Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe
This keto mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe has a delightful hint of coconut. Make it the next time you have a party so you aren’t tempted to eat it all yourself!
Add Avocado for Color and Texture
Mint chocolate chip ice cream has to be green, right? It just somehow doesn’t have the same effect if it doesn’t look the part.
No worries – as you can see in the photos, this ice cream proudly sports the classic green hue.
But it’s not the mint that gives this ice cream its color – it’s actually avocado. This unexpected ingredient helps this recipe for a few reasons.
If you’ve made a lot of homemade ice cream, you may have run into the number one problem facing amateur ice cream creators: ice chips.
Nothing against ice chips, but they can ruin a good batch of ice cream. Those crystals ruin the texture, and it’s even more of a disappointment when you took the time and effort to make ice cream yourself.
The avocado adds the creaminess that is so critical to the end result of the ice cream.
Since this is a keto recipe, the avocado also helps to balance out the macros in this dessert. Adding a healthy dose of fat will help you stay in ketosis.
How Is This Ice Cream Keto-Friendly?
You must be wondering how ice cream can possibly be cool for keto. Pun intended.
If you make it the traditional way, it definitely wouldn’t be OK for a keto diet. Sugar is pretty much a staple in ice cream and frozen yogurt, so you will get yourself in trouble if you eat the conventional kind.
For this recipe, you can use either erythritol or stevia. These sugar substitutes won’t wreck your ketosis, but they will make this ice cream appropriately sweet.
If you use stevia, jot down how much you used so you can adjust if necessary the next time you make this ice cream. It usually doesn’t take much.
In addition to staying away from sugar, I also avoid dairy in this recipe. While nutritious, many people have sensitivities to dairy and do better without it.
Coconut milk works well as a substitute and adds a subtle hint of coconut to the final product.
More Keto Recipes
If you’re steering clear of dairy, I’ve got a ton of other recipes that are perfect for you.
Check out this collection of dairy-free keto recipes. You’ll also find helpful suggestions for how to eliminate dairy from your diet.
This keto mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe has a delightful hint of coconut.
- 1.5 oz (45 g) of fresh mint, leaves only
- 2 cans (400 mL each) of full-fat coconut milk, room temperature
- 1 small avocado, peeled
- 50g erythritol or stevia, to taste
- 1.4 oz (39 g) of 100% dark chocolate
- In a food processor or blender, blitz the mint leaves and avocado to a smooth puree and set aside.
- Shake the coconut milk then pour into a large bowl. Whisk until there are no lumps, then whisk in the puree. Cover the bowl and let sit for 1 hour at room temperature.
- Strain the mixture through a double layer of muslin into a large bowl. Discard the pulp. Whisk in the erythritol or stevia.
- Pour the new mixture into the ice cream maker and churn according to your machine’s instructions. Just before switching the machine off, add the chocolate.
- Transfer the ice cream into a freezer container and store covered.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 3 g
- Calories: 248
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 24 g
- Carbohydrates: 5 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 2 g