Summerdown Mint Iced tea Make your usual cup of Summerdown mint tea and then cool in the fridge. Add a slice of lemon and ice cube for a delicious thirst quencher. Summerdown Mint choc chip ice cream We’ve found the easiest way to make this is to follow a basic vanilla ice cream recipe, then just before freezing, mix in 1 drop of Summerdown pure mint oil together with a generous handful of your favourite Summerdown mint chocolates crushed into little pieces. Our mint crisps work a treat and add a little extra crunch! If you’re looking for a vanilla ice cream recipe, we love this simple one by our friends Jude’s ice cream. PREP TIME 20 minutes CHURN TIME 25 minutes THE INGREDIENTS FOR THE BASE 1 handsome vanilla pod 300ml full fat milk 300ml double cream 100g caster sugar 4 egg yolks THE METHOD STEP 1. Start by placing a loaf tin sized container in the freezer. STEP 2. Split the vanilla pod length ways and scrape the seeds outs in a pan with the milk and cream. STEP 3. Bring your pan to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. STEP 4. Remove from the heat and allow the flavours to get to know each other for 20 minutes or so. STEP 5. In a mixing bowl whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until pale and fluffy. STEP 6. Return the cream mix to the heat until it’s on the cusp of boiling, at which point strain the milk mix in a sieve and beat the mix into the egg and sugar mix. STEP 7. Return the custard mix to the heat and stir constantly for 10 minutes or until thick. STEP 8. Place a small bowl into a larger bowl containing ice. Pour your mix into the smaller bowl and allow to cool. (Once cooled, this is when you should add in the Summerdown mint oil and chocolates). Then place in the freezer. STEP 9. After 60 minutes remove from the freezer and churn vigorously and return to the freezer. Repeat step until the ice cream is smooth, creamy and frozen!