Now that I’m on the nice cream train, I might never want to get off! We’ve been away from home for nearly a month, jumping from place to place, city to city, Airbnbs to hotel rooms, and while it has been an absolute blast, it has also been a lot of free hotel breakfasts, and on the road sandwiches.
On the final leg of our month long trip, we spent about a week in a cabin in Winter Park, CO, and it was amazing to be settled long enough to buy groceries and have a kitchen again. And not just any kitchen, but a super nice kitchen (that thankfully came fully equipped with a nice Vitamix).
And I don’t know if it was the elevation (9,000 feet), the dry mountain air, or just the desire to shake up our usual breakfast and healthy snack routine with something a bit more festive (because, hey we’re on vacation), I got on a super big nice cream kick! If you missed my super kid and adult friendly (and oh so healthy!) Chocolate Covered Strawberry Nice Cream Parfait recipe, check it out here.
If you’re like me and LOVE coffee ice cream (or just coffee everything), then you’re going to love these Cold Brew + Dark Chocolate Chip Nice Cream sandwiches. Of course, you could skip the cookie part and go straight to the Nice Cream. Or skip the Nice Cream and just eat the cookies.
But in my opinion, they’re just better together.
- 1 cup of sliced frozen bananas
- 1 tbsp peanut butter (or nut / seed butter of your choosing!)
- 2 tbsp Nuzest Coconut Coffee MCT Protein Powder
- 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1-2 tsp Cold Brew
- 1 tsp oat milk (or milk of choice – cashew, almond, or coconut milk would also work well!)
- Optional: Cold Brew + Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
Place the Nice Cream between two cookies. My recommendation is to use these cold brew + dark chocolate chips cookies for maximum yum.
For this recipe, I used Nuzest’s Coconut Coffee MCT Clean Lean Protein. Nuzest Clean Lean Proteins are plant-based protein powders that taste great, and mix well with just about everything I’ve tried (nice cream, smoothies, pancakes, muffins, cookies…), and are chock full of good for you ingredients. Nuzest protein powders are a complete protein meaning they contain all 9 essential amino acids (great for muscle recovery and growth) and they deliver 19 grams of protein per serving! Plus, they come in great flavors – like COCONUT COFFEE MCT (OMG, so good!).
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Stay sweaty (and caffeinated!),
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Nuzest through my partnership with the Fit Approach Sweat Pink community. That said, all coffee and ice cream love notes, words, opinions, and thoughts expressed are my very own.