Oh how I love blog surfing! Gets the ideas flowing, the kitchen humming and yields many happy bellies!! I must say, I am enticed by all the savory meals I see like black bean burgers from CanYouStayForDinner, sloppy joes from NeverHomeMaker, and pizza quinoa casserole from PeasAndThankYou! But there is nothing like dessert… vanilla bean cupcakes with chocolate ganache from PPK, chocolate glazed donuts from VeganDad, and… dun dun dun… chocolate chip cookie dough (or peanut butter chocolate crunch) blizzards from OhSheGlows!!!! AHHHH!
I remember being younger with my sister and craving some sweets after dinner on a summer night. She was DQ Blizzard CRAZY (and I think she might still be lol)! We would go to one of two places, DQ or Rosewoods. Since I am a peanut butter and chocolate fiend, I can imagine when we would go to DQ I’d get something with a Reese’s peanut butter cup mix in… definitely not vegan (or the healthiest). And if we went to Rosewoods I would get the chocolate peanut butter ice cream or the chocolate cookie dough and peanut butter ice cream. Oh man!
I admit, in the past year or more since going vegan, I still don’t shy away from a great dessert. I don’t really buy vegan ice creams because not only are they expensive at the grocery store, but they don’t satisfy the same as a warm baked ginger cookie or a strawberry-lemonade cupcake straight from the oven. Thanks to Angela from OhSheGlows (among other who inspired her), I have found a way to be creatively satisfied with healathy-ish desserts while still satisfying my sweet tooth. Banana soft serve!!!
Cookie Dough Delight
Serves 2-3 (with an excess of cookie dough)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup raw coconut crystals
1/2 cup Earth Balance butter, softened at room temperature
1/4-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. almond extract
Banana soft serve:
1 1/2 cups frozen banana chunks
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
For the cookie dough: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flours, sugar and cinnamon with a whisk until completely incorporated. With a fork, mix/mash in the Earth Balance butter and almond extract until a dough forms. Set aside in the freezer to set.
For the banana soft serve: In a food processor combine all ingredients and pulse/process until smooth. Add 2/3 of the cookie dough mixture and pulse until combined. Now would be the time to add all mix-ins like peanut butter, chocolate (or cocoa), fruit, coconut flakes, etc., etc.
Portion the banana soft serve into 2-3 bowls and top with the remaining cookie dough, chocolate chips and whatever other toppings you would like. Enjoy!!
Hopefully this will help to keep you all cool on these unbearably humid days!! I know my mom enjoyed hers this morning to cool down!! And since there’s some of leftover cookie dough and always a plethora of frozen banana chunks, I’m going to assume I will be having some more for breakfast. I <3 summer!!