How to make your own Vegan Ice Cream Cake
As a kid, my family always went to Dairy Queen to get a Treatza Pizza for special holidays. I looooove them, and Tegan always asked for ice cream cake for her birthday. Although we still indulge in DQ's cakes, we thought it would be fun to make our own! It's super easy, healthy and it's a cake you can feel very good eating. Yes. Please.
Thanks to Christine from Plant-Eaters Club for coming over to make us this recipe!
Ingredients for Chocolate Crust
20 soaked dates
- 2 tbsp flax seeds soaked ( 1-1 ratio with water )
- 6 tbsp gluten-free flour (any flour preferred is fine)
- 5 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- some salt to taste
Directions for Crust
Put all ingredients into Vitamix or high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Line cake pan with parchment paper and pour the crust into cake pan. (We cut ours into a circle so it fit evenly in the pan).
Ingredients for the Vegan Ice Cream
1 can of coconut cream
1 cup of soaked raw cashews
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 drops of stevia for added sweetness
and a pinch of salt :)
Blend, and then pour on top of Chocolate Layer and set aside
Put the Icecream cake into the freezer for a good 3-4 hours until frozen!
Ingredients for Caramel Sauce & Chocolate Sauce
20 soaked dates
1 cup of date water
a pinch of salt
- a pinch of cinnamon
Blend the ingredients above and remove half from the blender, this is your caramel sauce. For the chocolate sauce, add 2 tbsp cacao to what remains in the blender and mix until smooth. Layer up your ice cream cake with goodies - we used walnuts and chocolate chunks and then smothered it with the chocolate and caramel sauce...mmm... ENJOY!
It is so fun to have my good pal Christine come over every week to make a healthy new recipe for our blog. It has been such a special time, and I want to send many thanks her way. She is a certified holistic nutritionist and if you live in Vancouver, do yourself a HUGE favour and look out for her Vegan Dinners! She hosts them once a month, usually at her house - or she will come to yours and make a feast for you and your friends!