Making homemade ice cream has many perks.
You can easily make it dairy-free. You can even make it lower sugar.
We did both in this mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe. See it below!
There’s nothing more fun than making homemade ice cream.
And this time, I decided to cut the sugar content in half and see if my family noticed.
To my surprise, no they didn’t!
I used half stevia and half sugar.
But I bet you could probably just half the sugar and leave the stevia out.
If you try, let us know!
And that my friend, is another benefit to making your own ice cream.
Less sugar for the win.
To make our homemade ice cream, we use our easy peasy gel ice cream maker (affiliate).
Ours makes four servings for our family of four.
Just right for one night of ice cream dessert.
On the rare occasion that we have leftovers,
I mix the the ice cream back to creamy in my Kitchen aid mixer.
And at that rate, milk shakes are delicious, too!
For the green food coloring in this recipe, we like to use natural food coloring (referral).
HOMEMADE ICE CREAM TIPS
Sometimes we chill the mixture in the freezer for 15 minutes before churning in our ice cream machine and/or chill the finished ice cream in the freezer for 15 minutes before eating.
Experiment a little, and you’ll find a good system to get the best texture depending on the ingredients you choose.
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Or serve in a bowl. That works, too.
Now see our easy recipe below!
MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM DAIRY-FREE
Makes 4 Servings
1 cup plain dairy-free creamer
1/2 cup plain dairy-free milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 cup sugar
1/8 cup powdered stevia (or more sugar)
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
pinch of salt
green food coloring
dairy-free chocolate chips
Whisk all the ingredients together (except chocolate chips) in a large measuring cup or bowl.
Put mixture in the freezer for 15-30 minutes to get it really cold. (optional)
Remove mixture from freezer and pour the mixture into your ice cream maker.
Churn according to your machine directions. Ours takes about 30 minutes in our small gel machine.
Add chocolate chips to the churned ice cream.
If you want the ice cream firmer for cones, cover container and put the ice cream in the freezer for another 15-30 minutes. (optional)
If you have any leftover, freeze it for later. Put the leftover ice cream in your blender before serving in order to make it creamy again.
Or these homemade ice cream storage containers (affiliate) with nearly five stars look great!
Here are more dairy-free ice cream recipes you may want to try.
Hope you like this dairy-free mint chocolate chip ice cream as much as we do!