Sunday, August 28, 2016

Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches-

 I'm always looking for unusual recipes and this one was something I never made.  Cooked white beans in a cookie?  I sure was curious to find out how it would taste.

Banana "ice cream" has been my favorite all summer and adding it to a cookie sandwich was something I wanted to try.

What a tasty treat!!  The cookies are delicious with or without the banana ice cream. The addition of the banana will make your taste buds do a happy dance. 

This recipe is from the Vegetarian Times  June 2016 . 


3 ripe bananas
1 tablespoon non dairy milk
2 teaspoon pure maple syrup( used honey)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon caramel extract ( optional)


1/2 cup all natural peanut butter- smooth or chunky
1/2 cup cooked white beans*- rinsed & drained
3/4 cup gluten free old fashion oats
2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup**
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup non dairy chocolate chips***


For the "ice cream"

Line a 4 x 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper, allow the paper to hang over the side of  dish.

In a blender or food processor blend all ingredients for the ice cream until smooth.

Remove ice cream mixture from blender or food processor , add to the prepared 4 x 8 dish 

Freeze for 2-3 hours or until set.

for the cookies

Combine all ingredients ( except the chocolate chips) in a food processor. Pulse until dough forms. 

Remove ingredients from the food processor and place in a small bowl. Fold in the chocolate chips if using.

Place dough in refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper

Roll 1 tablespoon of the dough into a ball. Place on prepared cookie sheet and flatten into a 2 inch circle.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned along the edges.

Remove from oven and let cookies cook on cookie sheet 

Once cool the cookie will be ready to make the sandwiches.

Remove the banana ice cream from the freezer. With a 2 inch round cookie cutter cut out disks for the sandwich. It works to run the cookie cutter under some hot water, dry the cutter and cut out the disk.

Place the banana ice cream disk between 2 cookies.

If desired roll the edges of the ice cream in the chips 

Freeze until fully set.

* used chick peas. Additional information on beans

** used honey

*** I didn't use the chips

Featured 9/4/2016 on Over The Moon

Featured 9/9/2016 on Rattlebridge Farm


  1. Never would have thought of using beans in a cookie. Sounds so different. I know lots of people who are vegan. I surely am going to share this one.

  2. Will have to try these out. I love sneaking extra nutrients into my kids in the form of treats and snacks.

    1. I think the kids would like them, I sure did!

  3. Yummy! I'll take 3!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  4. Mmm...looks so good! Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesday, I can't wait to see what you come up with next week!

  5. How unique. I have always wanted to try making ice cream sandwiches but never could figure out how to get the ice cream thin and round. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Give yourself a standing ovation today!

    1. Easy Marilyn- I spread it in a small tray, pop it in the freezer and cut with a round cookie cutter dipped in hot water.

  6. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe at #WonderfulWednesday. I look forward to what you will share next week! Give yourself a standing ovation today!

  7. I love ice cream during the summer so much! But it's not always the healthiest option. :( I can't wait to try these!

  8. Yum! What a pleasure it will be to make this vegan ice cream recipe in my own kitchen!
    I am so delighted that you shared these healthy and delicious Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches with us at the Healthy Living Link Party. I'm Pinning and sharing this!

  9. Thanks for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. I hope to see you again next week!

  10. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty. I look forward to what you will share next week! Be good to yourself. Give yourself a standing ovation today!

  11. Love this wholesome ice cream sandwich recipe! What a great way to enjoy a healthy treat. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  12. I've been enjoying banana 'ice cream', I've not added milk before though. I am so intrigued by those bean cookies though! Thanks for sharing at the #WasteLessWednesday Blog Hop! I can't wait to see what you share next week.

  13. The bean cookies stand on their own and are delicious! I don't use milk that often so as a sub I have added pineapple juice.