25 Sep 2013

ULTIMATE RAW VEGAN ICE CREAM SANDWICHES: OH BABY


These shouldn't even be legal. I mean, look at them. This is food pornography at its most explicit. I feel like a criminal for sharing these dirty, delicious, temptuous photos with you but I will not back down. These must be in the public domain for all to enjoy. As long as you don't start thinking about them while operating heavy machinery because I cannot guarantee you'll be able to stay focused. It's a dangerous world where these raw vegan ice cream sandwiches exist. 

Seriously though, these are hella tasty and - as always - super healthy. The ice cream is literally just bananas, the brownie sandwich is walnuts and dates, and the chocolate coating is full of super foods! CAN THIS SITUATION BE IMPROVED IN ANY WAY? The answer is no. Except with the addition of kittens, but this should be assumed at all times.

Your mouth is going to love this recipe, and your brain is going to love me for giving it to you (if it doesn't already).

I am using some unusual ingredients in the chocolate coating for this recipe because I was lucky enough to be sent some cool products from a fabulous company called Detox Your World. They sent me cacao butter (smelled SO GOOD), baobab fruit powder from the African monkey bread tree, pink Himalayan salt, and some lucuma powder which I'd been meaning to try. I used all these in the chocolate and the result was outta this world. You're gonna have chocolate left over but when was THAT ever a bad thing? I'm not apologizing, folks.


My inspiration for these was this photo. I aim to use only whole foods in my recipes (with the exception of gently processed foods like cacao powder, coconut oil, etc.). I would not munch on white flour or baking soda while making cookies; but I do like to nibble on nuts and dried fruit while making raw desserts! It's all about that consciousness. I want and need to be comfortable with every aspect of what I am putting in my body because after all - it affects everyone. 

Let's eat stuff that tastes good, doesn't hurt anybody, and makes the planet happy. Eyyy.


chocolate-covered ice cream sandwiches

Brownie:
1 cup walnuts or oats
1 cup dates
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) 

Ice cream:
3 frozen bananas

Chocolate coating (or use this recipe):
1/4 cup melted cacao butter
1 tablespoon baobab powder
1-2 tablespoons lucuma powder
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or other preferred sweetener
2 tablespoons cacao powder 
Pinch of pink Himalayan salt (optional) 

To make the brownie: pulse the walnuts (or oats) into powder in your food processor. Add the dates and cacao powder and process until it all starts sticking together. Press half of this mixture into the bottom of small lined bread pan. This will be the bottom half of both of your sandwiches. 

To make the ice cream: blend the bananas in a high speed blender for a minute until they suddenly become a smooth, creamy, white soft serve mixture. Spread onto your bottom brownie layer then stick in the freezer until solid (a few hours). Press the remaining half of your brownie mixture on top of this then put back in the freezer.

To make the chocolate: whisk all the ingredients together until smooth. Pour into a tall bowl so you can dip as much of your sandwiches in as possible. Take out the bread pan from the freezer and take out the brownie/ice cream sandwich. Cut it in half. Stick popsicle sticks into each one and then dip in the chocolate coating. Throw them back in the freezer one last time so the chocolate hardens. They're best when you let them thaw for 10-15 minutes so the ice cream softens. 

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

These look great! How important is the baobab powder? Any suggestions for substitute for it? I have everything else & would love to make them.

Emily von Euw said...

I'm gonna add a note that it's totally optional - you can use my regular raw chocolate recipe if you want.

Suzanne said...

This looks so illegal; I want some.

Lara said...

Gooood, i'm just on my way to university (it's 8 am here in Germany) and
had to take a look at your site which i do every. single. morning, only to see
if you've added some new delicious treat and now you've come up with these.
Seriously, now I'll have to sit in the university's library for 6 hourse, without those beauties above.


To sum it all up, i adore your recipes. They make my day so much better and I
am always outstandingly happy when devouring one.
I've only been a vegan for 5 months now, and with the help of your recipes I now feel
so much more energized, happier, healthier.
Thanks for always being this creative (and funny, i just love your texts. I always laugh so hard while reading them)

Have a great day (or evening, i have no idea which time it is in Canada right now.. :-D)

Lara

envirodiet said...

Girlfriend you be right on the money

Emma (ThisKindChoice) said...

"Except with the addition of kittens, but this should be assumed at all times." = classic Emily comment that cracks me up haha... These look absolutely amazing, just gotta wait for some warmer weather to make them!

