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Mint Chip Ice Cream (Vegan, Paleo and AIP-friendly!) & A GIVEAWAY!


Mint Chip Ice CreamIceCream_iPad2-Mockup-black_flatIt is FINALLY here! This book: We Can ALL Scream For Ice Cream. This is just a ‘little’ book project that I’ve been working with Jennifer of Predominantly Paleo to put together. We thought ,”Hey, fun! Ice cream! Easy peasy!” And while it has been fun, it’s been quite the learning curve of getting together an eBook for the first time! If you’d like to win your very own copy of We Can ALL Scream For Ice Cream head on down to the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of the post!

Vegan, Paleo, and AIP-friendly Ice Cream for you, for me, for everyone!

What makes this eBook different? Well, for very selfish reasons, the recipes in this book are free of the top 8 food allergens, making them: dairy-free, nut-free and egg-free. (All the things that often make a good ice cream… well, good!). As I’ve mentioned before in the blog, I follow a Paleo Autoimmune Diet (AIP) – that essentially means I don’t eat dairy, eggs or nuts, but I also don’t eat grains, legumes, nightshades and seeds. According to the guidelines for the Autoimmune Diet put out by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne (aka The Paleo Mom) in her book The Paleo Approach, those of us who follow the AIP diet also need to watch our fructose intake. Too much fructose can be inflammatory and trigger an autoimmune reaction, so Sarah recommends that if you’re following the AIP diet, you should keep your fructose consumption under 20g per day. With that in mind, Jennifer and I made sure that our book was suitable for AIP by including the amount of fructose per serving of each recipe in the book. So, if you’re AIP, you can make an informed decision and go-ahead and eat the ice cream if you want ;) The book is perfect for families where different loved ones have different food-restrictions too!

For even more selfish reasons, this Mint Chip Ice Cream appears in the book – it was my absolute favorite flavor of ice cream as a kid. I hadn’t actually had it in YEARS because of my intolerance to dairy until this recipe was developed. Possibly worse than a dairy intolerance, is not being able to eat chocolate though – and chocolate is eliminated as part of autoimmune diet too (since it’s technically a seed). So, if you’ve been missing Mint Chocolate Chip – try this. You’ll be in heaven!

Vegan, Paleo & AIP-friendly Mint Chip Ice Cream

Vegan, Paleo & AIP-friendly Mint Chip Ice Cream


  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon carob powder
  • 1 can (13.5 fl oz/398 ml)
  • full fat coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon real peppermint
  • extract
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  •  tbsp pure 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. Make your ‘chips’ by combining the coconut oil and carob powder in a shallow dish, and place it in the freezer for about 20 minutes, or until completely frozen.
  2. In a 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 leaves are well combined and your mixture is smooth.
  3. Remove your frozen carob mixture from the freezer, and break up the thin, frozen layer into chips with your hands or a fork.
  4. Add chips to ice cream mixture. If using an ice cream maker: pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow the directions for your machine. Serve when ready.
  5. If not using an ice cream maker
  6. Pour mixture into a baking dish, and place it in the freezer. Freeze for 45 minutes.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Freeze longer for a harder ice cream, or allow to thaw slightly before serving for a softer texture.


Win your own copy of We Can ALL Scream For Ice Cream!

Like this recipe? It appears on page 16-17 of the book We Can ALL Scream For Ice Cream, along with 23 other vegan, paleo and AIP frozen treats. I highly encourage you to go get your own copy ;) – or have a closer look at the Table of Contents. But, because I’m one of the co-authors of this book, I figured it’d be fun to give a copy away! All you have to do follow the requirements of the Rafflecopter widget below to get entries in this giveaway. Good luck! Winner will be drawn and announced one week from today (July 9th, 2014).

(If you happen to win this giveaway, but have already purchased the book, you can have the option to gift your new copy to a friend, or get a refund on your purchase).

