Mango Mint Nice Cream - The Health & Wellbeing Studio

Mango Mint Nice Cream

Summer is coming, and that means, so is the neighbourhood ice-cream van!  If you or your little one has trouble with dairy, try this dairy-free ‘nice-cream’ that you can whip up before anyone can find where the music is coming from.

Pre-prepare your ingredients by buying ripe mangos in season (and on special!), chop them up and keep in the freezer ready to go.  Play around with different fruit combinations that you and your kids love for a refreshing treat.

With the added bonus of antioxidants and fibre not normally found in ice cream, this is a fun way of getting in some extra nutrition.  Plus, a perfect pair of the vitamin A from the mango, and fats found in the coconut milk that not only add a delicious creaminess, but helps to absorb this fat-soluble vitamin.  Having trouble taking supplements?  Mix them in with this nice cream (think probiotic powders, slippery elm powder for gut healing and other powder based nutrients – Speak to your health care practitioner before using supplements).


  • Family friendly
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose Free
  • Grain Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Low amine options
  • Low FODMAP options
  • Cooking with Kids
  • Vegan
  • Nut Free
  • Sweet Treat
  • Low Oxalate
  • GAPS friendly
  • Low salicylate options                                               


Preparations time: 5mins

Setting time: 30mins

Serves: 2-4 depending on



2 ripe mangos, peeled and seed removed, frozen

6 fresh mint leaves

2 tbsp coconut milk (or milk of choice)



  1. Combine the frozen mango flesh, mint and coconut milk in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. The nice cream should be ready to eat immediately, but may be put in the freezer for a chance to firm up.
  3. Once frozen, you can also add back into the blender for added creaminess.


If your mangos are ripe, the final product should be sweet enough, however add in a touch of maple syrup or honey to taste if desired.

For low salicylate nice cream, replace the coconut milk with yoghurt, and replace the mango with banana or papaya.

For FODMAP friendly nice cream, swap the mango for banana and cinnamon, or kiwi fruit.  Sweeten with maple or rice malt syrup.

For a low amine option, swap the mango for nectarine or peach. Swap the coconut milk for rice milk or dairy if tolerated.


Download the full recipe in PDF format


Created by Melbourne Paediatric Naturopath Bree Jenner