Introduction: Healthy Chocolate Coconut Oreo Ice Cream Cups (Vegan)

The base of these ice cream cups is the classic date-and-nut crust with a bit of cacao for the bonus flavor and antioxidants. The crust is soft and chewy thanks to the dates, but the nuts bring in an opposing, firm-to-the-bite texture. Throw in some cacao powder and you’ve got yourself a winning, healthy-as-f— crust.

The filling is made from coconut milk and raw chocolate. The mixture is combined and cooked at a low temperature, thus preserving all the nutrients in both ingredients.

Makes 12 ice cream cups
Ingredients

Crust

2 cups soft dates, pitted (approx. 300g prior to pitting)

1/2 cup almonds

1/2 cup cashews

1/3 cup raw cacao powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

Filling

1 can full-fat coconut milk (approx. 400ml or 2 cups)

Pinch of salt

100g raw chocolate

12 whole oreo cookies

Step 1: Step 1: Prepare the Base

Place the ingredients for the crust (dates, almond, cashews, cacao powder, vanilla extract, and salt) in a food processor and process until well combined. If you have a weaker food processor, process the dates until smooth before adding the other ingredients

Press the mixture into silicon/flexible mini cake tins or into the bottom of a cupcake pan lined with cupcake liners.

Set aside.

Step 2: Step 2: Prepare the Filling

In a medium saucepan, heat the coconut milk until just boiling.

Remove the coconut milk from heat, and add in the salt and raw chocolate, broken up into small pieces.

Stir until smooth.

Step 3: Step 3: Assemble and Freeze

Place a full oreo in the center of each crust.

Pour the coconut chocolate mixture over each oreo until the oreo is fully covered.

Freeze for 6 hours/overnight, until firm. Store in freezer.

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)2016-08-04

Those sound so great! I love how they look when cut in half :)