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It is so hot here!

Can someone please invent the Ice Cream Diet?

Where you eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? A few of you told me there already is an ice cream diet. Why am I surprised? After all, there’s a grapefruit diet, a cabbage soup diet, even a No White Foods diet. So why not ice cream?

healthy mint chocolate chip ice cream

Why not, indeed.

Hey, it can still be a healthy diet.

After all, there’s always this: Spinach Ice Cream.

Yay! We can now follow an ice cream diet and be healthy at the same time. So go ahead and embrace your new healthy ice cream diet right away, by devouring a gigantic serving of the following recipe for healthy mint chocolate chip ice cream. I guarantee that, by the time you finish your serving, you won’t feel hot anymore. And if it happens to be cold where you live… please send some of your cold weather to me in Texas. I’ll happily mail you our hot weather in return!

mint chocolate chip ice cream

Maybe I wouldn’t want to be on an all-ice-cream diet. I’d miss my pancakes and oatmeal too much! Not to mention salads, beans, and even spaghetti. But if I were to eat ice cream all the time, mint chocolate chip—my favorite, as a kid–would probably be the flavor I’d consume most often.

Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

(Makes 1 huge serving)

  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • scant 1/16 tsp salt (don’t omit)
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup milk of choice (See directions below for recommendations)
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips OR sugar-free chocolate chips (recipe on page 199 in the book)
  • 3 drops pure peppermint extract
  • optional: I like to add 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • optional: pinch spirulina or green food coloring

This ice cream has a very light texture when made with almond milk. For a creamier texture that’s more like real ice cream, try using at least 2/3 cup canned coconut milk or cashew cream. To make it look like real ice cream, scoop out with an ice-cream scoop.

Mix the ingredients together, and pour into ice cube trays or 2 shallow containers. Freeze. Once frozen, pop the blocks out of the container and blend in your Vitamix. (If you don’t have a vitamix for vitamix ice cream, you’ll probably have to thaw longer, but you can still get a yummy ice milk. Or try this healthy ice cream in your ice-cream maker.) Feel free to add more chocolate chips, post-blending. But be sure to add the 1-2 tbsp before blending!

View Mint Ice Cream Nutrition Facts

vitamix ice cream

Serving suggestion: Serve with a side of fresh mint. And…

healthy shamrock shakes

Accompany it with this recipe: Healthy Shamrock Shakes.

Milkshakes are allowed on the Ice Cream Diet, right? There’s spinach in this milkshake too!

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Why don’t you invent the Ice Cream Diet :)?

    1. Haha maybe I should. I mean, I’ve already done the Chocolate-Covered Diet…

      1. If either of you ladies hear about an Ice Cream diet please notify me immediately! :)

      2. Tasha says:

        Couldn’t you just freeze the liquid diet into sorbets and ice creams?

  2. Allie says:

    Yup, peanut butter diet, I’d be all over that. But hey, if you stick to the mint-chocolate chip ice cream diet, you’re ALSO hitting up the no white foods diet–two in one! Gotta be a good thing, right?

    1. Stick some grapefruit in there, and you’ve managed to encompass three diets!
      But then again, grapefruit and mint chocolate chip don’t sound like a good match!

      1. Sarah says:

        Well, you never know! Hey to the commoner, chickpeas in a blondie doesnt sound appetizing, but oh what they r missing out on!

      2. Ah, so true! Can you believe that in high school my friends turned their noses up at my pb-banana sandwiches?!

      3. Nichole says:

        peanut butter-banana sandwiches are my favorite kind of sandwich 😡 It’s not even that weird-sounding..
        also, if anyone could stick to the ice cream diet, i could probably do it. i love ice cream and basically eat it every day (but not as a meal..). Mint chocolate chip was my favorite when i was younger too, but I’ve since grown to love other flavors..

      4. It gets worse! In pre-school, they turned up their noses at my Nutella sandwiches! What crazy children wouldn’t like chocolate sandwiches??? 😉

      5. Megan says:

        They were worried they would like it too much. No complaints from you, right? More nutella for you.

  3. I’m all for the new Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Diet where I can just eat everything on your blog & be healthy 😀

  4. Chelsey Kight (@ckighttt) says:

    peanut butter diet!!!!!

