Honestly, I don’t even remember the last time I ate an ice cream sandwich, let alone a Paleo one. Somehow the seed to make some got planted in my head the other day after I baked a batch of almond banana cookies. So, with Jesse out teaching for the evening, I decided tonight was the night to create these goodies. Not only that, it sounded like a relaxing project after a chaotic day.
It’s actually been a chaotic week, not just day. I’m adjusting to a new schedule, which now includes a weight training class from 1-1:50, Monday-Thursday at PCC (it’s part of the fitness technology program that I’m starting full-time this fall). The thing is, I have to take the bus there which takes 45-60 minutes each way due to the distance and all the stops. It’s been trickier managing my time because of this class and the commute, which essentially blocks my availability from 11:45 – 3:15 or so. It’d be easier if the commute wasn’t two hours or more out of my day. Anyway, I’ll get things nailed down eventually and after all, it’s only day two. Today was just crazy though and basically nonstop until about 4 p.m. It began with yoga at Root Whole Body from 6-7:30 a.m., riding home & changing quickly, riding up to Cultured Caveman to make treats for two hours, riding home & stopping at Whole Foods along the way, eating a late breakfast, catching the bus to class, working out in class, catching the bus home, and then catching the light rail and walking the rest of the way home (little did I know, I got on a downtown bus only … oops). Then after getting home and shoveling some food in my mouth, I tried to get some writing and research done for NightWave, the holistic sleep aid company I freelance for. Whew, what a blur. Hopefully I will sleep like a baby tonight.
Alright, pardon my rant. On with the ice cream sandwiches!
So, to go with the cookies, I made a batch of vanilla banana ice cream. I threw in one can plus one 8.5 oz box of coconut milk (love these little boxes), 1 ripe mashed banana, 1 tsp vanilla extract, several drizzles of honey (probably 1/2 – 1 Tbsp) and a dash of sea salt. I let the ice cream maker run for about 25 minutes or so. Then I dumped the ice cream into a bowl and while it was still nice and soft, spread some on top of the cookies. Then I placed another cookie on top of each to make sandwiches. Easy as 1 – 2 – 3! As you can probably guess, I put the sandwiches in the freezer after assembling. I found it helpful to wait a little bit before eating one, so that the ice cream wouldn’t squish out completely with the first bite.