California Avocado Chocolate Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches-Flourless

California Avocados have always been a part of my life. I was born and raised in Southern and Northern California so avocados are quite literally in my DNA. It’s the one thing besides chocolate I would want to take with me if I was ever on a deserted island! 

A few tips on picking a ripe avocado, the best way is to gently squeeze the fruit in the palm of your hand. Avocados that are ripe and ready to eat are firm but will yield to gentle pressure. Also be sure to choose fruit free from dark blemishes on the outside or avocados that are oversoft.

If you haven’t tried using avocados in your desserts I highly suggest you start now! They’re full of healthy fats and add such a delightful creamy texture that lends a wonderful richness to dairy free desserts. You can also check out another fun Avocado dessert recipe of mine HERE!

The flourless cookies are great because they’re like a cross between a brownie and a cookie or a brookie. They’re fudgy thanks to leaving out the flour and adding in the buttery avocado mixed with cacao powder. Using avocado in the mint chip ice cream also gives it a natural green hue without having to add in food coloring. The avocado also gives it a great ice cream mouth feel without having to add in heavy cream.

I really love that these are a healthier dairy free and Paleo take on the traditional Ice Cream Sandwich! They may be dairy free and gluten/grain free but they are not lacking in flavor and deliciousness. The fudge cookie mixed with the cool mint ice cream with a nice crunch will have you falling in love fast!  They would be super fun to serve this summer at your next BBQ or get together, I hope you give them a try soon!

California Avocado Chocolate Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches-Flourless

Prep Time: 6 hours

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 6 hours, 14 minutes

Category: Dessert

Yield: 4 Large Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients

    For The Flourless Chocolate Avocado Cookies
  • 1 ripe California Avocado
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup cacao powder
  • 5 tbsp nut butter (I used sunflower)
  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks/chips (dairy & soy free)
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
    For The Avocado Mint Chip Ice Cream
  • 3 ripe California Avocados, peeled & seeded
  • 1-13.5 oz. can full fat coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips (dairy & soy free)
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • 20 drops of peppermint oil
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch salt

Instructions

    For The Flourless Chocolate Avocado Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add all wet ingredients into a food processor or high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Add in your dry ingredients and blend until well combined, will resemble brownie batter.
  4. Fold chocolate chunks/chips into your cookie dough.
  5. Make 8 large cookies on your parchment lined baking sheet and use the back of a spoon or wet fingers to smooth cookies out into rounded flattened cookie shapes.
  6. Place cookies into oven for 14 mins. or until filly cooked.
  7. Let cool completely on pan before removing.
    For The Avocado Mint Chip Ice Cream
  1. Add all ingredients except for the mini chocolate chips into a food processor/high speed blender and blend until smooth. Scrape down sides occasionaly to ensure all ingredients are being incorporated.
  2. Fold in your mini chocolate chips, transfer mixture to a loaf pan and smooth out with a spatula.
  3. Cover and freeze for aprox. 3-4 hours removing when ice cream is a soft serve consistency.
  4. When ice cream is a soft serve consistency, assemble the Ice Cream Sandwiches.
  5. Start by spreading enough soft ice cream on half of the cookies to fill them up (about 4 tbsp.) and top with remaining cookies. Wrap each ice cream sandwich in parchment paper and place back in freezer for ice cream to harden up to a firm consistency. Remove, let thaw for 10 mins. and serve!
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