One of my favourite treats (pre-vegan) was Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough Ice cream but I had never found a vegan, healthy-ish replacement, until now…. I present the cookie dough ice cream sandwich recipe that isn’t ridiculously complicated but is bloomin’ delicious. It even fooled my non-vegan brother.
Cookie dough also has a special place in my heart as it conjures up memories of my younger years when I luckily lived in California. We had regular bake sales at school and they would hand out buckets (yes buckets!) of cookie dough. I won’t lie to you, a good portion of those tubs never fulfilled their baked cookie destinies. Sorry cookies.
So here is the vegan, gluten free, dairy free (obviously), refined sugar free, oil free (basically everything free, except for taste!) answer to my (and hopefully your) cookie dough ice cream cries!
This recipe also doesn’t use coconut milk as a lot of the vegan ice cream recipes do. I don’t know about you but coconut milk is not my fave in recipes which it can’t be more masked in…
I also love this recipe because you don’t need any fancy kitchen tools whatsoever – no -churn and no snazzy blender. Because seriously who can afford a vitamix!?
Makes 8 cookies
|COOKIE DOUGH||ICE CREAM|
|70 g Cashew Butter||100g Cashew Butter*|
|125g Rice Syrup (or 100g Maple)||100g Rice Syrup (or 80g Maple)|
|200g Oat Flour/ Gluten Free Flour||150ml Almond Milk*|
|1 tsp Vanilla Extract||Dash (about ¼ tsp) of Vanilla Extract|
|75-100g Chopped Dark Choc|
|Pinch of Baking Powder (for a real cookie dough taste)|
|Pinch of Salt|
*I like to use 100g cashew butter and 50g tahini – so yum!
*I’ve only tried this recipes using Rude Health Almond Drink – it’s creamier than other almond milks. So if you’re using other almonds milks such as Alpro or Almond breeze, you might want to reduce the milk by 1/2 to make sure it doesn’t go icy due to the lower fat content!
*For a more convincing light vanilla colour raw cashew butter (not toasted) will give a better result (along with rice syrup). If you have a decent food processor you can make your own nut butters, just throw ’em in and keep grinding! But give your processor regular breaks!
I use an electric whisk to mix my ingredients, but you could also use a food processor or good old fashioned hand whisk as shown below.
Simply slice and serve – no need to thaw!