Frozen Triple B Bites

So many challenges, so little time.

SOS Challenge

The Sweet or Savory challenge ingredient of the month is blueberries.

 

 

Raw Ice Cream Sandwich ChallengeThe raw challenge of the month is ice cream sandwiches.

 

 

Spunky Holiday - Independence day

The spunky holiday is Independence day and cliché as it is, blueberries scream Independence day. (What, you can’t hear your blueberries screaming?)

And, so, I multi-task by making raw Brazil nut, banana, blueberry ice cream sandwiches – or Frozen Triple B Bites.

Brazil Nut Banana Cookies surround Banana Blueberry ice cream

Brazil Nut Banana Cookies surround Banana Blueberry ice cream

Frozen Triple B Bites

Brazil Nut Banana Cookies
1 cup (130 g) raw Brazil nuts
1 small (80 g) banana (I used a red Costa Rican banana.)
1 T. ground flax seed
1 T. raw agave syrup
3 T. coconut flour

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the Brazil nuts until finely ground. (Stop before they turn into nut butter.) Add the banana and process until creamy. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until you have a thick dough. It will be sticky.

Roll out between two sheets of parchment paper. Tip – if your parchment paper is moving on your counter, wet the counter slightly. Cut with a cookie cutter into approximately 10 cookies. (I had some leftovers. I ate them. Raw. Rolled into little balls. It’s the cook’s prerogative to do that, you know.) Dehydrate at 115° until firm but not crisp. I started on a fruit roll tray, and moved them to a mesh screen after about 4 hours. My dehydrator took about 6 hours. Your dehydrator may vary, so check them occasionally. Freeze cookies until ready to assemble.

Blueberry Banana Ice Cream
1 banana, frozen
1/2 avocado
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 T. raw agave or honey (or to taste)

In the bowl of a food processor, process the banana until smooth. Add the avocado and process until smooth. Add the blueberries and agave or honey and process until creamy. Taste and adjust for sweetness. (I found this plenty sweet and could have easily skipped the sweetener altogether, but I think I might be weird that way.)

To assemble:
Place a scoop of ice cream on one frozen cookie. Top with another cookie and press down gently until ice cream fills the gaps. Freeze on a cookie sheet until solid. Wrap individually.

These are best when you allow them to soften for a few minutes before eating.

In case all those challenge posts don’t give you enough ideas, you can also check out Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays (and check out her beautiful brand new site design).

 

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29 Responses to Frozen Triple B Bites

  1. Mm, these make me want to own a dehydrator. And I love your challenge multi-tasking, smart :)

    • Deanna says:

      I’m fairly sure you could make them in the oven, too. Just use the lowest temp and watch them carefully. I think if you let them get crisp it’d be impossible to eat them as ice cream sandwiches. They wouldn’t be raw, but they’d still be tasty. :)

      • I went ahead and tackled these with the oven (cooked them at 350 for 5-ish minutes, means I get my treats faster :D )–worked just fine! And soo delicious! Thank you thank you for the summer treat inspiration :)

      • Deanna says:

        So glad you tried it with the oven and that it worked! That’s exciting. I’m always guessing when I try to answer people’s questions about making modifications and changing out ingredients and such. I was crossing my fingers that it would work in an oven. :)

  2. Ricki says:

    Why, yes, I DO happen to hear my blueberries screaming! They’re saying, “Make us into these raw blueberry ice cream sandwiches!”. :) Thanks so much for this ingenious entry in the SOS Challenge this month–looks totally delicious! :D

  3. That looks fantastic, I really do need to invest in a dehydrator. I just can’t picture myself leaving my temperamental oven on for hours at a very low heat.

    • Deanna says:

      I don’t think you’d leave it on for hours. Most ovens don’t go much lower than 250, or maybe 200. They’d dry out a lot faster at that temp. Maybe an hour? I’m guessing here. But, I don’t think it’d be real long.

      You could also try adding a couple more tablespoons of coconut flour and just eating them frozen without dehydrating at all.

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  5. Nicole says:

    What a great way to multi-task :) I love the use of all that delicious fruit in your creation. Thank you for participating in the Raw Ice Cream Sandwich Challenge!

  6. I just did some multi-tasking myself for a few food events, but not for these particular ones. Now you’re making me think that my latest recipe could work for two of the same events–thanks, Deanna! These ice cream sandwiches look pretty amazing. You rock on multi-tasking and dehydrating for deliciousness, dear!

    Shirley

    • Deanna says:

      Thanks, Shirley. I’ll have to check out your multi-tasking. I’ve been avoiding the computer a bit this week, except email. So, I’m waaaay behind on my blog reading. I’m sure whatever you made is wonderful, as always!

  7. These are beautiful! and they sound very delicious!

  8. veganlisa says:

    What a fantastic entry! The ingredient list sounds amazing and the purple colour makes this treat perfect for a special summer soiree!

  9. Wonder_Vegan says:

    Is coconut flour needed? I wouldn’t want to buy a flour just to use it once. I have soy flour and white, but willing to buy wheat.

    • Deanna says:

      Do you have unsweetened dried coconut and a coffee grinder? You could probably make your own. But, the amount would be different. I’m not sure if other flours would work or not…. Coconut flour is highly “thirsty” – so with any other flour you would probably need more.

  10. You’re making me hungry. I have a sweet treat linky on my blog every weekend (it’ll be up tonight) and I’d love it if you’d stop by and link up your Triple B Bites. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

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  13. Gauri Radha गौरी राधा says:

    These look quite delectable :)

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  15. melissa says:

    yum – those look super good :)

  16. Brazil Nut Banana Cookies!? Ummm, must make these – sound delish!!

  17. mollypainter says:

    This may be the dumbest question ever, but is the blueberry mixture the consistency of ice cream after all the ingredients are blended in the processor, or do you have to put it in the freezer before adding to the cookies?

    • Deanna says:

      Oops, missed this comment. If your blueberries and bananas are frozen, you don’t have to freeze it first. It will be ice-cream-ish right after making it.

  18. activewellnessdirect says:

    They look perfect. Lovely!

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