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Vegan Mint Chip Ice Cream

Vegan Mint Chip Ice Cream

Dairy free, gluten free Mint Chip Ice Cream made with coconut milk and dark chocolate chips to cool you off on a hot summer day.

As you may know from my post a couple of weeks ago, I’m a big fan of the new book Dairy Free Ice Cream by Kelly Broznya. And I mean BIG fan. I love the recipes in this book. So do my boys.

Last week I made a huge dinner of sirloin tip, roasted broccoli and Caesar salad for my older son and a couple of his buddies (my goal was to fill ‘em with good grub before another big baseball tournament). After they scarfed down their meal, the boys asked if I had any of that “special ice cream.” They then proceeded to feast on dairy free ice cream recipes including Banana and Coffee.

A gang of three 13 year olds can be super tough critics. So Kelly, I congratulate you, your ice cream recipes have passed the terrifying teen test. My favorite flavor (this week) from Dairy Free Ice Cream is mint chip, and so, here I present you with my version of Kelly’s recipe.

Vegan Mint Chip Ice Cream


  1. Place hemp seeds and water in a vitamix
  2. Blend on high for 30 seconds until smooth
  3. Blend in coconut milk, honey, vanilla and peppermint
  4. Blend in chocolate chips until they are in tiny pieces
  5. Pour into ice cream maker per manufacturer’s instructions
  6. Serve

Feel free to use a recipe directly from Kelly’s site, or purchase her book. The difference between most of her recipes and the one above is that I like to make my own hemp milk for her ice cream recipes, rather than using store bought hemp milk. Basically, I have customized this recipe to my own diet, hence, no changes or adaptations are required if you make the recipe above. Simply follow the directions and use the seven ingredients listed and you are off to the races.

Kelly’s book gives a variety of ingredient options for those following different diets. This is yet another wonderful feature of the book. The recipes in Dairy Free Ice Cream either already are, or can be made, gluten free, vegan, agave-free, and to some extent, (except for the odd nut containing recipe such as Butter Pecan) nut-free.

Here are some additional dairy-free ice cream recipes:

posted on July 27, 2012, 38 comments

  1. Michele Sirois

    Looks good, but I’m so confused…I thought vegans don’t use honey! Thx!

  2. CJ at Food Stories @ foodstoriesblog.com

    Oh man … this looks so good :-)

  3. Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance @ empoweredsustenance.blogspot.com

    This looks fantastic! I am also a fan of Kelly’s books and blog. Its interesting that you blended the hemp seeds right into the ice cream base. And I love your retro soda glass in the picture!

  4. Jenn m

    First – what is a flexitarian and second does the coconut milk make it taste like coconut ? I don’t like coconut so figured I would ask before I made this

  5. Dione

    Just curious…why hemp milk? Have you ever tried it with almond milk?

  6. Jenna@Yogurt Everyday @ yogurt-everyday.com

    I’m excited to play around with this recipe. I know that coconut milk yogurt can be substituted for the coconut milk. I’m thinking that dates could be be substituted for the honey and pumpkin seeds for the hemp seeds. Sounds like a great recipe book by Kelly, Thanks for sharing!

  7. Minnie(@thelady8home) @ thelady8home.com

    Wow this looks awesome!! Perfect summer recipe.

  8. Kylee

    I’ve not used hemp seeds before – what’s their purpose in the recipe?? Just wondering…

  9. Just out of curiosity, how do you make hemp milk? Is it just grinding up the hemp seeds or do you add coconut milk to it, as well? Sorry if it’s a dumb question; I don’t have any experience with hemp milk

  10. Debbie

    I was just wondering if you can still make this if you don’t have an ice cream maker?

  11. Amanda

    Hi Elana,
    Hemp seeds are banned in Australia. Is there anything you can recommend to replace these? I just don’t know what kind of flavor or texture they impart.

  12. Elana, Thank you so much for this second review! See you soon! xoxo, Kel

  13. Cari @ n/a

    This was perfection for a little sweetness at the end of a scorching summer day. From start to finish (frozen) it took less than an hour. I used a Cuisineart ice cream maker and it turned out creamy with a nice mouth feel. The little choco bits just made the savor last longer. A wonderful,no-cook recipe.

  14. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy @ glutenfreehappytummy.com

    2 scoops please!! :)

  15. Anita H

    This ice cream is AMAZING!!!!! It passed the test with flying colors with my 10 year old boy and 8 year old girl!! The only change we made was using pure maple syrup instead of the honey as a sweetner.
    I’m not kidding try this recipe ..you will not be disappointed!!!

  16. I love reading your blog, this looks fantastic! what an amazing ice cream sounds like beautiful and fabulous. Thanks for sharing this info! I keep on reading…

  17. Vita @ Juicer Depot @ juicerdepot.com

    I have to buy an ice cream maker. Any good ones out there that someone can recommend? I would love to try this recipe.

  18. This looks like a delicious recipe, though it is still relatively high in carbs because of the honey or agave. Have you ever considered using the natural (and healthy) sweetener Stevia instead of honey/agave? Or at least use some Stevia, so as to be able to decrease the amount of pure sugar (honey or agave is pure fructose, which is not all that healthy…)? Keep up the good work!

  19. Emily

    Made this and loved it – great taste and texture. I added some fresh mint from our garden too. All around a bit hit and very easy.

  20. Bonnie

    Kelly and Elana make a good team. This recipe is amazing! I’m enjoying it as I write this. The only thing I did differently is used a little agave and a little honey to equal 1/3 cup. Thank you for cooling my evening!

  21. I have never used Coconut Milk so I am curious does it present a very coconut-y flavor? If so are there any GF alternatives?!


  22. OrGreenic @ buyorgreenicnow.com

    Dairy free ice cream seems interesting. Thanks for the Vegan Mint Chip Ice Cream recipe.

  23. Sarah

    Love, love, live this recipe! Made it exactly as suggested and it was delish.

  24. Kenna

    This ice cream is amazing! I have made it about three times a week since I read this recipe. Super easy, no guilt, and it is the most rewarding treat I have had in years since going dairy free. My hubby said he wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between this ice cream and dairy ice cream! Thank you to the grand masters of this creation!

  25. Molly

    What would you suggest I use instead of hemp seeds? Milk or coconut milk?

  26. Terrie

    I’m considering purchasing a vitamix. Wondering why you would have to put the recipe into an ice cream maker when i’ve seen the rep make ice cream when demoing at costco? He turns the canister upside down to prove its frozen.

  27. I made this tonight, and my seven year old declared it the best ice cream ever. It was so good, thank you!

    For everyone asking about an ice cream maker, I made it directly in the Vitamix. I omitted the water and added two big handfuls of ice and followed the instructions in the manual for making ice cream in the Vitamix. It turned out great (although you might need to experiment a few times. I’ve made ice cream quite a few times, and the first few weren’t a great consistency.)

  28. Alandria

    Can I use the carton coconut milk?? My husband and I try to stear clear of using canned goods!

    Thank you!

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