Vegan Mint Ice Cream

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis ice cream I made is compatible with all phases of my elimination diet! Of course, feel free to mix it up as your diet allows. Add chocolate chips or nuts. Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Take out the mint leaves and make a new flavor, such as with berries. Heck, make it with real milk. Do what you want. My goal here was to find a way to make ice cream that was vegan, refined sugar, and alcohol (which means vanilla and mint extract) free and use up the mint leaves I had.

Tip: If your ice cream maker bowl is not in the freezer, put it in there. They can take up to a day to freeze fully, something Will and I did not realize until we started making the ice cream.

Ingredients
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup water
1 14 oz can full fat coconut milk
1/4 cup (or more!) packed raw baby spinach leaves – this adds color and nutrition with no change in taste
pinch of salt

Optional:
1 tsp vanilla extract
chocolate chips
chopped nuts
berries or chopped fruit

Instructions

  1. Freeze the ice cream maker bowl, if not already frozen. Can take 6-24 hours.

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Mixture ready to be heated

  2. Combine mint, honey, and water in a saucepan. Mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes, then let steep for 15.
  3. Pour mixture and remaining ingredients (plus vanilla if you are using it) into a blender and liquify until, well, it is a very
    Heated mixture while steeping

    Heated mixture while steeping

    well combined liquid. At this point, I did not think the ice cream smelled appetizing at all. Still turned out, though!

  4. If desired, strain the mixture into a container that is easily poured from (you want to strain it now, as it will thicken in the refrigerator). I did not strain my and it still turned out fine.
  5. Refrigerate for at least one hour, up to 3 days.
  6. When mixture is cooled and you are ready to make ice cream, pour it into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer instructions OR if you do not have an ice cream maker, here are instructions for doing it by hand
    All nice and liquified

    All nice and liquified

    (start at number 2). At this point I had misplaced my camera.

  7. If you would like to add the optional ingredients, do so about 5 minutes before your ice cream is done, according to the directions for your specific machine.
  8. Store in an air tight container in the freezer. Enjoy!

The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

Advertisements

About How We Flourish

Welcome! I'm Chloe. I have a passion for creating a healthy life and a healthy environment. Join me as I explore homemade and reusable products, essential oils, and real food. Look around a bit. I look forward to getting to know you.
This entry was posted in Elimination Diet, Food and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Vegan Mint Ice Cream

  1. Pingback: Orange Cream Ice Sherbet | ANYSH@RE

  2. Pingback: Elimination Diet, Day 20 | Healthy People, Healthy Planet

  3. Pingback: New Favorite Recipes | Healthy People, Healthy Planet

Join the Discussion!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s