If you’re not already thinking about dessert, get ready. These adorable vegan ice cream sandwiches are unbelievably easy. The homemade ice cream is just a few simple ingredients. They’re also made with Sweet Loren’s vegan cookie dough, which bakes into the most PERFECT gluten free and nut free cookies in about 15 minutes. We can’t get enough of these!
We’re thrilled to partner with Sweet Loren’s to bring you these delightful vegan cookie ice cream sandwiches. Sweet Loren’s is a brand with an inspiring story and mission that also happens to make truly delish vegan cookie dough. And the best part? You don’t have to take our word for it! Use the code crowdedkitchen for 20% off your order!
Meet Sweet Loren
The woman we have to thank for these vegan cookie ice cream sandwiches is Loren Brill. In fact, her vegan, gluten free cookie dough is part of a lifelong mission she adopted after beating cancer. Loren committed herself to removing processed foods from her diet. I certainly applaud this commitment. It’s definitely not easy to cut out all refined sugars, added preservatives and other yucky ingredients lurking in seemingly friendly products.
Loren quickly realized that she couldn’t find any high-quality cookies that complied with her new dietary commitment. Luckily, she did something about that.
Enter Sweet Loren’s: better-for-you, vegan and gluten-free cookie dough! They now make four flavors of place-and-bake cookies, as well as edible raw dough. You can purchase a 6-package bundle of their products online (shipping included!) or find out where they’re sold in 10,000 grocery stores throughout the US via their store locator here. We recommend you head there ASAP and place an order!
Side note: the first time I made these cookies, I ate five (in one sitting) and my husband ate the other seven. If that doesn’t convince you to give them a try ASAP, I’m not sure what will! (Also, #noregrets. I’m a firm believer in the dessert every day philosophy.)
Why this Cookie Dough is the Best for Ice Cream Sandwiches
Sweet Loren’s cookie dough is the best for these vegan ice cream sandwiches, and really all your vegan cookie dough needs. First of all, that old place-and-bake trick makes it incredibly easy to whip up a batch.
You can go for a soft and chewy texture, or you can bake the cookies for a few extra minutes to get some crispy edges, if that’s your thing. I personally prefer them slightly under-baked – 12 minutes in the oven did the trick!
That’s the other great thing about Sweet Loren’s products. They truly do fit every taste, dietary requirement and preference. As we’ve mentioned, the cookie dough is certified vegan and gluten free. But it also happens to nut-free and 100% whole grain. That’s why these cookies make the perfect ice cream sandwiches for our crowded kitchen, where everyone has a preference and an opinion 🙂
Don’t be fooled by the vegan & gluten free label; these cookies truly taste like the freshly baked chocolate chip cookies of your childhood. Side note: the raw cookie dough is also insanely delicious. We love that Sweet Loren’s also offers edible cookie dough meant for eating straight out of the jar. Perfect for raw cookie dough fanatics (like me)!
Now back to these ice cream sandwiches. We’re hooked on Sweet Loren’s cookies straight from the oven, but it’s summer, so we have ice cream on the mind at all times. Naturally, these chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches were a logical progression.
How to make perfect vegan cookie ice cream sandwiches
No need to complicate these vegan cookie ice cream sandwiches, so we opted for classic flavors. We used Sweet Loren’s gluten-free chocolate chunk place-and-bake cookies for the sandwich exteriors. The only difficult part about making these sandwiches is letting the cookies cool long enough to avoid total ice cream meltage.
This is especially tough in our kitchen. The aroma of gently baking chocolate chip cookie dough seemed to waft throughout the house, drawing family members from their rooms to hover adoringly around our cooling racks. Dogs included, of course.
Ultimately, these ice cream sandwiches called for a second batch of cookies. (An important life lesson: always make or buy a double batch of cookies. Always!)
Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Assembly
Once you’re able to cool enough cookies for ice cream sandwiches, all that’s left to do is basic assembly.
Find your favorite dairy-free ice cream, or make this super easy homemade version. Again, being purists in this case, we opted for simple vegan vanilla. Our vegan chai spiced coffee ice cream would complement Loren’s cookies quite nicely. Or, if you’re in the mood for double the cookie – try adding Sweet Loren’s edible cookie dough to this vegan cookie dough ice cream!
Add a healthy scoop of ice cream on to half of your cookies. Finally, top with a second cooled choco chunk cookie.
Voilà: the easiest two-ingredient vegan and gluten-free cookie ice cream sandwiches you’ve probably ever made. Not to mention the most delicious!
Craving cookies now? We sure hope you are after reading this post. Don’t forget to head over to Sweet Loren’s and use the code crowdedkitchen for 20% off your order!
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If you’re not already thinking about dessert, get ready. These adorable vegan ice cream sandwiches are unbelievably easy. The homemade ice cream is just a few simple ingredients.
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 1/2 cup cashews, soaked for 1–2 hours
- 1/2 cup agave syrup
- 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
- Large pinch of fine sea salt
- Soak cashews in room temp water for 1-2 hours, then drain and rinse.
- Bake Sweet Loren’s cookies according to package directions and let cool completely.
- Pre-cool ice cream maker.
- Add all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth or creamy. Pour into ice cream maker and churn.
- Transfer to freezer-safe container and freeze 4 hours.
- Let soften at room temperature for a few minutes until serving.
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