Meg Thompson’s Peppermint Ice Cream with Chocolate Ice Magic

Peppermint Ice-cream with Chocolate Ice-Magic

This dairy-free ice-cream alternative can easily be altered to take on different flavours. Replace spinach with berries, for example, or create a chocolate version using cacao.

Serves: 8


Peppermint Ice-cream with Chocolate Ice-Magic

By: Meg Thompson

This dairy-free ice-cream alternative is mouth-watering delicious!


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  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water for 4 hours or overnight
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 ripe bananas, peeled, cut into chunks & frozen for at least 4 hours
  • Generous ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup spinach (or small amount of spirulina if preferred)
  • 3 drops food-grade peppermint oil, or to taste
  • 2 tsp vodka (optional but will help ice-cream not freeze too hard)
  • Ice-magic
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch sea salt


  • To make ice-cream, rinse cashews and add to blender with water. Blend until smooth.
  • Add banana, maple syrup, vanilla, spinach, peppermint oil and vodka if using, and blend again until completely smooth.
  • Pour into freezer-safe dish. I use a loaf tin so it’s deep enough to scoop out once frozen.
  • Line top of mix with baking paper and place in freezer overnight.
  • To make ‘ice-magic’, add all ingredients to small saucepan and warm gently over low heat, stirring to combine.
  • Spoon over ice-cream to serve.


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Meg Thompson

Meg Thompson

Meg Thompson is a practising naturopath, cook, mother, writer and passionate wholefood enthusiast based in Melbourne. Meg’s interest in health, food and the role of food as medicine has shaped her career and lifestyle. Following an early career in psychology and education, she completed studies in naturopathy, nutrition and herbal medicine and now runs a successful clinical practice. Meg works from a philosophy that food is much more than something to fill our bellies, but a source of nourishment, deliciousness, education, ritual and celebration, best shared with those we love.

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