9 Healthy Coffee-infused Recipes That Won't Break Your Diet or Your Bank ...

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These coffee-infused recipes will not only save you money, but they will also save your health.

You probably know that the Starbucks drinks are packed with sugar and are not healthy if consumed on a regular basis.

Even if you use the artificial sweeteners (light versions), that can lead to problems down the road if you drink it in excess.

Iโ€™m all for balancing your diet and having the occasional Starbucks, but consuming one everyday has other costs too โ€“ they cost about 5 dollars each!

The coffee-infused recipes Iโ€™m about to share can be for regular-basis consumption.

They are all healthy, cheap, and most importantly, delicious.

You wonโ€™t even miss your daily Starbucks!

1. Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream sandwiches are perfect summer desserts.

This is one of the coffee-infused recipes that tastes like a dream come true.2

The coffee-flavored ice cream goes excellent with the sandwich part, and will make you wonder why youโ€™ve never thought of putting the two together.

Making an ice cream sandwich at home may sound difficult, but itโ€™s really not!

This recipe is dairy-free and egg-free, too.2

Ingredients:

1 flax egg (1 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 2 Tbsp water)

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tsp white vinegar

1/3 cup raw sugar (I used turbinado)

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 Tbsp melted coconut oil

1/2 cup oat flour (finely ground rolled oats)

scant 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

pinch sea salt

1/4 cup dark/semisweet chocolate chips or chopped bar (non-dairy for vegan)

Coconut coffee ice cream or other coffee-based ice cream

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly coat a baking sheet with non-stick spray.

Prepare flax egg by mixing flax and water in a large bowl.

Set aside.

Measure out almond milk in a liquid measuring cup and add vinegar.

Let set for a few minutes.

Add the sugar, melted coconut oil and vanilla to the flax egg and beat.

Add almond milk and beat again.

Add remaining dry ingredients to a sifter and sift over wet ingredients.

Beat until well combined.

Add chocolate chips and fold in until just combined.

Spoon 1 Tbsp measurements of batter onto the greased baking sheet (leaving a small space in between cakes) and spread around and flatten a bit โ€“ you donโ€™t want mounds, but rather discs.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven, let set on tray for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer to a cooling rack to cool.

Once cooled, pop the cookies in the freezer to harden so theyโ€™re easier to work with.3

In the meantime, set your ice cream out so it begins to soften โ€“ about 15 minutes.

Once soft, use an ice cream scoop to scoop out 8 large balls of ice cream onto squares of plastic wrap.2

Fold the plastic wrap around the balls and squash them into thick discs.

Twist off tops to cover and place back in the freezer to harden โ€“ about 30 minutes.

Once frozen, remove chocolate cakes and the ice cream discs from the freezer and carefully plop the ice cream on the top of one cake (face down) and then top it with another cake (face up).

(SAVE the plastic wrap).

Use both hands to carefully press the cake together around the ice cream, then place in a baking dish, re-wrap with squares of plastic wrap, cover with a lid and pop back in freezer.

Will stay fresh for up to a week.

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