Gluten Free, Chocolate Dipped Banana “Ice Cream” Sandwiches

Gluten Free Banana chocolate ice cream sandwiches

Turning your favorite coffee shop into your own little office certainly has many advantages. Like, unlimited amounts of coffee of course, no rent, being constantly surrounded by other human beings and best of all, being able to meet your girlfriends for a quick coffee at any given time.

Like today for example, when I met my friend Kelly and brought a couple of our “Banana Whip” Ice cream sandwiches for her to try.

As I stepped away for a couple minutes to get us some coffee, I came back to this written on my screen…

“I used to work at a camp in a small town in New Jersey. On the weekends there were catering events and often ice cream.

Usually I’d indulge in an ice cream sandwich, then after work was done, pass out in a shady spot near the lake in an ice cream induced coma.

Needless to say, those were my heavier days. Now, I still occasionally want to go into an ice cream binge fest, but rarely want the guilt hangover for the following week. I don’t want to squeeze my imaginary belly in the mirror and call myself fat. I don’t want to run at the park imagining being chased by ice cream on legs!!

While I really enjoy running and exercising, I also really hate getting up in the morning to do it.

Where was I going with this….oh yeah. When Ruth had me try one of her “ice cream” things, it turned into two. Then three. Then an ice cream headache. Followed by a few more.

Gluten free banana and chocolate ice cream sandwiches

I think she knows me too well, otherwise she wouldn’t have brought as many as she did that day. Jerk.

A childish grin on my face. A twinkle in my eyes. Banana ice cream on my face and hands. I was in love with ice cream again.

I demanded she leave the coffee shop immediately and to take those things back where they came from.

She found something for me to love eating and not feel guilty about it afterwards. The little sandwiches brought me right back to the shady spot by the lake.

Needless to say, using frozen bananas as a sort of instant ice cream is pretty neat. I just make the banana part and put it in a bowl and eat it via spoon with Nutella. I know my way is a little lazy and unhealthier, but that’s between you and me.

Ah! The joys of highjacking your friend’s computer while she’s away and blogging for her without her knowledge.”

– K. B.

Gluten free banana and chocolate ice cream sandwiches

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Gluten Free "Banana Whip" Ice Cream Sandwiches
 
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This almost-guilt-free, kid friendly treat is perfect on a warm summer day and super easy to make! The gluten free cookies add the chewy consistency you expect from an ice cream sandwich!
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 6-12 store bought gluten free cookies (here we used 6 Udi's Snickerdoodle cookies sliced in half)
  • 6 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Line a large plate or tray with wax or parchment paper. Spray lightly with cooking spray
  2. Place frozen bananas in the food processor and pulse until you achieve a creamy, ice cream like consistency(see note)
  3. Spoon frozen banana mixture between 2 cookies (or one sliced in half if you're using thick ones), smoothing out the edges with a spatula. Place sandwiches in the freezer to set
  4. In the meantime, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave, stirring every 15-20 seconds to make sure the chocolate doesn't burn
  5. Spoon melted chocolate over half of each sandwich, place them on the lined plate and freeze until ready to eat
Notes
You can also use a cool little gadget called Yonanas to whip the frozen bananas! For a vegan alternative, try Lucy's Cinnamon Thin Cookies!

 

Gluten free banana and chocolate ice cream sandwiches

Feeling creative?? Feel free to use your favorite toppings to customize your sandwiches!

gluten free banana ice cream sandwiches

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15 Responses to Gluten Free, Chocolate Dipped Banana “Ice Cream” Sandwiches

  1. Haleh May 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Could this work with the frozen banana sandwiched in rice cakes or tortilla chips?

    • Vicky & Ruth May 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

      Absolutely! But our suggestion would be to eat it right away after assembling, since both the rice cakes and tortilla chips will get soggy in the freeze. Hope this helps!

  2. Judee@ Gluten Free A-Z May 28, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    Love this recipe! What a fabulous treat. I am new to your blog and just signed up to follow by email. Your blog and recipes look very intriguing. Our background is similar to yours -Sephardic with a mix of countries from all over Europe and Middle East. I have a gluten free – vegetarian blog with recipes that are healthy and only use unprocessed food. Look forward to browsing through your blog.

    • Vicky & Ruth May 29, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

      Thank you so much! We hope you enjoy our recipes. So excited to find someone with a similar background! Looking forward to checking out your recipes as well :)

  3. Hindy May 28, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    Those look amazing!
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  4. Raquel May 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    I opened up the freezer today and saw these ice cream sandwiches. I decided to just take a bite and then return them neatly into the freezer. Well, that didnt work out so well…..i took a bite expecting some real rich, heavy ice cream sandwich but instead i got this light, refreshing, bananay sandwich. It was delicious and i ended up eating the whole thing! I just got a “banana whip” machine so i will be making these all the time now for a delicious but healthy summer treat! Thanks for sharing this recipe! :)

  5. Ronnie Fein June 1, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Oh gosh, these look good. I am allergic to bananas! UGH
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  6. Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn June 2, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    I love how you updated the typical chocolate dipped banana into these sandwiches!

  7. This American Bite June 2, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Despite my hatred of bananas, I am drooling over this recipe.
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  8. Whitney @ Jewhungry June 2, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    OH. MY. GOODNESS. These looks amazing. The combo of banana and chocolate is one of my favorites.
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  9. Alison@Alibabka June 2, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    Such a great idea! These look sooooo good!

  10. Couldn't Be Parve June 4, 2013 at 2:50 am #

    These sound great. I am going to make them and keep them on hand for summer treats for my kids!
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