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5 ingredient homemade mint chocolate chip avocado ice cream recipe that is raw, dairy and nut free!

creamy dairy free raw avocado mint ice cream

Get ready for some rich, creamy homemade ice cream that is full of ingredients you recognize. And did we mention it only takes 5 ingredients to make this ice cream!

homemade avocado ice cream

This ice cream recipe is an updated version of our quick mint avocado chocolate chip soft serve that we made years ago. Even though we love our original recipe, we wanted to make more of ice cream instead of soft serve.

We are so thrilled and happy with the way this new recipe came out and think you will love it too.

We mean… really…what is not to love? Mint. Chocolate chips. Avocados. Coconut butter.

Yes please! Load it up.

Since it is still hot outside we are still feeling like cold and refreshing desserts. And this velvety mint chip ice cream hit the spot.

And this friends… is perfect for those hot humid days that you just want something cold.

How to make raw ice cream out of avocado. No ice cream maker needed.

raw mint chocolate chip avocado ice cream

We love using avocados or cashews for our base for raw, no ice cream maker needed, easy to make ice cream recipes.

To be honest… those are the only homemade ice cream recipes we have ever made. Guess we need to expand our ice cream making recipes to play with other ingredients.

dairy free mint chocolate chip ice cream

Mint chocolate chip ice cream was an all time childhood favorite of ours.

Our two favorite flavors together. As you already know mint and chocolate is our go-to flavor for just about anything.

From raw layered cakes to mint protein bars.

vegan mint avocado chocolate chip ice cream

Ready to see how we made it.

Though it is a little time consuming in that you have to stir every 30 minutes for about 2-3 hours.

Promise it’s worth it!!!!!

That stirring every 30 minutes makes a HUGE difference in making homemade ice creams with no ice cream makers. Trust us. We made this without stirring frequently and it turned out too icy not creamy.

Learn from us. Take the effort to stir. Use your gymboss timer to remind you to stir every 30 minutes. That’s what we did.

5 ingredient homemade creamy mint chocolate chip avocado ice cream recipe

serves 3-4

5 ingredient homemade creamy mint chocolate chip avocado ice cream recipe

Raw, vegan, dairy-free, nut-free healthy homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream.


  • 2 hass medium-large avocados (about 11oz pitted, 2 cups cut into chunks)
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter (could use coconut oil)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey or coconut nectar)
  • 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
  • handful of fresh mint leaves (optional)
  • 3-5 tablespoons chocolate chips (really how much you like)


  1. Pit and scoop out avocados. Peel banana.
  2. Place all ingredients except chocolate chips into Vita-mix or high powered blender.
  3. Blend until smooth. Make sure it is well blended.
  4. Place in large deep bowl.
  5. Add in your chocolate chips. Stir them in.
  6. Set bowl into freezer.
  7. Stir every 30 minutes until desired texture is achieved. Ours took about 2 1/2 hours with stirring every 30 minutes.

Are you ready for some creamy raw mint chocolate chip avocado ice cream?

Twins question: Do you like making homemade ice cream? Do you stir or use an ice cream maker?

What do you like to make or drink on a hot day?

till next time,



purely twins

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72 thoughts on “Homemade creamy mint chocolate chip avocado ice cream recipe

  1. SO trying this out!! I can not wait, it seriously contains just about ALL of my favorite foods!
    Oh my goodness, can’t get much better than some healthy mint chocolate avocado ice cream:)

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 10:30 am
    1. 🙂 our favorite too!

      Posted on September 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm
  2. Good advice on stirring every 30 minutes…I have always wondered how I could get my homemade ice creams creamy…they are always rock hard! I’ll try that trick next time.

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 10:32 am
    1. we were surprised how much that extra stirring really helped 🙂

      Posted on September 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm
  3. Yum! Another delicious-looking recipe! I am a huge fan of mint-flavored ice cream so this is right up my alley. Especially since I love avocados too 🙂

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 10:52 am
    1. wahoo 😉

      Posted on September 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm
  4. I have an ice cream maker, and like to make dairy-free ice creams. I usually use coconut milk as my base.

    Does the avocado ice cream freeze up really hard? I tend to have that problem with my ice cream. I try to use thickeners like cornstarch and agar with a splash of liqueur

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 11:01 am
    1. by us stirring frequently really helped with it not getting rock hard.
      coconut milk based ones are good too 🙂

      Posted on September 4, 2013 at 1:24 pm
  5. I’ve never tried avocado for an ice cream recipe…that would be really good and creamy!!!

    I definitely love to eat a lot of fresh fruit when it is hot out – especially berries and mangoes!

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 11:25 am
  6. This looks so delicious! I’m not sure I’m dedicated enough to stir for 3 hours, but I do love ice cream and I don’t have an ice cream maker! On really hot days, I like water steeped with strawberry and cucumber … yum!

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 11:27 am
    1. having the timer helped with keeping us on track with the stirring 😉

      Posted on September 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm
  7. Looks delicious! I love mint chocolate chip, my fav! On a hot day, lately I’ve been all about iced lattes with almond milk and honey. I’m not ready for hot pumpkin drinks yet!

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 11:50 am
  8. HellOOOOO ladies! You may be my new best friends! 😉 Seriously though, mint chocolate chip ice cream is my favorite! 🙂

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 1:07 pm
    1. wahoo hugs

      Posted on September 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm
  9. Yum that looks so tasty. What are you pantry staple must haves? Also,any advice for meal prep for college students?

