Vegan Dessert Recipes: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

July 12, 2016
By now, most of us know about the ever-adaptable banana ice cream: without requiring an ice cream maker, soft serve cravings can be satisfied in a matter of seconds with the brief whir of a food processor. When I first discovered this trend a few years ago, I was more than a little dubious about the taste and texture of the final product. How could something so simple replicate a childhood classic? Would I develop an aversion to bananas after tasting them in a pureed state? As it turns out, I need not have worried. Banana ice cream is as delicious as it is healthful, and it's so satisfying on a hot summer day. My version--a delectable take on mint chip ice cream--only requires three ingredients, but nevertheless tastes refreshing and complex. For a fun spin, I chose to use cacao nibs, which are chock-full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, but you can use your favorite chocolate chip if desired. Enjoy!
Healthy Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Vegan Dessert Recipes: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Recipe Type: Sweets
utensils YIELDS Serves 2
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  • 2 medium bananas, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs or chocolate chips
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
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Directions

1. If you haven't already, peel and freeze two bananas for a minimum of eight hours before making the ice cream. 2. Add frozen bananas to food processor and run until they have started to take on a soft serve consistency. 3. Add cacao nibs or chocolate chips and peppermint extract and process again until the mixture starts to come together and the chocolate is incorporated throughout. 4. Serve!
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Contributing Editor Molly Lansdowne lives in Boston, Massachusetts. In her free time, she enjoys writing, practicing yoga, and traveling around New England. Follow Molly on Pinterest @bostonvegan and Instagram @molly_lansdowne.

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