Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (Dairy Free)
Along with coffee and pistachio (both of which are coming to Grass Fed Kitchen, hopefully real soon), mint chocolate chip has been on my mind since I first bought my ice cream maker. It's such a classic American ice cream flavor and I honestly don't know anybody who doesn't enjoy the flavor! I was a little weary about spending $80 on an ice cream maker, but ended up buying it on impulse anyway. I tend to do that with a lot of items, signing up for Amazon Prime was such a blessing. I love that I can get free two-day shipping on anything that ships from Amazon––which is most items, and if I do need faster shipping, it's not ridiculously priced! If you don't already have Amazon Prime, sign up for a free 30 day trial and take advantage of the free shipping! I'm kind of addicted, I buy so many things on Amazon, many of which are unnecessary and I question my sanity when packages come in the mail almost everyday, but the majority of my orders end up being so worth it––like my ice cream maker attachment! Making ice cream is just about the only way I can get my Paleo-hating youngest brother to eat any fat with his meal, so it gets a ton of use in my house. My whole family enjoys ice cream as an after dinner fat on most nights. If we were eating real ice cream, having it so often would be such a problem for us, health-wise, but since my ice creams are made with eggs, coconut milk, and minimal sweeteners, we can get away with having it more often––which nobody in my house has any problems with!
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Prep Time: 4 hr 35 min Cook Time: 10 min Total Time: 4 hr 45 min Serves: 6
4 hr 30 min inactive
2 cans of full fat coconut milk
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
2 egg yolks (optional, they make the ice cream creamier)
2 tsp peppermint extract
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips (omit for SCD)
Freeze the mixing bowl of your ice cream maker overnight (for at least 12 hours).
Whisk all ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, together in a medium-size saucepan and bring to medium-low heat. Continue whisking occasionally, until the mixture begins to lightly simmer (about 8 minutes). Do not let the mixture boil. Remove from heat, pour the mixture into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until completely cooled (about 3-4 hours).
When the mixture is fully cooled, process according to your ice cream maker’s instructions. Add the chocolate chips in during the last 5-10 minutes of processing. Freeze the processed mixture in a covered container until firm (1-2 hours). Enjoy!