Recipe Directions

1. Blend in a vitamix until smooth.

2. Chill in freezer for about 45 minutes.

3. Then process the mixture in an ice-cream maker according to instructions.

Namllets@yahoo.com's Thoughts

By namllets@yahoo.com

This raw mint chocolate chip ice cream is insane.

I got the idea for this recipe from Raw Food/Real World: 100 Recipes to Get the Glow and it came out perfect.

I added some spirulina to make it green, some raw cacao nibs for the chips, and then some mint leaves and a few drops of peppermint oil to make it taste like mint.

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Wow, I just put this in my recipe box. Looks fantastic. Right now in Vermont we're just getting through a very cold spell so ice cream is not a priority at the moment BUT this summer we're definitely getting an ice cream maker and this will be one of the first recipes we try. Thanks a million for posting this!!!

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You can freeze the mixture in ice cube trays or small batches, then throw them in your food processor, grind up, refreeze again and then food process again...you don't have to do ice cube trays, just it's easier to have them in small containers, easier on the food processor.

Have no coconut butter either, am interested if there is an another option?

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Well, despite my questions I tried this recipe with a few modifications--my baby coconut was a little past its prime, and I didn't have coconut butter. So I blended shredded coconut for a while (trying in vain to make butter), and blended this with water, soaked cashews, and the other ingredients (about half the amounts, and way less salt and no honey), mixing in the nibs at the end. Definitely the best raw ice cream I've had (so far), but then mint chocolate chip was always my favorite flavor. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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Does anyone know if this comes out like the one at Pure Food and Wine? I had a mint chocolate sundae type thing there and it was the best raw thing I've had to date

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Hi there meganthevegan :) I'm glad you had a good laugh regarding Levi. He really does love his ice cream...and will tap his plastic bowl with his beak while saying, "Ice Cream! Ice Cream! Ice Cream" then wait to see if I'll give him some. If I'm in the kitchen eating some myself, you'll hear, "Is that good?" That's a subtle hint of "Hey, have you forgotten about me over here? I would like some of that please!" or here's one of his famous lines to get attention, "I haven't forgot about you!"

WOW! That's neat to be able to make 2 different kinds of ice cream at once! And you got it for $20. What a blessing! You'd be amazed at what you can find at a thrift store.

How did your chocolate mint ice cream turn out? Bet it turned out SCRUMPTIOUS! I just made a fresh batch of the above recipe, but this time added some Carob chips...YUM! The ICE-20 makes 1.5 quarts...however, mine almost runs over the top :) What's so wonderful about making raw ice cream, is that you feel so good eating it...knowing there is nothing artificial or harmful in it! ENJOY!

Hey, if you are ever interested, I made my first batch of raw chocolate candy last night and it was the BEST I've ever had. I modified a recipe I found here on www.goneraw.com. I let my apartment manager try one and she could not believe it was raw (all natural).

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Oh my gosh. frmHIShirt....your parrot cracks me up!

I just got my ice cream maker TODAY! For $20 too! Mine is cuisinart...but I got it at the SPCA thrift shop...really great deal. It's the kind that you can make 2 kinds at once with...

I was inspired by this recipe, but didn't have all the ingredients, so I'm making a chocolate mint ice cream as I type this!!

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Thank you Namllets for this FABULOUS & DELIGHTFUL recipe! I made this just last weekend, and still have a little left...ONLY because I disciplined myself to eat a little at a time LOL!

Just this week, I shared this with non-raw people at the office and they were shocked that it was RAW! They absolutely loved it and wanted the recipe! I'm definitely gonna make this again! Before putting the cacao nibs in, I poured some into another container for Levi, my African Grey parrot who loves ice cream. He'll ask for ice cream from time to time, while banging his beak against his bowl. He cannot eat Chocolate, so his has to be special! When he tasted this minty flavored ice cream, his response was, "OOOH!"

I used a Cuisinart ICE-20 that I bought brand new off of www.craigslist.com. Paid $20 for it and getting good use out of it now, especially after finding this recipe!

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I have a cuisinart ice cream maker.

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I suggest adding mint leaves also to make it green.

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Effing Saweet! Thanks!

