Foodie Friday: Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Minis

Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Minis {gluten free, vegan}


Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Cassandra from Powered by BLING to create awesome healthy recipes each week!  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

Heeey, I’m back! Sorry for the silence yesterday…I decided to take a much needed day off from social media to get some real life stuff done before my sister’s wedding and all the busyness this weekend! 

Anyway, on to more delicious things like PEANUT BUTTER and ICE CREAM! 😉 

I scream (hence the caps above), you scream (c’mon, let’s hear it), we all scream for PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM SANDWICHES! Today’s theme is peanut butter but I took it a step further by including delicious, gluten free and lactose free Arctic Zero “ice cream”. 

I won’t go into a whole review of Arctic Zero today but if you haven’t tried it, you need to because it’s delicious, and satisfying without all the fat and calories.  This fit frozen dessert is low glycemic, lactose free, gluten free, GMO free made with top quality whey protein and naturally sweetened with monk fruit. 

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich minis {gluten free, lactose free}

I received some to try out and have slowly been taste testing pint by pint.  So far, my favorite is the Vanilla Maple and tastes perfectly delicious with these 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies.  So perfect, in fact, that I stuffed a creamy scoop of heaven right between two of them. 

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Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich Minis {Gluten Free, Lactose Free}

They are actually quite simple to make…just bake the 4 ingredient cookies, let them cool then scoop the Arctic Zero Vanilla Maple creaminess, stuff and enjoy! :)


Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich Minis {Gluten Free, Lactose Free}




  • 1 cup all natural creamy peanut butter 
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, I used Garden of Life Smooth Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips, I used Enjoy Life (optional)
  • Arctic Zero Vanilla Maple Ice Cream



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together peanut butter, applesauce, egg, and protein powder.  Add in applesauce little by little- I ended up using between 3/4-1 cup. 
  3. Mix in chocolate chips, if desired. 
  4. On a parchment lined baking sheet, place a little larger than a tablespoon of batter about an inch apart. 
  5. Bake on top rack for 10-12 minutes. 
  6. While cookies are baking, scoop desired amount of ice cream into a plastic cup to achieve cylinder shape and place back in freezer. 
  7. Remove cookies and let cool. 
  8. Remove ice cream from freezer and using a serrated knife, slice ice cream into desired thickness while still in the cup. 
  9. Remove plastic ring from ice cream and sandwich ice cream between two fresh cookies. 
  10. Enjoy! :) 

Makes about 12 cookies or 6 sandwiches. 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Reply June 26, 2015

These look so delicious...Foodie Friday always makes me so hungry! I must get my hands on some Arctic Zero! Enjoy your sister's wedding this weekend!!
Michelle recently posted...Crunchy Chickpea Salad ToppersMy Profile

    Reply June 28, 2015

    Definitely try out Arctic Zero, it is SO yummy!!!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply June 26, 2015

Peanut butter
ice cream
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    Exactly...deliciously perfect! ;)

rachel @ athletic avocado
Reply June 26, 2015

i love how there are so few ingredients in the cookies! I love arctic zero, thanks for sharing :)

    Reply June 28, 2015

    I am all about simple cookies! :)

Renee @ Bendiful Blog
Reply June 26, 2015

Ohhhh yes! It's like a Byrne Dairy Chipwhich without 900 calories! Perfect for summer. I love Artic Zero!
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    Haha, yes!!! I didn't even think of that but you're right! :)

Reply June 26, 2015

oh my goodness, YUM! your cookies are so golden brown and perfect looking! do you think I could make this with PB2? I simply cannot handle full fat peanut butter...
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    Hmmm I am not sure, I have never tried making cookies with PB2 before.

Reply June 26, 2015

These look delicious! Ice cream sandwiches are a classic cold yummy summer treat that never get old!
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    So true!!! :) Hope you're having a great weekend!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply June 26, 2015

YUM!!!! Looks amazing. I'll take any frozen treat!
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    Thanks! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Linz @ Itz Linz
Reply June 26, 2015

this looks and sounds PERFECT!! can i have some for breakfast!??!
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    Hahaha, go for it!!! I think it is a perfectly acceptable breakfast! ;)

jill conyers
Reply June 26, 2015

The cookies sound so good! I'll take 1 dozen. No ice cream :)
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    Haha I'll whip you up a batch now! ;)

Reply June 26, 2015

These look so decadent and divine! I totally get the need for a social media break and will be taking a big one soon.
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    Yeah, I was getting a little burned out between blogging, kids, house stuff and my sister's wedding. Since that is over now, I am hoping I will have some extra time!

Reply June 26, 2015

OMG! I don't even remember when it was the last time I had ice-cream... Miss that already.
I'm pining this recipe. I must try it this summer.
Thank you for sharing it Annmarie and thanks for the link party!
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    I don't often eat ice cream but this was pretty delicious and I didn't feel guilty about it at all! :)

sarah grace
Reply June 26, 2015

Seriously JUST MADE THIS, well, a similar cookie and then used arctic zero :) So funny!

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    Reply June 28, 2015

    Haha, that is too funny! I had planned on making the cookies and then tried the arctic zero and it occurred to me that they'd go perfectly together! :P

Mary Long
Reply June 26, 2015

This looks amazing!

    Reply June 28, 2015

    Thank you! <3

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply June 26, 2015

Peanut butter and ice cream together. Enough said. I will be dreaming about this tonight!
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    Haha yes, it is quite dream worthy! ;)

Reply June 26, 2015

Everything about this looks so darn good. Cookies.. Arctic Zero.. .Peanut butter..chocolate... I'm getting hungry!!
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    Haha, try it out- it tastes even better than it looks :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply June 26, 2015

Totally making these with almond butter - OMG so yum!
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    That would be amazing!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply June 26, 2015

I saw this on another blog recently and it looked great. Perfect summer dessert!
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    It really is! :)

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply June 26, 2015

oh my! Can I have one right now??? I am trying these cookies this weekend- thanks!
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    Let me know what you think! You might want them a little sweeter if you're not eating them with the ice cream so just add some honey or stevia in :)

Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Reply June 26, 2015

Excuse me while I stuff my face with these awesome ice cream sandwiches! Love artic zero - I've got to try the vanilla maple, sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing now I'm going to crave ice cream the rest of the day!
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    The maple vanilla is TO DIE FOR! Definitely give it a try!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply June 26, 2015

These look AMAZING!! I can never say no to an ice cream cookie sandwich. Have fun this weekend!
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    Thank you! Hope you have a great weekend too! :)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply June 27, 2015

Yey!! So excited that you reached out to them and you love it! These look delicious!

    Reply June 28, 2015

    OMG it is SO GOOD!! I still need to try the other flavors, have to pace myself! :)

Reply June 27, 2015

I need/want this in my life. I don't care that it's pouring rain outside. :O It's always a good time for ice cream! :D (Well, provided that I'm not experiencing hypothermia, but...noms! <3!)

Hope you have fun at your sister's wedding! :D
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    Reply June 28, 2015

    Haha, you crack me up!!! Thanks, we had a blast- now time to get back to business with my blog and all the housework I've put off! ;)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply March 2, 2016

Oh yum! I scream for ice cream ALL of the time! I haven't tried the new flavors yet, I need to ASAP! Love the cookie recipe too and pleasantly surprised that it doesn't have banana in it!

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