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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Keto and Dairy-free)

|Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Keto and Dairy-free)

If you love ice-cream as much as I do, you will never completely give it up. For occasional treats, you can include this keto-friendly ice-cream in your diet. This recipe has all the healthy fats from coconut oil and is dairy-free which is great for those with lactose intolerance or weight stalling issues.

|Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Keto and Dairy-free)

As in some of my other recipes, you will need an ice-cream maker to make the ice-cream soft and creamy. I use this professional ice-cream maker from Cuisinart that has a built-in freezer. It's easy to use and makes excellent ice-cream. Depending on your budget, there are some cheaper ice-cream makers without built-in freezer.

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|Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Keto and Dairy-free)Preparation time


Nutritional values (per serving, 2 scoops):

Total Carbs10.5grams
Net Carbs5.7grams
of which Saturated15.3grams
Magnesium71mg (18% RDA)
Potassium466mg (23% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (8.6%), protein (5.4%), fat (86%)

|Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Keto and Dairy-free)Ingredients (makes 8 servings):

Note: Most coconut milk cans contain toxic BPAs - avoid them if you can. Keep in mind that a product has to be labeled "BPA-free", as manufacturers are not required to display if otherwise. I really like Aroy-D coconut milk - in my opinion, it is the best tasting and also BPA-free. If you use almond milk, the result won't be as creamy but sherbet-like. Another additive you may want to avoid is propylene glycol found in some food extracts. Have a look at my post here to learn more.

|Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Keto and Dairy-free)Instructions:

  1. Halve the avocado and scoop the pulp in a bowl. Very ripe avocados work best! |Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Keto and Dairy-free)
  2. Add coconut milk, mint, powdered Erythritol and stevia. I keep my coconut milk in the fridge, so it creamed but it's not required in this recipe.
    You can use heavy whipping cream or almond milk instead of the coconut milk. |Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Keto and Dairy-free)
  3. Add vanilla and peppermint extracts...
    Adding alcohol-based extracts prevents the ice-cream from getting too hard. |Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Keto and Dairy-free)
  4. ... and blend until smooth. Place the mixture into the ice-cream maker and process according to the manufacturer's instructions. It may take anything between 30-60 minutes depending on your ice-cream maker.
    If you don't have an ice-cream maker, freeze the coconut milk (or cream) and blend with the rest of ingredients (apart from the chocolate chips). Then, add the chocolate chips and mix with a spoon. |Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Keto and Dairy-free)
  5. Meanwhile, chop the dark chocolate into small pieces or use chocolate chips. |Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Keto and Dairy-free)
  6. When the ice-cream is done, add the chocolate and mix with a spatula to distribute it evenly. Place in the freezer for 30-60 minutes if the ice-cream is too soft. |Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Keto and Dairy-free)
  7. Enjoy immediately or transfer into single-serving containers and keep in the freezer.
    Ice-cream straight from the freezer may be too hard but you know the trick. Microwave for 10-20 seconds or leave at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before serving! |Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Keto and Dairy-free)

Comments (38) -

Gabi 5/1/2014 10:21:50 PM #

OMG OMG OMG you just made my day! Thank you!!


Martina @ KetoDiet 5/2/2014 1:21:53 PM #

Thank you Gabi! Smile


Martha 5/2/2014 11:09:48 AM #

YUM!! I don't have an ice-cream maker but I'm thinking of seriously getting one. I still haven't tried your strawberry cheesecake ice cream and now I have another reason to buy it Smile


Martina @ KetoDiet 5/2/2014 1:25:21 PM #

Oh I love my ice-cream maker - It's so easy to use!


Sam 5/14/2014 12:36:53 PM #

It's good to have one but not necessary. You can spoon the mixture in an ice tray, put in the fridge for an hour and then just blend it. Not as smooth but still quite good.


Martina @ KetoDiet 5/16/2014 8:33:57 AM #

Great idea! I think you can also use something called "pulverizer" for this purpose, I've seen some people using this after they freeze the mixture in ice trays.


