Sunday, August 5, 2012

Ice Cream Sandwich with a Chocolate Chip Mint Filling


I don't know about you, but personally I adore everything with mint in it. These Ice Cream Sandwiches have a Chocolate Chip Mint Filling that I originally created for one of the swirled pies in my eBook 'The Dessert Revolution'. The pie ('Mint Kiss Swirl Pie' on page 27-28) is swirled with a vanilla filling and this mint filling, loaded with gorgeous cacao nibs that gives that chocolate crunch.

The Sandwich cookies does not require a dehydrator, though they need to be a bit freeze to harden. They are based on hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds and shredded coconut. If you like your seeds soaked and sprouted it is fine. Only make sure they are dry before you start making a flour of them. 


Why I love HEMP

• Hemp can grow almost everywhere on this planet. By nature hemp is organic as it doesn't need any fertilizer, chemicals, and pesticide. It adds nutrients to the soil, removes toxins, aerates the soil and prevents soil erosion with it’s long roots. Hemp actually leaves the soil in better condition than before it was planted.

• You can make hemp milk out of hemp seeds.

• The hemp plant can be used for three important and usable products as the seeds, the powder of the seeds (hemp protein powder) and the oil, all is highly nutritious. You can also eat the fresh leaves in a salad. 

• Hemp is very rich in nutrients such as omega fatty acids, amino acids, and minerals. The seed oil contains 80% essential fatty acids (EFAs), linoleic acid (LA, 50-70%), alpha-linolenic acid (ALA, 15–25%) and Gamma-Linolenic_acid (GLA, 1–6%). 

• Both the complete protein and the essential oils contained in hemp seeds are in ideal ratios for human nutrition. 

• 65% of its protein content in hemp is in the form of globulin edestin, so that it can actually be used by the body in its raw state. 

• Hemp seed oil promotes a beautiful skin and hair, nourishing both on a cellular level. As a daily routine, apply hemp oil to your skin and it will be absorbed where the EFA's can go straight to work!

 Also the GLA acid is healing for the gut which also promotes a glowing, healthy skin.

• The oil and the protein powder is perfect for athletes wanting defined muscles. 

• Add a handful of hemp seeds to your smoothie and you will get a creamier, more nutritious and more satisfying smoothie. I find that a couple of teaspoons of orange juice pares very well with hemp. 






The Hemp Sandwich Cookies, nut free
Makes about 8 double cookies.

• 1 cup hulled Hemp seeds
• 1 1/2 cup shredded Coconut
• 0.5 cup Pumpkin seeds
• 2 small pinches of Himalayan salt
• 0.5 teaspoon real Vanilla
• 5 tablespoons of Lucuma
• 1/3 cup Water
• 2 tablespoons melted virgin Coconut oil
• 3 tablespoons Agave nectar
• 2 teaspoons Orange juice

Grind the Hemp seeds, shredded Coconut and Pumpkin seeds into a fine flour using a blender. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir by hand until you get a dough. Put the dough on a piece of greaseproof paper and flatten it out. Put another piece of greaseproof paper on top and work the doug out with a rolling pin. Stamp cookies with a cookie cutter and lift the whole paper up, with the dough and place it in the freezer. When the cookies are hard you can carefully peel them off the paper.





Chocolate Chip Mint Cream
The recipe below will give you a lot more mint cream than needed for the cookies. You can use the rest as a mint ice cream, or make half the recipe. 

• 180 g or 1 1/2 cup Cashews
• 1 1/2 cup Water
• 3 tablespoons melted virgin Coconut oil
• 100 g or 6 tablespoons of melted Cacao butter
• 1 pinch of Himalayan salt
• 1/4 teaspoon real Vanilla or liquid Vanilla
• 2 tablespoons Agave nectar
• 1 teaspoon Sunflower lecitin
• 1 cup Mint leaves, tightly packed
• 0.5-1 teaspoon Spirulina powder
• 5-8 drops Mint essence
• Two handfulls of cacao Nibs

Slowly melt the Cacao butter in a water bath or in a dehydrator. Grind the Cashews into a super fine flour in a blender. Add all the ingredients except for the Coconut oil and Nibs and blend until completely fine. Then add the Coconut oil and blend for maximum 15 sec. Finally add the Nibs but don't blend. Make sure to adjust the flavors to your liking. Add a little extra sweetener or mint essence if you like. The filling will taste the best when well chilled. 

Pour the batter into a container with lid that can be stored in your freezer. The batter will at this point look rather loose, but don't worry, it will turn into the creamiest filling after some time in the freezer. You need to freeze the mint filling for about 1.5 hour. Stir it every now and then for an even result. When it is creamy and hard enough to be spread on the cookies it is done. 



