Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

It was a birthday week in our house and one of the ways we celebrated was by making our own ice cream. Ice cream is definitely a favorite around here and mint chocolate chip is one we all agree on! Although I can tolerate full-fat yogurt and some cheeses... this coconut milk-based dessert is smoooooooth and rich and so much kinder to my digestive system. Plus, the mint leaves that we gather from our garden give it a natural mint green hue and taste rather than that faux green stuff found at many ice cream shops. Enjoy!  And stay cool!

Makes 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 13.5 ounce cans full fat coconut milk (I like this one)
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, washed and patted dry
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon high- quality organic vanilla extract (I like this one)
  • 1 teaspoon organic peppermint extract (I like this one)
  • 1/2 cup fine dark chocolate chips (I like this one (GF/DF) or this one)

Instructions

  1. Blend coconut milk and mint leaves in a food processor until smooth.
  2. In a medium size bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, honey and extracts. Add to the food processor and blend.
  3. Pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow instructions. For us, this takes about 40 minutes of churning in the machine to get to the right consistency. 
  4. Add chips to the ice cream maker and churn for one more minute. 
  5. Enjoy right away with your favorite chocolate syrup! 
  6. Leftovers can be frozen and thawed for about 10 minutes before serving again. 

Happy summer everyone! And happy birthday to our favorite girl!

 

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Amy Jackson Rind

Amy Rind works with busy women to reclaim their lives from the health burdens of stress, aging and fatigue. With practical, real food changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can truly begin to nourish your mind, body and spirit. Journey into healing by identifying your unique nutrition needs that will help you and your family feel better, think better and create the life you were meant to live.

Amy earned her 700-hour nutrition consultant certification with honors from Bauman College. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross.