Roasted Blueberry Ice Cream & Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches

July 9, 2016

Roasted Blueberry Ice Cream & Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches // by Faring Well

Yes, it is still Saturday, and I have for you here a full recipe post instead of my usual “Saturday Mix” – because who needs free time right? I joke, but really, I couldn’t let any more precious weeks of summer pass without bringing you this recipe. This was another one of those instances where while I was whipping something up for a group of friends I decided, lets take a few photos. Then I posted this, and people flipped, so here it is! Kind of like magic, right? I try. But I have to give all the credit to sweet mother nature and her bounty of fresh bluebs this season. The roasting brings out their otherwise hidden sweetness, and swirling them through ice cream just made sense. I had ice cream cookie sandwiches on the brain because, well, I think I always do a little bit. An oatmeal cookie sounded grand, plus a little cinnamon, yes! There’s the flavor I was looking for. Pair together and these sweet flavors will make you smile from the inside out. Just try to take a bite of one of these and not smile.

While you search for your ice cream maker bowl and place it in the freezer to make this tomorrow, lets still check out some links, shall we? Doing it up a little different, but here we go. I toggle back and forth between lets build a tiny home and lets build a normal home, and then I see this and am right back to screaming tiny! I’m also in love with my weekly emails from The Weekend Sherpa, if you live in California you should check them out – they know how to get outside. I credit about sixty percent of the work I get done each week to this cold brew, and my cute planner crush. Did you see my latest show for the tasty and simple cucumber yogurt soup on Nom this past week? If you missed it you can pop over and re-watch here if you’d like (using the Chrome browser). You can also find me over on Saveur nominating my favorite blogs almost every day, have you voted for yours? And lastly, the sweet and amazing Lindsey has started a new summer series and is knocking me over dead with her latest “nutella” bars! Get it girl. Happy weekend folks – xo

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ROASTED BLUEBERRY ICE CREAM
Makes one and a half pints.

1.5 cups fresh blueberries
1 can full fat coconut milk
3/4 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla, or 1 teaspoon extract

Preheat the oven to 375F. Place the blueberries on a parchment lined cookie sheet and roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool slightly, then carefully mash with the back of a fork (don’t wear your favorite shirt for this one).

Add the coconut milk, soaked cashews (after discarding soaking water), maple, and vanilla to a high speed blender and puree until smooth. Pour the batter into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturers instructions. Once the ice cream is done, layer one spoonful in a tall jar at a time, alternating with spoonfuls of the roasted blueberries and their juices. Similarly, the roasted blueberries can be swirled into the ice cream in a larger, flatter container if you prefer. Seal tight and place in the freezer to set for 2 hours before proceeding to make the ice cream sandwiches below.


CINNAMON OATMEAL COOKIES
Makes 14 cookies, or 7 ice cream sandwiches.

1/3 cup virgin coconut oil, as a liquid
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 cup whole spelt flour
1 1/4 cups quick cooking oats

Preheat the oven to 375F. In a mixing bowl, combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Sprinkle the flour and oats on top, then sprinkle the cinnamon, baking soda, and salt on top too. Mix gently with a fork, incorporating all of the dry into the wet. The batter will be a bit runny. Place the mixing bowl in the freezer for exactly 10 minutes. After 10 minutes the coconut oil will have solidified enough to firm up the dough. Give the dough a good stir, then drop rounded spoonfuls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove to cool fully on the counter (preferably on a cooling rack). Keep any extra dough in the refrigerator in between batches.

If using the cookies for ice cream sandwiches, place the cooled cookies on a rack in the freezer to chill for 10 to 20 minutes before building the ice cream sandwiches (to help them keep sturdy). Otherwise, store in an airtight container on the counter and eat as you wish. Best if eaten within 5 days.


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  • Kiki July 9, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Hi! Is that “3/4 maple syrup” meaning cups? And do you think I could use all purpose flour instead of spelt?

    • Faring Well July 9, 2016 at 8:12 am

      HI kiki! Ooo yes, so sorry about that maple typo – fixing it now! It means cups. And I would think the whole wheat would work just fine! I haven’t tried it yet, and do know that spelt flour is more absorbent. So if after the freeze it still isn’t thick enough try adding another tablespoon or two!

  • Maureen July 9, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Oh dang Jessie, I was hoping for some Saturday morning music recs! Haha!! I always love to check out the bands you recommend! I guess I’ll have to make Ice Cream Sammies instead!! Have a lovely SoCa morning (it’s my original home and I have been sadly misplaced in MD…but I will be back at some point in my lifetime)!
    Cheers,
    Maureen
    PS, you get my vote on Saveur’s Best Blogs!!!

