End-of-Summer Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 20 ice cream sandwiches
 
Ingredients
  • COOKIE INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • ½ cup ground flax seed
  • ¾ coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • TOPPING INGREDIENTS:
  • ¾ cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • ICE CREAM INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cans of natural coconut milk, full fat (it’s healthy fat that’s actually good for your metabolism anyhow!)
  • 3 tablespoons agave (honey would work too)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. COOKIE INSTRUCTIONS:
  2. Combine water and ground flax seed, and let sit for a couple minutes
  3. Add apple sauce, coconut oil, vanilla and sugar to the mixture, and blend well
  4. Add remaining dry ingredients and stir
  5. Spoon heaping tablespoons of dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet and
  6. press down gently with a spoon to flatten
  7. Bake for 18-23 minutes at 350 degrees, until edges are just barely golden
  8. Allow to cool completely before assembling sandwiches
  9. TOPPING INSTRUCTIONS:
  10. Toast coconut in a pan over medium-low for 5-7 minutes. Watch it carefully so it doesn’t burn! Allow to cool before using.
  11. ICE CREAM INSTRUCTIONS:
  12. Refrigerate cans for a minimum of 24 hours, freeze bowl for 15 minutes prior to making ice cream
  13. Turn cans upside down, and pour out liquid into a container-you can save it for later (the water will separate from the cream)
  14. Spoon all cream into a bowl or stand mixer bowl, and add agave and vanilla
  15. Whip on medium high for 10 minutes, until it’s a thick cream texture
  16. SANDWICH INSTRUCTIONS:
  17. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of cream onto one cookie, and gently top with another.
  18. Roll edges in toasted coconut.
  19. Place in the freezer for 1 hour on a cookie sheet, and then wrap each sandwich individually in saran wrap
  20. Enjoy straight out of the freezer!
Recipe by Shockingly Healthy at http://shockinglyhealthy.com/uncategorized/simply-sweet-vanilla-coconut-ice-cream-sandwiches/