This is the first guest post we've ever had so wanted to make it special. We met Sadie at Paleo(f)x in Austin, Texas this year and were so impressed by this keynote speaker, cookbook author, amazing human, oh, and 14 year old, that we had to work with her. Sadie is one of the best people you'll ever meet and as sweet as they come. She is super busy creating her own cookbook using recipes like this and others on her website at Goodies Against The Grain. (Luckily for you she was nice enough to create this piece of magic that you can use at home.) Without further ado, here's Sadie:
Double Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
(Paleo + Vegan)
Ice cream sandwiches are a must-have on hot summer days! You can devour these knowing that they are actually fueling your body with healthy fats and superfoods. And that’s the best kind of treat, right?! The cookies for these sandwiches are Rickaroons! I used the Mint To Be ones because I love chocolate-mint, but you can use whichever flavor of Rickaroons you like! The ice cream for these sandwiches is made with avocados. Yup, you heard me right - Ice cream made with avocado!!!! And this is seriously the creamiest ice cream I’ve ever had. You don’t need an ice cream maker to make it. And the best part? The ice cream doesn’t melt! Instead, when it warms up, it turns into a fluffy mousse. I’m really in love with it. And I know you will be too! I love connecting with fellow health and food enthusiasts, so let’s chat! My website is GoodiesAgainnstTheGrain.Com, where you can find tons of healthy treat recipes and fun cooking videos.
1. Pulse the avocados in your food processor until there are few chunks left. Pulse in the cacao powder, syrup, vanilla and salt.
2. Keep blending until the mixture is completely fluffy and smooth. Scoop the mixture into an airtight glass container and freeze overnight. Before assembling your sandwiches, you may need the ice cream to sit out at room temperature for a few minutes, to soften.
3. Cut your Rickaroons in half, lengthwise. To assemble each one, place one ‘Roon half on a plate, place a scoop of ice cream on top, then place the other ‘Roon half on top of that. Slightly flatten the sandwich down with your hand. Repeat with other ‘Roons. Serve and enjoy!
10 Rickaroons (or however many you have on hand; you can use less Rickaroons and have leftover ice cream, if you prefer)
2 large avocados (or 3 small ones)
½ cup cacao powder
6 Tbs maple syrup or honey
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp sea salt