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Mint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream

This delightfully healthy mint chocolate chip nice cream recipe is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan – and it can be made with just FOUR ingredients! 

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

If you can only choose ONE flavor?

Without even thinking, I’ll tell you mine is—and has always been—mint chocolate chip.

While I do also love plain chocolate, and I did go through this weird phase in elementary school where I’d order black raspberry ice cream with gummy bears (which is so unlike me), mint chocolate chip has withstood the test of time; it’s still the first flavor to always catch my eye.

This healthy mint chocolate “nice” cream is sweet, creamy, nourishing, and incredibly simple – You can make it without an ice cream maker!

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My favorite mint-chocolate combination has made multiple appearances on the blog before – in the Healthy Shamrock Shakes, the Mint Chocolate Fudge Pie, or in the Thin Mint Overnight Oats

Sometimes I use spinach or avocado to achieve the green hue; other times I will skip the coloring altogether.

For this particular recipe, you can opt to skip it or you can play around with either natural food coloring or a combination of blue and green spirulina until you’ve found the perfect color balance.

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(Also try this Oat Milk Ice Cream)

After making my nice cream a little too dark at first, I decided to add some coconut cream in order to lighten it.

As a happy accident, the coconut cream ended up not only lightening the ice cream to the perfect shade green, it also made the recipe even more delicious than it already was!

Certainly better than black raspberry with gummy bears…

Mint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream with No Sugar and No Dairy

Adapted from: Banana Ice Cream

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Mint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream

This secretly healthy mint chocolate chip nice cream recipe is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan! 
4.82/5 (17)
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 – 2 servings


  • 2 overripe frozen bananas (For banana-free, try this Almond Milk Ice Cream)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 tsp pure peppermint extract, or more as desired
  • optional pinch spirulina or natural food coloring
  • optional 1/2 cup coconut cream or raw cashews for a richer taste
  • 2-3 tbsp chocolate chips or sugar free chocolate chips


  • *Be sure to buy pure peppermint extract, not mint or imitation peppermint. Add more extract for a more powerful mint flavor, adding slowly because a little goes a long way. If using the optional nuts, soak them 6 hrs to soften, then drain completely.
    Start with bananas that are turning brown. Peel and cut into pieces, then freeze in an airtight bag or container. To make the ice cream, blend all ingredients until completely smooth. You can add the chocolate before or after blending. Serve immediately in a bowl, or transfer to a container and freeze until firm, then scoop out with an ice cream scoop.
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The ice cream is fantastic topped with Coconut Whipped Cream!

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Published on May 22, 2017

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  1. Pamela says

    Does the 2 bananas and other ingredients together make the amount of ice cream as pictured above in the container your blog?

  2. Amy says

    Made this today and while the taste is pretty good, it is not nearly as green as the picture and is very “frosty” in texture. I added probably 5-6 drops of green food coloring and no luck on the color. I used a food processor since I don’t have a blender or Vitamix, it was creamy before I put it in the freezer. Any tips?

  3. A Magical Life says

    Made this recipe this morning for my kids as a soft serve “ice cream for breakfast” treat. I put in a very small handful of spinach & kale for a light green, which you couldn’t taste at all but was a little too olive green for aesthetics. I did add some full fat coconut milk and some peppermint Nu Naturals stevia in addition to the other ingredients to try to balance the banana flavor. It was just okay. The bananas still seemed overpowering. My kids love green smoothies and usually I have to make two blenders full, but nobody wanted extras and my youngest child didn’t want to finish hers (she’s picky about everything though). They all agreed that the chocolate chips were a fail in it because regular chocolate chips get too hard in cold recipes. I see in your pictures that your ice cream looks like store bought, with the thin square chocolate chips. That would probably have made a big difference, having smaller and softer chocolate chips made for ice cream. My 15 year old asked me if I’d just go back to making green smoothies for breakfast since he likes those better. 🙂 I’ll continue to tinker.

  4. Danna says

    I just tried this, and the peppermint extract was so overpowering I had to throw the whole thing away. And I didn’t even use a full 1/8 tsp! I’ll try this again some other time and seriously only add a single drop at a time.

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hi, just checking, did you use pure peppermint extract? There are two different types, and the one that doesn’t say pure on the label is absolutely overpowering in any recipe and tastes artificial. With some brands, it’s so hard to tell. I’m not sure if that is what happened to yours but figured I’d throw it out there as a possibility in case!

  5. Barbara P. Turner says

    I am a “huge” follower of CC Katie and this is one of my favorite recipes of her’s. Another is her Black Bean Brownies! OMG soooooo good! Although my 6 yr old little granddaughter tasted them and said “GRAMMA! Are these my box brownies?!” “Uh no, they’re Black bean brownies.” “Next time can we make my fav fudgy box brownies?” LOL But yeah I love her recipes! She really knows her stuff! Keep those healthy recipes coming Katie! Thanks! (P.S. I’m Type II Diab.) I try to follow you, a little keto plus the gluten free and a bit of the Mediteranean diets. Works for me. Oh I’ve also made the bakeless brownies as well as the chocolate fat bombs and the bakeless oatmeal bars. All great!

  6. Mint Banana says

    This is really gross and it tastes like bananas mixed with mint. Too confusing- the tastes don’t meld well together. I truly hate it. And so did my partner. It’s a mistake.

    • CCK Media Team says

      It’s perfectly ok if the recipe isn’t for you. But it doesn’t mean there is a mistake. Not everyone will like every recipe or food because we are all different.

  7. Brenda says

    Your instructions are horrible just saying add this add this add this am i blending in a blender a Cuisinart how are we mixing this all together Very confusing

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