Saturday, September 7, 2013

Carrot cake ice cream cups

Nika, Bailey, Misha (l-r) are treat-loving snow hounds.
Nobody enjoys a treat like my fur-kids, plus one. Well, that is with the exception of me!

Sunbutter Carrot Cake Ice Cream Cups
I have been licking my chops over my Carrot Cake Ice Cream Cups, filled with sunbutter ice cream. I can eat these filled with ice cream and berries, or a myriad of other possibilities. Today, I filled one with a dollop of sunbutter, topped with coconut butter, which turned it into a carrot cake sunbutter cup.

Here's what you need:

1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
2 T. sunflower seeds, ground into a coarse meal
1 T. sunbutter
2 T. coconut flakes, unsweetened
1 T. coconut oil or coconut butter, softened
1 tsp. cinnamon
vanilla stevia, to taste
optional: 1 T. cacao nibs or 2 T. freeze-dried strawberries or both (Yummy!)
berries for topping
sunbutter ice cream (2 T. sunbutter, 1/4 cup coconut milk, 1 frozen ripe pear, vanilla stevia, 2 T. shredded coconut)

Here's what you do:

Grate your carrot in your food processor. Grind up your sunflower seeds. Toss everything else in with the exception of the ice cream and berries. Give your food processor a few pulses to combine the ingredients. Press the ice cream cup mixture into a silicone cupcake pan or use individual tart pans. Use about 1 T. of mixture per cupcake section. Yields about 6 cupcake-sized cups or 3 small tart pans. Place in the fridge to harden the cups. Pop out the cups once firm.

Fill your cups with your favorite ice cream or other filling. My favorite is sunbutter ice cream topped with berries from the garden.

Here's what you do:

Blend the ingredients listed above in a food processor. You will get a ready-to-eat ice cream if you use a frozen pear.

Spoon the ice cream into carrot cake cups and top with fresh berries.

Recipe contributed to:
The energizer snow hounds finally wind down.
You will be so contented after finishing off one of these treats!


Heather @Gluten-Free Cat said...

What beautiful little cups! (And pups!)

Sheree Welshimer said...

I love your rhyme. Thanks for the comment.

Unknown said...

Thanks for linking-up to 5-Ingredient Mondays. Carrot cake is one of my ultimate favourites :) Hope to see you back this week!

Sheree Welshimer said...

I definitely will be dropping by.

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