Chocolate Mint Bubblegum Ice Cream

Chocolate Mint Bubblegum Ice Cream

Thanks to PUR Gum, I recreated a childhood ice cream favorite and you won’t believe this Chocolate Mint BubbleGum Ice Cream is actually healthy!   

You won't believe this Chocolate Mint BubbleGum Nice Cream is actually healthy! Thanks to PUR gum and a few special ingredients.

Disclosure:  I received product to create this recipe.  Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

What was your favorite ice cream flavor as a child?  Can you remember going into the ice cream shop, pressing your nose against the glass and looking at all the flavors trying to decide on the perfect selection?  For me, it was usually a toss-up between 2 flavors: the playful- BubbleGum or the sophisticated- Mint Chocolate Chip. But today, playful meets sophisticated with my Pur Chocolate Mint BubbleGum Ice Cream. (Keep reading for your special $10 off code)


Thanks to PUR Gum, I recreated a childhood ice cream favorite and you won't believe this Chocolate Mint BubbleGum Nice Cream is actually healthy!

Live Pur

Have you heard of The Pur Company yet?  My kids love chewing gum, and eating mints which shouldn’t be a big deal, except they go through it like crazy and I just can’t handle all the weird ingredients in 1 tiny little square or strip.  That’s where Pur comes in!  Pur Gum & Mints are sweetened with Xylitol, free from Aspartame, non-GMO, Peanut & Nut-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free & Vegan!  Try to say that in one breath :).  Can you see why I love it and why you should try it?!  As a special treat, PUR has teamed up with me to provide all you awesome readers with a $10 off code so you can get all the gum or mints you’d like.  Click here and use code: ALLERGYLICIOUS10.

You won't believe this Chocolate Mint BubbleGum Nice Cream is actually healthy! Thanks to PUR gum and a few special ingredients.

Chocolate Mint

Pur recently came out with 2 new bubblegum flavors, including Chocolate Mint which is what started the ball rolling for this recipe.  If I could combine chocolate, mint & gum, then I would be Queen for a Day (even if it’s in my own little world).  The problem though when making vegan ice cream is making one that doesn’t totally suck. If done wrong, they can be grainy, watery, or even gummy if you add thickeners or starches.  None of those I wanted, AND I didn’t want an ice cream base using nuts, bananas or avocados.  For  the sake of transparency, the first batch I made had awesome flavor, but it didn’t set up well, took forever to soften enough for me to scoop and once I was at that stage, it melted way too fast.  I could have just had a smoothie with some gum thrown in at that point.  It was still pretty though, but if you look closely at the below image, you can see that this Chocolate Mint Bubble Gum Ice Cream is a little icy, not smooth and creamy.

You won't believe this Chocolate Mint BubbleGum Nice Cream is actually healthy! Thanks to PUR gum and a few special ingredients.

Coconut Cream

So, on to batch #2.  This time I learned from my mistakes and made a few changes.  First off, I added Coconut Cream to my Coconut Milk because I wanted a creamier base since coconut milk on its own just isn’t creamy enough. To cut out the “grainy” consistency, I learned from Serious Eats that I needed to heat up the base to a simmer then blend it. This melts away the fat particles so they can’t form together in the ice cream maker.  I also changed up my sweetener from a granulated Cane Sugar to a liquid Brown Rice Syrup and let that simmer with the coconut blend.   If you can do dairy, another option could be this Sugar-free Low Carb Ice Cream from the Wholesome Yum.

You won't believe this Chocolate Mint BubbleGum Nice Cream is actually healthy! Thanks to PUR gum and a few special ingredients.

Real color & flavor

Once the simmer was complete, it was time to add flavoring and color.  So into the blender the warm mix goes with a few drops of pure vanilla extract, pure mint extract and baby spinach.  Yep, spinach is where all that lovely green color comes from!  No fake color here!  Depending on how bold of a flavor you want, will determine how many drops of mint you use.  With Batch 1, I used Peppermint Essential Oils and it was like biting into a York Peppermint Patty.  With this second Batch, I opted for a Sweet Mint extract.  Either would work with the bubblegum, so just go with your preference.

Thanks to PUR Gum, I recreated a childhood ice cream favorite and you won't believe this Chocolate Mint BubbleGum Nice Cream is actually healthy!

