Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Sugar free!)


One of my favorite family fun activities every summer is making homemade ice cream! I absolutely love my Cuisinart ice cream maker for its functionality and simplicity. Its a wonderful investment for blessing your family with yummy healthy treats. Keep an eye on the price…it fluctuates all the time. Homemade ice cream is a breeze to make and yummy! You can use various milk options due to your preferences, and can adapt your sweeteners as well. I use almond milk and xylitol because it is sugar free and on the Trim Healthy Mama plan that I follow loosely. It doesn’t spike your blood sugar, and easily adapts to all recipes because it is a 1:1 ratio, so its a great option if you want to go a bit more healthy. :) This recipe is considered low-carb on the THM plan (if you use sugar free chocolate chips). I prepared this mint chocolate chip recipe for my husband as his request for our Father’s Day dessert. We were all delighted with the results! It was fabulous!


3 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk option of your choice)
1 cup xylitol (or sweetener of your choice – white sugar, rapadura, honey, etc – I buy xylitol through Azure Standard, but it is also available through Amazon)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 cup chocolate chips (I used Trader Joe’s semi-sweet chocolate chunks, but Lily’s chocolate chips are a true sugar free option for the purist)


Combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips, together in a blender. Pour into your ice cream maker and allow to combine according to manufacturer recommendations (I do 30-45 minutes). Add chocolate chips in the final 10 minutes. Transfer to a freezer container and place in freezer till firm. Enjoy!

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About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of four, homemaker, and writer. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

2 Responses to Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Sugar free!)

  1. Kara July 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

    I went to check your blog today for a recipe and found that you’re blogging again! I am so thankful and so excited. I read your blog regularly for a couple of years and then you took a break right before I had my first baby. Now, I just had my third and just want to tell you thank you. So many of the posts I read in preparation for life as a mom have really influenced me. God has used you and a handful of other voices in my life to inspire me to give me great joy in my deliberate homemaking.

  2. Patricia R. July 6, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    I have a similar ice cream maker. I got it on sale at William Sonoma with an extra freezer bowl. It comes around once a year at least. It does only make 1-1/2 quarts but is plenty for us. I love xylitol and will have to try this with real cream. Sounds delicious!