Monday, August 15, 2011

Coconut Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Anyone interested in fresh Coconut Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream?

Jon and I have a healthy amount of mint growing in the garden and we’ve been playing around with ways to incorporate it into our meals. Since dessert is always fun to make, that got us to thinking we should make our own ice cream. So much fun.

I have always been somewhat intimidated by the idea of making ice cream but decided it was time to face my fear. So I headed out to BBB this past weekend and returned with the perfect ice cream maker. (Thank heavens for their 20% off coupons.) Honestly, making ice cream couldn't be easier!

The texture of this dessert is a cross between an ice cream and sorbet and the taste is wonderful. The coconut milk has the perfect thickness to replace heavy cream, and the coconut flavor is very subtle because the mint steals your attention. The freshness of the mint brings this bright flavor that refreshes but is not overpowering, and the chocolate chips add the perfect crunch.

I really couldn’t think of a better way to begin my ice cream adventures. :)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Ice Cream Maker Time: Approximately 20-25 minutes
  • 2 cans of coconut milk
  • ½ cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup fresh mint, minced
  • ½ cup gluten & dairy-free chocolate chips

Place coconut milk, agave, and mint in a blender. Blend for about 1 minute until the mint is fully incorporated into the mixture. Add chocolate chips and pulse for about 20 seconds.

Pour liquid into your ice cream machine bowl and churn for about 20-25 minutes or according to manufacturer's instructions. Serve immediately.

If you’d like a firmer consistency, transfer into a freezer safe container with lid, and freeze for about two hours to thicken. Before serving, allow to thaw for about 15 minutes.


  1. Mint? Yes!
    Chocolate chips? Yes!
    Ice cream? Yes!
    Coconut? NO!!!!!!!!!

  2. What?! Coconut. YES!!!!!!!!
    I will have to convert you.
    Dave + Coconut = :)

  3. Jeans? Yes.
    Shorts? Yes.
    But never together.

  4. mmm! mint chocolate chip is my favourite kind of ice-cream. And I have all of the ingredients to make this! woo!

  5. Hello Isobelle! The best part about this ice cream is the fresh mint. It makes everything taste incredibly bright and refreshing. I hope you enjoy!

  6. Yummm....I love simple recipes like this! If only I had an ice cream maker...

  7. Here is a great link for making ice cream without an ice cream maker. It takes a bit more work but will still turn out a yummy dessert.