Chocolate Peppermint Ice-Cream Cookie Sandwiches


Oh Melbourne, glorious sun one day and thrashing winds the next. You never know what weather to expect in this lovely city I reside in, however whatever the temperature I can be sure of one thing: it is never EVER too cold for ice cream. Hence my latest creation made with a fresh peppermint twist.

Last July in Santa Monica my brother and I stumbled across an amazing food truck festival on Main St. After devouring a true American burger (as you do when in LA) I ordered a mint chocolate ice cream sandwich and was blown away! The peppermint ice cream melted in my mouth against the warm chewy chocolate cookie. For months I have been reminiscing about the glorious treat from Main St and am proud to have recreated a healthier guilt-free chocolate mint sandwich. And it is super delicious!

PS. Be sure to freeze bananas for at least 5-6 hours prior to baking.




Chocolate Peppermint Cookies:

2 cups whole-wheat or wholemeal flour

½ cup coconut oil

3/4 cup rice malt syrup

¼ cup almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1 tsp peppermint extract

1 tbls cacao

*You may also add cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips to mixture if you wish

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream:

2 frozen bananas

1 tsp peppermint oil

2 tbls almond milk

1 drop of green food colouring

A small handful of dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs

For cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 190°C and line baking tray.
  • In a mixer or large bowl, combine coconut oil and rice malt syrup, and then add almond milk and vanilla.
  • In a separate large bowl mix flour, cacao, baking powder, baking soda and salt together lightly and pour into mixer with peppermint oil and mix well.
  • Using your fingers, roll and flatten mixture into medium sized circles and place onto baking tray.
  • Bake for 13 minutes and let cool while you prepare ice cream.


For ice cream:

  • Blend bananas with all ingredients until a creamy ice cream texture. If it is a little runny pop back in freezer for an hour or two.
  • Place one cookie with flat side facing up on a plate and smear ice cream evenly on the cookie.
  • Grab another cookie and pop over the ice cream cookie and you have yourself a sandwich! Mmmm


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