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Well, despite my questions I tried this recipe with a few modifications--my baby coconut was a little past its prime, and I didn't have coconut butter. So I blended shredded coconut for a while (trying in vain to make butter), and blended this with water, soaked cashews, and the other ingredients (about half the amounts, and way less salt and no honey), mixing in the nibs at the end. Definitely the best raw ice cream I've had (so far), but then mint chocolate chip was always my favorite flavor. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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This is PHENOMINAL! I adapted a similar recipe from Raw Food Real World: 1C soaked cashews, meat from 1 young coconut, 4 dates, pinch salt, 1 T vanilla, 1/4 c cocobutter or coconut oil. When it was all blended(in the vitamix),I added in the nibs in the ice cream maker. It was ready in 20 min.! really the closest I've had to real ice cream in 2 years. I think it's better.

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You can freeze the mixture in ice cube trays or small batches, then throw them in your food processor, grind up, refreeze again and then food process again...you don't have to do ice cube trays, just it's easier to have them in small containers, easier on the food processor.

Have no coconut butter either, am interested if there is an another option?

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Does this recipe actually fit in a 1.5 quart ice cream maker? I was thinking I'd have to halve the recipe; there's over 6 cups (=1.5 qts) of ingredients. Plus I'm guessing that the coconut butter is not coconut oil, but creamy ground coconut, yes?

BTW, I have a Cuisinart maker, and it works well (plus it's red!), but it's loud enough that you definitely don't want to spend much time in the room with it while it's going--but I'm guessing that's the case with all of them. Amazon is a good reference for comparison.

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Wow, I just put this in my recipe box. Looks fantastic. Right now in Vermont we're just getting through a very cold spell so ice cream is not a priority at the moment BUT this summer we're definitely getting an ice cream maker and this will be one of the first recipes we try. Thanks a million for posting this!!!

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Thanks Namllets. I tend to under-do the flavorings on ice cream so this helps. I'm going to try it. I just used the last of my coconut butter to make raw chocolate but as soon as my mail order arrives, I'm all over it!

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Yea no worries. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-68220-Cream-Maker/dp/B0006TN1XS/ref... It's a pretty cheap one. I hear the Quisinarts are pretty good. :)

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Amazing recipe! Can I ask what kind of ice cream maker you have? Brand? I've been looking for one, thanks.

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Hey Pam! So sorry about not knowing this. :( When the Ice-Cream maker was running I just dumped a TON of the nibs in while it was roatating. I should have measured. I don't measure anything. And for the Spirulina I put about a Tablespoon into the blender until it looked like the kind of green we are used to! The mint leaves I probably put about 6 or 7 leaves and 4-5 drops peppermint oil. :) Try it out. It's very tasty! You'll be hooked! I live across the street from Baskin Robbins and it's no match!

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That is an awesome idea cherie03. :)

Another option is to put the mixture in a glass pan or pie dish. Put it in the freezer. Every 30 minutes or so, take it out and "fork" it (take a fork and scratch it up). Put it back in the freezer. Repeat until you get the texture you like (if you don't sample all of it before it gets done). Or, leave it in the freezer until solid. Break it up and put the chunks in a blender and blend it to ice cream texture.

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Instead of an ice cream machine and this is so fun to do with little kids. In a small metal coffee can put your ice cream ingredients and cover with the plastic can lid. Pack this can inside a large metal coffee can with ice and rock salt. Cover with the plastic lid. Sit on the floor opposite the child and roll the can back and forth, as with a ball, for a while and very soon you will have your frozen ice cream. The child is, off course, incredulous - and delighted.

This recipe is one I will try very soon - as soon as I get all the ingredients. Yummo. Are the nibs crunchy? Do they really taste like chocolate? Are they strong tasting? Everyone says carob is a good substitue - Not.

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This looks really good! I haven't had much luck with ice cream recipes. Namllets, can you give the quantities for spirulina, cacao nibs, mint leaves and peppermint oil? I'm really bad at figuring out how ice cream mixtures will taste once frozen... LOL.

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An alternative for an ice cream machine is this simple process...

1 quart ziplock with ice cream inside.

1 gallon ziplock with ice and rock salt inside.

put quart ziplock in gallon ziplock, wrap with towel and massage gently for 15-20 minutes... You can double bag the quart bag if you get scared... :)

Hey great recipe... I can't wait to try it.

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I know it's amazing. It's funny I eat this stuff late at night. It's all gone now and I can't wait to make more. The cacao nibs were a surpirse to me. I didn't think they would be as good as they were. It tasted just like the real thing. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream that is good for you! Amazing.

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Hey, this looks like the "real" (oops, I meant dairy, of course raw vegan ice cream is as real as it gets!) thing! The addition of the spirulina is inspired!

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That is evil! Wow, I wish I had an ice cream maker. Anyone know any alternative to the machine?

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