The ultimate cookies n’ cream ice cream sundaes with HOMEMADE vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free chocolate cookies! A healthier, guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet cravings.
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I don’t care what ANYONE says….ice cream season doesn’t start and end in the summer months.
Ice cream season is all year round.
When is it NOT a good time for ice cream!? Name a time…DO IT.
Exactly 0% of the time it’s a bad time to have ice cream.
Don’t fight me on this, people. Just embrace that ice cream is the best sweet treat out there.
With that said, if we were all eating ice cream everyday, that wouldn’t be the healthiest thing for us either. Everything in moderation, right? 😊
But luckily, there are a ton of better-for-you, lighter options out on the market now when it comes to frozen treats. I love that companies are really listening to consumers and catering to the more health conscious leanings of the general population.
But there’s still a LONG way to go and tons of room for improvements. For example, one thing I don’t like about most light ice creams on the market is their use of sucralose or aspartame as a sweetener.
Listen, I get it. It’s a lower cost zero calorie sweetener….but it also gives me terrible stomach aches and I know a lot of other people can’t tolerate it either. So as much as I’d like to enjoy all the trend and light ice creams, I can’t because of the ingredients.
That is…until I discovered N!CK’s Swedish-style Light Ice Cream!
N!CK’s is a premium style brand of light ice cream with amazing flavors like:
- Salted Caramel
- Peanut Butter & Caramel Swirl
- Vanilla Bean
- Cookie Dough & Chocolate
- Mint Chocolate Chip
- Butter Pecan
- Caramel Caramel Cappuccino
These are BRAND new and just hitting the market so it was super exciting to get the first taste!
The Peanut Butter & Caramel Swirl is my favorite, but I LOVE how rich and creamy all of the different flavors are. You can eat the whole pint at once when your ice cream cravings are at their peak. 😉
Anyone else prefer pints to huge gallons of ice cream? They feel like an already portioned out single-serving of the treat and because N!CK’S has such great flavor and fewer calories than most ice creams, you can feel good about indulging in their ice cream. It’s the perfect option for people with an active, on-the-go lifestyle because let’s be serious…who wants to measure out a single, measly serving of regular ice cream? You can get all that rich taste and creamy texture with N!CK’s pints!
Of course, they’re delicious on their own, but if you feel like jazzing them up a bit, try my recipe below for homemade vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free chocolate cookie crumbles to add atop your favorite flavor of N!CK’S!
Head to the N!CK’S website here to find their Swedish-style ice cream near you and get $1 off your first pint! And don’t forget to let me know if you decide to try my homemade cookie crumbles on top.
Cookies n’ Cream Ice Cream Sundaes
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Total Time: 22 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: dessert
For cookie crumbles:
1 cup gluten-free oat flour
1/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 coconut oil, softened but not melted
5 tbsp soft vegan buttery spread
For ice cream:
2 pints of N!CK’s Ice cream, flavors of choice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine dry cookie ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Add in butter, coconut oil, and vanilla. Using a beater on low speed, mix together until a crumbly dough forms, about 8 minutes. Then, using your hands, form 4 equal sized dough balls.
On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, press dough balls flat to form 4 softball sized cookies (about 1/4 inch thick).
Bake for 12 minutes.
Remove from oven and let fully cool. Cookies will be very crumbly when hot so allow them to FULLY cool.
Once cool, crumble the cookies and pour crumbles in a bowl for using right away or a Tupperware to store in the fridge for up to a week.
Add the cookie crumbs to the top of your pint of N!CK’S Swedish-style Light Ice Cream. Or if you are willing to share, divide the ice cream into 4 bowls and top with desired amount of cookie crumbles.
- Serving Size: 4 servings
Keywords: dessert, ice cream, cookies, vegan, gluten-free, chocolate, chocolate cookies, sweets, treats, sundaes
These whole grain, gluten-free, vegan chocolate cookie crumbles taste BETTER than Oreos and are the perfect compliment to any of N!CK’S flavors. The ultimate sundae pairing in my opinion!
Other fun toppings to add are…
- crushed Spanish peanuts
- chocolate syrup
- sprinkles (duh)
- GrapeNuts (weird…but hear me out…the crunchiness is AMAZING with creamy ice cream!)
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
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