Homemade Mint Ice Cream with Fudge Swirl

This no-churn, Homemade Mint Ice Cream with Fudge Swirl is a tasty, healthy option to the store-bought version. Free of dairy, refined sugar, and food coloring, it also boasts a hidden health boost: spirulina!

Homemade Mint Ice Cream with Fudge Swirl | grain-free, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.com This ice cream almost didn’t make it to the blog. Not because it isn’t worth posting, but because it is so dang delicious it almost disappeared from my fridge before I could photograph it! And we both know that a food blog post with no pictures is a fail. 

You see, my dear, wonderful husband has done a pretty good job over the years of convincing me that he didn’t like mint ice cream. He’d humor me and buy some every now and again, but I could tell he never really enjoyed it.

But the evening after I placed this homemade version in the fridge to firm up he excitedly reported to me:

“Guess what? Somebody sneaked in our kitchen and put some mint ice cream in the freezer!”

I had thought that because he didn’t like mint ice cream I could safely leave it in the freezer without telling him. Apparently I was apparently mistaken. 

Thankfully he left enough for me to get in a few good pics before the rest was devoured.

Homemade Mint Ice Cream with Fudge Swirl | grain-free, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.comThis no-churn treat is not only delicious, it’s also incredibly healthy. No kidding, my friend. You can eat this dessert guilt-free!

Reason? Instead of the normal Blue 1 and Yellow 5 food coloring (nasty stuff) they put in most green mint ice creams, I used the super-green powerhouse spirulina

Spirulina is a superfood algea containing all the essential amino acids plus amazing doses of B-12, iron, calcium, magnesium, and trace minerals. While on its own it tastes a little fishy, when mixed into something as delicious as a smoothie or this ice cream none will be the wiser. 😉

So go ahead, indulge. 

Homemade Mint Ice Cream with Fudge Swirl | grain-free, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free | RaiasRecipes.com

Homemade Mint Ice Cream with Fudge Swirl
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy & refined sugar.
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Ice Cream
  1. 4 c. water*
  2. 2 c. shredded unsweetened coconut*
  3. 1/2 c. honey
  4. 1 t. spirulina powder
  5. 1/2 t. vanilla extract (I like to make my own - find out here)
  6. 1 1/2 t. mint extract
  7. dash salt
Fudge Swirl
  1. 2 T. honey
  2. 2 T. coconut oil
  3. 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  4. 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  5. dash salt
Ice Cream
  1. In blender (I use this one), puree water and shredded coconut. Blend for at least a minute before straining the milk through a wire sieve. Keep the meal for making your own coconut flour (learn how here - it's easy).
  2. Return coconut milk back into blender and add remaining ice cream ingredients. Puree.
  3. Pour mixture into a 9x9 inch metal baking dish and stick it in the freezer.
  4. Freeze for about 6 hours, stirring every 1-2 hours.
Fudge Swirl
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. About an hour before the ice cream is done freezing, spread fudge in strips on top and carefully stir the strips into the ice cream.
  3. Freeze for another 1/2 hour-1 hour.
  4. Devour.
  5. Store any leftovers in the freezer.
Notes
  1. *These two ingredients can be replaced with 4 cups of full-fat coconut milk.
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Wanna know more about spirulina? Check out more info over at nuts.com

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