Sugar-Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint chocolate chip ice cream
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  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings, 1/2 cup each
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When it comes to a sugar-free diet, it's so important to find ways to curb that sweet tooth. Making recipes at home with your own choice of sugar-free sweeteners becomes a necessity. Often, you really won't find any healthy truly sugar-free choices even at health food stores. Many store-bought products contain either a sugar such as honey or maple syrup or if titled sugar-free, has sorbitol or maltitol in it which can cause stomach discomfort in many people. This is why reading labels is key, as well as finding a favorite sugar-free sweetener of choice. Stevia and Swerve (which is erythritol) are both great options.

If you're feeling ambitious and have a good recipe, you can make your own sugar-free vanilla ice cream. It does require a few extra steps in the process, but planning ahead for when a sugar craving hits is the key to staying on track and not giving into temptation because of lack of a healthier option available. 

If you'd rather not make the homemade sugar free vanilla ice cream, there are suitable store-bought options, namely Breyer's Carbsmart. It would work fine in replace of the homemade recipe here.

Nutrition Info:

Serving Size: 1 serving, Calories: 291, Calories from Fat: 266, Total Fat: 29.5 g, Saturated Fat: 18.2 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 40 mg, Sodium: 168 mg, Carbohydrate: 13.9 g, Fiber: 9.1 g, Sugars: 0.3 g, Protein: 4.8 g, Vitamin C: 0%, Vitamin A: 16%, Iron: 3%, Calcium: 8%

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Place all ingredients (except cacao nibs or chocolate chips if using) in a stand mixer.
  2. Blend on high until all incorporated.
  3. Pour mixture into a glass dish (a 9 x 5 loaf pan is a perfect size) and freeze for 2 to 3 hours.
  4. If you like soft serve texture, enjoy immediately before freezing. Freeze for harder scoop ice cream texture. 
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 263
Total Fat 22 g
Saturated Fat 13 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 36 mg
Sodium 21 mg
Carbohydrates 15 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 3 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)