There are few things that I enjoy more than curling up on the couch after a long day to watch a show with Ryan while enjoying a bowl of ice cream. Chocolate ice cream. Maybe double chocolate. Actually, imagine throwing in some thin mints in there for good measure. That's right – a Double Chocolate Thin Mint Ice Cream that also happens to be gluten and dairy-free!
Since it's Girl Scout cookie season, I have found myself craving all of the old classics. My gluten-free “Mint Slims” can be found in Eat What You Love, and it's one of my favorite cookie recipes of all-time. As usual, when I made a batch of these cookies a few weeks ago, they were devoured within days. I handed a few out to my parents and Ryan's parents, but I'd say Ryan was the culprit for most of them disappearing. I knew I wanted to make this ice cream, so I purposefully hid five of the cookies in the freezer and told him they were off limits!
My version of “Mint Slims” makes a crisp chocolate cookie that's coated by a silky mint chocolate mixture. I can easily eat that mixture by the spoonful! That's where the inspiration for this ice cream really came from. While spooning the glaze onto the cookies I imagined it as a velvety mint chocolate swirl through ice cream. If you've tried my Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Swirl, then you know the kind of swirl that I'm referring to. Except that it's mint fudge instead of peanut butter!
Our family, Asher most of all, loves the Mint Chip Ice Cream in Against All Grain. The bold flavor of mint embedded with chunky chocolate chips makes the best ice cream. It has always been my dad and my favorite from my first cookbook. This Double Chocolate Thin Mint Ice Cream is a major upgrade to that one. A deep dark chocolate base holds together crispy cookies and ribbons of thick mint fudge swirl. I can't force you to try this recipe, but I can tell you that it's likely to be your new favorite paleo ice cream. It is mine!
You can use any cookie that you'd like for this recipe if you don't have time or resources to make Thin Mints from scratch. To achieve the creamy consistency and smooth ice cream texture, an ice cream machine is necessary. I bought this one recently and really enjoy it! If you need a scoop, these are my go-to!
Danielle, We can’t wait to try this! I don’t know how you can do those videos with all the distractions from your cutie pie kiddos but we love them so keep doing them! My daughter cannot have eggs and I’m wondering if there’s anything you can think of we could add to achieve the same richness as yolks add. Does gelatin do that and if so how much would you add? Thanks so much & God bless.
Do you by any chance know the weight of those 5 cookies? We are doing the Back to Nature ones. I have been known to add too many cookies! 🤣
I want to make this but only have 2 cans of coconut cream. Can I use a can of coconut cream in place of the coconut milk? And if so, should I still include the Tablespoon of coconut oil.
Can you please start selling your recipes as a brand in store! They all look fantastic but I’m so low on time would love to buy these:)
Super duper delicious! You made my SCD son (who does maple syrup and cocao) so happy!!! I made as choc chocolate chip ice cream omitting the peppermint and cookies. I wanted to make sure the ice cream base was a hit before spending additional time making mixings for it. This is the first ice cream in a year that has been a true win. Thank you as always!!!
You are so welcome!
Any suggestions to make this egg free? We have egg allergies in our family. This looks amazing and would love to know what you’d suggest to make it egg free! Just omit? Or would we need a substitute?
Hi! You can sub with a flax egg.