Mint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream


This green-as-a-shamrock "nice cream"--made with almond milk, coconut cream and bananas--is loosely inspired by the Shamrock McFlurry. Whip up this dairy-free dessert for St. Patrick's Day or anytime you're craving a minty treat. (To keep this recipe vegan, be sure to choose vegan chocolate chips.)

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 40 mins
1 cup


  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk

  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut cream

  • ¼ teaspoon pure peppermint extract

  • 3 drops green natural liquid food coloring

  • 2 very ripe bananas, frozen, cut into chunks (about 2 cups)

  • cup semisweet chocolate chunks, plus more for garnish


  1. Pour almond milk into ice cube trays; freeze until frozen, about 8 hours.

  2. Transfer the frozen almond milk cubes to a food processor. Add coconut cream, peppermint extract, green food coloring and bananas; process until smooth, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula as needed.

  3. Add chocolate chunks to the food processor; pulse until the chocolate chunks are well distributed and slightly smaller in size, 10 to 15 pulses.

  4. Transfer the mixture to an airtight freezer-safe container; freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Top each serving with chocolate chunks and mint sprigs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
11g Fat
24g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2/3 cup
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 16g
Added Sugars 7g 14%
Protein 2g 3%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Vitamin A 108IU 2%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Folate 14mcg 4%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 36mg 8%
Potassium 296mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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