This shortcut ice cream uses store bought custard and a food processor to create a creamy, easy choc peppermint ice cream in no time!

20 min + freezing


  1. 1kg purchased thick custard
  2. 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  3. 2 tsp Queen Natural Peppermint Extract
  4. 6 drops Queen Green Food Colour Gel
  5. 2tsp Queen Imitation Chocolate Essence
  6. 200g grated chocolate
  7. Ice cream cones, to serve


  1. Step 1

    Combine custard and milk in a bowl and using an electric beater, beat for 3 minutes or until well combined. This adds air to the custard producing a lighter ice cream.

  2. Step 2

    Pour mixture into shallow tin or airtight container. Cover pan and freeze for 2 hours or until ice cream is quite firm. After 2 hours, spoon mixture into a food processor and process until a smooth creamy mixture forms. Add peppermint and chocolate essences and food colouring. Process until combined. Return to container and freezer. Freeze for another 2 hours or until firm. Repeat churning process in food processor then stir through grated chocolate. Freeze until firm.

  3. Step 3

    Scoop ice cream in bowls or ice cream cones. Top with additional grated chocolate and serve.

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