Category Archives: Ice Cream

Sugar Cookie Shake


This recipe is pretty much a vanilla shake and a sugar cookie in one. Soft pieces of cookie dough with crunchy sugar crystals hide within layers of the creamy vanilla shake. It is like scooping into a rich blizzard, but it’s actually good for you! It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free; nevertheless, it will still satisfy a sweet craving.  


Sugar Cookie Dough Shake
Cookie dough Ingredients
  1. 1 cup almond meal (or almonds ground up in a food processor)
  2. sprinkle of salt
  3. 6 tbs. organic crunchy sugar
  4. 3 tbs. coconut oil or earth balance
  5. 1/2 tsp vanilla
  6. enough almond milk to turn mixture into a dough consistency
Shake Ingredients
  1. 2 very ripe bananas, frozen
  2. 1/2 cup coconut milk or almond milk
  3. 1 tsp. vanilla extract or vanilla bean
  4. 2 tbs. of maple syrup
  5. 8 cookie dough balls (plus more for the top)
Cookie Dough
  1. Add first three ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly. Add wet ingredients to the mix and stir, making sure to use just enough almond milk to make the mix into a dough. Roll dough into balls and chill in the fridge or freezer for 20 minutes.
Vanilla Shake
  1. Add the first five ingredients to a blender, and blend until all the ingredients are mixed together. Once blended to desired consistency, add the cookie dough balls and blend on low so that the cookie dough is slightly mixed, but doesn't disappear into the shake. Sprinkle crunchy sugar and extra cookie dough if desired.
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Dairy-free Soft-Serve Ice Cream


Nothing is quite as refreshing as a bowl of ice-cold, creamy, and delicious soft serve–especially one that’s free of dairy and refined sugar, ingredients that  overload the digestive system, and can lead to more serious problems.  Many traditional ice creams that are found at the store are also full of artificial ingredients, preservatives, and unnecessary antibiotics, but this ice cream is natural; it also provides many vitamins and minerals, along with lots of energy.  It is a simple and nutritious recipe that will leave you feeling great!


It can also be made into different textures.  Simple freeze bananas a few hours for a shake-like consistency, and about eight hours or overnight for a soft serve consistency.  

Simple Vegan Vanilla Soft-Serve
  1. 4 ripe bananas, frozen (freeze once brown freckles form on peels)
  2. 1 cup dairy-free vanilla ice cream (eg: So Delicious)
  3. maple syrup to taste
  1. Put four frozen bananas into a blender or food processor.
  2. Add the vanilla ice cream and blend until mixture has turned into a smooth and creamy consistency.
  3. Pour the soft-serve into a dish and drizzle the top with maple syrup if desired. That’s it, a big bowl of creamy, delectable soft serve in only a few minutes! :)
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