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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! 

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

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!