Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

Mint leaves from 2 bunches fresh mint, washed and dried
3 cupsheavy whipping cream
1/2 cupgranulated sugar
Pinch salt
3 ouncesfinely chopped bittersweet chocolate


Roughly chop fresh mint and place in a glass bowl. Add cream and stir until blended. Cover and place in refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.

Place sieve over clean bowl. Strain mint-cream mixture into bowl. Press mint firmly against sieve to extract all the liquid. Discard the mint.

Stir sugar, salt and chocolate into the mint cream and mix well with spatula.

Transfer to ice cream freezer and process according to manufacturer's directions.

Store ice cream in tightly covered container in freezer until ready to serve.

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