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.