Food52 Editors' Comments: This fun, quirky recipe really works! I knew I was going to love the cucumber-mint flavor combination, but I had no idea how much I'd like them blended into the creamy richness of a vanilla ice cream. What makes this so fun is that it’s really not obvious that the unusual flavor component is cucumber. I left the white chocolate out, and am glad I did, as the ice cream was not only somewhat light, but also not too sweet. I heartily encourage you to try it. Two enthusiastic and very pleasantly surprised thumbs up!!
I know this sounds weird, but you aren't going to believe how good it is. I've been thinking about making different ice creams since I got my freezer last month, so when the challenge was cucumbers, I thought ice cream. I added a hint of mint and some finely chopped white chocolate to make it interesting. I like how the white chocolate disappears into the ice cream and then surprises you -- but you can make it easier by using mini chocolate morsels. Chopped salted peanuts would be good, too. (Next time!) - drbabsMakes About 1 1/2 quarts