Mock Mini “Dove” Ice Cream Bites

by laury on June 14, 2012 · 28 comments

Before I proceed with this post..go out, get yourself a cup of cashews, and start soaking them. For a long time. Because you’re in for a treat with today’s recipe!

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When Michael and I first moved in together, we were addicted to those Dove mini ice cream bars. One of my clients told me about them, and how great they were to satisfy your sweet tooth because it was just a bite. The problem was, we could never just eat one. We’d go through a box faster than I would like to admit. So I stopped buying them, and haven’t had one in years!

This week I had literally a cup of cashews that I wanted to do something with. I started soaking them thinking I would try making Ella a new “ice cream” recipe or maybe another raw vegan pie. Sorry, Ella. This one is for the grown ups! I even got Michael to try, and he loved them!

I had my cashews soaking for 2 days. Only because I hadn’t figured out what I wanted to do yet. The least amount of time I recommend it 8 hours. Preferably longer, if possible. Usually it’s 4-6, but of all the cashew soaked recipes I’ve ever made, this one came out the creamiest, and I think it’s because they soaked for so long!

It’s simple, I blended them in my Vitamix with 3 Tablespoons of coconut milk, coconut oil, vanilla bean and stevia. I poured the cashew creamy goodness into a greased mini muffin tin:

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Let it freeze for a few hours, then dipped them into my chocolate mixture

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The chocolate was the perfect consistency:

Creamy “ice cream” swimming in rich, smooth dark chocolate.

The chocolate hardened right away since the ice cream bites were cold…

Who knew such a thing could actually be healthy? Who knew this would be one of the ways I try and sneak the healthy fats into my diet? As if they needed to be snuck in.

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The thing I love about this recipe is I totally came up with it by accident. I just threw a few ingredients in my vitamix and prayed it would turn out the way I wanted it to. Don’t you love when those things work out? This is probably one of my favorite dessert recipes, that I have made, in a while!

 

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*Read up on the many health benefits of coconut oil, and how it helps you to lose weight! Yes…this is actually a weight loss dessert. And it’s not too good to be true!

*Cacao is loaded with magnesium, and is has the highest concentration of antioxidants than any other food in the world! Learn more about raw cacao here!

Are there any foods you can not keep in the house because you don’t trust yourself around them?

What dessert(s) do you love to see health-ified?

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