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Spinach Ice Cream??

Spinach Ice Cream?

The spinach will be our little secret; I swear you cannot taste it at all!

Spinach Ice Cream

It’s an ice-cream version of a recipe posted a few weeks ago.

This recipe: Mint-Chocolate Milkshake.

(That shake is one of my fave recipes on the whole blog!)

mint ice cream

Finally the weather’s getting warmer. When I discovered that the temperature was a perfect 74 degrees, I decided to celebrate: with ice cream. Taking advantage of the waning spring-break hours, I invited two friends over to eat ice cream on the patio.

Yes, I really did serve spinach ice cream. And yes, my friends really did eat it all up! I honestly don’t even know why they allow me to feed them anymore, for how many times I’ve snuck funny things into their food—tofu chocolate mousse, spinach ice cream, kale milkshakes…My friends laughed when I told them the truth (after they finished eating). Then they requested more. (For theirs, I replaced the cacao nibs with regular chocolate chips. I know not everyone shares my love of those bitter little crunchies.)

Spinach Ice Cream


One of my Raw Dessert Recipes.

  • 2 frozen bananas, as ripe as possible
  • 2-3 drops pure peppermint extract
  • scant 1/16th tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup or more frozen spinach (I used 40g) (If you don’t like spinach, you can sub food coloring or omit completely.)
  • scant 2 tbsp milk of choice (I used almond milk)
  • chocolate chips or cacao nibs

Blend everything together in the Vita-Mix. (If you don’t have a high-powered blender, just add more liquid; it won’t be as ice-cream-like, but it’ll still taste good!) Use an ice-cream scoop for authentic-looking ice cream.

Not a fan of spinach?

If you prefer, try this recipe for real Healthy Mint-Chip Ice Cream.

(The above link is also much healthier than traditional mint-chocolate chip ice cream… but it doesn’t have spinach! So check that one out if you still don’t trust me about spinach ice cream!)

stir fry

After my friends left, I continued the St. Patrick’s Day theme (and the leafy-green theme) with dinner. It’s just a simple stir-fry over bulgur. But the mache greens look like four-leaf clovers! I also ate a spoonful of raw cashew butter, straight-up. Anyone else like eating nut butters straight-up?

How do you get your daily servings of leafy greens?

And thanks for all the feedback about My FAQ Page.

I really appreciate it!

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Published on March 13, 2011

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  1. Jenelle says

    I just fed this to my anti-veggie 4 year old (without the chocolate chips) and he loves it. Muahahaa mom wins again. Thanks, Katie!

  2. Marissa says

    I love your recipes 🙂 just made my son the mint chocolate chip ice cream and he loved it!!!! I can’t believe I never thought to do something so simple!!! I make them a green smoothie almost every day w almost the same ingredients but ne Ed thought to make ice cream!!! Genius 😉

  3. Tressa says

    First – everything of yours I’ve made has been delicious. I love it all!

    Where do you get your cacao nibs? What kind? I fall into the “lovers of cacao nibs,” but haven’t ever found them. I’m either looking in the wrong place or never think to look when I’m in the right place! 🙂

  4. Christine says

    Hi Katie! Your recipes are amazing! I tried your pumpkin cheesecake bars and they were amazing! I especially loved your chocolate chip banana muffins! This spinach ice cream looks amazing I can’t wait to try it out! I was wondering if I could make a request? Is it possible u could make a green tea cream? I love green tea ice cream but it can get expensive when u have to keep buying the ice cream. Thanks!

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