Tina 5/2/2014 3:46:53 PM #

Hi Martina, do you think cream cheese would work too? I was thinking of mint cheesecake ice-cream Smile


Martina @ KetoDiet 5/4/2014 1:22:07 AM #

I'm sure it will. I used cream cheese in my recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Ice-cream and it worked great! Smile


Leslie 5/4/2014 6:23:28 PM #

I love avocados and coconut milk... and  chocolate... and mint... and I desperately need an ice-cream maker Smile)


Martina @ KetoDiet 5/4/2014 10:49:01 PM #

Glad to hear you like all the ingredients! Smile You don't necessarily need one but it makes my life a lot easier and makes the best keto ice-cream! My favourite one is just plain vanilla like the one I posted here:


Carol 5/15/2014 11:40:54 PM #

I've been looking at low carb ice cream recipes all day, as well as ice cream makers. I'm really intrigued by this one. One question, is there something besides avocado that can be used? Although I love the taste, I'm highly allergic to it. Frown


Martina @ KetoDiet 5/16/2014 8:27:33 AM #

Hi Carol, you can use more coconut milk or cream (if you can tolerate lactose). For the colour, you can add 1 cup of spinach (it won't affect the taste). I would avoid using too much mint, as it may get too strong.


Lee-Ann 5/18/2014 2:03:39 AM #

Awesome idea! I just have a question about how the avocados will hold up after freezing. I know they don't survive well, even in therefrigerator.
Just curious.


Martina @ KetoDiet 5/18/2014 7:55:50 PM #

Thank you Lee-Ann! I know what you mean, whole avocados are not good frozen. Surprisingly, they are absolutely fine in the ice-cream. I also used them in my other recipe, Key Lime Popsicles and they were fine, no avocado taste or issues with freezing:


Luana Alvear 6/10/2014 7:34:15 PM #

This looks so yummy but just have a question. I'm not a big fan of mint and chocolate chip ice cream so is this recipe OK without those the mint,peppermint, and chocolate chips?  


Martina @ KetoDiet 6/10/2014 9:49:43 PM #

Thank you Luana! I guess it won't be mint ice-cream anymore but yes, you can Smile Try it with vanilla (I'd use real vanilla bean) or juice / zest from one lime or 1/4 cup of unsweetened cacao powder or simply leave it plain (this recipe without the mint & chocolate chips).


Adrienne @ Whole New Mom 7/9/2014 6:42:16 PM #

Hi Martina.  Well, I finally tried this and did a 1/2 batch.  For some reason mine tastes sour and I can't figure out why.  It's a very odd flavor.  Any idea?   I didn't measure exactly but I tried using glycerine instead of the erythritol b/c I can't have that.  

Very odd.  Thanks!


Martina @ KetoDiet 7/9/2014 8:08:06 PM #

Hi Adriane, thank you for your feedback and for trying my recipe! Mine wasn't sour so I'm not sure but could it be the coconut milk? If it's the mint, you can always use just the mint extract. Even without mint, it will still be green Smile


spirals73 7/19/2014 8:11:18 AM #

To Luana:  I've had avocado ice cream without added flavors; it reminded me of pistachio ice cream.  I think almond extract and some unsalted pistachios might be nice if you don't like mint.


Martina @ KetoDiet 7/19/2014 1:10:31 PM #

Pistachios & almond extract sound great, I'll have to give it a try!


Melissa 7/19/2014 11:35:35 PM #

I'm confused about the mint leaves. I can't get them to "blend".


