Cookies ‘N Cream Vegan Ice Cream

As the weather finally heats up, what’s one thing you need in your life? This Cookies ‘n Cream Vegan Ice Cream – trust me, it’s good for the soul!

vegan ice cream cookies n cream ice cream in a bowl topped with homemade oreos and brownie balls served with a spoon

Now that temperatures are finally above freezing again, my body is craving a cool bowl of ice cream. 35 degrees and sunny? That’s shorts and soft-serve weather! I have so many fond memories with my family getting Dairy Queen or Culver’s on a warm summer night, that when Spring finally hits I simply can’t wait to relive those memories.

If asked, would you be able to list your top 3 favorite ice cream flavors? I know I can, and cookies ‘n cream is definitely on that list! There’s something so delicious about the creamy cookie filling blending with the creamy ice cream base and then contrasting with a sweet crunchy chocolate cookie. This vegan ice cream take on cookies ‘n cream has all of those wonderful flavor notes, while not being overpowered by a banana flavor! It also has an extra boost of protein thanks to the vanilla plant-based protein powder.

Why do you need this vegan ice cream in your life?

  • This ice cream is packed with different flavors and textures
  • You don’t need to go out to enjoy soft-serve
  • It has some extra nutritional value while still being tasty!

I love a good treat that has some extra nutritional value to fuel my active lifestyle. What better way to get some protein than through a bowl of vegan ice cream?! Add in the delicious homemade or store-bought Oreo cookies (recipe coming soon!), brownie batter balls (based on my Brownie Bite recipe), and some extra creamy icing, and you’ve got yourself an ice cream bowl for the ages! I know Nutsola or some JOJOs chocolate would also be a delicious addition on top.

If you still aren’t convinced that you need this Cookies ‘N Cream Vegan Ice Cream in your life, make the recipe down below and see for yourself!

vegan ice cream cookies n cream ice cream in a bowl topped with homemade oreos and brownie balls served with a spoon

Cookies N' Cream Vegan Ice Cream

A warm Spring or Summer night's dream. Now you don't need to run to the store to enjoy soft serve! This vegan ice cream doesn't taste overly banana-y, is packed with protein, and tastes just like one of my favorite flavors as a kid.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 300 kcal

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large bananas peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder plant based
  • 3 Oreos or my homemade version
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a high-power blender.
  • Blend together until completely smooth. Add more oat milk if necessary to blend.
  • Serve immediately with toppings of choice for soft serve. Freeze in a tupperware container for 1+ hours for a more scoopable ice cream.
Keyword cookies n cream, healthy dessert, healthy snack, high protein, high protein ice cream, ice cream, protein, vegan, vegan dessert, vegan ice cream

 

 


Vegan Tagalong Copycat

So, we all know it’s Girl Scout Cookie season. And that means cookie galore! As someone who is constantly trying to create the best vegan cookie recipe, I couldn’t not recreate my favorite cookie: the Tagalong (aka Peanut Butter Patty)! 

vegan cookie recipe tagalong copycat cookies with chocolate chips on parchment paper

If you’ve ever had a Tagalong, you will be shocked at how similar these taste! No one will even be able to tell that this is a vegan cookie recipe! But if you’ve never been able to have a Tagalong either due to dairy allergies or being vegan then you NEED this Vegan Tagalong Copycat recipe! You no longer need to miss out on Girl Scout Cookie season. This copycat is the only vegan cookie recipe you need. 

Now, why do I love Tagalongs or Peanut Butter Patties so much? Because I have an obsession with peanut butter & chocolate!! Seriously, the best flavor combination on earth. The proof is in how many recipes I have already created with peanut butter and chocolate on my Instagram feed.

It is such a freeing feeling to eat what you crave, and I am constantly craving these cookies. Part of my mission is to show you that even with food allergies or other past struggles, all food is fuel and can spread love and joy. Baking up a batch of these Vegan Tagalong Copycats is a sure way to live out that mission!

Why will you love these Vegan Tagalong Copycats?

  • They are the perfect combination of crunchy cookie, smooth peanut butter filling, and sweet chocolate coating.
  • They are easy to make and fun to eat!

If you aren’t convinced already, try these and then you will be! Be sure to leave a comment and rating down below if you make them. Also tag me on Instagram so I can share your remake on my story!

vegan cookie recipe vegan tagalong copycat shortbread cookie with peanut butter filling and chocolate coating on canvas with chocolate chips

Vegan Tagalong Copycat

Move over Girl Scout Cookies, there's a new Peanut Butter Patty in town! This vegan cookie recipe tastes just like the real thing, but is more accessible for those with dairy allergies! It tastes so delicious, sweet, crunchy, and similar to the real thing, you might be able to trick your family and friends.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 cookies

Equipment

  • microwave safe bowl
  • medium mixing bowl
  • parchment paper
  • baking sheet

Ingredients
  

Shortbread

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp nut milk almond

Peanut Butter Center

  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Chocolate Coating

  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp oil avocado or coconut

Instructions
 

Shortbread

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine all shortbread ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until crumbs form.
  • Squish the dough into one solid ball and then roll out into 1/4 inch thick slab.
  • Cut little circles out of the dough (I used a shot glass)
  • Place circles on parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes depending on how big of circles you cut. Let cool.

Peanut Butter Center

  • Mix together all three ingredients until a peanut butter dough forms.
  • Form the dough into little patties the same size as your shortbread circles.
  • Once shortbread is cooled, place one peanut butter center patty onto each shortbread circle.
  • Let the shortbread + peanut butter set in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Chocolate Coating

  • Melt the chocolate and oil in microwave in 30 second increments until completely melted.
  • Dunk the shortbread + peanut butter center cookie into the chocolate to coat completely.
  • Let cookies set in freezer. Store in freezer.
Keyword chocolate, cookie, peanut butter, tagalong, vegan cookie, vegan dessert