  5. You should definitely invent the Ice Cream Diet, Katie! Do you realize how many followers you’d get? I’d definitely be one! I love ice cream! <3

    1. L. says:

      Count me in, too 😉

  6. this looks heavenly with the weather we have right now too! I’d take sweltering heat over being cold any day though! I would invent the hummus diet. I eat it spoonful after spoonful all day anyways.

  7. I’m with you on the ice cream diet! It is one food I just love through and through! Especially Mint Chocolate Chip when I was a kid! Oh my, the memories this post brought back….

  8. Claire says:

    I need the pie diet. You can do so much with pie (including ice cream pie)!

  9. An ice cream diet sounds amazing :) Next up…PB ice cream? :)

    1. AnnaBananaBelle says:

      oh my gosh that is too funny! I am not buying it though I don’t think it would help anyone lose weight.

  10. I would like the ice cream, peanut butter, chocolate, chip diet. Sounds good to me :)

  11. Me, I’m happy with regular common sense. I just wish someone would invent a locking mechanism to put on chip bags, cookie boxes and brownie pans that only allowed you to remove a certain number of items each day before it locked solid for 24 hours.That would be VERY helpful.

    1. AnnaBananaBelle says:

      Actually there are now cookie jars that can lock you out until a certain time. I don’t have one but i wonder if that would be helpful.

  12. YUM!! Mmmm mint choc chip is HEAVEN! I bought proper coconut milk specially to make your ice creams :)

    Haha I’m already ON the peanut butter/cookies/chocolate diet! I’m sure you knew that already 😉

    P.S. Those last 3 cookies were gone by 10am this morning! 😛

  13. Diana says:

    Yum! Beautiful photos!

  14. A (gluten-free) pasta diet would be nice :)

  15. L. says:

    I would be on the ALL-CARB diet. Take that, Atkins!

    I’m definitely going to try this ice cream. Looks delish!

  16. Michaela says:

    I am drooling! I love mint choc chip ice cream sooooooooooooo much.

  17. Is it weird that I would love the sweet potatos and eggs diet??? Ice cream looks fantastic! Do you think you could die it green with spinach without altering the recipe/texture too much?

    1. You can try!
      (Alternatively, did you see my spinach ice cream recipe?)

  18. I’d like to go on a tortilla chips/guacamole diet please!!!

    I love mint choc chip ice cream, but cookies and cream is my favorite!

    1. Sarahishealthy says:

      I am with Holly. Cookies n cream all the way! I knew I was in trouble when I found out Oreos are vegan!

  19. Sarah says:

    Hi Katie! Just wanted to say I LOVE your blog. it was one of the first blogs i followed. im 4 and im trying to live a healthy lifestyle ( its never too early). Most of my friends are junkies( most teens are), so its a challenge. But i think in the long run, i’ll be happy i did. You make it a whole lot easier- i mean blondies made with chickpeas that taste good, um..someone pinch me. Anyway, thank you so much for all you do and for introducing me to another fave of mine PBFingers!

    P.S.- I would love someone to invent a…oh yes!

    1. Aw I’m so glad you found me, Sarah! And lol I wish I was 8! No responsibilities… :)

  20. Sarah says:

    Sorry im 14, definitly NOT 4 (wish i was sometimes though, oh to be young again :)

  21. After thinking about this, I think I like too many foods to have a “diet”! But I do love peanut butter. A lot. And coconut-flavored things. And dark chocolate. And vegan not-dark chocolate. And chick peas. And any beans. YIKES! See??

    1. How about the “Everything” diet? :)

      1. Sounds about right to me! Or the “everything good for you + once in awhile something not good for you diet”!

  22. Kate says:

    As of yesterday, you are my newest favoritest (not a word) person! Your creations are killing me because I am away from my kitchen and can’t start cooking until I return home. Also, my ADD personality is suffering as a result of clicking on link after link after link. Apparently, I start looking at one recipe and then somehow an hour later I have at least 10 windows open, all with delicious treats tempting me to sink my teeth into something sinful. I’m visiting my parents. While my parents’ pantry is never void of sweet treats, it is lacking in healthier options. I shall be brave and wait until I am safe in the warm embrace of my healthy kitchen! Can’t wait to try ALL of them out!

    Thanks for the recipes! Keep em’ coming!

    1. Aw Kate, your comment made me smile SO much!! :)

  23. Lilly says:

    follow your heart diet: love it, want it, eat it :) I guess you could call is follow your gut, but it doesn’t sounds as nice. However, I would have no problem trying out your ice cream diet, looks so delish!

