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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream {Naturally Sweet Dairy Free}

Looking for something to beat the heat? Here in Indiana, temperatures are soaring. We whipped up a bit of ice cream the other night and it hit the spot!

Unlike a typical ice cream, this version is made with coconut milk. This means it’s dairy free (if that’s important to you!) and it’s quick and easy to make since it doesn’t require heating a custard over the stove. It’s also naturally sweetened with some honey (though adding chocolate does cancel out a bit of the natural sweetness!).

Mix up the coconut milk and honey with some flavorings, throw it in the ice cream maker, add a bit of mint chocolate in the last few minutes, and you’ve got my favorite ice cream flavor! Though the body of the ice cream is coconut, it doesn’t have much of a coconut taste at all. The only differences we found were that it was slightly less creamy than a typical ice cream, and didn’t keep quite as long in the freezer. It’s best to eat it the day of making it.

We didn’t have a problem with that at all.

Enjoy!

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

What You Need
1 14-ounce can full-fat coconut milk (refrigerate before using if possible)
1 14-ounce can lite coconut milk
Just under 1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
Pinch kosher salt
~2 ounces mint chocolate

What To Do

1  In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cans coconut milk, 1/2 cup honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 teaspoons peppermint extract, and a pinch of kosher salt.

2  Freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker. Or, make it without the machine.

3  Meanwhile, chop the mint chocolate. Add to the ice cream maker in the last 2 minutes or so.

You can eat the ice cream right away for a soft serve texture, or freeze it for about 2 hours for a harder texture. Enjoy!

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Comments 12

  1. Eileen

    Coconut milk, you say? Hmm–very interestingI I especially like the “you don’t actually have to make a custard” aspect. (And no green food coloring?? I’m shocked, shocked! :) )

  2. thyme (sarah)

    Wonderful recipe…we’re looking for ways to cut out the sugar and dairy so this would make a great substitute for when we want something sweet but don’t want to blow it nutritionally.

  3. Joyce Long

    Looks scrumptious! That’s my favorite ice cream flavor. Actually chocolate and mint anything is my favorite!

  4. Courtney Jones

    oh thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :) I’ve been looking for a good recipe for coconut milk ice cream to try. Regular dairy ice cream makes me sick most of the time, so I’ve been eating a lot of coconut milk ice cream this summer. But, since i love homemade things better than store bought, I was hoping to try my hand at a homemade version of coconut milk ice cream. Cannot wait to try this recipe out! Especially since mint and chocolate are involved :)

  5. Beloved

    I made this and it was awesome! It was so hard to find a recipe without peppermint candies (and artificial pink color), so thank you so much.

    1. Alex

      You could use any chocolate — I think we used a Lindt mint chocolate bar. Hope you enjoy!

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