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