Back in what I call the Dark Ages of Living Gluten Free, finding palatable gluten-free, dairy-free substitutes for anything was darn near impossible. When I was diagnosed with celiac disease, I had to kiss one of my most-loved treats good-bye: raw cookie dough (shhh – don’t tell!). When I later learned I was lactose intolerant, I also had to give up my late night straight-from-the-carton-ice-cream eating hobby.
Doing without both of these things may have benefited my waist-line, but not my heart. It’s actually what drove me to create my own flour and write my own recipes! Necessity has always been the mother of invention!
So it was that years later I created the perfect gluten-free chocolate chip cookie, which fortunately or unfortunately meant that I had delectable doughy treats whenever I wanted them! I later fell in love with new coconut dairy-free ice cream options, so nothing could stop me! Gluten-free, dairy-free (yes, vegan!) Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream now threatens my hips once more, but boy is it making my mouth happy!
I’m so excited to share this super easy and too delicious recipe with you! I cheat and use my favorite So Delicious® Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream instead of making my own from scratch, but you could certainly make your own ice cream or homemade frozen yogurt. The key is in the amazingly yummy cookie dough – I use my Cookie Mix + Earth Balance® Buttery Sticks and Enjoy Life’s® new Mega Chunk dairy-free, soy-free chocolate chunks, and life is definitely good again!
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When you can make such an incredible treat, and serve it in something as fun as my favorite pink Zak! Designs® insulated ice cream bowls … you know you’ve hit the jackpot! I’d like you to hit that jackpot too, so I’ve asked Zak! Designs®, Earth Balance®, Enjoy Life® and So Delicious® to join in the fun!
We’ve put together everything you need to make this delectable dessert for yourself!
One lucky winner gets all these goodies:
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**DUE TO HURRICANE IRENE (she’s a total Party Pooper!) I’ve extended the contest deadline! If you’re like me and all your ice cream melted because you lost power, you may need more time! The Contest NOW melts September 4 (midnight ET). Contest winners will be chosen at random and announced September 5 (but we’re all really winners, aren’t we? Look at this amazingly easy & yummy recipe you just got for FREE!!!!).
Thanks to these wonderful companies who have agreed to share their goodies with you – they’re my favorite companies too! I love their stuff and asked them to participate in this contest to share some of my favorite products and ingredients with you too! (In case you’re wondering, no one paid me to like them!).
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Cookie Dough Ice Cream
*Earth Balance®’s new Coconut Spread is a great soy-free vegan alternative if you must also avoid soy in your diet!
Bring the Buttery Sticks and Shortening to room temperature, then beat together with half of the cookie mix until light and fluffy – several minutes. Mix in the egg replacer, until combined. Gradually stir remaining mix into the first mixture. Stir in chips and nuts, if so desired.
Spoon out small teaspoonfuls of dough and place on a plate or bowl, cover and freeze (they may be rounded or unshaped dough balls). Freeze until very cold (overnight is ideal). You’ll have more dough than you need so you get the bonus of making the rest of dough into cookies!!!
Pick your favorite ice cream or non-dairy ice cream; allow ice cream to thaw slightly so that it is easily stirred. Scoop frozen dough balls into the ice cream and mix to distribute. Return to freezer to set until ready to serve.