Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe (Dairy Free & Paleo)

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Who doesn’t love ice cream on a hot summer day? Umm… those of us that don’t eat dairy! I first learned to make homemade ice cream when we were avoiding dairy for my son years ago. It was so good we still make it today!

This ice cream gets its creaminess from coconut milk and avocado, which can be enjoyed by almost everyone. Since making ice cream is on our summer bucket list, I’m glad to have an ice cream recipe full of nutrients and healthy fats for the kids to enjoy.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for… Avocado Ice Cream?

Avocados have such a mild taste and creamy texture that they’re perfect for desserts. I’ve used them before in cucumber lime veggie smoothies and real food shamrock shakes. Whenever I find a good deal on avocados, I know it’s time to stock up and make this recipe (and maybe some avocado brownies too).

Another reason avocados work so well for mint chocolate chip ice cream is the light green color they add naturally. Don’t expect the bright (often artificial) green that you see in the store though!

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream With Coconut Milk

To make the ice cream, I simply puree everything except the chocolate chips together in a blender and then pour it into the ice cream maker. I add the chocolate chips once it starts to thicken.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker you can freeze it without one, just stir it occasionally until it thickens.

Looking for more cool coconut milk treats? Try these:

One note: This ice cream freezes very solid. Let it thaw at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before trying to scoop it.

Paleo Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Make dairy-free mint chip ice cream at home with coconut milk and avocado, sweetened with honey.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Calories 305kcal
Author Katie Wells


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  • Place all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn until thickened.
  • Add the chocolate chips and churn 2 minutes more.
  • The ice cream will be a very soft texture at this point. You can either serve immediately as soft-serve or pour into a freezer safe bowl and freeze until ready to use.
  • Allow to thaw at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Paleo Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cups)
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 356mg10%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Taste after step 1 and add more peppermint extract if desired.
  • If you do not have an ice cream maker, add the chocolate chips and put into a freezer safe bowl and into the freezer. Stir every 30 minutes until thickened.

Do you have a creative way to use avocados? Tell me about it below!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


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