I love, love, LOVE ice cream. I'll take ice cream over cake any day of the week. Growing up I would always ask for the smallest slice of cake and double the ice cream. For my birthday, starting in 4th grade, I always had a non cake birthday "cake" - giant cookies, ice cream cake, cupcakes.
My love for cashew based ice creams started just recently, at my local winter farmers market I was introduced to a local ice creamery that produces only cashew based vegan ice creams - it was love at first bite. When So Delicious contacted me to try out their new cashew based ice creams I was like, ummmmmm YES PLEASE! And let me tell you, these ice creams are like heaven on a spoon- no lie, they are so, so incredible.
When I opened up my package of ice creams I dove straight into the snicker doodle.....I even fibbed to Justin and told him that we couldn't open up the ice creams until I did my shoot. Unbeknownst to him I had been sneaking tastes of snicker doodle ice cream all week.
The snicker doodle is pure magic, it makes your taste buds dance + sing all at once - I don't even have the words to describe how friggin' good this ice cream is.
Back in the day my Mom, sister and I would sneak away to Dairy Queen once a week- aside from the peanut buster parfait, blizzards were my absolute favorite treat. Snickers or Butter finger blizzards were my fave! I knew that I had to make a kickin' blizzard with my new found love, what better way to use up some of my cookie dough bites than in a cookie dough blizzard.
For my base I used the salted caramel cluster cashew milk ice cream- seriously, this is , in my opinion the second best flavor aside from my first love, snicker doodle. The caramel is super soft and you have these incredible chocolate cashew clusters throughout the ice cream- super tasty!
Each flavor tested was so creamy and smooth- super rich, but in a fantastic way. Justin and our friends daughter, Lilly LOVED the dark chocolate truffle - and you all ready know what my favorite is. The cappuccino is pretty tasty, it isn't overpowering which some coffee based ice creams can be.
Hands down this is the best store bought ice cream I have ever tasted - it is so much better than any dairy ice cream that I can remember ever tasting. This ice cream is a total game changer- I am willing to bet this ice cream will win over even the harshest of critics.
Seriously, it is that good.
Cookie Dough Cashew Milk Ice Cream Blizzards
serves 1 // easily doubled
you will need:
Splash of non dairy milk // about 2 tbsp
4 raw cookie dough balls (click for recipe link)
In a small food processor or blender add ice cream, non dairy milk + 2 cookie dough balls. Blend until cookie dough balls have broken into bits and ice cream in smooth and creamy.
Pour into a glass and garnish with 2 more cookie dough balls.