Sunday, November 7, 2010

Frango Mint...The Ice Cream

Frango Mints are a Chicago tradition. Here is a recipe to make them at home:
Frango Chocolate Mints

2 cups semi−sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup butter

1 & 1/8 cup powdered sugar

2 eggs

1 teas. vanilla

2 teaspoons peppermint extract, or to taste

Melt chips in double−boiler, cool. Beat butter and sugar together.

Beat in eggs, one at a time, into sugar mix. Add vanilla.

Now beat in cooled chocolate and peppermint, the longer you beat the mixture at this point the lighter and fluffier the mints are.

Drop by half teaspoons onto wax paper or use a pastry bag for decorative mints. Keep refrigerated.

Good thing that I don’t find my way to the seventh floor of Macy’s too often as it could become a habit…like this delicious Frango Mint Ice Cream served at the fountain.

Bon Appetit!