Paleo Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

It’s summer and it’s unusually HOT outside. So why not indulge in some healthy, Paleo ice cream that is as refreshing as it is delicious. The simplicity of this ice cream recipe is incredible, as it only requires five ingredients!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp organic coconut oil
  • 2 cans full fat organic coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp organic honey
  • 1 cup fresh organic mint leaves
  • 3.5 oz roughly 73%+ chopped dark chocolate (bar or chips)
  • Ice cream machine

 

Directions:

Melt coconut oil in medium-large pan over medium heat. Add coconut milk and honey. Mix together and bring to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. As soon as it boils, reduce heat to low, add mint leaves, mix, and allow to steep covered for 30 minutes.

While the mixture is steeping over low heat, chop chocolate (if you’re using a bar). After 30 minutes, pour liquid and leaves mixture through a strainer into a large bowl. Press mint leaves against strainer in order to get all the liquid and flavor from the leaves.

Allow mixture to cool at room temperature or in the fridge (a few hours). Once at room temperature, pour into ice cream maker and follow your machine’s instructions. Start to mix in the chocolate pieces about 5 or 10 minutes before the ice cream is done churning.

Quick NoteMy machine took 30 minutes to reach the consistency I was looking for. Store in an airtight container in freezer until ready to serve. Enjoy!

About The Author

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As a recent recent high school graduate, I've seen a lot of kids struggling with health and fitness over my years in school. I went Primal when my physical trainer helped me really focus on my physical well-being in training for my baseball career. I credit a large percentage of my health and well being on and off the baseball field to my Primal lifestyle. An idea came to the my mind to create a website where kids going into college could find great information on health and nutrition as well as functional fitness. I am extremely excited to be able to write about health in the college world, as a lot of times kids forget how to eat healthy when they go off to the college world. While we saw this as an opportunity to reach out to the college world, we also wanted this site to be a resource for people of all ages struggling with their health as a place for them to go and find great resources and information. Feel free to email me or Max at cavemancollege@gmail.com with any questions you may have. Email Josh at joshsinger11@gmail.com.

One Response

  1. Stephanie
    Stephanie June 3, 2014 at 12:24 am | | Reply

    Hi,

    I’m interested in trying your recipe and I like it because it doesn’t use as much honey as others I’ve seen. I’m curious about why you use coconut oil in your recipe. I haven’t seen it in others… does it make up for less sugar?

    Thank you,

    Stephanie

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