Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (Dairy and Refined Sugar Free)

My husband loves Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Unfortunately, most of the commercial brands that make this type of ice cream use artificial green dye, hydrogenated oils and even chemicals. No thanks, I’ll pass!

After spotting a fluorescent green ice cream at the store, I decided to try to make my own version at home from real, whole food ingredients. My family raved about this ice cream and came back for seconds. The secret ingredient…real peppermint extract.

This healthy ice cream is rich in potassium from bananas and iron from the coconut milk and chocolate chips. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 can coconut milk
2 frozen bananas
1 cup coconut sugar
1 cup dairy free chocolate chips
1 tsp. pure peppermint extract
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Place all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips into a Vitamix or blender and blend on high for several minutes. Pour into an ice cream maker and process for 30 minutes.  Sprinkle the chocolate chips into the ice cream maker the last 5 minutes.

Serve in bowls or inside gluten-free ice cream cones. Makes 8 servings.


This recipe was shared on Fresh Bites FridayInspire Me MondayMix it up Monday, Friday FoodMrs. Fox’s Sweet PartyCreative ThursdayA Gluten Free Holiday-Gluten Free Holiday DessertsBarn Hop, Mangia MondaysMeatless Mondays, Mouthwatering MondayMonday Mania,  Real Food 101, Made by You Mondays , Melt in Your Mouth Monday , Slightly Indulgent Tuesday , Tasty Tuesday , Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesday Party , Gluten-Free Wednesdays , December Recipes and Sweet Treat Thursday.

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Comments

  1. Hi There Laura~

    This recipe looks great! I made a coconut milk based mint chocolate chip ice cream for my husband this summer (he is crazy about mint chocolate chip ice cream like your husband). But I love the banana, such a good idea. I am definitely going to try this one!

    Be Well,
    –Amber

  2. Thanks Amber. I am excited to try your dairy free ice creams too. You always come up with fantastic recipes!

  3. Oh I am excited by this recipe! Yum I will have to give it a go!

  4. I hope you enjoy it! I shared it on your Blog Hop this week :)

  5. How brilliant! I will have to give this a try :)

  6. Thanks for linking up on my hop,these look great,my daughter is watching over me and said can I have one :)

  7. This looks so cool and refreshing! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  8. Looks great…I pinned this so I can find it again!

  9. Ahh thanks! It is really quite refreshing anytime of day!

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