  24. Jessy says:

    What about eat-whatever-you-want-as-much-as-you-want diet? It would be quite awesome if we could eat just about anything and it didn’t have negative effects on our bodies/health.

    PS: I saw your post about Quintessence’s famous Coconut Creme Pie and it made me drool – you should totally make more coconut-based recipes! 😀

    1. I’m planning a coconut-pineapple post soon! Hopefully the recipe works out… I haven’t tried it yet!

  25. Lisa C. says:

    How about the Fried Foods diet? Onion rings, mozzarella sticks, crispy fried everything! I’d love that :).
    I also love your voluminous vanilla ice cream, so I’m excited to try this one!

  26. Ohhh I’d so participate in the peanut butter diet. Can it be a peanut butter + ice cream diet? 😉

    1. Carroll says:

      Yes please:)

  27. Jenny says:

    The blueberry diet.

    That was honestly the first thing that came to mind! Though honestly, I definitely don’t believe in diets… Well, the “short-term” ones aimed at weight loss, anyway! Hopefully I’m not being too much of a party-pooper in saying that! But if it’s used to define what you eat every day, like a lifestyle, of course I’ll use the word, haha. Yours is definitely a chocolate-covered diet! :) The best kind.

    So, a question that I’m sure has been asked before or in your other ice cream recipe post: if we don’t have a Vita-Mix, these ice cream recipes won’t turn out like ice cream but more like a slushie or something…? Of course I’m sure they’re still 100% insanely delicious, but just curious about how to achieve the right texture!

    1. Yup, they’ll be more like a Wendy’s frosty or a slushie because you’ll need to thaw the frozen blocks longer to get your blender to handle it. But I’m actually working on a Frappuccino recipe that is PERFECT for a non-Vita blender specifically BECAUSE it is slushy :).

    2. Karine says:


      I tried the other day Katie’s vanilla volume ice cream (which is made the same way, with almost the same ingredients) with my food processor, and it turned out good but a bit “grainy” and not very solid (pieces were falling apart as I tried to form scoops). But the taste was great!

  28. Amber K says:

    No “diets” for me, especially because I would bored as heck of just one thing!

  29. O.C. says:

    I’m not really a diet kinda girl! I don’t like giving myself rules to eat by but I have to follow some because of Alergies! Thankfully, ice cream is not off limits :)

  30. Lauren W says:

    I NEED to make your ice creams! Its super duper hot here…I just need to find an ice cube tray that fits into my freezer 😉 Actually, not really kidding. Our little tiny apartment freezer is packed full……..Can’t wait until we move into our new house!

  31. Jenny$1983 says:

    I don’t understand why the government keep rejecting my application for a subsidy to buy a Vitamix: I so clearly *neeeeeeeeeeeed* one, how can they be so cruel?

    Mint choc chip has always been my favourite flavour too! I actually made the raw mint shake yesterday, using kale instead of spinach (I had none and I usually knock back a Green Monster every day so it gave me no trouble – I love the flavour!), and it was so ridiculously yummy that I ate it in a kind of blissful trance – thank you! 😀

  32. Charissa says:

    This is one of my favorite flavours too! I might just be making this now…

    Thanks girlie!

    1. Aww you are so welcome, pretty girl!

  33. Aja says:

    You should make a separate section in your recipe page just for all your ice cream recipes. I still am yet to try them, but I can’t wait until I finally do!

    An ice cream diet would be amazing. People could add chocolate protien powder for chocolate ice cream or blend spinach in. It would totally be doable and healthy! I’m down for it.

  34. Aja says:

    Forget that first part about the separate section. That was just me being oblivious.

    1. LOL no worries! I can hardly keep up with all of my OWN tabs and links, let alone someone else’s ;).

  35. Emilia says:

    Yum– mint chip ice cream sounds wonderful right about now, especially during this hot summer weather :) I used your ice cream technique recently and made a raspberry- chocolate- peanut butter one; it was delicious!
    I would have a smoothie or nut butter diet! :)

  36. Oh my gosh! This recipe stole my heart. lol. Mint Chocolate Chip is my favorite!

  37. ummmmm mint chocolate chip is my favvvvvvv i want to make this asap!
    why the salt tho? just wondering
    and if they made a nut and nut butter diet…oh my lord id be in heavennnnn

    1. A little salt actually brings out the sweetness in foods! I don’t know why this is, but it works! :)

  38. Love the recipe and the photography is splendid, Katie! So clear and crisp and bright. The details are visible without being overdone. (Sometimes I just love to slide that ‘sharpening’ bar all the way to the right…haha) Perfect work!

