*The original recipe called for 1 and 1/2 cups of half-and-half cream instead of the skim milk + 1/2 cup whipping cream. I used what I had on hand, which was the skim milk + 1/2 cup whipping cream - which contributed to the soft-serve consistency. Also, the original recipe called for 4 to 6 teaspoons of VANILLA extract. I substituted with 3 teaspoons of peppermint extract for additional peppermint flavor. The original recipe also did not call for food coloring, but I used 7 drops of red food coloring to get the pink color. I've provided a link to the original recipe if you want a different consistency of ice cream!