Martina @ KetoDiet 7/20/2014 2:09:10 PM #

Hi Melissa, I used an immersion blender and it was smooth but you can always use just the peppermint extract. Did you use the leaves only?


spirals73 7/30/2014 7:40:07 AM #

I made this sans the chocolate (only because I'm out, believe me) and just put it in a glass and drank it as a shake.  I wasn't sure I'd like it because I have had avocado ice cream and it did taste like pistachio, and I thought, "Mint and avocado?"  Let me tell you, it tasted exactly like mint chip ice cream.  I did use equal parts peppermint and mint (a blend of peppermint and spearmint), both McCormick brand.  That seems to give it the authentic creme de menthe flavor, in my opinion.  Oh, I should add I forgot the vanilla.  It's fine without.  Next time it goes in the ice cream freezer!


Martina @ KetoDiet 7/30/2014 12:10:04 PM #

So glad you liked it! I love the mint taste - chocolate mint is my fave flavour and I used to make a version with cream. I'm still planning to try pistachio ice-cream, someone on my FB page suggested avocado, coconut milk and pistachio nuts but I haven't tried it yet. I have a smoothie recipe on my blog (Leprechaun protein smoothie) that includes both pistachios and mint. It may sound like a crazy combination but I actually like it Smile


Annie 3/9/2015 6:25:54 PM #

Hi Martina, If I'm to use xylitol instead, how much should I put in ? or what is the convertion from ertytol to xylitol? (I'm guessing it would be less of xylitol because there is more net carb in xylitol...), thanks. Annie


Martina @ KetoDiet 3/12/2015 1:46:15 AM #

Hi Annie, xylitol is also sweeter than Erythritol so I'd use 1/4 or 1/3 cup of Xylitol plus stevia. Hope you like it! Smile


Annie 3/15/2015 12:55:28 AM #

Thanks Martina, the recipe is now in the freezer... I don't have an ice cream machine...crossing my finger that it will be go to eat without the machine. Annie


Martina @ KetoDiet 4/13/2015 8:11:08 PM #

You're welcome - hope you like it! Smile


Casey 4/13/2015 8:06:45 PM #

Hi Martina, do I need to chop the mint before mixing it with the other ingredients?


Martina @ KetoDiet 4/13/2015 8:10:10 PM #

Hi Casey, no you won't need to chop the mint - the blender should make it smooth Smile


Shelly 5/16/2015 2:30:39 AM #

TIP... If you have a vita mix this can be easily made in about 2 minutes. If you freeze your coconut milk in ice cube trays before hand this will blend up in a quick second.
Process like other vitamix ice creams;)
I make this several times a week. I also make homemade pops with this recipe;)
Thanks Martina!!!


Martina @ KetoDiet 5/18/2015 11:43:07 PM #

Thanks for the tip Shelly - will give it a try next time! Smile


tom 5/28/2015 5:16:01 AM #

any reason stevia couldn't be used exclusively to sweeten this?


Martina @ KetoDiet 6/6/2015 7:43:59 PM #

Hi Tom, you can but too much stevia may give it a bitter aftertaste. It depends on your palate, too.


Libby at 7/17/2015 1:41:52 AM #

This looks incredibly beautiful and incredibly healthy. To combine avocados and coconut cream - genius! I have included it in my top 20 Low Carb & Sugar Free Ice Cream roundup. I also love your step by step guide on how to make it. Have a great day. Libby.


Martina @ KetoDiet 7/24/2015 10:26:57 AM #

Thank you very much Libby, love your website! Smile


Sara 7/18/2015 9:19:24 PM #

Hi Martina,
I just made this for the first time and it came out really creamy and such a beautiful color. But I am puzzled on the carbs. I used swerve and the stevia drops but the swerve alone (1/2 c) comes out to 120g of carbs for the entire batch which would make it 15g carbs per serving. That isn't even including the carbs from the avocados. So I am puzzled how your net carbs are so low. Do some erythritols have lower carbs than others?


Martina @ KetoDiet 7/24/2015 10:29:52 AM #

Hi Sara, Thank you! I think this might be the label. Swerve and erythritol have no impact on blood sugar and close to zero carbs (Swerve may have a very small impact due to FOS). Maybe they label FOS and alcohol sugars as "carbs"? I've got more info about this here:


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