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

1. May 2014|Martina|22

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.

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.

Preparation time:

Hands-on:        15 minutes
Overall:          1 hour

Nutritional values (per serving, 2 scoops):

Total Carbs10.5grams
Fiber4.8grams
Net Carbs5.7grams
Protein3.6grams
Fat25.3grams
of which Saturated15.3grams
Energy268kcal
Magnesium71mg (18% RDA)
Potassium466mg (23% EMR)

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

Ingredients (makes 8 servings):

  • 2 large ripe avocados (400g / 14.2 oz)
  • 2 cups / 1 can coconut milk, BPA-free or almond milk (440 ml / 14.9 fl oz)
  • ½ cup cup Erythritol, non GMO, powdered, or other healthy low-carb sweetener from this list (80g / 2.8 oz)
  • 15-20 drops Stevia extract (Clear / Vanilla)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract (recipe here) or 1 vanilla bean (~ ½ tsp)
  • ¼ cup fresh mint or more to taste or just use peppermint extract
  • 1 tbsp peppermint extract, PG-free if possible (not needed if you use mint, depends on your palate)
  • 1 package dark chocolate chips / bar dark 85% chocolate (100g / 3.5 oz)

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.

Instructions:

  1. Halve the avocado and scoop the pulp in a bowl. Very ripe avocados work best!
  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.
  3. Add vanilla and peppermint extracts...
    Adding alcohol-based extracts prevents the ice-cream from getting too hard.
  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.
  5. Meanwhile, chop the dark chocolate into small pieces or use chocolate chips.
  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.
  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!

Comments (22) -

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

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

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

Thank you Gabi! Smile

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: ketodietapp.com/.../Low-carb-Creamy-Vanilla-Froyo

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

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

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

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.

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

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.
Thanks!

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

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: ketodietapp.com/.../Creamy-Key-Lime-Popsicles

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

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?  

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

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).

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

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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