Mint Chip Ice Cream


Yields: 6

Ingredients

    • 2 cups coconut milk

    • ⅔ cup coconut sugar

    • 4 egg yolks

    • pinch sea salt

    • 1 tsp mint leaves, blanched

    • ½ cup dark chocolate chips

My favorite ice cream flavor is mint chip. I created this recipe so that I could still enjoy my favorite ice cream flavor without dairy or cane sugar. The coconut milk adds such a creamy texture to this custard based ice cream….you will never miss dairy again!

Directions

  1. Heat the coconut milk over medium heat.

  2. While milk is heating, whisk together coconut sugar, egg yolks and sea salt until light and fluffy.

  3. Just before milk comes to a boil, pour half of it into the egg mixture, whisking vigorously.

  4. Pour egg mixture into remaining pot of milk.

  5. Using a wooden spoon, continuously make a figure 8 with the spoon until mixture begins to thicken.

  6. Remove from heat and place in a blender with mint leaves.

  7. Blend at high speed until mixture turns green.

  8. Allow mixture to cool in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

  9. Mix in an ice cream machine according to directions.

  10. Once ice cream is set, stir in chips at the end. Enjoy.

Hero Ingredient

Dark chocolate chips, The percentage of cocoa listed on the chocolate refers to the percentage of all ingredients that the cacao plant makes up. That means a dark chocolate product with a higher percentage of cocoa may have a larger amount of the nutrients that deliver its benefits.

These beneficial compounds can include:

  • flavanols
  • polyphenols
  • theobromine

It is important to note that cocoa losesTrusted Source some of its polyphenol compounds as it is processed into cocoa butter, cocoa powder, and chocolate through the manufacturing processes. Processing cocoa not only reduces some of its most beneficial compounds but may also add sugar, milk, and cocoa butter, a processed form of the cocoa bean.

Cocoa has been associated with health benefits that may includeTrusted Source:

  • reducing free radicals
  • improving blood flow
  • lowering blood pressure
  • lowering “bad cholesterol”
  • reducing inflammation
  • reducing insulin resistance
  • improving the brain’s ability to make new connections between neurons
  • increasing microbiome diversity