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Vivian is the founder of the Real Food Guide and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) who believes that each individual needs to go on their own Real Food Journey to find what works. While she herself eats a diet of real food (aka a paleo diet), some people may find that they can flourish on a vegetarian diet instead. However, universal to optimal health and well-being is good quality, nutrient-dense, Real Food.

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34 thoughts on “Mint Chip Ice Cream (Vegan, Paleo and AIP-friendly!) & A GIVEAWAY!

  1. Magda Tucker says:

    I can’t wait to try the pina colada sorbet! Yum!!!

  2. Marianne says:

    I’m thinking Pina Colada Sorbet or the Chocolatey Ice Cream.

  3. Marianne says:

    I’m receiving the newsletter.

  4. Dorothy says:

    Wow! I am glad I get your newsletter! That mint chip icecream looks delicious!! Yum, yum!

  5. Kara says:

    I receive the newsletter! I want to try the vanilla bean ice cream, vanilla is my favorite ;)

  6. clive harrison says:

    “Chocolatey” Ice Cream

  7. Dawnetta says:

    Last year I bought a yonanas. This tops it big-time!

  8. Malinda says:

    I receive your newsletter. The 1st kind I would try is the vanilla bean ice cream!

  9. Lilah says:

    Mint and chip is my favorite.

  10. Karen Ehret says:

    I definitely want to try the Tangerine Dream Ice Cream (LOVE) but those SeaSaltedCaramelBonbons are calling my name!

  11. Dottie says:

    Love some vanilla!

  12. Sandra says:

    Mint choc chip is #1 around here! Can’t wait to try it out first! :)

  13. Jennifer says:

    i’ve never made mint chocolate chip ice cream so that’s the one I’d like to try first.

  14. Chelle Bea Blake says:

    Coconut Whipped Cream

  15. Lynette Schmaltz says:

    I really enjoy your newsletter and cannot wait to make the Mint Choc Chip ice cream and enjoy it with the family.

  16. Emily P says:

    I can’t wait to try the Chocolatey ice cream!!!

  17. Emily P says:

    I receive the newsletter as well.

  18. Jillian says:

    Hmm, choosing one is hard, but I must admit that the mint chocolate chip is (today) calling me. Looking forward to trying the various recipes.

  19. Sara says:

    Oh my gosh! I can’t wait to try this, sounds amazing! Thank you!

  20. Amy Ayers says:

    Sea salted caramel bon bons. Yes please!!

  21. Zanna says:

    I really want to get an ice cream maker..this is so awesome that there’s AIP frozen treats!! AIP!!! And its a tough decision on what recipe I want to try first…hmmmm …I am thinking Pina Colada!!

  22. Barbara says:

    I’m interested in the chapter on Making ice cream with an ice cube tray and a food processor…! Mint chip has always been my favorite flavor of ice cream.

  23. Barbara says:

    I subscribe to the newsletter….!

  24. Kelly G. says:

    Mint chip would really hit the spot right now.

  25. daphne says:

    Mint Chip on a hot summer day. Yum!

  26. Sheila H says:

    Been looking all day for gluten free, dairy free ice cream recipes! I really would love to win. Just found out my self & my husband are dairy intolerant, as well as gluten & corn! To name a few. I need all the help I can get! Can’t wait to try the mint chocolate ch. It’s my favorite!

  27. Kelly G. says:

    I signed up for the newsletter.

  28. Nick Cole says:

    I signed up for your newsletter. :) Thank you! I love mint chip ice cream! That would be my first pick.

  29. Yolanda says:

    The caramel sauce looks Devine!

  30. Lisa says:

    Strawberry icecream is delicious. Can’t wait to try a version I can actually eat :)

  31. Jerri-lynn says:

    I’m a strawberry girl…although cherry amaretto sounds like a winner …is there a recipe for that?

    • Hi Jerri-lynn, there isn’t a cherry amaretto recipe (amaretto is almond-based, so it’s not AIP), but I will be posting a cherry-based recipe later on this summer ;) You’ll have to wait on that one.

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