Tegan @ Happy Healthy Whole said...

Hooley Dooley girl, you have out done yourself once again!

coconutandberries said...

Yikes!! I actually have everything for this recipe! I just won a giveaway from the raw chocolate company which included cacao butter and I think this is going to be the first thing I make with it.

Sarina @ Earthgiven Kitchen said...

Well done! Ice cream from frozen bananas is my latest obsession, I've been making all kinds of flavours and was using it as filling inside a cookie sandwich but hadn't thought to use homemade raw brownies! Gorgeous photography too. Thanks for the recipe!

Katrin @ therawfoodsisters.com said...

Looks so delicious! Reminds me of an old (not healthy) childhood ice Cream I used to love but heeey these sounds and look even better in all aspects. Yummm. Mouth watering!

Rita Bagita said...

OMG! This is DEADLY!!!! I need to make these! Look at the SIZE of those!!! nom nom

The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...

I'm licking my screen. Gimme gimme gimme.

bananenblatt said...

Hmmmm this looks sooo yummie! Make my mouth water - check!

Emily von Euw said...

U kno it yo

realrawkitchen said...

hi Emily! I'm doing a recipe round up on my blog and I'd love to share this recipe :) would you mind if I use one of your pictures above your link? (just a small "ohmygosh go check out this recipe, here's the link" blurb)

Emily von Euw said...

Of course! Thanks for asking :) x

Magdalena Lazewska said...

This is all I dreamed off in a food....tasty but healthy, mouthwatering but not hipfattening ;0) A true guilty-fee pleasure!!!

Anonymous said...

I just love you:) and now I love you even more, 'cos what would be life without kittens/cats and frozen bananas??? Shivering just by the thought...

Abbie said...

UMMM... oh my gosh. I have no words. These look so stunningly phenomenal! I can't even tell you. Pinning so much. Oh my gosh.

Anonymous said...

DID I EVER MENTION HOW STUNNINGLY AWESOME YOU AND DANTE ARE???

Luke said...

This looks incredible! My wife has been making ice cream with bananas for some time, but this is another level. It's awesome to see bananas being used as a dairy free ice cream option. Thanks for sharing.

Emilia Joensalo said...

I just found your blog, it's amazing.. You have a fan! I love creating food too, have to try these recipes.. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily, goodness gracious these look so good I am drooling! Hey, is lucuma powder necessary, and is there a substitute for that? Thanks.

Emily von Euw said...

You can use the alternative recipe linked there, which doesn't ask for lucuma :)

Anonymous said...

I made these today and was so disappointed in them! The banana flavour was overwhelming, the rest of it was way too sweet. It was to be my birthday treat, and I am not even going to finish them. Bummer.

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Julia said...

Hi Emily - these look delicious! Such beautiful food photography too:)

Anonymous said...

OMFG. These look AMAZING!!!!
Can't eat bananas - any replacement ice cream ideas?

Emily von Euw said...

Yep! This recipe: http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/2011/10/best-raw-vegan-ice-cream-ever.html

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lactoseintolerant babe said...

Haha you just made me laugh out loud while reading your post. It sure do look dangerously delicious! Thanx for posting this is just the solution of my life's biggest problem at the moment, not beeing able to eat icecream..

Anonymous said...

Emily,

You are THE BOMB and your food looks deee-freakin-licious! I'm totally going raw! I also love your life approach. No restrictions. Just doing what makes you feel the best. I'm so happy I found your site.

Keep it up girl!

Derrick

dry fruit hampers said...

Wow... it looks really yummilicious sandwiches.......Due to dipped in rich Chocolate its taste ultimate. When i see this pics water comes in my mouth suddenly and felt in dreams of my childhood. It reminds me my mother handmade chocolate cookies and cakes which i eat a lot. She make it with true love and honesty for family members, my father always appreciate her cooking.

Anonymous said...

I have just spent 2 hours at work browsing your site and I am inlove! can't wait to try all the recipes you have posted :):)

rawismyreligion said...

looove it!!! here the recipe of the inspiration pic http://www.goodlifeeats.com/2011/06/chocolate-covered-brownie-ice-cream-sandwich-recipe.html

AnnaKate said...

looks amazing. whipping up a batch for a bro-sis movie night tonight; just blended up the brownie, and my (very omnivorous) brother couldn't keep his hands out of it. lookin good, em, lookin good.

Yuna-greenhealthygirl.com said...

Yum! This looks amazing! Can't wait to make this! :)