The Time I Decided That Chocolate Donuts Were the Best “Cookie” for a Grain-free + Vegan Ice Cream Sandwich

By November 3, 2018

 Ice Cream Donut Sandwiches #keto #glutenfree #dairyfree

Extra creamy dairy-free ice cream that’s sandwiched between two fudgy cake donuts. All gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and egg-free.

Last week, I was in the kitchen (heh, when am I ever NOT in the kitchen?) with a plan. I was going to make ice cream sandwiches for my pals at Natural Vitality. I love their products, you too?

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Only, I wasn’t sure what flavor of cookie to make. Chocolate chip? Chocolate fudge? Double Chocolate? Vanilla?

In the end, I decided on a classic approach… with a bit of a twist.

What can I say, my donut pan was lonely.

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Plus! Now when people ask you how your summer was you can reply with, “I made (and ate) grain-free + vegan ice cream DONUT sandwiches. Yeah. Jealous?”

I shared the donut recipe on Natural Vitality Living. CLICK HERE FOR THE DONUT RECIPE.

The donuts are made with Natural Vitality Osteo CALM to assist in healthy bone growth, the natural way. If you do not have Osteo CALM, you can purchase it here or, omit for dairy-free milk.

For the Sugar-free Vanilla Bean Ice Cream that goes along with this recipe, see below.

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Sugar-free Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Recipe type: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Egg-free
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Serves: 5
Ice cream doesn’t have to have sugar, or dairy. In fact, it can be made with plant-based ingredients. Take a load off, sit in the sun enjoy a bowl of fresh, sugar-free vanilla bean ice cream.
  1. Add cashews to a clean glass container. Cover with water; not the water listed in the recipe. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Once complete, strain and rinse.
  2. Add soaked cashews, 1 of cup water, CALM and vanilla extract to the jug of your high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a glass container and add in ground vanilla bean, if using. Cover, shake and refrigerate overnight or freeze for 1 hour.
  4. Pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions.
  5. Consume immediately. Or transfer to a chilled container and freeze for 2 hours for harder scoops. If using in ice cream sandwiches, freeze for 2 hours and sandwich between these Vegan Chocolate Cake Donuts.

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The thing I love about these sandwiches is that they can be made ahead of time and frozen until you’re ready to eat. They’d be great for a children’s birthday party. Wait, who am I kidding? Perfectly acceptable for an adult’s birthday party, too!

What cold summer treats have you been enjoying this summer?

This entry was tagged: cashews, chocolate, ice cream, natural vitality

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