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Superfood Ice Cream Bars

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours (chilling time)
  • Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bars
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: frozen
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Superfood Ice Cream Bars! No-bake brownie crust topped with naturally colored ice cream swirls – an easy and fun frozen summer treat!


Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup (~180g) pitted medjool dates
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup (60g) coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup (20g) cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Ice Cream

  • 2 cups (240g) raw cashews
  • 1 cup (240g) coconut milk*
  • 1/4 cup (80g) maple syrup
  • 1/2-1 tsp spirulina
  • 1/2-1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, pureed

Optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips (90g) for melting and drizzling on top


Instructions

  1. Cover the cashews with warm water and soak for at least 30 minutes (if you don’t have a high speed blender, you will need to soak them for at least a few hours).
  2. Blend the dates and water.
  3. In a bowl, combine the coconut flour, cacao powder, and salt. Stir.
  4. Add the date paste and mix to form a sticky dough. If it’s too dry/crumbly add a few tablespoons of water.
  5. Press into the bottom of a pan/dish lined with parchment paper or plastic wrap (I used a 9×6″ tupperware). Set aside.
  6. Blend the (soaked and drained) cashews, milk, and maple syrup until very smooth and creamy.
  7. Divide into 3 bowls. Mix the spirulina into one, turmeric into another, and blueberry puree into the last. Add more/less to reach desired color.
  8. Spoon/dollop the colors on top of the crust and swirl with the back of a spoon or a straw.
  9. Freeze overnight.
  10. Once frozen, cut into bars and top with melted chocolate if desired.
  11. Enjoy! Keep leftovers in the freezer.

Notes

*I used light canned coconut milk, but other kinds of non-dairy milk are fine too. Or use full fat coconut milk to make them extra creamy.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 304
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 8g

Keywords: dessert, vegan, paleo, ice cream, chocolate, dairy free