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Today I have a very exciting and delicious recipe to share with you guys. It’s my refreshing Lime Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe. I’ve been wanting to try this ice cream recipe idea I had for a while now but haven’t had a chance to do it. The past weekend however was the perfect time to do experimenting like this, as the midsummer celebrations (which really is a thing in here) closed all the places and stopped all the activity around.
Made with tangy lime, fresh mint, creamy combination of perfectly ripe avocados and coconut cream and heaps of dark mint chocolate chips, these ice cream hearts passed crystal clear all the taste tests in our household. Even my little brother (with a very selective taste buds when it comes to ‘healthy’ vegan treats) said they were goood! I’m sure anyone with a little brother can understand this moment of victory, right?
For extra deliciousness, I serve mine with grilled peaches and homemade oat crumble topped with extra chocolate chips!
Here are the instructions, hope you love it!
Lime Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Hearts
(makes about 3 cups of ice cream)
2 ripe medium-sized avocados
400g can full-fat coconut cream*
2-3 big handfuls fresh mint leaves
juice of two limes
juice of one (small) lemon
6 tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup
about one cup dark mint chocolate chips (non-dairy)
*coconut cream can needs to be refrigerated for 12-24 hours to get the thick part separated
Peel and dice avocados, place into blender/food processor. Carefully open coconut cream can and scoop out only the thick part from the top. Place into blender with avocados, mint leaves, lime and lemon juices and agave nectar/maple syrup. Blend until evenly smooth and creamy.
Add in chocolate chips and pulse couple of times. Transfer to heart-shaped molds, muffin cups or an air-tight container and place in freezer for 3-4 hours (stir couple of times during the first half an hour). Remove out of the freezer about 10 minutes before serving to defrost a bit, serve and ENJOY!
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