    • Faring Well July 9, 2016 at 8:15 am

      Maureen! Ah that is so good to hear about the music rec! I have one for you! Hehe. Try checking out a band called “Whitney” and their album “Light Upon The Lake” <3 and oh my goodness you are so sweet about these sammies and the Saveur vote! Wish I could hand you one of these and give you a hug right now. Have THE best weekend Maureen!

  • Sophie | The Green Life July 9, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Love love love this recipe Jessie! I wonder if I can make it without an ice cream maker. I think it’s worth giving it a try. :) You had my vote last year long before I had even started a blog myself, and you still have it this year. Keep up the amazing work lady. You’re the best. <3

    • Faring Well July 11, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      Ooo I’ve never tried, but if you do let me know! I would imagine you just have to manually churn it yourself every 30 minutes or so. And thank you to the moon and back for your sweet comment and all of your support Sophie, you are incredible and I adore + appreciate you!

  • Pia July 9, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Well, YOU may joke, but I kid you not, it sure seems like magic is exactly what you’re doing. Because frankly, from the very moment you posted these on Instagram, I knew these were going to be an absolute runner and that, once you decided to put the recipe up, you would successfully be making many people’s wildest ice-cream-sandwich dreams come true. So thumbs up to you and your secret (not so secret anymore) powers, you little fairy ;) Haha
    Happy weekend, Jessie xx

    • Faring Well July 11, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Pia! Your comments always make me smile. Thank you for your sweet enthusiasm and compliments on this recipe girl! I hope you had a fantastic weekend, cheers to a good week ahead! XO

  • Jess @ Nourished by Nutrition July 9, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Finally the recipe is here!!! I’ve been checking in regularly after you teased us on Snapchat and Instagram. Of course this recipe is better than I could have imagined. The roasted blueberry swirl…I’m swooning! I hope you win one of the Savour Blog Awards. Your creative recipes and beautiful photography deserve all the recognition. Sending lots of love and warm sunshine your way!

    • Faring Well July 11, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Aw Jess! That is just the coolest. I think it was your comment that made me feel I needed to post it the most, so thank you for your love + enthusiasm girl! Hugs to you!

  • Sarah | Well and Full July 9, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I LOVE that tiny house you shared! Tiny house hunters is one of my favorite shows on HGTV. I really admire the people who can live in such a little house…. really being minimal and living it up with less. I don’t know if I could do it, at least because I need a full kitchen! ;) I’m also definitely going to be trying these cookies… I don’t know if I told you this, but you’re my favorite baker. I love the non-refined sugar and healthy and wholesome vibes!!

    • Faring Well July 12, 2016 at 10:58 pm

      Right! Its so cute. And thank you to the MOON Sarah, that means so much that you love my baking! Trying to step it up a notch this year ;)

  • valentina | sweet kabocha July 9, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing the Weekend Sherpa website, I didn’t know it!
    About the recipe, I bought my first ice cream machine few months ago to make 2 recipes for my cookbook and it’s waiting for me in a cabinet to be used. This ice cream sandwiches could be a great way to use it :D

    • Faring Well July 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Oo yay! Of course! I’m glad someone out there can now benefit from their stellar site too :) its super great. And thank you about this recipe girl, I hope you get to enjoy them soon. Having an ice cream maker is the bees knees!

  • Ashley July 9, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    I am convinced this is the best dessert EVER after reading the recipe and looking at your beautiful pictures!

    • Faring Well July 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      You are TOO sweet, thank you Ashley!

  • Dee | Green Smoothie Gourmet July 10, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Roasted blueberry ice cream recipe is fantastic, many thanks! Lovely blog! Dee xx.

  • danielle | rooting the sun July 10, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Oh jessie, I have to say that roasting blueberries is one of the most magical moments I can fathom – bravo for making them into an absolute dream. xo

    • Faring Well July 12, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      Danielle, you are too kind! Aren’t they the best? It makes your house smell like instant pie.

  • Chelsey July 10, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    I’m so glad I came across your blog last week. Lovely photos and deliciousss recipes :D

    • Faring Well July 12, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      I’m so happy to have you here Chelsey! Thank you tons and tons <3

  • Jodi July 10, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Those cookies! Hello lovers. Also, I’m on the tipping edge of buying an ice cream maker, I think I might have just been convinced to go for it. If you love planners you should check out passion planners – http://www.passionplanner.com/shop/ – fun little company that also pairs well with cold brew ;) x

    • Faring Well July 12, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      Eee I knew you could appreciate a good oatmeal cookie girl! And YES you totally should take the plunge, having one of these makers is such treat. Also, thank you for that planner link (!!!) totally getting one of those for 2017, holy schnikes, amazing. xx

  • Janine July 11, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Hi Jessie, just discovered your Blog. I see your Blog on thegreenlife Blog. What an amazing idea and the Pictures are wonderful. Yould bite in my Screen right now. Need to check this recipe out for sure. xoxo Janine

    • Faring Well July 12, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Hi Janine! So great to have you in this space, and thank you for your sweet note! xx

  • Emily | Gather & Dine July 11, 2016 at 5:24 am

    Ohhh those roasted blueberries! Such a perfect pairing with the ice cream! And those cookies are just right for sandwiches- not too thick and not too thin. :) So much summer love for these!

