Sugar-Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Mint chocolate chip ice cream
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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Freeze Time: 3 hrs
  • Yield: 4 servings, 1/2 cup each

When it comes to a sugar-free diet, it's 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 won't find any healthy 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%


Steps 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.