vegan mint chocolate ice cream in black speckled cups

Fresh Mint Chocolate Ice Cream with Ganache Swirl - dairy free, low carb, with AIP option

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: AIP, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan
Enjoy a dairy-free mint chocolate ice cream made with fresh mint for a sweet, fresh and surprisingly delicious treat!
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Ingredients

Ice Cream

Ganache

Instructions

Ice Cream

  • Blend coconut milk and mint in a blender (I used a Vitamix) until the mint is finely chopped. Alternately you can chop the mint very fine with a knife or chop in a food processor.
  • Transfer mixture to a pot and bring to a boil over low heat.
  • Once it reaches a boil, remove from heat and let steep for 1 hour.
  • Pour mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve or a fine sieve. You may need to do this twice. If you have a few flecks left that should be fine and shouldn't affect the final product.
  • Add in MCT oil, stevia, salt and lemon juice.
  • Place mixture in fridge until chilled, at least an hour or two. (This step will help in the churning process and should result in a better texture.)
  • Once mixture is chilled, measure out a ΒΌ cup and place it in a bowl. Sprinkle with gelatin or arrowroot and whisk until combined.
  • Add 3 Tbsp of boiling water to the mixture and whisk until dissolved.
  • Add gelatin mixture to ice cream base and whisk until combined. Allow to sit for few minutes.
  • Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and proceed according to manufacturers' directions.
  • Enjoy!

Ganache

  • While the ice cream is churning, make the ganache and let it cool completely before adding it to the ice cream.
  • Heat the chocolate chips and coconut milk over very low heat, stirring until melted.
  • In a freezer-safe container, scoop in 1/3 of the ice cream, top with 1/3 of the ganache, then layer another 1/3 of the ice cream, then 1/3 of the ganache, then the remainder of the ice cream and top with the remainder of the ganache.
  • Freeze until solid.
  • Serve and enjoy!