Dessert can be healthy, nutritious, and delicious. Anyone who says dessert should be an occasional treat has never prepared dessert with Snow Monkey.
Snow Monkey is formulated to fuel your body. It may look like ice cream, but it’s packed with the nutrients your body needs. It’s the only dessert you can justify eating for lunch (or breakfast, or dinner, or really anytime your heart desires).
If you’re looking for a healthy bite, Snow Monkey is your answer. You can eat a pint of Strawberry Snow Monkey all on its own, or you can use it to create something that feels a little more fancy. If you’re trying to feed your guests an allergen-friendly, plant-based after-dinner dish, we’ve got your back. It’s what we do best.
Frozen Strawberry Pie
The easiest way to make a pie is to use a plant-based premade pie crust or mix; if you’re avoiding gluten, never fear, there will be options in for you. You can find them either in the freezer or baking sections at the grocery store. They’re usually made of brown rice flour and palm shortening, making them free of major allergens. Ideally, you find a premade crust so all you need to do is pop it in the oven for a few minutes but if you have to use a mix, follow the instructions on packaging then proceed with this recipe.
Take one pint of Strawberry Snow Monkey and 16 ounces of a cream cheese substitute like Kitehill. Leave them sitting out on your counter until they naturally come to room temperature. Put them both in the same bowl, and use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to thoroughly combine them. When they’re mixed, pour them into your pie crust.
If presentation means a lot to you, you can cut strawberries into thin coins and layer them around the top of the pie. Start by following the perimeter of the pie and work in a wide spiral, overlapping slightly until you reach the center.
Stick the whole thing in the freezer for a few hours to let it firm up. You can finish it off with a healthy dollop of whipped coconut cream for a little something extra. Alternatively, you can go right in with a fork and have the time of your life.
Strawberry Lemonade Tarts
Gluten-free mini pie crusts are adorable. These tiny crusts make it possible for everyone to have their own little tart, and who doesn’t love a personal sized pie? Pre-bake the crusts according to the package instructions and set them aside.
If you can’t find tart crusts, you can make your own with gluten-free pie crust mix in a muffin tin. Muffin tins are just the right size to make personal servings. It’s also way easier to get a uniform size and shape when the pie crusts are so tiny. You’re unlikely to come up short when you’re rolling out the crusts, and the excess is easy to reuse. Bake them up and set them aside to use when your filling is ready.
For the filling, you’re going to make some simple lemon curd. Put ½ cup of coconut milk, ½ cup of coconut sugar, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder, 1 tablespoon of plant-based butter substitute, ½ tablespoon of lemon zest, and a little pinch of salt into a pot. Whisk it over medium heat until everything combines and starts to reduce. It should take about ten minutes.
Remove it from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes. When it’s still warm but no longer boiling, mix in 8 ounces of a cream cheese substitute like Kitehill. Fill the tart crusts halfway with the creamy lemon curd mixture and top them off with a spoonful of Strawberry Snow Monkey. Freeze the tarts until it’s time to serve them.
Strawberry Ice Cream Truffles
These frozen truffles are a take on chocolate covered strawberries, but their creamy center makes them feel a little more indulgent to eat. The centers get their creamy texture from fruit purees and seed butters instead of dairy or melted sugar. Since these truffles have a healthy center, you won’t feel guilty about eating two or three or ten.
These little frozen truffle bites pair well with an after dinner cocktail or cup of coffee. They’re a great light dessert after a healthy dinner. They’re also a good snack for an informal movie night with your friends or your significant other. If you really want to make things fun, use several flavors of Snow Monkey. You’ll need to take a bite to find out what’s inside.
Lay down some wax paper on a large baking sheet and grab a small ice cream scoop or large melon baller. Work quickly to make 24 little balls of Snow Monkey, spacing them evenly. Pop them back into the freezer to help them keep their round shape.
Next, you need to make your chocolate. The higher the cacao percentage of your chocolate, the less added sugar it will contain. Snow Monkey doesn’t contain any refined sugar. It’s sweetened with maple syrup. If you choose to go for a chocolate below 80% cacao, keep in mind that the refined sugar in the chocolate will be the only refined sugar in the recipe. We recommend using a dark chocolate with 80% or more cacao, because Snow Monkey is naturally sweet.
Chop up two cups of chocolate and combine it with ¼ cup coconut oil in a metal bowl. Simmer some water in a small pot on the stove, and set the bowl on top. This technique allows the steam from the water to slowly melt the chocolate without causing it to boil. As it melts, gently stir it with the coconut oil to assure the two are evenly incorporated.
When everything is blended, set the bowl aside to cool for just a minute or two. Then, it’s time for all those little balls of Snow Monkey to take their chocolate bath. Remove the balls from the freezer and drop one into the bowl. Promptly lift it out with a slotted spoon and place it back on the wax paper. Do this until every ball is coated.
If you’d like to incorporate some toppings, do it while the chocolate is still in its melty state. Shredded coconut or shelled seeds can add a little crunch to the exterior. Sprinkle them on quickly, and put the pan in the freezer. In about two hours, they’ll be solid enough to eat.
Almost everyone loves strawberry desserts. Their slightly tangy flavor plays well with sweet flavors and creamy textures.
When you use Snow Monkey to make a strawberry dessert, you can justify eating that dessert every night. On nights where you feel like ordering in and lounging on the couch, just eat your Snow Monkey right from the pint.
Snow Monkey is plant-based and free from all eight major food allergens. Each pint contains 20+ grams of hemp derived protein and a unique antioxidant profile specific to the fruits, seeds, and superfoods used to flavor them. Snow Monkey is truly good for you, and using it as the base for your dessert is a major game-changer. Dessert is always better when it fuels your body, and Snow Monkey is made to be intelligent fuel.
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