It feels a little strange to write a post about an ice cream treat in November. It has been in the 50’s and 60’s where I live and that is not exactly ice cream weather. I think true ice cream lovers do not care about the temperature to enjoy a cold treat though. A hot beverage afterward or a blanket can help warm up. As the holidays approach your family might enjoy ice cream with dessert and I wanted to share a favorite in my household. We find cashewmilk to be both rich and decadent and double chocolate bars do not disappoint. I tend to only buy them on sale as a treat, but they are a favorite!
Product: Cashewmilk Double Chocolate Delight by So Delicious Dairy Free
Overall Grade: A+
- Delicious!! As I said above, this bar is both rich and decadent with the chocolate coating and chocolate ice cream inside.
- I find So Delicious cashewmilk to be very creamy and similar to what I remember of diary milk ice cream.
- These beauties are easy to find in regular and health food grocery stores near me.
- I trust this brand as I have been buying the products for years. They clearly label allergens and most, if not all, of their products are good gluten free.
- This product is free of dairy, gluten, peanut, and soy.
- They have several delicious flavors. Including one that has vegan caramel!!! That is also a favorite in our home.
- They are pricy, unless on sale. I have generally seen them for $5.99 for a box of 4. That is about $1.50 a bar. These are only a treat for us, not a staple.
- With only 4 in a box, they are expensive to share. With a family of three, only one of us can have two!
Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite summer dishes (not just late summer, but ALL summer!)
These 3 products make it simple enough for anyone to whip up (no pun intended) this awesome dessert! I was going to save it for the end, but why wait? Here’s what my end result looked like. It tasted pretty fabulous.
I started out by making the Eat Pastry Gluten-Free Biscuit Mix. The biscuits had a really good flavor, but they were a bit on the crumbly side. For strawberry shortcake, that was not a problem. However, if I had had my heart set on using them for biscuit sandwiches, it would not have met my expectations. I should also mention that I used almond milk in the mix. I wonder if soy milk or a different non-dairy milk would have made a difference. The mix itself was very easy to make. All you need to do is cut in some Earth Balance, add some non-dairy milk, and then bake.
My next step was the strawberry mixture. I cut up some fresh strawberries, added about 3/4 of a jar of Organic Bionaturae Strawberry Spread, and a few tablespoons of water. The spread sweetened the strawberry mixture and gave it the perfect flavor. The water thinned it out a little bit so that it soaked into the biscuit.
Last but not least… the whipped ‘cream’. I used Soyatoo! Soy Whip. This is a whippable soy cream that comes in a box. Here is what the product looked like right out of the box.
After about 2-3 minutes of whipping in my stand mixer, it looked like this!
The Soy Whip was light, fluffy, and slightly sweet. Perfection! I do want to mention that it’s important to use the whisk attachment. I started out by using the regular stand mixer paddle and it was not whipping up. Once I switched attachments, it was magic.
I layered all three of these together and it was a great success. The strawberry mix soaked into the savory biscuits and the cream was a much anticipated treat!