    What diet do you wish someone would invent? = the don’t worry about what your neighbor/friend/random person you dont know is doing and just focus on what YOU are doing diet :)

    Everything in moderation. Desserts included. That’s my kinda ‘diet’. Or dietary path :)

  39. I swear I want to get a VitaMix just to make all of your icecream recipes. This looks amazing!!! Mint chocolate chip was one of my favorite flavors growing up!

  40. Gen says:

    Awesome! Mint chocolate chip is one of my favorites as well!!!! And oreo…..and reeses pb cup…..hahahaha

  41. Ann Claire says:

    I’m so going to try making this, just gotta get some mint extract!
    Hmm the fruit diet? The french fry diet? The kettle chip diet? The sour patch kid diet?

  42. Sara R. says:

    There already is a peanut butter diet, I think it’s through Prevention Magazine or something like that. I played with some of the recipes a couple years ago!

    I have a question Katie…when you say to use coconut milk in recipes to make milkshakes and ice cream taste creamier, do you mean the kind in a can? I have been trying that trick with the coconut milk you buy in a half-gallon milk container in the refrigerated section and it doesn’t seem to make things any creamier than using any other kind of milk. Then it dawned on me that you probably mean the canned kind?

    1. Yes, definitely the canned kind :)

  43. the Ice Cream Diet? Oh YES!!!!!! 😀

  44. Elise says:


    I am so grateful to the person who invented vegan icecream. I think it was a turning point to becoming vegan when I was veggie, and I don’t even like icecream that much! I think I thought ‘oh if they can do icecream they can do anything!!’

    Enjoy the hot weather, it’s been raining all day here.

    1. Haha mine was soy whipped cream in a can! And now they even have vegan fried calamari… is there anything left?

      1. Elise says:

        Decent cheese!

  45. Oh gosh I wish there was a peanut butter diet. Where you could eat a gallon of it a day and still not gain a pound!

    1. Ugh, but even if you can eat all you want and not gain weight… there’s still the annoying nuisance of feeling physically sick. I wish you could eat as much as you want of your favorite foods and not have a tummy ache afterwards! :)

      1. True that. I have experienced the agony of too much pb…. :/

  46. Sigh. I need a Vitamix…

  47. Dalai Lina says:

    Well, I’m currently on the leftover diet – whatever is leftover on my kids plates, I eat. I have successfully gained 3 pounds of french fries. Damn, they never leave me ICE CREAM!

    1. LOL! Funniest comment ever!

  48. Ummm… I need to eat this RIGHT NOW!!! Yum!

    Just wanted to take a minute & say THANK YOU KATIE! I’m on a soy-free, sugar-free, corn-free “diet” (it’s not really a diet, it’s a way of life) so I pretty much cut out all desserts until I found your site! You are heaven-sent to someone like me, who otherwise, can’t have sweets.

    1. Aww thank YOU, Amykinz, for SUCH a sweet comment!

  49. Ice cream diet is totally feasable. For breakfast have a “banana soft serve” parfait! Got the idea from Angela @ Oh She Glows. You just have to puree frozen bananas with whatever add-ins you want! Add in all your fabulous recipes and others floating around… I don’t think we would have to repeat a meal for MONTHS! Haha!

  50. Jessica says:

    OMG! You are my hero! Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is my absolute favorite ice cream ever!!! I cannot wait to try this! :) Agghhh so exited!

  51. Yes! my fave ice cream flavour was created :) sooo excited now!! haha um I would totally buy YOUR ice cream diet book ( if there was one…)

  52. Ragnhild says:

    Uhu, The popcorn and potato chips diet sounds HORRIBLE 😮 That is some of my very least favorit foods, I find them a little gross 😛
    The chocolate diet on the other hand, Im aaall for 😀 And Im already on it, and I love it!
    This ice cream sounds so good, Mint Chocolate chip is such a good combo!

  53. Tara says:

    I think I’d like to be on the breakfast diet. I could eat waffles, pancakes, oatmeal and cereal anytime!

