Desserts

March 15, 2021

Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve

Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve is the perfect St. Patrick's Day treat! This mint-green ice cream is completely vegan and sugar-free.

Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve

Normally I'm not a huge mint chocolate chip fan, but honestly I'm loving this Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve. It's SO easy to make. Just throw a couple ingredients in the blender and you've got yourself a beautiful bowl of soft serve.

This ice cream is also healthy. I'm calling it soft serve because it is so smooth and creamy and, well, soft. This amazing texture comes from frozen bananas. There's no dairy involved, yet this soft serve still has an amazingly soft texture. I just wanna run my spoon through it.

Also, this soft serve has a natural green color. No food coloring! I love this. It's amazing how many beautiful colors we can create from real food. We don't have to use chemicals or dyes.

The secret is spirulina.

What is spirulina?

Spirulina is a blue-green algae. It is a bacteria that is high in protein, filled with B vitamins, and high in other nutrients like copper and iron. It's considered a health food because of its high nutrient content.

You can get spirulina in pills or tablets, but for this recipe we'll use spirulina powder. Spirulina comes in two different colors - for this mint-colored recipe we'll use the traditional green spirulina. If you go to the store, you will most likely find green spirulina, so you don't need to worry about hunting down a specific color.

If you're a little concerned about putting algae in ice cream, don't worry. You can't taste it at all! It just turns the soft serve a beautiful mint color.

Alternatively, if you don't want to use spirulina at all, you can still make this recipe. You will just have soft-serve that isn't mint green. No big deal! It will still taste nice and minty.

Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve

Ingredients

  • Bananas: Frozen bananas make the best soft serve! The day before you want to make this recipe simply chop up a few bananas an throw them in the freezer.
  • Green Spirulina Powder: You should be able to find Spirulina in your local natural foods store. Or you can buy some online!
  • Mint Extract: In order to get that classic mint flavor, you can use mint or peppermint extract. Be careful with this stuff - a little goes a long way.
  • Non-Dairy Milk: Vegan soft serve works best when it's mostly just thick and creamy bananas, but a few tablespoons of non-dairy milk will help the bananas blend together. I used almond milk, but you can use whatever non-dairy milk you have on hand.
  • Vegan Chocolate Chips: It wouldn't be mint chocolate chip without the choco chips! I love using these vegan chocolate chips.

How to make Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve

Step 1. Take the bananas out of the freezer and allow to thaw for 5-10 minutes. Letting them soften helps them become easier to blend, especially if you froze them in large chunks.

Step 2. Add the bananas, spirulina, and mint extract to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth, adding the non-dairy milk to help blend.

Step 3. Add the chocolate chips and pulse to incorporate then transfer to a bowl OR spoon the mixture into a bowl and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Enjoy! Be sure to store any leftovers in the freezer.

Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve

Recipe Prayer

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Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve

Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve is the perfect St. Patrick's Day treat! This mint-green ice cream is completely vegan and sugar-free.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

1

Prep:

5

min

cook:

0

min

total:

5

min

Ingredients

  • 3 Frozen Bananas
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Green Spirulina Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Mint Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Take the bananas out of the freezer and allow to thaw for 5-10 minutes, so they become easy to blend.
  2. Add the bananas, spirulina, and mint extract to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth, adding the non-dairy milk to help blend.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and pulse to incorporate then transfer to a bowl OR spoon the mixture into a bowl and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Enjoy!

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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
Martha
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Grace
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
Becky
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography