Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

One of my friends inspired me to try my hand at a great, healthy ice cream.  My favorite ice cream when I was young was mint chocolate chip.  I would never consider ordering anything else.  However, since sugar doesn’t work for me anymore- mint chocolate chip ice cream is just not an option anymore- or is it.

A couple of years ago, I purchased an inexpensive 2-Quart ice cream maker.  I never really got brave enough to try making ice cream without the traditional sugar, milk, and cream until recently.  I mastered vanilla and chocolate using coconut milk, xylitol, stevia, vanilla, and cocoa powder.  I was pretty amazed that the coconut milk turned into a nice creamy ice cream.  The best part is that it is dairy free and sugar free!

Last night, I thought I would get a little more daring and attempt a mint chocolate chip ice cream.  The result was just what I needed to bring back those childhood memories of the ice cream shop.

Here’s the recipe:

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream- Sans Sugar and Dairy

4 cups full fat coconut milk

1 cup xylitol

1 teaspoon peppermint flavored liquid stevia

1 1/2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

2 handfuls cocoa nibs

Mix the first 4 ingredients with a hand mixer until xylitol is dissolved.  Add cocoa nibs and put into the ice cream maker (follow your machines instructions).  Mine took about 25 minutes and came out with a soft-serve type texture.  Transfer to a glass container, cover, and freeze for a firmer ice cream.

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One response to “Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

  1. I can’t express my gratitude for this recipe! Absolutely amazing. This tastes like the traditional mint chocolate chip ice cream, except I don’t feel guilty or bloated after eating it. I actually made this without an ice cream maker. I put it in a container in the freezer and throughout the day I would stir it as it thickened. It does take several hours with this method but was worth it 100%! I also wasn’t sure where to find peppermint flavoured stevia so I used peppermint extract and the flavour was excellent. I am going to try a chocolate ice cream and a vanilla ice cream next time. What were the measurements for the ingredients in your vanilla and chocolate ice cream if I may ask? Thank you so much!

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