  54. VanessaG says:

    Yum!! I am so obsessed with everything you make. You are unreal! How do you get your ideas and know what to use? Anyways, I would invent the ice cream and peanut butter diet. It’s the two foods I eat everyday of my life! If I don’t have them I f eel like kinda sad. They make me sooo happy! Good thing that running makes me happy too! Haha Kinda how chocolate makes you happy. :)

    1. LOL I don’t always know something’s going to work… sometimes I get horrible experiment results! One of my brownie experiments was just AWFUL! 😕

  55. Moni'sMeals says:

    Great recipe here Katie! I say eat it all but in moderation. I am a cookie monster though hands down. I love cookies over everything. :) Funny because there is a Cookie Diet out there…oh brother!

  56. You just made my favorite ice cream flavor! And you MADE me very happy too!

  57. Alyssa says:

    I’m tellin’ ya, if you wrote a book and included all these recipes, you’d be a millionaire! (And a hero to so many, lol!)

    1. Oh gosh, I hope so… because I am writing a book! Not that my motivation is money… but hey, I wouldn’t say no to millions. Who would? 😉
      I’d never have to worry about the price of coconut butter again!

      1. Alyssa says:

        You’re writing a book?!?!?!?!?!?!

        I’ll buy copies for everyone I know. That might at least get you a couple of jars, lol!

      2. Awww you are too sweet! And lol yes, but I haven’t actually even started the actual writing part. I was *just* asked if I’d be interested. Of course I responsed with a huge YES! Book authors might not make much money (well, aside from JK Rowling!), but it’s still a dream!

  58. Mellie says:

    I would join the ice cream diet! Mint and chocolate are soo yummy together, I would say it’s my favorite ice cream, but I have soo many favorites.

  59. The ice cream cake diet 😛

  60. Yay I love mint chocolate chip ice cream. I just finished eating some. Actually the first time I tried your ice cream recipe, I mixed in fresh mint. It was good

  61. Oh my. I haven’t had mint chocolate chip ice cream since I became vegan. This recipe may cause me to fall in love with you. (Oh, and i’m all for the ice cream diet – as long as we include some peanut butter).

  62. Katy Huie says:

    I’ll take a nutella diet, please. Thank you. And if anyone can invent the ice cream diet, you can. We just got an ice cream maker as a wedding gift and I have every intention of trying one of your ice creams next week!

  63. Karen says:

    That ice cream looks superb! It is so hot right now (103 degrees) that I could really use some ice cream! I’m traveling through Asia and it can be hard to find delicious desserts like ice cream, but the rest of the food is amazing.
    Definitely a recipe that I will try at home!

  64. I really want to try this out. I have all of the ingredients at home already! Did you add spinach to the mint choc chip version?

    1. No, I just used all the ingredients listed. But here’s a recipe for a “spinach” ice cream:

  65. Nicole says:

    I would totally jump on the ice-cream diet bandwagon! :)

  66. I just showed this post to my boyfriend and he practically yelped with delight – mint choc chip is our favourite so I have to make this! Thanks for sharing Katie.

    I’d go on an oatmeal diet as there’s so many ways to have oats! I’m practically on an oatmeal diet now anyway :)

  67. Albizia says:

    I hate mint but I’d go on an ice cream diet anytime. I actually do it sometimes when I crave ice cream so often that buying small packages just isn’t worth it. I buy a huge box and eat mostly ice cream until I see the bottom 😀 .

  68. You and your ice creams… I’m pretty sure I’ll start seeing “CCK” brand ice cream in my frozen grocery aisle pretty soon. Well… a girl can hope :)

  69. Alex says:

    This looks so wonderful! I’m vegan and actually haven’t had anything close to my then-favorite flavor, mint chocolate chip! Thanks for such easy recipes and gorgeous photos!!!

  70. sara says:

    This ice cream looks amazing – I adore mint chocolate chip ice cream!! :)

  71. Allie says:

    Yum, Katie, this tastes awesome! I just had some for breakafst!

  72. Tanya says:

    That looks awesome! I have to try it, since my favorite ice cream flavor always was mint chocolate chip :)

  73. Ooooh…I want that shake! And I’ll try your mint ice cream two ways…once with almond milk and once with coconut milk and see which way is better! :) Thanks! :)

  74. cally says:

    I can recommend crumbling crushed Peppersmith mints over your ice cream. They give it a really zingy burst of mint in your mouth, especially the new Lemon floavoured ones. I’m a bit obsessed with them this summer and am adding them to everything I can. So obsessed I even blogged about them and they offered me a 20% off discount code if any of you want to try them. Just go the Google Peppersmith E-buygum and type in CALLY when you order. They bring mint ice cream to a whole new level.