Rich & Creamy

Now, you’ll have to let the blended cream cool down before adding to your ice cream maker, so just put the blender jar in the fridge and go do an errand or two.  Once its cooled off, pour it all into your ice cream maker and watch the magic start to happen! Within 30-40 minutes (depending on your maker) you’ll have a rich & creamy, ice cream.  And don’t forget, the bubblegum!  NOW, you can stir in or sprinkle the gum bits in as you transfer the Chocolate Mint Bubblegum Ice Cream into its freezable container.

You won't believe this Chocolate Mint BubbleGum Nice Cream is actually healthy! Thanks to PUR gum and a few special ingredients.

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You won't believe this Chocolate Mint BubbleGum Nice Cream is actually healthy! Thanks to PUR gum and a few special ingredients.

The Recipe

Chocolate Mint Bubblegum Ice Cream

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Yield 8-10 servings

Smooth, scoopable & refreshing, dairy-free ice cream with bits of chocolate & mint infused bubblegum!  So, So good & perfect for little and big kids alike!   

Ingredients

  • 1 13.5-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 14-ounce can coconut cream 
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 3/4 cup organic cane sugar , vegan 
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoon pure mint extract OR 4 drops Peppermint Essential Oils You won't believe this Chocolate Mint BubbleGum Nice Cream is actually healthy! Thanks to PUR gum and a few special ingredients.

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan combine coconut milk, coconut cream, brown rice syrup, and sugar and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a simmer. Transfer mixture to blender. Add spinach and extracts/oils then cover tightly, and blend until spinach leaves are perfectly incorporated.  

    Transfer blender jar into refrigerator and chill until it is very cold (at least 2 hours), then churn in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Stir in bubblegum at the end. Transfer to an airtight container and chill in freezer until ice cream is firm enough to scoop.

Notes

If you do not have an ice cream maker, click here & check out this freezer method. 

Courses Dessert

Cuisine Top 8 Free, Vegan, Gluten-free

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18 Comments
  • Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day
    Posted at 16:45h, 18 April Reply

    Pur gum is the best! And your ice cream looks incredible! I used to love bubblegum ice cream when I was a kid!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:05h, 18 April Reply

      Did you save all the pieces on a napkin for later or keep it piling in your mouth? I was a napkin saving girl. 🙂 Either way, I would have enjoyed it.

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    Posted at 16:47h, 18 April Reply

    That’s definitely an interesting ice cream!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:03h, 18 April Reply

      It’s not you’re typical ice cream but you could always leave out the gum and just enjoy a big bowl of Mint IceCream

  • Uma
    Posted at 18:10h, 18 April Reply

    Oh my gosh this looks super creamy and delicious! I want to eat this right now. Thanks for the recipe I want to make this soon:)

  • Linda @ veganosity
    Posted at 23:17h, 18 April Reply

    This is so creative and it looks so good! Yum!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:07h, 21 April Reply

      Thanks Linda! It was so fun making it (and eating it).

  • Agness of Run Agness Run
    Posted at 12:30h, 19 April Reply

    This is such a delicious treat, Nicole! This ice-cream is a must for the upcoming summer days!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:08h, 21 April Reply

      Ice Cream is the best Summer treat for sure! Especially when its dairy free 🙂

  • amanda -runtothefinish
    Posted at 14:55h, 19 April Reply

    mint chocolate was always my favorite ice cream, I have to admit you threw me with the bubble gum. so i’ll have to keep and open mind and give it a try!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 08:02h, 22 April Reply

      LOL! If you’re not there yet, just enjoy the ice cream and eat the gum after

  • Tasting Page
    Posted at 15:04h, 19 April Reply

    This looks like a serious kid treat pleaser. Love the color!

  • Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    Posted at 17:28h, 19 April Reply

    What a fun idea! I wasn’t a bubblegum ice cream girl myself, but my girls are 🙂

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 12:02h, 21 April Reply

      They’d love it and you can even save half of it for yourself and skip the gum!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 19:23h, 20 April Reply

    I have such fond memories of eating bubble gum ice cream as a child. I never thought to try making it myself!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:10h, 21 April Reply

      You’re going to have to put that on your list to do. I love all Pur’s flavors, there are so many options if you want to make your own.

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