16 Jun 2015

CHOCOLATE CHERRY ICE CREAM SANDWICHES


Yummy yummy. Biodynamic cherries are iiiiin at the fm (farmers market) and I could not be happier. Yes, they are $12 a bag but I don't really care. The rest of the year all we get at the fm are potatoes and kale and beets for like a buck a pound. Time to indulge, BB. I think these ice cream treats are sexy to look at but also - hopefully not TMI for you - I came up with the idea for them during some sex. My mind is an explicable tunnel system of random thoughts and feelings. Who knows what I'll think of next... and when. Actually now that I am thinking about this I am really excited for the recipe ideas that come to me on my death bed! I can see how some would see how this blog post was first explicit and then a little morose, but honestly I'm just bein' real. I could be WAY more explicit, believe me, but then this might not be safe for work. I have such a passion for love-making but I never really know if this is the right place to share it. I guess I will find out in the comment section soon.


Back to the recipe: it's a party in yo mouth. Just fresh fruit and some buckwheat groats make these creamy sweet ice cream sandwiches RAW, VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE and pretty low in fat. I just love adding Prana Bio's almond butter because uggggh it makes everything taste like marzipan. Magic. Eat these whenever you want. Breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner, whatevs. Like I said, it's legit just fruit so you can't go wrong. I think I'm gonna go for a bike ride now so I'll talk to you beauties later on. Let me know what you think of my recipe/photos/sex obsession that I don't really talk about/etc in the comments below! Much love.


CHOCOLATE CHERRY ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
Makes 3 large sandwiches

Cookie:
1/2 cup buckwheat groats, soaked for 30 minutes then rinsed
1/2 cup gooey dates
Pinch of Himalayan salt

Ice cream:
3-4 frozen bananas
1 cup pitted cherries
1-2 tablespoons almond butter (optional but omg yum)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean (or vanilla extract) 

Chocolate:
3 tablespoons carob powder (or cacao/cocoa powder)
3 teaspoons maple syrup
Water, as needed

To make the cookies: pulse the buckwheat and dates together until they become a rough dough. If it's too crumbly, add more dates or some water. Add the salt. Shape into cookies and leave in the fridge*.

To make the ice cream: blend everything - except a 1/2 cup of the cherries - until smooth. If you need to, add some water or coconut milk. Stir the remaining cherries in by hand. Cherry chunks yusssss.

To make the chocolate: stir everything together until smooth, adding enough water to get a chocolate sauce consistency. If you want, add some coconut oil and salt.

Assembly*: spoon some chocolate onto each cookie, then scoop some ice cream onto half the cookies, and make them into sandwiches by putting the remaining half on top of the ice cream scoops. Voila.

*Or if you want to do it exactly how I did it: get a few different cookie cutters and when you have the cookie dough ready, using half the dough, press a little bit into the bottom of each cookie cutter; don't take off the cookie cutters. When you have the chocolate ready, spoon a little on top of each cookie (still inside the cookie cutters), then scoop on some ice cream, spoon on a little more chocolate, then let them get solid in the freezer and press on the remaining cookie dough. I feel like I did a bad job explaining that but oh well.

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33 comments:

  1. Not TMI! If this world needs anything, its more love. And making love is absolutely, incredibly beautiful, so shout it to the world girl! :)
    Also, these look amazing! Making them right now, can't wait to taste!

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  2. Totally agree with Andie.

    You're a wizard.

    That is all. <3

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  3. These look magical! It's amazing what creativity comes from plant-based food!

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  4. AnonymousJune 16, 2015

    Your words and recipes always inspire and entertain me! Never TMI! Can't wait for cherry season here to try these ��

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  5. omg is this even real!!! looks absolutely scrumptiouus :) so yummy

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

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  6. OOOOH! These look divine!

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  7. People should feel less shame about sex, it's natural and it should always be incredible! And if sex makes you come up with incredible recipes like this then you should do it more ;) Yum.

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  8. I agree with Laura and Michael, no shame in sex, it's just natural. The same with people feeling weird around breastfeeding mothers,....and besides, love is divine and so is inspiration (for recipes). The two should mix right?

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  9. Oh, this is just magical, the post and the recipe and everything. And oh those cherries, I want some so so soooo bad. Thanks for sharing this!

