Mint Cacao Nib Ice Cream

This is my favorite ice cream of the moment. This is not a stable measure of consistency, for me saying this is my favorite ice cream today is like saying each glass of water I drink is my favorite glass of water ever. Still, I’ve made this three times and since I bought my ice cream maker I’ve been adamant about trying new recipes each time around. But this ice cream is so rich and smooth and the peppermint adds that refreshing lightness while the nibs give it a complexity and crunch.

  Mint Cacao Nib Ice Cream

1 can coconut milk
2 dates
½ avocado
¼ cup coconut palm sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean powder
10 drops peppermint oil
¼ cup cacao nibs

Method:

Mix the coconut milk, dates, avocado, coconut palm sugar, vanilla and peppermint oil in a powerful blender. Pour into an ice cream maker and after about five minutes of processing, pour in the cacao nibs. Freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions and garnish with mint leaves and extra nibs.