cookies

Raw Vegan Ice Cream Cookies

Icy treats remind me of carefree childhood: the tinker-tinkle of ice cream trucks, the lazy hazy days of innocent indulgence. My family would always trek trails to the old ice cream stand, swinging hands and singing at the top of our lungs.

I wanted to re-create creamy bliss the natural way with mama earth’s sweet goodness. When I made these last night, my boyfriend and roomie fought to lick the bowl. When I woke up this morning, two cookies had mysteriously disappeared. When I came home from yoga, another two had gone missing. I think that means the recipe is worth sharing!

INGREDIENTS (makes approx. 10 cookies):

Chocolate layer:

  • 2 overripe organic bananas
  • 1 organic avocado
  • 1 cups organic dates
  • 1 tbsp carob powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1 cup pistachios (optional)
  • Optional stevia to taste (for extra sweetness)

Strawberry layer:

  • 1 overripe organic banana
  • 1 organic avocado
  • 1 cup ripe organic strawberries
  • 1 cup organic dates
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • Optional stevia to taste

Garnish (optional):

  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Gogi Berries

DIRECTIONS:

*Note: I’ve included two flavours, but one is just as delicious on its own. Get creative with new blends (mint, nuts, etc.). I’d love to hear what works for you!

Chocolate layer: Whip up bananas & dates in food processor till creamy. Transfer to mixing bowl and stir in carob powder, cinnamon, coconut & pistachios till evenly blended. Add stevia if desired (personally I find this recipe sweet enough alone).

Spoon happy round chocolate blobs onto an aluminum foil-covered baking pan or large plate. Freeze immediately.

Strawberry layer: Throw bananas, strawberries & dates in food processor. Mix in chia seeds for extra nutritional punch. Take chocolate layer out of freezer & pour strawberry layer overtop each cookie to cover completely.

Sprinkle with coconutty bliss & arrange baby gogis on top with love. Freeze overnight & enjoy!

Wishing you days full of YUM!! <3

Love, Sufey