Healthy No Added Sugar Ice Cream Sandwiches are made using no added sugar oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars and banana nice cream. These healthy ice cream sandwiches are vegan, dairy-free and high in protein thanks to the addition of salted caramel protein powder!
Healthy Ice Cream Sandwiches. I’ve officially PEAKED.
I’ve been on a no-added-sugar recipe kick so it was only a matter of time before it led me to make healthy no-sugar-added Ice cream cookie sandwiches.
Especially with how hot it’s gotten in Georgia. We seriously went from the 30s to the 80s in no time!
The warm weather has me craving all the cool eats and treats. Anyone else?
What makes these ice cream sandwiches healthy?
Well, first of all, they have zero sugar added and are made with nice cream instead of traditional ice cream.
Second of all, they are made with only whole ingredients like oats, nut butter, dates, and banana.
What is Nice Cream?
Nice Cream is a healthier gluten-free, low-calorie plant-based alternative to ice-cream. Banana-based ice cream may be the original nice cream, but the term has come to represent any fruit-based, vegan, dairy-free treat free from artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, and added sugar.
Nice cream isn’t just a dessert, though. This fruit-based creamy treat is perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
Best of all, you don’t need an ice cream maker to make banana nice cream! Cutting the banana into small pieces before you freeze it helps it break down faster when you blend it, giving you thick & creamy ice cream, without making your food processor work too hard.
How do you freeze bananas for nice cream?
Before you freeze bananas for ice cream, it’s important that you peel them first (or the peel could be stuck forever), and then slice them into coins.
I cut each banana slice about 1-inch thick. The thinner the slices, the easier they will blend, but you can cut them into smaller pieces or larger chunks if you’re in a pinch!
How long does banana nice cream last in the freezer?
If you’re not ready to eat the nice cream right when you make it, transfer it to a freezer-safe container. When you’re ready to dig in, let it thaw for a few minutes before serving.
Banana nice cream will stay good in the freezer for a few months.
Ingredients for Healthy No-Sugar-Added Ice Cream Sandwiches:
- Rolled Oats
- Dates (You will blend this into a date paste with 2 tbsp water. If you don’t have dates, feel free to sub for 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup.)
- Nut Butter (I used cashew butter but any nut butter will do!)
- Vanilla Extract
- Chocolate Chips
- Salted Caramel Protein Powder (If flavoring your nice cream.)
If you don’t want to flavor your nice cream with protein powder, feel free to toss in 1/4 cup peanut butter instead! This makes for a delicious peanut butter ice cream sandwich.
How to store no-sugar-added ice cream sandwiches in the freezer:
Cookies can be frozen for up to three months in your freezer in an air-tight container, so these ice cream sandwiches will also last for three months in your freezer.
If you plan on taking them out one at a time, you will want to store them individually.
I keep mine in individual sandwich baggies in the freezer.
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