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No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream [no refined sugar]

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Homemade ice cream can be intimidating and often requires fancy equipment. Skip the hassle and all the unnecessary kitchen equipment with this no churn mint chocolate chip ice cream. 
Click to tweet: Skip the fancy kitchen gadgets and try this No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.
I've shared before that mint chocolate chip ice cream is my favorite. It reminds me of my childhood and was always my first choice on any ice cream trip. While playing around in the kitchen, I decided it was time to try out homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream.

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After some research, I looked at dozens of ice cream machines - all of which cost more than I'd like to spend on a kitchen gadget that only does one task. Now if these machines also emptied my dishwasher and folded my laundry, I would consider purchasing one.
Click to tweet: No churn mint chocolate chip with no refined sugar?! Must be too good to be true!
This is how my no churn mint chocolate chip recipe was born. I tried to make this recipe with the least amount of ingredients as possible and I was able to exclude refined sugars. And I used dark chocolate chips which makes this 'healthy'. Dark chocolate has magical powers, doesn't it?! That makes it healthy!!

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No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream [no refined sugar]

Recipe by a traveling Wife

  • 1 cup Whipping Cream
  • 1 can (13.5 oz) Full Fat Coconut MIlk
  • 2 tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips, chopped
Cooking Directions
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat together the coconut milk and maple syrup over medium/high heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Chill the coconut milk and syrup mixture for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the whipping cream with an electric mixer (or stand mixer) until stiff peaks form.
  4. Fold in remaining ingredients - coconut milk/syrup mixture, peppermint extract, and dark chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into a bread loaf pan, cover with plastic wrap, and place in freezer.
  6. Allow to set for at least 4 hours.
  7. Place bread pan on counter for 20-30 minutes prior to scooping to allow ice cream to slightly soften.
  8. Enjoy!
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Big News!

Friday, September 23, 2016

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.

If you are not following me on Instagram, what are you doing with your life?! Only kidding, but I did share a pretty big announcement yesterday which leads me to today's post. 

As a first time expecting mom, I am faced with loads of research regarding pregnancy and childcare. It can be beyond overwhelming and most of the time I feel completely lost. Babbleboxx found out I was expecting and offered to send me loads of goodies to give me a jump start on maternity and postpartum care. Below is a list of products that might be of interest to you if you are a new or expecting parent! *When it comes to all things regarding your health, or your family's health, always consult a health care professional. 
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FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini 70 Camera (retail $139.95)
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Gerber® Onesies® Brand One Piece Underwear
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Boudreaux's Butt Paste - Original (retail $19.19) & Maximum Strength Formula (retail $6.79)
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Rainbow Light 35+ Mom & Baby
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Those with experience, what are some must have products I should purchase?
Have you had any experience with any of these products?
Stay tuned for more maternity posts to come, but not too many. :)
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