Sugar-Free Greek Yogurt Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Rich low-fat and sugar-free mint chocolate chip ice cream is a breeze with this simple no-churn method! Greek yogurt ice cream is a creamy and healthier custard with a lower glycemic sugar index than most traditional ice cream recipes. Made with plain nonfat Greek yogurt, monk fruit, and light coconut milk or regular milk.

Why this Greek yogurt ice cream works

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Cold, chilled melt-in-your-mouth ice cream is so delicious, but is usually high in fat and sugar. That is why we love making homemade ice cream recipes like our Vegan Double Chocolate Ice Cream, Coconut Milk Ice Cream, and Cauliflower Ice Cream. This mint chocolate chip ice cream is a healthy solution when you are craving frozen dessert treats and here’s why!

  • High in protein – each serving of this ice cream has 13 grams of protein
  • Egg-Free – no eggs in this dessert, or wondering if they are fully cooked when heated with liquid on the stove
  • Probiotics – this Greek yogurt ice cream is loaded with probiotics which promotes healthy gut bacteria
  • Sugar-free – except for naturally occuring sugars in Greek yogurt
  • No-churning or ice cream maker needed – forget the ice cream maker, or if you have one feel free to use it! This mint chip ice cream recipe tells us how we can have creamy rich ice cream without ice cream equipment.

What ingredients go into this ice cream

  • 1 cup light coconut milk shake the can then use 1 cup, may also use regular milk (not skim)
  • monk fruit sweetener or Xylitol
  • 34 ounces nonfat plain Greek yogurt (I suggest FAGE brand tastes best for this recipe as it seems to be creamier in texture). To convert ounces to cups, 34 oz. is about 4 ¼ cups.
  • peppermint extract
  • cream of tartar
  • mini chocolate chips

How to make this recipe

STEP 1: In a small saucepan heat on medium low the milk and sugar. Heat until the sugar has melted, about 3-5 minutes whisking continuously. Do not let it start to boil.

STEP 2: Remove from the heat and add it to an electric mixer. Add the Greek yogurt, cream of tartar and peppermint and whip on medium speed for 2 minutes. Then fold in mini chocolate chips.

STEP 3: Do the no-churn method or use an ice cream maker to freeze the mint chocolate chip ice cream.


Pour into an airtight container and freeze 2 hours, stirring a few times. Freeze another 4 hours before serving, 6 hours total or until the ice cream is frozen. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

With an ice cream maker

Freeze mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions. Store it in an airtight container in the freezer when ready. Let the ice cream thaw for about 5-10 minutes to soften before serving.

Faqs and expert tips

Can I substitute a different milk for light coconut milk?

When making Greek yogurt ice cream, light coconut milk can be substituted for regular cow milk (not skim), or full fat coconut milk or cream. The nutritional information below is based off of light coconut milk as using another kind will change that.

Is Greek yogurt ice cream healthy?

Greek yogurt is healthy as it has lower levels of lactose and is a healthier choice if one has a sensitivity to dairy. Greek yogurt also contains good bacteria and acidophilus which promotes a stronger immune system and may reduce stomach bloat. Yogurt intake is known to be associated with higher nutrient intake and a better quality in overall diet.

How can I make mint chocolate chip ice cream green naturally?

This mint chocolate chip ice cream made with Greek yogurt is white in color and to naturally turn it green, add the milk sugar mixture to a blender after it is heated with a few spinach leaves and blend together. Then add it to STEP 2, whipping it with the remaining ingredients then freezing. 

Do I need to mix the ice cream by hand for the first 2 hours of freezing?

Yes, if not using an ice cream maker. Mixing the frozen ice cream by hand a few times helps to create a fluffy and custard texture of this yogurt ice cream.

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