Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pink Peppermint Vegan Ice Cream Sandwich for Valentine’s Day

Just a little Valentine’s Day surprise for my sweethearts.  

Grain free vegan double chocolate cookies
-1 cup whole raw hazelnuts
-1/3 cup whole raw almonds
-1/4 cup coconut flour
-1/4 cup raw organic cacao
-1/3 cup coconut sugar  
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/8 teaspoon salt
-7 dried medjool dates (pitted and soaked in filtered water for 1 -2 hours)
-1/3 cup coconut oil, melted 
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
-1 tablespoon water 
How To
Preheat oven to 375
1.  In food processor with s-blade, grind hazelnuts until coarse.
2.  Add almonds and blend until nuts release just a bit of oil.
3.  Add coconut flour and coconut sugar, pulse, pulse, pulse.  Add cacao, pulse, pulse, pulse.
4.  Add baking soda and salt, pulse, pulse, pulse.
(the dry mixture should feel like a fine flour).
5.  Transfer dry ingredients to a bowl.  Clean out food processor.
6.  In food processor with s-blade, add strained dates, coconut oil, vanilla, water and blend until incorporated. 
7.  Add wet ingredients to dry and mix (with hands).  
8.  Roll out dough on non stick surface about 1/2 inch thick – make sure they aren’t too thin.  Make cutouts.  Transfer to nonstick baking surface and bake for 10 – 12 minutes – or so, check at 10 minutes.  Cookies will firm as they cool.   
9.  When cool, top cookies with melted chocolate.  I use this chocolate bar (extreme dark chocolate 88%).  It’s cane-sugar free (sweetened only with filtered date sugar) and dairy free.  It does contain soy lecithin.  
Pink Shredded Coconut 
Shredded Coconut 
-Natural food coloring, I use this brand 

How To
1.  Add 1/2 cup shredded coconut to a jar.  
2.  Add a few drops of red coloring.  
3.  Cover lid and shake until well incorporated.  

Pink Peppermint Vegan Ice Cream  
-1 can coconut milk (I really love this brand for ice cream, also a BPA free can)
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
-1/4 cup coconut sugar 
-1 1/4 teaspoons peppermint extract 
-Red natural food coloring (to preferred pink color)

How To

1.  Add coconut milk, vanilla, peppermint, coconut sugar, and coloring to blender and blend until incorporated, add to ice cream maker.
2.  Blend until thick and transfer ice cream to glass storage and place in freezer for a few hours.
3.  Remove from freezer about 20 minutes before serving. 
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Labels: cane sugar free, dairy free, dessert, gluten free, grain free, ice cream.


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