Raw Ice Cream Sandwich Challenge

I have never been a part of any kind of blog challenge or any food challenge for that matter but for some reason when I seen the Raw Ice Cream Sandwich Challenge that Lisa and Nicole put together it got me thinking…….

and I decided to give it a try!

First, I asked for opinions on my facebook page:

I’m entering a contest for a raw vegan ice cream sandwich recipe..need your help!! What one would you taste?

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich -received 19 votes
  • Chocolate Almond Butter Ice Cream Sandwich -received 14 votes
  • Chocolate Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwich – received received 3 votes
  • Double  Almond Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich -received 1 vote
I decided to try making the two top voted ones:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich and 
Chocolate Almond Butter Ice Cream Sandwich
I am excited to share my results with you!!!
First, I got started on the Chocolate Almond Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches…I wanted this recipe to be reminiscent of a chocolate and peanut butter ice cream that I used to LOVE as a kid!
I started with some almonds and cashews
and ground them up in my food processor…
then I added ina dash of sea salt…
Vanilla scraped fresh from a vanilla bean…
some agave…
and some cacao powder.
Once processed for a minute or two a dough forms…
I rolled it out flat….
and used a cookie cutter to make fun shapes…I put these in the freezer to firm up while I got busy on the ice cream!!
For the almond butter ice cream I used cashews, sea salt, vanilla, water, agave, almond butter, and coconut oil….here is what it looked like before I froze it
I placed it in the freezer to get cold and then used my ice cream maker to harden it.
Then I started to assemble the sandwiches!!
I rolled 1/2 of them in cacao nibs…
so the finished product looked like this:
Chocolate Almond Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
Chocolate Sandwich Cookie
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/3 cup agave
vanilla seeds from a vanilla bean
1/4 tsp. salt
OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup cacao nibs
Blend cashews and almonds together in food processor to make a fine powder.  Add in other ingredients and process until a dough ball forms.  Chill for 15 minutes.  Roll out to desired thickness and use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.  Place on waxed paper and chill until ready to use.
Almond Butter Ice Cream
1 cup of raw cashews
1 cup water
1/2 cup agave
4 tbsp. almond butter
2 tbsp. melted coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. sea salt
Blend cashews and water until creamy.  Add in other ingredients and process until smooth.  Set in freezer until chilled and then process in ice cream maker or continue to freeze in freezer stirring occasionally.
Once ice cream is ready place a scoop onto one sandwich piece and top with another sandwich piece.  Roll in cacao nibs. Freeze until ready to serve!
These were great….ENJOY!!
My second recipe actually turned out AMAZING!!!!!!!!
These were my favorite!!!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches!!!
First, I started with the dough…
by grinding up raw cashews…
then I added coconut nectar, vanilla, coconut oil, and sea salt….
finally I folded in some cacao nibs…
MMMMMMM……….
Next I took some of this dough and made small little cookie dough balls…
I rolled out the rest of the dough and cut out cookie shapes and placed them into the fridge to chill while I worked on the ice cream….
once the ice cream was ready
I added in the cookie dough balls
Next I rolled out the rest of the cookie dough and used my cookie cutters to make the sandwich pieces…and then I assembled!!
Place some ice cream
onto the sandwich piece and top with the other side!!!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich
Cookie Dough
2 cups raw cashews
1/4 cup coconut nectar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
3 tbsp. cacao nibs
Process cashews in blender until finely ground.  Add in remainder of ingredients except the cacao nibs.  Process until dough forms.  Fold in cacao nibs.  Use a small portion of dough to form small ball pieces.  Use the rest of the dough to roll out and use with a cookie cutter to form the sandwich tops/bottoms.  Chill the dough balls and sandwich tops/bottoms until ready to use.
Cookie Dough Ice Cream
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup water
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
pinch of sea salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Blend cashews and water until creamy.  Add in other ingredients and process until smooth.  Set in freezer until chilled and then process in ice cream maker or continue to freeze in freezer stirring occasionally.  Add in rolled cookie dough balls.
To assemble:
Place a scoop of ice cream onto cut out cookie dough and add the top!!  Freeze until ready to serve!!!
These were so yummy!!!!
All in all both recipes were a success but my favorite was the cookie dough ice cream sandwich!!!
Which one would be your favorite?????
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50 thoughts on “Raw Ice Cream Sandwich Challenge

  1. Oh my!!! Cookie dough is already my fav!! I was just asking you about this …. Lol. It’s 3:53 AM. I’m pregnant, can’t fall back asleep and just read the most fantastic recipe for which I do not have all the ingredients. Now what? Lol.

  2. Two delicious entries for the challenge! I think cookie cutters make ice cream sandwiches look super fancy. Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes and participating in all the fun.

    • Thanks Sasha!! I was so bummed when I saw the cake pop challenge after it was over!!! I may even try my luck at those even though the challenge is over now!! :)

  3. Oh my goodness, yum! Those look amazing! You’re so creative!! I saw that challenge and thought about it, but somehow I just drew a total blank. Awesome job! I think the cookie dough ones would be my favorite but they both look great!

  4. Beautiful!!! I’m working on my sammies right now :) but I’ve got to say, this is a lot harder than I was expecting! — not so much the cookie/ice cream making, but the whole assembly part – Umm, It’s like I have two left hands (if that)!

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  6. Your cookie dough recipe was pretty much the 1st time I tried making something more complex than peanut butter and jam sandwiches. Somehow I managed to mess up my whole kitchen and fill up the dishwasher. Mine also look pretty horrible. Ugh, such a newbie. :) Practice makes perfect, right? Even so, they taste awesome. Thanks!

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