One of my favorite ice creams is peppermint-stick ice cream. I don't eat it anymore due to the HFCS in the peppermint sticks...the bright red/pink food coloring probably isn't the best either.
This is my approximation of what I think it should taste like.
1 quart of freshly skimmed cream/milk
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
1 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Mix the first 3 ingredients in the ice cream maker until desired consistency. Add the chips at the end.
Take a little cream of tartar (potassium) on the side and you're good to go.
If you backed off the peppermint extract, you could probably back off the sugar too. I liked it strong, It was a bit much for those in the family that didn't really care for peppermint stick ice cream to begin with.