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  10. OMG! I'm in love. The buckwheat base sounds like a great idea and I'm totally going with the almond butter in the filling!

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  11. AnonymousJune 17, 2015

    I love your mind and I love your recipes. Keep telling it like it is

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  12. I've had vegan ice cream sandwiches on my mind for a while, these ones look so decadent and perfect! And yes, I would make this recipe just to have an excuse to have cherries around the house.

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  13. These look wonderful! I love cherries and cant wait to make them!
    Wondering tho...what can you use instead of buckwheat groats?

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  14. AnonymousJune 17, 2015

    I admire your honesty and views. sex is a beautiful expression of our souls. it should be talked about more freely. keep it up darlin ;)

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  15. AnonymousJune 17, 2015

    WE LOVE DA SEX TALK! please, i would genuinely loveee to hear more of your views about it!

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  16. Life style blog, whatever. Food blog, nope. Wrong place to share. Discretion is so underrated.

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  17. AnonymousJune 17, 2015

    NO SEX TALK FOR ME! i love your recipes and think you are the coolest person on earth. your posts are also so funny and you always make me laugh so hard and i love that! i have bought your book 6 times to give to friends and i make your recipes every day for my kids. you are such an amazing genius and i am in awe of you! since i am your biggest fan (and i have never commented in all these years but i feel so strongly here) i must tell you (since you asked) that I personally don't want to hear about sex in your posts- i find it too distracting and it steals too much thunder from your amazing recipes, writing talent and contagious joy of the world. AND- i really want you to maintain some privacy there! hope you don't mind my saying so. i am twice your age so maybe this blog is just for younger people. i am so alarmed that you would want strangers knowing these personal details! just my opinion, submitted respectfully (i hope)!

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  18. AnonymousJune 18, 2015

    To be honest I'm a little aroused from reading this recipe

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  19. Will make them for sure in next couple of days and btw I just love your blogging style. Makes me smile every time I come here! Keep on doing it whatever that is that makes you sooooo awesome!

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  20. AnonymousJune 18, 2015

    I love it! it's making me hungry, and I want to prepare it.

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  21. AnonymousJune 18, 2015

    I love it! it's making me hungry, and I want to prepare it.

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  22. These cherries have such a wonderful color!!! <3 And your ice cream sandwiches are sexy as hell! omg, they look incredibly luscious!!!

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  23. Sure, why not, it'll be nice to hear the perspective of another lady with high libido.

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  24. Love your realness and this recipe. xo!!!

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  25. These look amazing and I love your honesty, that's a time for a lot interesting thoughts!

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  26. You have the best, most beautiful damn food photos on the whole wide internet. And I read a lot of food blogs. Wowers.

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  27. AnonymousJune 20, 2015

    These look so unreal ; like Alice in the wonderland unreal. If that's what gives you inspiration, you gotta do what you gotta do to save the world with your delicious treats ��

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  28. Love the sex talk! keep it up :)

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  29. AnonymousJune 27, 2015

    bring on the sex talk! being rawsome & vegan is all about some deliciousness, after all! <3 we love ya

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  30. Personally, I will not be upset with hearing about your love life BUT as a mom with children your age I must say, don't write anything you might not want someone to find when you have a job interview in 20 years or that your kids find when googling you when they are 13. I hear you saying like my kids "of course I know that" but just had to throw that out there because I do care.

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  31. AnonymousJune 28, 2015

    I would love to hear more about your views/thoughts/experiences about sex - I'm sure we'll all learn something from you!
    Besides a tonne of recipes and nutritional advice - I've learnt a lot from you regarding other areas of life - including finally being able to diagnose a medical problem I was having (when you discussed perioral dermatitis)

    Your blog is not just about recipes - that's why we love it. everything you share with us insightful. keep it up!!

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  32. Sooooo...that was a lot harder than I thought LOL..DEFinitely be prepared with those cookie cutters peeps. The 'ice cream' was more like a chilled puree :-). I totally winged it with some foil paper... We'll see...I'm sure it'll taste great but it will definitely be a #PinterestFail for me..lol

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  33. Hey girl, I really appreciate your #realtalk. Seriously... there are enough blogs/arenas for people to have non-NSFW conversations, but this is YOUR space and I love how open you are with your readers. Keep doing you.... for me at least, your unique voice is what keeps me coming back to TRVL (not just the amazing recipes!!)

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