Glass Sandwich på Hampa med Choklad & Mintkräm (delvis nötfria)

Sandwich Cookies
Blir ca 8 dubbla cookies

• 2 dl skalad Hampa
• 3 dl riven Cocos
• 1 dl Pumpakärnor (om groddade, se till att de är helt torra innan de mals till mjöl)
• 2 msk smält virgin Cocosolja 
• 2 små nypor Himalayasalt
• 0.5 tsk äkta Vanilj
• 5 msk Lucuma
• 0.75 dl Vatten
• 3-4 msk Agave nektar (använder du honung så ta mer eftersom det är svagare sötma)
• 2 tsk Apelsinjuice

Gör ett mjöl av Hampan, Cocosen och Pumpakärnorna i en blender. Tillsätt resten av ingredienserna till en stor skål och rör för hand tills du har fått en deg. Platta ut degen ovanpå ett smörpapper. Lägg sen smörpapper ovanpå degen och kavla ut med kavel ca 0.5 cm tjockt. Tycker du det blir för kladdigt kan du mala lite mer mjöl och strö över. Stansa kakaor och lyft över hela smörpappret med degen på till frysen där de får ligga och hårdna. Ta sen en osthyvel el. liknande och lossa försiktigt på kakorna. Lägg dem åter i frysen. Fortsätt med mintkrämen!

Chocolate Chip Mintkräm
Detta recept blir nästan en hel normalstor blender-kanna full och det kommer bli smet över efter att du brett på den på kakorna. Antingen kan du använda resten av smeten som glass, eller göra halva receptet nedan. Vill du ha många Sandwich cookies kan du göra dubbla satsen cookies och hela satsen smet nedan. 

• 3 dl Cashewnötter
• 1 nypa Himalayasalt
• 1 krm äkta Vanilj
• 3 dl Vatten
• 2-3 msk Agavenektar
• 1 tsk Solroslecitin
• 3 msk smält virgin Cocosolja
• 100 g eller 6 msk smält Kakaosmör
• 2 stora nävar Kakao Nibs
• 2 dl Myntalöv, tätt packat
• 0.5-1 tsk Spirulinapulver eller krossa ca 4-8 st piller i mortel
• 5-8 droppar Mint essens

Mal Cashewnötterna till ett fint, fint mjöl i en blender. Tillsätt resten av ingredienserna förutom Cocosoljan och Nibsen. Mixa länge och väl tills du har en perfekt smet. Den kommer att se lös ut, men allt ordnar till sig sen i frysen och blir till den krämigaste glassen du kan tänka dig. Tillsätt den smälta Cocosoljan och mixa max 15 sek. Slutligen häller du i Nibsen utan att mixa och häller upp på burk som ställs i frysen. Var noga med att smaka av. Justera mängden sötma och mint tills det smakar perfekt för Dig! Smeten kommer smakmässigt mer till sin rätt som fryst. Låt frysa i ca 1.5 timme. Rör om då och då för att få en jämn frysning. När smeten börjar få en krämig konsistens av det tjockare slaget kan du skeda på eller spritsa på fyllningen mellan kakorna. 

Tips: Spirulinan färgar smeten knallgrön, så vill du ha en ljus mintgrön färg som på bilderna använder du 0.5 tsk Spirulina. Vill du ha en mörkare färg tillsätter du mer. Jag använder Spirulina till "mint färgning" eftersom det är en blågrön alg. Skulle du försöka färga med tex nått annat grönt pulver som hampaprotein, korngräs eller dyl, blir det ett gulaktigt resultat och det kommer inte se ut som mint. 

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Much Love
/Karolina Eleonora~ 



5 comments:

celia said...

These look fantastic. Mint chocolate chip ice cream was always my favorite. So i am quite excited about this !

Thank you !

Amy said...

These sound delicious and that mint ice cream is so lovely :)! I would love one of these right now!

Love Raw ~ Karolina said...

Celia: Thank you! Yes, I too loooove everything with mint ^^

Amy: Hihi, *sending one through cyber space*

Nina said...

Ser jättegott ut! Har aldrig kommit till skott men nu måste jag verkligen prova !

Nina

http://countrylifebyn.blogspot.se/

Love Raw ~ Karolina said...

Hej Nina! Vad roligt :) Hoppas du älskar de lika mycket som vi! Du får jättegärna återkomma med din upplevelse, och om du vill, plåta kakaorna så lägger jag en länk till din blogg på fb-gruppen och pagen!


Kram
/Karolina~ 

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