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I’m off to California for a conference this week, but before I take to the skies I wanted to share with you my newest frozen treat recipe. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream hardly needs an introduction, except when you’re sandwiching it between grain-free chocolate cookies!
I loosely based this recipe on my Mini “Oatmeal” Raisin Ice Cream Sandwiches, which are always a hit. Frozen treats in the summer are what soups are to me in the winter: comforting, easy, and limitless in variation possibilities. Make ice cream sandwiches once and you’ll be coming up with twists on them all season long.
My Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is no ordinary ice cream, of course. (What else would you expect with me?) I add avocado for creaminess and healthy fats, a blend of honey and stevia to sweeten it naturally, and spinach—our trusty green friend—to lend some vibrant color and save us from heading down Disaster Road with artificial food coloring.
I served these ice cream sandwiches to some friends over Memorial Day weekend and they were enjoyed by all. But a little part of me wished my 3 year old nephew would have been on the scene, as I know all about his unwavering love for both frozen treats and chocolate. (He gobbles down these chocolate ice cream pops in record time.)
Raising healthy kiddos doesn’t have to mean depriving them of summer’s sweet indulgences. Whip up some healthy ice cream treats like these to serve the little ones in your life—and I promise they’ll never see the spinach coming.
I’ve had a few frozen drumsticks and Klondike bars in my day…though I’ll admit that a big scoop of mint chocolate chip was much more my speed than ice cream truck treats. Knowing that someday I’ll be able to feed my own family far healthier, nutrient-dense treats every summer is a thought that makes my heart glad.
If chocolate and mint just aren’t your thing—get yourself to a doctor ASAP. What’s wrong with you?!?
Kidding, of course. I know we’ve all got our preferences. (Some people look at me like I’ve gone bonkers when I tell them that I don’t enjoy mac n’ cheese or mayonnaise, and that I could easily go without bananas for the remainder of my lifetime.)
Anyways, back to my point. If chocolate and mint just aren’t your thing, here are a few other frozen treats you might like to try:
- Snickerdoodle Ice Cream
- Caramelized White Nectarine Ice Cream
- Peanut Butter Freezer Treats
- Lemon Strawberry Tarts
I’ll see you next week with a recap of my Cali trip! Enjoy some ice cream sandwiches for me in the mean time.