  75. Kelly says:

    I just realized i bought mint extract, not peppermint. Is there really a difference between the two? Would it turn out the same? I loooove mint choco-chip ice cream and i’m really excited to try this out!

    1. I tried pure mint extract once and didn’t really like it. But that’s just my personal taste. You might like it!

  76. just put this in the freezer and cant wait to try it… and then i realized im almost out of cocoa powder when adding the tsp of that D:

  77. also if this was all youd eat all day youd lose a lot of weight! but itd be water weight like with the other diets haha

  78. this is even better than i thought it would be! (:

  79. Michelle E says:

    I just got an ice cream maker for Christmas and when thinking about what I wanted to make I remembered that you’ve had posts about ice cream! Have you ever tried it in an ice cream maker/do you know of anyone that has? I don’t know if it would work the same. I’ve been looking at all different recipes online and some have people combine different ingredients together and let them sit before mixing all of them together (and chocolate chips last). I’m just hoping to be able to try some of your recipes since they sound the best! And since my dad is blaming my recent baking/cooking endeavors for his holiday weight gain! =)

    1. I haven’t tried it in an ice cream maker… I want to, though! If you try it first, do let me know how it works out :).

  80. Michelle says:

    Did anyone even try making this? I did and it was a complete disaster. It was more like slushy ice milk that tasted like fake peppermint. I’m bummed :(

    1. Michelle: If you read the comments, yes others HAVE made this recipe.
      As for what could’ve gone wrong with yours, did you use a Vita-Mix? And what kind of peppermint extract did you use? There’s a big difference between pure and immitation!

  81. Tammy says:

    Do you think this would turn out in an electric ice cream maker?

    1. I bet it would! If you try it, let me know how it goes! :)

    2. Alanna says:

      I just did and it came out great! I used half coconut milk and half almond milk. Mmmm. 😀

  82. Alexandra says:

    oh my gosh i love you!!!!!!!!!! it is so hard to find healthy dessert recipes – let alone vegan recipes!!!! now i can eat dessert, yey!!!!

  83. CAROLINE says:

    I love this recipe!! It’s my new favorite after dinner snack. I have been using vanilla instead of peppermint (because I don’t have any) and I don’t blend it. I put it in the freezer about an hour before I plan to eat it and it ends up being more slushy than ice cream but it does the trick!

  84. Karly says:

    Thank you so much!! I’m lactose intolerant and I have been CRAVING mint chocolate chip ice cream for months! Finally a recipe I can try!

  85. Summer says:

    Brilliant! I have an ice cream maker and have stopped using it because I didn’t want to use heavy cream. I got a vita mix yesterday and I’m so stoked to try this healthy option! Plus I have all the ingredients already! Bonus! Thanks for you awesome blog and sugar free options!
    Happy Sunday!

  86. Nasim says:

    I made this last night, it was AMAZING! Perfect breakfast! Except I used fresh mint because I didn’t know where I could get mint extract at midnight. Thank you for this recipe! I can’t do dairy and I miss mint chocolate chip ice cream!

    1. Jen N says:

      Oooo how did you use the fresh mint!!!

  87. Jackie Justice says:

    Katie! Have you ever put any of these ice cream recipes in an ice cream maker? Ever since buying one for my husband last year, I have been trying to find some healthier recipes for the machine.

  88. Lisa VB says:

    Hi Katie, This looks amazing! Do you know if it would work in an ice cream maker?

    1. Lisa VB says:

      Opps Guess I should read all the comments before asking! Just saw your response to a previous question about this :) Happy St. Patty’s day!

  89. Joy says:

    Saw your coconut-chocolate ice-cream on pinterest! Very clever!

    So I started looking around your web site. Love it!

    Just one little note! This Mint CC ice-cream saddened me that you had to put coloring in it just for the photo shoot! I think it would be just as beautiful without the green coloring! Because I am an all naturalist it really made me unhappy to see that. Would love to see the one you make without the coloring. Coloring in food actually looks very unappetizing!

    Thanks for listening to me rant a little! :-)

  90. Leslie says:

    What about Cookies ‘n Cream ice cream??

