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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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This vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe is so delicious! Make this healthy dessert recipe to satisfy your chocolate cravings.DisclosureThis month’s Recipe Redux challenge asks members to share about a favorite kitchen tool. I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen, so most of my recipes take 30 minutes or less to prepare. I do depend on kitchen tools like a food processor and KitchenAid Stand Mixer to speed things up for me.

A couple years ago, I picked up an ice cream attachment for my KitchenAid mixer and it opened up a whole new world for me. I had no idea homemade ice cream could be so delicious.

On this first day of winter, I’m happy to post an ice cream recipe. My family loves to eat ice cream any time of year.

This vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream uses coconut milk for its base. The flavor is amazing, and the homemade chocolate chunks melt in your mouth.

When my 7-year-old daughter first tasted this, she said, “You used real mint leaves for this, didn’t you?” Such a sensitive palate! Our neighbors’ mint grows wild in their garden, and it came under the fence into our garden last year. I’m happy to have access to free fresh mint, although you have to be careful with it in the garden because it can take over. If you can’t find full fat coconut milk, you could also make this with regular cream and milk (see this vanilla ice cream recipe for proportions).

This vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe is so delicious! Make this healthy dessert recipe to satisfy your chocolate cravings.

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This fresh mint chocolate chip ice cream is a delicious, refreshing vegan dessert.
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This mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe is so delicious! Make this healthy dessert recipe to satisfy your chocolate cravings.
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:0 mins
Chill Time:3 hrs
Total Time:3 hrs 20 mins

Ingredients

Ice Cream

  • 15 ounce can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup packed mint leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Chips & Sauce

  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tbs maple syrup

Instructions

  • In a medium pot, heat the coconut milk, mint leaves, maple syrup, and vanilla until hot but not boiling. Remove from heat and let it sit for 1-2 hours. The mint flavor will taste stronger as time passes, so taste it periodically to see when it’s just right for your taste.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove the mint leaves.
  • Transfer the ice cream mixture to your ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • To make the chocolate chips, combine the melted coconut oil, cocoa powder, and syrup. Place in the refrigerator to solidify, and then break it into small chunks. Add 3/4 of the chocolate chunks to the ice cream during the last minute of churning.
  • Place the churned ice cream in a shallow airtight container and freeze for 2 to 3 hours. Homemade ice cream tastes best the day it’s made. It loses its creaminess by the second day, but it still tastes yummy. (Note: You can also make this without an ice cream maker by simply freezing the mixture after straining.)
  • When ready to serve, melt the remaining chocolate chunks and pour the sauce over the ice cream in individual serving bowls.

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 239IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 4mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 360kcal
Cost: $1.01 per serving

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Price Breakdown

The total cost of this recipe is $4.04, or $1.01 per ½ cup serving. I had to buy the mint this time of year, but with free mint from the garden in the summer, the cost comes down to $.84 per serving. Don’t let the snowflakes outside scare you away – this is a wonderful dessert any time of year.

12 Comments

    1. Thanks, Nina. I’d been meaning to make homemade chocolate chips for a long time. It’s the only way I can be sure of what’s in them.

  1. I am always on the look out for non-dairy based ice cream and this has the best combination of flavor- mint & chocolate together!!! alot of people seem to like the ice cream paddle attachment, something to really look for 🙂

  2. What a great idea for a solstice post! Thanks! I’m smiling at your daughter’s discerning palate. My kids have become that way, too!

    1. I think my daughter was actually criticizing the “leafy” taste of fresh mint, but I still enjoyed her comment.

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