5 cups whole milk
1 cup sugar
3 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
1 cup crushed peppermints or candy canes
Combine milk, sugar, vanilla, vanilla bean, and cream in a bowl, and mix with a hand mixer on medium speed until sugar is dissolved. Turn ice cream maker on and pour in mixture. Let mix until thickened, about 20 minutes. Add crushed peppermint and mix until combined. Transfer mixture to air right container and let chill unt desired consistency.