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VEGAN COOKIE DOUGH ICE-CREAM RECIPE

Visiting Manna this past weekend and having their delicious vice cream & cookie semi-freddo has fuelled by obsession with the ice-cream/cookie dough combo; so, I decided to combine my nicecream and flapjack recipes to create the ultimate CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH ICE-CREAM at let me tell you, it is absolutely delicious!

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If you’d like to make this bowl of chocolatey deliciousness for yourself, then just follow the recipe below ▽▼▽

Ingredients

Cookie Dough

  • 4 cups oats
  • 2 cups non-dairy margarine
  • 1 cup demerara sugar
  • 1 cup molasses sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lotus spread (optional, but SO worth it)
  • 1 bag vegan chocolate chips

Ice-cream

  • 4 bananas
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 drop vanilla essence

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Instructions

Cookie Dough

  • Put the oats + butter in a bowl and mix together
  • Add in the sugar, golden syrup + lotus spread and mix in
  • Add in chocolate chips and stir
  • Roll mixture into small balls
  • Place cookie dough balls in a container in the freezer for at least 1 hour

Ice-cream

  • Peel bananas, chop into small chunks & freeze for at least 2 hours
  • Place chopped bananas in the blender with the cacao, vanilla essence and coconut milk & blend for about 1 minute or until smooth

Serving

  • Place nice-cream and cookie dough balls in a bowl – to make it look (and taste) extra yummy, drizzle melted vegan chocolate on top
  • Enjoy your delicious dessert!

 

Mildred’s Veggie/ Vegan Restaurant in London

Earlier this week, I dragged my three most veggie friends (2 vegetarians and 1 wannabe vegetarian) to Mildred’s a London vegetarian/ vegan restaurant with me!

The restaurant was packed and had a great atmosphere; so whilst we waited for a table, we started the night off with cocktails at the bar. I ordered the Porn Star, mainly for the fun of ordering it (it never gets old ordering a cocktail with a naughty name, right?! …Maybe that’s just me). Despite my immature ordering tactic, it turned out to be amazing… until I spilt it all over Maria and myself when we sat down at our table. This happens at some point on most nights out with us. I really need to work on getting my clumsiness under control.

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After wiping up the spilt cocktail (and of course ordering another!) we checked out the menu which is entirely vegetarian and almost entirely vegan or can be turned into a vegan option. As two of us have been life-long vegetarians, we’re used to choosing from the small vegetarian section of menus where there is rarely more than 2 choices; so it was strange, if not a little overwhelming to be so spoilt for choice. Everything looked amazing and it definitely tasted just as good!

To start, I had the gyoza dumplings with mirin and soy dipping sauce. They were DELICIOUS!image

Then for main, I had smoked tofu and white bean sausages, with carrot parsnip and potato mash, wilted kale and pear cider gravy. So. Yummy.

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We all had a great night, with amazing food and maybe a few too many cocktails! Mildred’s is definitely worth checking out, I think we’ve found our new hang out spot…mildreds