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(No-Churn!) Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream-For-1 🍦🍃🍫 gluten free, keto & paleo

Looking for a quick and easy low carb ice cream treat? Creamy, fresh and luscious, look no further than this no-churn paleo and keto mint chocolate chip ice cream-for-1!

Three scoops of keto mint chocolate chip ice cream
Paleo & Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream-For-1

Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream-For-1

Extra Creamy ‘N Easy

This is a good one guys! A very good one. Inspired by the deliciousness and ease of our Shamrock shake, this sugar-free mint chocolate chip ice cream is an instant hit. Expect creamy, luscious and super tasty results!

You could definitely call this one a ‘nice-cream’ too btw, as it’s loaded with healthy fats and plenty of nutrients (in the form of a sneaky avocado!). No worries, you can’t taste it!

It’s also ideal for a quick ice cream (and single-serving!) craving.  You simply blend all the ingredients together until creamy smooth and pop in the freezer for an hour or two. If you use fat bomb moulds, you’ll be in ice cream territory within the hour.

And yes, you can always double (tripe or quadruple) the recipe and keep it handy for a sunny day.

The Deets

In terms of the mint flavor in this guy, while you can use fresh mint leaves but I honestly wouldn’t recommend it. You see, you would have to infuse the coconut milk (or heavy cream) with the mint leaves for roughly 30 mins and let it cool. And since this recipe is all about quick, easy and great results,  peppermint extract is the way to go. Plus, it’ll give your ‘nice-cream’ that strong minty flavor of store-bought varieties.

And please try and skip any form of artificial colorings. Yellow no. 5 (part of the green dye) is a serious allergen that has been tied to hyperactivity in children (amongst other stuff). So go ahead and get the green hue the natural route. i.e. an avocado, which adds crazy creaminess, healthy fats and plenty of nutrients.

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Low Carb, Paleo & Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream-For-1 🍦 #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree #paleo #healthyrecipes #icecream #ketodessert #nicecream

The Sweetener

Xylitol and allulose are, without a doubt, the best sweeteners for keto ice cream. They help to retain the creamy texture (they work pretty much like inverted sugars!), and allow you to skip the churning if need be in many recipes.

And if using allulose, just keep in mind that it’s about 70% the sweetness of sugar and xylitol (i.e. you’ll have to add 30% more).

Having said that, you can get away with using erythritol with good results too. Just note that you’ll need to thaw out your ice cream on the counter for 15-20 mins so its scoopable!

If paleo, or not restricted by sugars, coconut sugar would work great too (just expect a light caramel hue).

Keep in mind that for best texture and easiest blending, you may want to use a powdered sweetener. This is particularly important if using erythritol, as it’s a bit harder to dissolve. So get your blender out, make sure it’s completely dry, and process your sweetener of choice until powdered. Just make sure you wait a few moments for the dust to settle before opening the blender or food processor.

And if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup (or kitty) around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys! 🐕

Low Carb, Paleo & Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream-For-1 🍦 #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree #paleo #healthyrecipes #icecream #ketodessert #nicecream
Low Carb, Paleo & Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream-For-1 🍦 #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree #paleo #healthyrecipes #icecream #ketodessert #nicecream
Low Carb, Paleo & Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream-For-1 🍦 #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree #paleo #healthyrecipes #icecream #ketodessert #nicecream
Low Carb, Paleo & Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream-For-1 🍦 #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree #paleo #healthyrecipes #icecream #ketodessert #nicecream

Low Carb, Paleo & Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream-For-1 🍦 #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree #paleo #healthyrecipes #icecream #ketodessert #nicecream

Low Carb, Paleo & Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream-For-1

Course: Dessert, Ice Cream
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free, keto, low carb, paleo, vegan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Servings: 2 scoops
Calories: 151 kcal

Looking for a quick and easy low carb ice cream treat? Creamy, fresh and luscious, look no further than this paleo and keto mint chocolate chip ice cream-for-1!

Oh, and if baking with cups rather than grams is your thing, just click on US Cups for an instant conversion.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. If your coconut milk has the solids and liquids separated, pop it in a quick water bath until everything just comes together. Be sure it's back at room temp before blending. 

  2. Add coconut milk, avocado, vanilla extract, peppermint extract, lemon juice, salt and sweetener to a blender (immersion blenders work amazing here!) and blend until creamy smooth. Adjust sweetness and minty-ness to taste. 

  3. Place in a sealable container (or fat bomb moulds!) and freeze until set, about 2 hours (less for the mini bombs). If freezing overnight, leave out at room temp for 10-20 mins before indulging. 

Recipe Notes

*In terms of coconut milk brands, I’ve recently discovered Roland’s Organic Milk and I’m in love. It’s sooo creamy even right of the can, and has a much milder flavor than any other brand I’ve tried. Honestly cannot recommend it enough (can you tell I’m obsessed?!). Plus, it whips beautifully.

**See section on sweeteners for deets and possible subs. 

Please note that nutrition facts were estimated using 50g of avocado (about half a medium one) and without the chocolate chips (as nutrition values vary widely). But for e.g., if you use half a bar of Lily's dark chocolate, add roughly 2g net carbs per scoop.

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb, Paleo & Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream-For-1
Amount Per Serving (1 scoop)
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 145mg4%
Carbohydrates 3.5g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 1.5g3%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 6.1mg7%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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52 comments

  1. Amanda says:

    This is officially my new favorite breakfast food, since I can’t have yogurt so what the heck, why not? I love the recipe. I ended up using an ice cream maker and am not sure it turned out better than if I hadn’t (probably didn’t leave it long enough), but flavor is wonderful. It seemed too salty when it was soft, but after being in the freezer overnight, it’s perfect. Thank you!

  2. Leena Deneroff says:

    Hi
    I think you forgot to
    Mention when to add the chips
    I’m assuming to much them in after blending

  3. Emma says:

    I was very skeptical about making this as I’m not a great avocado lover. I gave it a shot though, only tweaking to add a little chopped garden mint on top of the essence and – wow – you’d not know this was Keto friendly. Amazing taste? The ONLY issue I had was that I used erythritol as the sweetener, so it went rock solid in the freezer. I’m going to try it with xylitol next time.

  4. Kathy Cooke says:

    Delicious! Used a whole can of coconut milk and scaled the recipe up 3x accordingly. Used 6 tbsp of powdered Swerve erythritol, 10 drops of Young Living peppermint essential oil, 1.5 bars of The Good Chocolate signature dark 65%, and 1 tbsp of Tito’s vodka. It did get a little icy when completely frozen. It takes forever to thaw enough to scoop once completely frozen, ie 1-2 hours. Next time I would either use the recommended allulose sweetener, try adding more vodka, or reduce the amount of chocolate, as there was quite a lot. 188 cals in 1/8 of the container.

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