I have fond memories of ice cream sandwiches as a kid, but I’d not had one that I could actually eat in over 7 years. Food sensitivities can really put a cramp in your diet until you figure out how to enjoy eating food again from cleaner, healthier sources. That said, the gluten free vegan ice cream sandwiches I’m about to share with you are made from grain-free, vegan, freshly baked cookies that don’t contain any processed sweeteners.
Yes, you just read that last sentence correctly. This point is especially important because I’m not a baker… at all. In fact, I hate baking. But baking these were so easy that even I could (stand) to make them in about 10 minutes. Then you slather on about half of a serving of ice cream and you’re good to go!
Gluten Free Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches
I know you’re wondering about the cookies already… so I have to divulge that I don’t have a recipe that I created for them. However you can find it HERE, but I’ve never made it (I don’t like to bake, remember?).
Instead, the nice folks from Capello’s sent me a couple tubes of their pre-made cooking dough based off the recipe I just mentioned. They had NO IDEA that I was going to end up making gluten free vegan ice cream sandwiches with them and that they’d end up being such a hit on social media.
The lovely ice cream used here is from So Delicious Dairy Free and is cashew-based. While I certainly have appreciated their vegan ice creams in the past, the cashew ice creams are by far the best dairy-free ice creams I’ve ever tried. I used the Creamy Cashew for my ice cream sandwiches.
That’s why I decided to share this treat with you all because I know what it’s like to occasionally want to indulge in treats that aren’t loaded with junk and that are in line with the diet you follow. I also know that not everyone likes to or is good at baking. Sometimes you just want to eat something you’ll enjoy without breaking all of your diet’s rules.
Now you might be wondering why exactly I chose to create an entire recipe post when there’s not much of a recipe to share since both components were essentially store-bought. Well, I got so many requests for the recipe I figured I’d clue you all in on exactly how I make it.
One neat thing that I came to discover about this “recipe” is that once you make your ice cream sandwiches, they can last up to several weeks in the freezer in a well-sealed container without any loss of flavor or quality (I stored mine for about 3 weeks). This means that you could make a batch and pull one out to enjoy at your leisure. They are in a single serving form and prevent you from eating an entire container of your favorite non-dairy ice cream or all of the cookies in one sitting.
Perfect for the summertime, I think you’ll totally enjoy these gluten free vegan ice cream sandwiches. A sweet treat for you (or kids), these ice cream sandwiches are a total upgrade from the highly refined versions of your former gluten-eating days!