    • Faring Well July 12, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Girl, you know where the cookie magic be at! I hope you had a stellar ice cream sandwich party tonight, wish I could have brought a few over ;). Hugs!

  • Maya | Spice + Sprout July 11, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Jessie! Whaaaa! These look incredible. The roasted blueberry, cinnamon, and oatmeal combo is just perfect. I love the thoughtful and wholesome ingredients <3

    • Faring Well July 12, 2016 at 11:04 pm

      Oh my goodness Maya! Thank you! Smiling.

  • lindsey July 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    oh my wow, jessie! these look and sound so incredibly delicious :) i’m on such a blueberry kick right now (isn’t everybody?), but roasting bluebs i’m sure just takes them to the next level! leave it to you to make a recipe so approachable yet so enticing! and your photos are so stunning, loving all your cali brightness <3 and yes, haha, who needs free time when you dream up sweet babes like these?! xoxo (too kind on the link-love, woman! <3)

    • Faring Well July 12, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      Sheesh, thank you Lindsey! You are way too sweet on all of this here, making me blush all silly! Aren’t roasted blueberries the best? I feel like it makes the whole house smell like pie ;). I would happily trade on of these for one of your gorgeous nutella bars, you say the word! Hope you’re doing amazing girl – xx

  • Gena July 13, 2016 at 4:49 am

    Ice cream sandwiches are one of my favorite desserts: they always make me think of being a kid, and the use of oatmeal cookies here only enhances the recipes’ nostalgic appeal. Wonderful, Jessie!

    • Faring Well July 14, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      I totally have the same feels about them too, Gena <3. And thank you so much for your sweet comment! So appreciate you stopping by this space, friend. xo

  • Elenore Bendel Zahn July 13, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Just perfect, lady. Just perfect.

    • Faring Well July 14, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Goodness, thank you sweet Elenore! xx

  • Kotryna July 13, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    These cookies <3
    I made them this afternoon and in the evening i had only three left. I guess that sais a lot !
    Thank you for the recipe)

    • Faring Well July 14, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Oh YAY! So so very happy to hear, Kotryna, thank you! <3

      • Kotryna July 25, 2016 at 1:48 pm

        Made them 4 times already! They’re the best oatmeal cookies eveerrr

  • Eden Passante July 13, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Wow! These look amazing! The blueberry ice cream is definitely calling my name!

    • Faring Well July 14, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you Eden! So glad you like it too! xx

  • Joyce @ Sun Diego Eats July 14, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    YAY. they’re here!!!! cashew + coconut makes the best ice cream, i genuinely think its on par with dairy ice cream – might melt a little faster but all the more excuse for shoveling these down one’s face :D

    • Faring Well July 15, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Yes! I totally agree Joyce! All the more reason ;). Thank you for the recipe love girl and all you’re excitement! xx

  • Shelley July 15, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Hot damn! These are just screaming to be made! Love the idea of swirling the roasted fruit into your basic vegan base. Definitely need to give this a go. I’ve been keeping my ice cream bowl in the freezer lately, which, even though super practical, is really really dangerous ;) so much ice cream, hooray for summer! xx

    • Faring Well July 15, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Eee yes! Thank you Shelley! I’ve been doing the same with my bowl too, always better to be ready to whip up a batch rather then lug down to the store to buy a pint right?! Hooray for summer indeed! Hope its treating you SO well – xx

  • Cassie July 18, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    So gorgeous! I found this from The Oatmeal Artist and I was so entranced by how lovely these photos are! The sandwiches look so yummy too!

    • Faring Well July 19, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      Aw thank you Cassie! I’m so glad you stopped by, thank you for your sweet comment!

  • KJ | Om Nom Herbivore August 6, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I totally tried to book this tiny house when I stayed in Portland a few weeks ago but they were already booked. Bummer!! These sandwiches look so good!! I don’t have an ice cream maker tho so I’ll have to go with just the cookies :)

    • Faring Well August 7, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      That is TOO funny about the house! I would imagine it’s hard to snag.

  • Liv November 5, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I’m dying to make these cookies! I have coconut and almond flour and oats I need to use up, could I use either more oats or almond or coconut flour instead of the spelt flour? Thanks!

    • Faring Well November 8, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      Hi Liv! Thank you for the cookie recipe love! As for the spelt flour, the only suitable substitution I would venture to try would be a gluten free flour blend or all purpose flour. I’m afraid the addition of almond or coconut will cause them to fall apart. I have not tested this, however.