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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream No-Churn Recipe

This mint chocolate chip ice cream is surprisingly easy to make, and you don’t even need an ice cream maker! Once you try it, you’ll be hooked.

Bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream

Mint chocolate chip ice cream is one of my favorite treats and has been for quite a while. In fact, just the thought of it makes me want some.

As much as I enjoy going to ice cream shops, there’s something satisfying about making it at home. It’s especially rewarding when you can make up any flavor you want.

I’ve been known to combine a variety of unlikely ingredients in whatever I’m cooking. Most of the time, it actually turns out wonderful. However, there have been times when I get raised eyebrows.

Or worse, a single raised eyebrow. Yeah, that’s pretty telling. As for combining mint and chocolate, I obviously wasn’t the one who started it. But I think that whoever did was a genius.

I placed a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Ingredients

One of the things I appreciate about this recipe is the fact that you don’t need an ice cream maker. That’s important since I don’t have room for more kitchen gadgets.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14-ounce can)
  • 1 teaspoon mint flavoring
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 drops green food coloring (optional)
Chocolate chips, whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, and peppermint extract

You can use whatever size chocolate chips you like. Another thing you have to decide is whether to use milk chocolate or semi-sweet. I chose mini semi-sweet chocolate chips because that’s what I like. It really doesn’t matter, though.

How to Make Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

This recipe is so easy that you might decide not to ever by store-bought ice cream again. First, pour the pint of cream into a large bowl.

Whip it with an electric mixer until the cream forms stiff peaks. You can use either a hand mixer or stand mixer.

Whipped cream in a bowl

Next, fold in the sweetened condensed milk. Be careful not to stir too vigorously, or the cream will flatten.

Pouring sweetened condensed milk into whipped cream

Stir in the peppermint extract.

Peppermint extract

Then, if you choose to add food coloring, do it now. Again, carefully stir it in.

Green food coloring in ice cream mixture

Finally, add the chocolate chips and stir until they’re evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

Green food coloring in ice cream mixture

Pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container and put the lid on it. Freeze your ice cream for a minimum of six hours before serving.

Ice cream mixture in a freezer safe container

It’s actually better to let it freeze longer, but I sort of like my homemade ice cream a little melty. That’s because it brings me back to my childhood when my grandpa used to hand-crank the ice cream maker.

However, the solution to making the ice cream firmer is to leave it in the freezer longer. It’s that easy.

This ice cream is so delicious that I don’t want to add anything to it for dessert. However, if you want to step up your sweets game, serve it with a peanut butter cookie. That way, you’ll have several flavor sensations covered.

Ice cream mixture in a freezer safe container

More Recipes

If you’ve never had ice cream on a waffle, it’s time to try it. Or you can make these basic chaffles (waffles made from egg and cheese). Chaffles are so delicious!

Then there’s the good old-fashioned pound cake from Back to my Southern Roots for ice cream and cake lovers.

Another treat you might like is this butterscotch pecan cookie. They are so easy to make you can keep your cookie jar full of homemade cookies at all times.

Easy Ice Cream

I love no-churn homemade ice cream. First of all, it tastes better than what you’d buy at the grocery store. Second, you know what’s in it. And third, it’s fun!

Yield: 8 servings

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream

Make this creamy, smooth, delicious mint chocolate chip ice cream without an ice cream maker.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • One 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of mint extract
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate, regular or mini)
  • 3 drops of green food coloring (optional)


    1. Pour the cream into a large mixing bowl. With either a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip the cream until it forms stiff peaks.
    2. Fold the entire can of sweetened condensed milk into the whipped cream.
    3. Stir the mint extract into the mixture.
    4. If you want to add the green food coloring, do it now.
    5. Stir until the color is even throughout the mixture.
    6. Add the chocolate chips and stir until evenly distributed.
    7. Pour the mixture into a freezer safe container and put a lid on it. Freeze for a minimum of 6 hours.
    8. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 528Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 21gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 90mgSodium 104mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 1gSugar 51gProtein 8g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Esme Slabbert

Thursday 30th of May 2024

Chocolate and mint and then No churn - the very best of best. I will have to pin and make this soon. Not sure if I will be able to feed 8 people, as I may gobble up some as I make it :) I visited you via Full Plate Thursday. My entries are numbered #33+34. Please join and share your posts with us


Wednesday 10th of June 2020

Is there anyway to make this sugar free?


Wednesday 10th of June 2020

Hi Mary. I'm not sure. If you see sweetened condensed milk that's sugar free, please let me know, and I'll try it.


Saturday 23rd of May 2020

I tried this recipe yesterday and today it was awesomeeeeee thank you!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot wait until you post other icecream recipes!!!!!!!


Saturday 23rd of May 2020

Hi Keisha! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I have a bunch of other recipes going up soon, but maybe I'll drop another ice cream in there somewhere. Thank you so much for letting me know you like it!

Miz Helen

Tuesday 19th of May 2020

Chocolate and Mint a great combination for this bowl of goodness! Hope you are having a great week. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen


Friday 15th of May 2020

Love No-Churn Ice Cream! Been making for the last 3 or 4 years. My favorite is cinnamon. Just add 1 teaspoon cinnamon with the heavy cream and the sweetened condensed milk. Not a huge cinnamon fan but the ice cream is delicious. Please try it. Most delicious with apple pie or apple crisp. Be well and stay safe.


Friday 15th of May 2020

Hi Shelby! I'll have to try the cinnamon. And it sounds off-the-charts delicious with apple pie! Thank you so much for the tip!

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