  91. Moran says:

    Here’s a thought – how about adding an avocado in place of coconut milk? Not only will it be creamy, but also a pale green minty colour!
    Loving the blog and can’t wait to try this recipe…

  92. Karen says:

    This is AWESOME ! I absolutely positively DETEST bananas, and it makes me so angry because they are so good uber good for you!! I have tried dozens of ways to incorporate bananas into things, so I can get the benefit of their goodness without having to taste the banana flavor. Until now, I have not had any success at all. However, I am now happily sitting here sipping a chocolate mint shake, with the benefits of banana AND spinach, and cannot taste the banana one single little bit! Thank you soooooooo much!!! Love your blog!

  93. rachel says:

    I have a question…do you know if you’re able to make a big batch and store this in the freezer, or must you serve it right away? There is an ice cream making technique I read about recently (that does not use an ice cream maker) that is very similar to what you do here – make the ice cream base, pour it into a container or freezer bag, then break it up and process until smooth in a food processor or blender. But then, instead of serving right away, you pour it into a container and pop it back in the freezer and freeze until firm. I’ve only seen this done with dairy ice cream bases, but I’d love to be able to do it with almond milk. It’s almost exactly the same technique, so I don’t see why it wouldn’t work – unless there is a significant chemical difference between dairy versus nondairy milk that might cause it to emulsify differently in the blender. Any thoughts? Thanks!! <3

    1. Sorry, I haven’t tried it, but like you, I don’t see why it would make a difference. :)

  94. samira says:

    Hi katie:)
    I just bought an ice maker & I love ur recipes. Anyway, I was Googling more recipes & I think a website : or some name close to that, has taken one of ur ice cream recipes without giving you credit? Sorry, I’m using my phone so I don’t know how to copy & paste the link onto this msg. Thought id just let u know since u work so hard on them and they r tasty PLUS healthy.


    1. Thank you, Samira. I can’t tell you how often it happens… almost every day, it seems like :(.
      I couldn’t find the recipe on bodyofscience when I searched, so if you have time and get a chance, please do leave the link.

  95. Rachelle says:

    Hey Katie!
    First off, LOVE this website. I love ice cream, shakes, pies, cookies… well.. anything sweet or with chocolate 😉
    Two questions about this recipe…
    1: when it freezes, does it become really icy? I really want creaminess!! 😀
    2: can i use a blender?
    Let me know soon! It is freezing right now. Can’t wait to try it 😀 If I blend it and it turns out icy, i am thinking of adding a frozen banana maybe and more chocolate, of course!

  96. Rachelle says:

    haha well i just read all the comments and nvm. 😛 I am going to add a frozen banana and blend it 😉

  97. Emily says:

    Would it be ok that if I don’t have a VitaMix that I put it in a blender or a food processor?

    1. Emily says:

      Oh never mind I just read the comments. I made this the other day and even though it wasn’t all the way frozen I took it out of the freezer when it was a little slushie but I couldn’t wait to eat it! And it was so good!!!!

  98. Bettie says:

    Why do you freeze before putting in the Vita MIx? Can you put all ingredients in the Vita MIx and make ice cream that way?

    1. The vita-mix doesn’t make things cold, so it wouldn’t freeze without pre-freezing.

    2. Alanna says:

      What Katie said. :) The Vita Mix isn’t an ice cream machine, just a high-powered blender. You can do this recipe in an ice cream maker (I have), but if you don’t have one you need to freezer the mixture first and then put in the Vita Mix to get the texture of ice cream. Hope that helps!

  99. Jen N says:

    I love you for this recipe! When I was pregnant I craved mint chocolate chip ice cream all the time!!! I live in Guatemala though and I’m not sure if I can get peppermint extract but I can get fresh mint. Any ideas on how I could use fresh mint or make my own extract

  100. Julie says:

    Love your site Katie! Just a question for you…i’ve tried to make a few of the ice cream recipes and i use a vitamix…but as soon as i start to blend, it just immediately turns to ice chips/grainy slushy consistency no matter how long i blend. i have been using almond breeze almond/coconut milk..and that’s the only different ingredient than you that i used. any tips? thanks so much in advance and thnx for all these great recipes!

    1. Julie says: a “new” vitamix user so i dont know if I’m just doing something wrong or….?? thanks again!

  101. jordyn reid says:

    I have a question, can you make the best tasting dessert but with less than 90 calories per serving?

  102. K says:

    Silk products DO have a form of ‘soy’ in them!!! Namely: d-alpha tocopherol is soy! ……..(‘dl’ -alpha tochopherol is the synthetic form, ‘d’ is the soybean oil or wheat germ form).

