Mint Chocolate Chip No-Churn Ice Cream
Y’all, I did not have the heart to use a bunch of food coloring to turn my Mint Chocolate Chip No-Churn Ice Cream green. It just wasn’t necessary. Just because something tastes green (sort of? mint? right?) doesn’t mean it has to look green. And if we’re going to be totally honest here, I kind of feel like I own the St. Patrick’s Day holiday because it’s also my birthday. True story. The day of my birth is the holiday of the St. Patrick. My 21st birthday was an interesting one! 🙂
I made this ice cream not only in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day and all things green, but also in the spirit of this fantastic dairy from back in the day that had an awesome little ice cream shop in the middle of nowhere. They had the best chocolate chip ice cream I’ve ever had in my life. Until now. Now, we’ve added mint and it was an excellent idea. No kidding. The dairy has the best chocolate chip ice cream because, well, they’re a dairy (duh – they totally know what they’re doing), but also, they don’t put chips in the ice cream – they use chocolate shavings. Genius.
I’ve gotta tell y’all, that there is no limit to the amount of green food and gifts that I have received as birthday gifts. I have definitely had my share of oddly colored bright green ice cream. I’ll just be honest here. It’s not my jam. But this is a judgement free zone, so if you like your mint chocolate chip ice cream to glow? No worries. No judgments. We can still be friends.
P.S. In case you are not seeing a theme here? The theme is that my birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day and I’m planning to celebrate for the next two weeks. Thank goodness I’m still 29. Cheers, y’all!
Adapted from Martha
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
I love that you didn’t use food colouring in this. It always puts me off a bit when I see bright green ice cream.
Dude. Me too.
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
I knew your birthday was on St. Pattys day… I feel special. Wait or are you supposed to feel special since this is your couple weeks long birthday celebration? Shoot. I demand you go eat some of this outrageously delicious ice cream right now so you feel special again, in case I just stole your thunder. 😉 Love this minty ice cream, Rach! Mint chocolate chip ice cream is boys favorite, so you knoe I’m going to have to not churn him some immediately. Love that you didn’t use food coloring in it, too! Au-natural baby! Pinned! Cheers, sweets! Xoxo
PS I see a long pin. Woot. High five!
Girl, you are special! And you had the heads up on my bday, but now I’ve spilled the beans and the whole world knows. You could never steal my thunder, but you also can’t steal my ice cream – but I’ll share! Please feel free to not churn some for Boy. P.S. Long Pin! LOL! Love ya, friend! XOXOXOX Fist bump!
David @ Spiced
Chocolate shavings, eh? Now that is genius for sure! But how awesome is it that your birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day? I mean, I guess it could have been annoying when you were a kid and having to make sure you didn’t get pinched…but still. Did you ever get a pot of gold for your birthday? Eh, forget the pot of gold. Just give me a pot of this ice cream for my birthday, and I’ll be a happy camper!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
That’s exciting that your birthday was on St. Patrick’s Day! And I can only imagine all of the green gifts you received over the years. This ice cream sounds delicious, Rachelle! And the green is definitely not needed…love the flavor!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
Okay, you made my FAVORITE ice cream flavor in the whole wide world!! And I love chocolate shavings instead of chips. Chips are too hard and disrupt the smooth and creaminess of the super chill ice cream. Plus I like that you didn’t put food coloring in there but truth…I like my mint ice cream green. I don’t know why, I just do. Must be from my childhood when additives were cool. Wish we lived closer because I’d so celebrate your 29th bday with you 🙂
Jen | Baked by an Introvert
This ice cream sounds divine!! Love that it is no churn!
No churn is the best! Thanks, Jen!
So, first of all – you know how I feel about no-churn…THE BEST! And this is no exception – and honestly, the fact that it is not fluorescent green makes me all the happier! When Dom and I were in Italy a couple years ago we went on a gelato tour (yeah, rough…) but they said – when you see the brightly colored cream – it’s not real – it should be the color of the food and last we checked – pistacchio is not bright green. Which brings me to your natural color here – THE BEST! Happy 29th Birthday Month!
We are total no-churn soul sisters, Annie! OMG! I have pistachio coming up! Woot! Thanks, friend!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
29?? I could almost be your mother! Almost! This looks delicious Rachelle! Mint chocolate chip is my son Casey’s favorite ice cream, so this is going on my must make list for sure! Happy early birthday!
Ummm….. maybe if it wasn’t a multiple repeat of my 29 birthday! 🙂 Thanks, Mary Ann!
Wait…what happened on your 21st? Full disclosure, perchance?
I’m glad you didn’t dye it. I like natural colors without the crazy green! It looks amazing!
Thanks, Mir! 21 wasn’t too crazy, but I did get to go into a bar on St. Patrick’s Day legally!
Manali @ CookWithManali
love no churn ice creams, this looks delicious Rachelle! and wow your birthday falls on St. Patricks Day! That’s so cool!
Dawn at Girl Heart Food
Mint Chocolate Chip is hands down my fav ice-cream. Love this recipe and can’t wait to try. Happy early Birthday, Rachelle!
One of my favorite ice-cream! Thanks for the recipe
Thanks for visiting, Veru!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
This ice cream looks amazing- love that it is no churn and that you let the mint color the ice cream naturally 🙂
Thanks so much, Medha!
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel
How fun that your bday’s on St. Patty’s! It’s always a fun day to celebrate. 🙂 This ice cream sounds so yummy– Mint chip has always been one of my faves. I haven’t tried making no churn ice cream but it sounds so easy! It’s on my list!
Gah! Girl, no-churn is a total easy win! DO IT!
Thao @ In Good Flavor
Happy early birthday! All I can say is the taste is in the pudding, or in this case…the ice cream. It doesn’t really matter to me if mint chocolate chip is green—as long as it tastes minty and yummy. And this looks SOOO good!! I love that it is no churn since I don’t own an ice cream maker.
Yay for no-churn! Easy is always a win!
Wow this icecream is looking delicious and melt in mouth. No churn is great advantage of this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Nothing can beat mint and chocolate combination. And this no-churn ice-cream looks amazing, Rachlle. Happy Birthday in advance! 🙂
Thanks for the bday wishes, Anu!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
A birthday should be celebrated all month long! Mint Chocolate chip is my all time favorite ice cream! I just always seem to come back to it….and now I can again with this no churn ice cream! Can’t wait to see what else WE get for your birthday 🙂
LOL! I like the way you think, Kathy!
I’m trying to imagine how my 21st birthday would have been on St. Patrick’s day. Haha. ???? This ice cream looks great. There’s nothing like homemade. Happy birthday in a few days!
Michelle | The Secret Ingredient Is
I’m a firm believer that birthdays should be celebrated all month long! Especially those that fall on a holiday like St. Patrick’s Day. This makes me so excited to start making ice cream again — no churn, it’s just the best isn’t it? Love mint chocolate chip, and 100% support that you didn’t add any green dye to it, it’s perfect this way! Happy birthday month to you!
Thanks so much, Michelle! I couldn’t agree more!
No need to color it green, this is perfect! Love homemade ice cream and with the weather warming up I’ll try it soon!
No-churn is the best, Mira!
So fun! Happy early birthday! Ice cream sounds like the perfect way to celebrate! Mint Chocolate Chip is my husband’s favorite and I love that you left out the green. Yay for no churn too!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods
Love that this mint chocolate chip ice cream is no churn and contains no food coloring! I have to try this ASAP. And, yay for your birthday on St. Patrick’s Day!
Do it! 🙂