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 2:46 pm
  10. Mint and chip is my FAVE!!!! YOU HAVE ME SOLD!

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 4:59 pm
    1. 🙂 ours too!! hugs

      Posted on September 4, 2013 at 6:31 pm
  11. Girls, this looks divine.

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 5:08 pm
    1. thank you Nikki!!

      Posted on September 4, 2013 at 6:31 pm
  12. Mint chocolate chip was most definitely my favorite flavor of ice cream as a kid. Definitely looking forward to trying this soon! And it sounds so creamyyy.
    My go-to drink on a hot day lately has been a very berry refresher or a lime refresher (with 1/2 unsweet green tea) from Starbucks. Makes these hot days a little more bearable…

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 5:13 pm
    1. yay for more mint chocolate chip love 🙂

      Posted on September 4, 2013 at 6:31 pm
  13. Oh my gosh, this is GENIUS!!!

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm
  14. i don’t know how you do it, but you do! Just pinned this!

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm
    1. hehe 🙂 xoxo

      Posted on September 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm
  15. This looks delicious girls – I’m drooling over the photos!!

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 7:34 pm
    1. thanks sweetie 🙂

      Posted on September 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm
  16. I wonder
    I wonder
    I wonder if the husband would notice this was his nasty yucky store brand? 🙂

    Posted on September 5, 2013 at 8:05 am
  17. Could you omit or substitute the banana?
    Thanks so much!

    Posted on September 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm
    1. if you omit the banana we would recommend add in a liquid sweetener to help with taste and texture

      Posted on September 13, 2013 at 2:16 pm
  18. It seems like a lovely combination. Kids will surely be thrilled with this. Good read.

    Posted on September 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm
  19. Do you melt the coconut oil or butter or keep it in its room temperature form when blending it with the other ingredients?

    Posted on October 21, 2013 at 7:22 pm
  20. Making this right now, so excited! Do you use the peppermint extract that has alcohol in it? That’s the only kind I have been able to find.. if not then do you know how much I would use of the alcohol kind to equal 1 tablespoon?

    Posted on February 2, 2014 at 3:13 pm
    1. Sydney yes that is fine.

      Posted on February 2, 2014 at 4:40 pm
  21. Mint-chocolate chip is my favorite ice cream of all times! I would have never thought to add avocado, bananas, and coconut butter to that! Sounds divine!

    Posted on May 3, 2014 at 7:09 pm
  22. Great ideas! I didn’t have any bananas, so I decided to try a green apple instead, and swapped out the mint leaves and extract for cinnamon and vanilla essence. Voila, easy vegan green apple pie ice cream! So good! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    Posted on June 28, 2014 at 8:42 pm
  23. I am excited to try this recipe. . Can u please tell me that can make this icecream in icecream maker. .
    Please help me coz i brought new icecream maker.. i want to try in my new machine..

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 7:02 am
    1. You can always try we are not sure how it would do.

      Posted on April 20, 2015 at 2:32 pm
  24. Looks good, but more like 7 ingredients.

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 2:39 am
    1. Well the mint leaves and chocolate chips are optional.

      Posted on May 20, 2015 at 9:17 am
  25. Can you use an ice cream maker if you have one? What can I use instead of the peppermint extract?

    Posted on October 30, 2015 at 9:27 pm
    1. yes we think an ice cream maker will be fine, you can use vanilla if you don’t like peppermint

      Posted on October 31, 2015 at 10:35 pm
  26. Do you avacados have to be ripe?

    Posted on November 21, 2015 at 11:48 pm
    1. yes they do

      Posted on November 22, 2015 at 1:29 pm
  27. Great taste, thanks for recipe. I wish i read the comments before embarking, as I only had coconut oil and its not fractionated so i ended up with clumps. Silly me, had coconut milk on hand and should have substituted. But, the end result is tasty enough and the clumps of coconut oil turned out miniscule since I used my food processor. thanks again for a great recipe

    Posted on January 29, 2017 at 3:24 pm
    1. Glad you enjoyed the recipe and it all worked out.

      Posted on February 3, 2017 at 1:54 am
  28. For all those wondering…no mint essential oil will not work in place of the peppermint extract… I ran out but I always have a tonne of mint essential oil on hand, and since I use it in my smoothies sometimes, I figured it would work if I just used less… Nope. You FEEL the mint, you don’t taste it.

    Posted on June 8, 2017 at 9:13 pm
  29. Hi there

    I love your blog post, Raw, Vegan, Dairy-Free Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Ice Cream, and we would love to feature it on our website, GreenThickies.com. Would it be OK for me to use one of your photos within my post? I will of course link back to your post.

    Thanks so much


    Posted on June 19, 2017 at 11:48 pm
    1. Yes you can use a photo and link back. Thank you!

      Posted on June 21, 2017 at 12:49 am
  30. I have made this recipe many times. It is easy, quick and delicious! But I found that 1 tablespoon of peppermint extract is far too much. I add just a drop or two. You can always add more later if it is not strong enough for your taste.

    Posted on November 22, 2017 at 4:26 am
    1. Yep we always say start small and slowly added it to your taste as we are all different.

      Posted on November 26, 2017 at 6:33 pm
  31. Made this today. Do you mean a teaspoon or tablespoon of extract? I started with 1 TEASPOON of peppermint extract and it was almost overwhelming.
    Otherwise very tasty!

    Posted on August 29, 2018 at 4:14 pm