  103. Helen says:

    Can you sub coconut milk with greek yoghurt??

  104. Hannah says:

    Chocolate-Covered Katie, I think I just fell in love with you… I am lactose-intolerant, I don’t have an ice-cream maker, I have 4 siblings who eat ice-cream all the time… and I just sit there and watch, dying a little inside each time.. I LOVE ice-cream… (and chocolate) !
    And your recipes are AWESOME!! I never knew making ice-cream was so easy! I have become totally obsessed with your website! I love to bake, but hate it at the same time, because I always end up eating too much, and your healthy recipes are perfect for me!! Thanks so much!! Keep up the good work!

  105. Kelly says:

    Hey Katie, I love your website! Trying out this recipe, but using oat milk and my ice cream machine. Fingers crossed! Thanks for the inspiration =)

  106. laura says:

    the calories and other nutritional info, is it for the entire recipe, or a specific serving size?

  107. Dia says:

    I love love love your recipes! But I have 2 questions:
    1. how many of your desserts do you actually eat, per day, for example?
    2. would this be too bad without the ‘blending’ part?

  108. Debbie says:

    I love this! It is one of my go to snacks. Mint chocolate chip was my favorite ice cream when I ate ice cream. As soon as I get an ice cream maker, I will try yours! In the meantime, this is delicious

  109. pamela says:

    how many calories?

  110. Twinkle says:

    I see you leave out the green food coloring when you make it to eat. Is there an all-natural (healthy) version of green food coloring?

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Yes, try Whole Foods.

  111. Amber says:

    I made this recipe the other night and it was delicious!! I used unsweetened almond milk and dark chocolate chunks. Mmmmm I will definitely be making this again!!

  112. Anne Is Slowly Shrinking says:

    These actually all exist! My fave is the chocolate diet.

    They fall under mono diets and can help you drop up to 7 pounds in a week but you shouldn’t use it longer than a week. Basically the idea is that you eat one food and one food only for a week. I’m not sure if mint choco ice cream would work, you’re supposed to use as few additives as possible. i.e. The chocolate diet includes Hershey’s bars but not Reese’s cups.

  113. Sharalin says:

    What about adding in a small amount of spinach to make it green instead of food colouring. I’m made a banana based chocolate chip mint ice cream which has spinach in it and its delish. Can’t taste the spinach at all. Just got a Vitamix so definitely going to try this recipe thanks 😀

  114. Sherry says:

    Hi, Katie!

    I recently drove past a McDonald’s and saw their sign for the seasonal shamrock shake, which I used to loooooove when I was a kid. So I came to your site to find a yummy alternative and found this page.

    Question: when you’re using your Vitamix to blend the frozen mixture, do you use your tamper? Or start on a low setting and blend it, and then increase the speed, or blend and then turn it off and scrape down the sides and blend some more, or …? I’m just wondering because I tried doing the blending part tonight and it got stuck under the blades very quickly. I’m new to the Vitamix so maybe I did it wrong? The taste is still VERY yummy, but I had trouble getting it to blend as nicely as yours looks. Instead it looked kind of “crumbly” if that makes any sense?

    Any advice for how I can do it better next time?

    Thanks! 😀

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Yes, definitely use the tamper! And process on HIGH. It should definitely not get stuck, and if absolutely necessary you can turn the Vitamix off and use a spoon to mix it, then reblend until it is all processed in the machine. :-)

  115. Annika says:

    These are delish Katie!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  116. Alexis says:

    I love this stuff

  117. Pamela vitoulis says:

    Hi there. I am 50years old with a husband and 2 boys. I have followed a healthy lifestyle for most of my life, my family feels a little too rigid at times. I started following you about a year ago. Saving your recipes making them. Fooling friends and family. Most of my photos on my phone are of your recipes. The other day I asked myself what am I doing. I owe it to this beautiful young lady to purchase her book. It’s the least I can do. And so I did. It arrived. I love it.
    My question to you is if all the recipes you post are from the book or are they new and do I need to continue clicking with my camera.
    Thanks for doing what u do!!!!

    1. Aw hi Pamela! Thank you so incredibly much! Most of the recipes on the blog are different from the ones in the book to ensure people who buy the book get their money’s worth :)

      My newer recipes have print options, and I’m working on a more user-friendly site so hopefully the old ones will soon have a print option too!