Peppermint Stick Ice Cream: the happy ice cream flavor that says little kid birthday parties, Christmas and other special occasions.
My suggestion: give yourself plenty of time if you want hard ice-cream you can scoop. Twenty-four hours is optimum. You want the ice cream mixture very cold when you process it in the ice cream maker. If you want the hard, scoopable ice cream, freeze in the freezer an additional 6-8 hours after processing in the ice cream maker. I cook the ice cream mixture at night, refrigerate overnight, process in the ice cream maker the following morning and freeze all day to serve at night. It works best to give yourself twenty-four hours for the process. (It's so worth it!)