Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

Imagine being able to eat ice cream sandwiches all day with no guilt whatsoever.

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As well as no gluten, dairy, sugar, or saturated fats.

No, I’m not joking. This is very much possible… just with a few simple ingredients!

Just look at these ice cream sandwiches: they look (and taste!) like absolute heaven. Yet, you would never know that each one is so good for you!

This weekend I decided to “healthify” my absolute favorite summer recipe. Because I only just realized that it’s January 12th and below freezing out. In other words: summer couldn’t be farther away!

So I decided to bring summer to me!

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These ice cream sandwiches are everything you want in a cold, decadent treat. Well, minus all the processed ingredients, that is! In fact, just by taking a look at the ingredients list it’s easy to see you’re actually eating healthy by enjoying one or two of these!

Natural, delicious goodness.

I’m not complaining.

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I’m just reaching for a second one! 😉

Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Sandwich

  • 33g protein powder (I used Trader Joe’s Vanilla Soy protein powder, you can also try flour but I can’t promise these results)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 tbs peanut butter
  • 1/4 c vegan chocolate chips

Ice Cream

  • 1/2 c coconut cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs stevia

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mash banana in a bowl. Add all remaining ingredients and stir until combined (this may take some elbow grease but just keep stirring until it comes together!). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and grease lightly. Spread batter over paper, smoothing out with a spatula. Bake for 10 minutes, or until slightly risen and golden. Remove and slice into ice cream sandwich sized rectangles. Let cool completely.

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for the ice cream. Whip until fluffy. Freeze for 1 hour, stirring every 30 minutes, or until solidified. Remove from freezer and let thaw slightly- enough that you can work with it. (If it’s taking too long to thaw, just pop it in the food processor and blend until smooth). Top a chocolate cookie with ice cream, then top with another cookie. Freeze, if desired, or enjoy straight away!

Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)

Calories: 102

Fat: 7g

Carbs: 8g

Protein: 5g

(Yields 8 ice cream sandwiches)

Nutrition information includes coconut cream ice cream. Each cookie alone is 35 calories, 2g fat, 4g carbs, 2g protein.

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2 thoughts on “Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

  1. Is there something you could use instead of the coconut cream? I really want to make these, but I don’t have that ingredient right now!

    • You could try using yogurt instead! I haven’t tried it myself, so I can’t promise how the consistency should turn out, but if you use Greek Yogurt (possibly with a higher fat content) it should work! Just make sure to stir a bit more often, maybe every 15 minutes, to ensure the yogurt remains smooth (and doesn’t get icy or anything!). I would love to know what you think! 🙂

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