Chocolate Peppermint Tofu Ice Cream is vegan ice cream that tastes like a frozen thin mint cookie. It's made with tofu and almond milk and contains no dairy! | QueenofMyKitchen.com

Chocolate Peppermint Tofu Ice Cream is an amazingly simple vegan ice cream with rich chocolate taste and refreshing peppermint flavor.  It’s made with tofu and almond milk, sweetened with maple syrup, and even for non-vegans is a great substitute for regular ice cream when you want something light without as much fat and calories.

Chocolate Peppermint Tofu Ice Cream is vegan ice cream that tastes like a frozen thin mint cookie. It's made with tofu and almond milk and contains no dairy! | QueenofMyKitchen.com


There are many good ethical reasons to become a vegan but more and more people are choosing veganism because they believe plant-based diets are healthier. In addition, allergies and food intolerances (especially dairy related) are on the rise in the US and this too, is increasing the demand for vegan food.

Chocolate Peppermint Tofu Ice Cream is vegan ice cream that tastes like a frozen thin mint cookie. It's made with tofu and almond milk and contains no dairy! | QueenofMyKitchen.com

The base of Chocolate Peppermint Tofu Ice Cream is made with silken tofu. Be sure to use the refrigerated variety of silken tofu for this recipe, which is typically of higher quality than unrefrigerated boxed tofu.  Silken tofu has a softer, more custard like texture than regular tofu so it works well in recipes where a creamy consistency is desired.

Chocolate Peppermint Tofu Ice Cream is vegan ice cream that tastes like a frozen thin mint cookie. It's made with tofu and almond milk and contains no dairy! | QueenofMyKitchen.com

If you’re vegan or have been advised to give up dairy you’re probably missing ice cream. I guarantee you’ll be missing it a lot less after you try Chocolate Peppermint Tofu Ice Cream.  It’s not quite as creamy as the dairy filled version, but it will most definitely satisfy your ice cream craving.

Chocolate Peppermint Tofu Ice Cream
 
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Serves: 1 quart
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces silken tofu - refrigerated variety
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon peppermint extract
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in the work bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. Pour mixture into an ce cream maker and process for 15 minutes or until the mixture has the consistency of ice cream. Makes 8 - ½ cup servings
Notes
Adapted from Baking with Agave Nectar by Ania Catalano

Chocolate Peppermint Tofu Ice Cream Nutrition

 

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Chocolate Peppermint Tofu Ice Cream is vegan ice cream that tastes like a frozen thin mint cookie. It's made with tofu and almond milk and contains no dairy! | QueenofMyKitchen.com

4 comments on “Chocolate Peppermint Tofu Ice Cream”

  1. Healthy chocolate mint ice cream? Yes please! I would have never thought of using tofu for ice cream. What a creative use for it! The combo of chocolate and mint is so good 🙂

    • Thanks Natanja. Yes chocolate and mint is so good. Peppermint patties and thin mint cookies are among my favorite treats so I thought it would be fun to put this fabulous flavor combination into a healthy ice cream. Glad you like it!

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