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Mint CocoChip Ice Cream

mint ice cream julie montagu

I truly love mint anything!  Mint tea, mint on potatoes, mint in smoothies and now mint in my ice cream.  And this ice cream is not only dairy free and refined sugar free….. but utterly delicious.

I concocted this recipe because my 12 year old is a mint-a-holic just like his mom. We were gagging for something minty and cold over the weekend.  But not only is mint uber refreshing and delicious it’s nutritious too!

Health Benefits of Mint

Mint is amazing at aiding in:

Skin Care and Pimples: While mint oil is a good antiseptic, mint juice (yes, the juice!) is an excellent skin cleanser. It soothes skin, and helps to cure infections and itchiness, as well as being a good way to reduce pimples.

Nausea & Headache: The very strong and refreshing fragrance of mint is a quick and effective remedy for nausea. Even just the smell of freshly crushed mint leaves or eating with mint, and your stomach issues will be alleviated.

Respiratory Disorders and Coughs: The strong fragrance of mint is very effective in clearing up congestion of the nose, throat, and lungs, which in turn relieves respiratory disorders that often result from asthma and the common cold.

Weight Loss: Mint stimulates the digestion of fat! You can chop the mint leaves and add them to any dish!

Mint CocoChip Ice Cream

So, dust off your blenders and grab the following which serves 2… Or ONE if you’re greedy!

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 avocado
  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 4 mint large mint leaves
  • 2 dates
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • 3 ice cubes (optional)


Blend together all of the ingredients except the cacao nibs. Once the mixture is totally blended, you can fold the nibs in. And that’s it!

Either serve immediately or put into a container and pop in freezer for later… although once you’ve tasted it, I doubt you’ll be able to wait that long!

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Tried this, what an amazing treat. I love mint too and it always leaves me feeling refreshed – doubly the case here as it was lovely and cold! Thanks for a fab recipe.

  2. This is amazing. The best part is you don’t need an ice cream maker for this. The color is amazing and so are the ingredients. I love your photographs as well… The yellow nail polish with the purple beets was awesome. I’m glad I checked your blog out.

  3. Is this made with tinned coconut milk or the kind you put on your cereal? If the latter, could almond milk be used instead?

    1. Hey! It generally works better with tinned coconut milk but you could give it a go with almond milk. I would suggest using slightly less though! Let me know how it works out 🙂

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