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Mint Chip Ice Cream (Vegan, AIP)

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Last Updated on November 28, 2020

You’ll love this mint chip ice cream made with coconut milk, spinach and mint. The perfect vegan and AIP dessert that is filled with healthy vegetables.

Paleo Autoimmune mint chip ice cream

I’m pretty sure that ice cream is the  quintessential summer treat.

I’m not kidding when I tell you that we eat it twice once a week.  The thing is,even though I eat dairy, I prefer my ice cream dairy-free.

Paleo Autoimmune mint chip ice cream
paleo autoimmune ice cream

Paleo Autoimmune Mint Chip Ice Cream


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon carob powder
  • oz One 13.5 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon real peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 3 Tbsp B grade maple syrup
  • Handful fresh baby spinach


  1. Pre-freeze your ice cream maker's insulated container. Or if you do not have an ice cream maker, place a baking dish in the freezer.
  2. Make your "chips" by combining the coconut oil and carob powder in a shallow dish, and place it in the freezer for 20 minutes, or until completely frozen.
  3. In your blender or food processor, combine your coconut milk, peppermint extract, mint leaves, and maple syrup. If you want a greener looking ice cream, add in the fresh baby spinach. Blend until the leaved are well combined and your mixture is smooth.
  4. Remove your frozen carob mixture from the freezer and break up the thin, frozen layer into chips with your hands or a fork. Add chips to ice cream mixture.
  5. If using an ice cream maker"Pour the mixture into ice cream maker and follow the directions for your machine. Serve when ready
  6. Or
  7. If not using an ice cream maker; Pour mixture into a baking dish, and place it in the freezer. Freeze for 45 minutes.
  8. Remove the mixture from the freezer and stir it well with a rubber spatula, making sure to break up any hard, frozen sections. You can also use an immersion blender, in your baking dish to do this. Place the mixture back in the freezer.
  9. Every 30 -45 minutes, check the ice cream mixture and mix or churn it, until the ice cream is of the desired consistency. This should take about 2 to 3 hours.
  10. Freezer longer for a harder ice cream, or allow to thaw slightly before serving for a softer texture.

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Friday 4th of March 2016

I tried this recipe, I am now on the Autoimmune protocol, and I have to say, I prefer it to the store-bought ice cream, it is SO delicious! God bless you and thank you so much for creating and posting this!

Kelly Bejelly

Sunday 20th of March 2016

Yeah! So glad you enjoyed it Jessica!


Sunday 27th of July 2014

Can one use honey instead of maple syrup?


Kelly Bejelly

Sunday 27th of July 2014

Yes :)


Tuesday 22nd of July 2014

I would love to make this recipe! Sounds delicious, and I'm always a fan of packing recipes full of nutritious vegetables and fruits where possible. Can you clarify, though, if you meant 1/2 or 1/3 cup of coconut oil? Thanks!

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014

Whoops, 1/2 cup :) I just updated it!

Regina Mize

Monday 21st of July 2014

I was excited to find this recipe. I have been in an ice cream making mood the past few weeks. First Strawberry-rhubarb, then Blue-berry, and I have been wanting a mint one.

This looks delicious and is healthy to boot! I have some fresh mint in the garden but will have to pick up some peppermint extract so I can try it.

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