Healthy Cookie Dough Blizzard Recipe

This delicious recipe is a take on a classic chocolate chip cookie dough blizzard made healthier! It’s dairy free, gluten free, vegan, and packed with plant protein and healthy fats. The ultimate indulgence…guilt free!

Best Healthy Cookie Dough Blizzard Recipe

The Ultimate Healthy Cookie-Dough Blizzard

 

Yep, you aren’t dreaming, this is for real my friends. There is such a thing as a healthier cookie dough blizzard. I shared this recipe ages ago and it definitely deserved a comeback into the spotlight as it’s so incredibly delicious and packed with protein, healthy fats, is gluten free, and plant based. With a mix of whole, healthy, unrefined, good-for-you ingredients, combined with a dash of nutrition in the kitch love, this Healthy Cookie Dough Protein ‘Blizzard’ (or wanna-be Blizzard…) can be made at home and enjoyed within 15 minutes flat. 

The Best Healthy Cookie Dough Blizzard Recipe

What is a ‘Blizzard’ dessert?

 

If you aren’t familiar with what a ‘blizzard’ is, let me enlighten you! A blizzard is a famous ice cream dessert from a well-known fast-food chain that is made with super thick vanilla or chocolate ice cream that is loaded with popular treats like cookie dough, Oreo’s, brownies, Skor candy, Smarties etc.

The cookie, candy or chocolate bars are blended into the ice cream using a particular machine so that in every bite you get a bit of ice cream and a bit of whatever you choose to be added in.  This is not a healthy dessert. It’s far from it! So, to make a healthy version at home you have to get creative! I always start by making a homemade plant-based ice cream from frozen bananas then add in homemade healthy cookies or brownies to create the same vibe as a traditional blizzard without the refined sugars or artificial ingredients. 

Vegan Banana Ice Cream for Healthy Cookie Dough Blizzard Recipe

How to Make a Healthy Blizzard

 

To make my healthy cookie dough blizzard you simply whip up frozen bananas (and any other ingredients you want) in a food processor to create the “ice cream” then add in your healthier homemade additions such as homemade cookie crumbles or healthy homemade brownie bits.

Making A Healthy Cookie Dough Blizzard Recipe

Ingredients for the Healthy Cookie Dough Blizzard:

 

To make my healthier recipe you won’t actually need that many ingredients! First of all you make a batch of my healthy edible vegan cookie dough, then you just add the cookie dough to the ice cream. For the ice cream you’ll need:

  • Homemade vegan cookie dough
  • Frozen bananas
  • Cashew butter (or other nut butter of choice)
  • Vegan vanilla protein powder of choice
  • Unsweetened almond milk

Delicious and Healthy Cookie Dough Blizzard Recipe

Is a Blizzard Healthy?

Traditionally no, definitely not.  Just take a look at the classic fast-food cookie-dough blizzard ingredients list (found on the fast-food chains website):

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Unenriched Wheat Flour, Sugar, Margarine (palm oil, water, soybean oil, mono and diglycerides, artificial flavor {milk}, colored with annatto, calcium disodium EDTA added as a preservative, vitamin A palmitate added), Chocolate Chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin {emulsifier}, vanilla), Powdered Sugar (sugar, corn starch), Butter (cream, salt), Pasteurized Eggs, Brown Sugar, Corn Starch, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Salt. Vanilla Soft Serve: Modified milk ingredients, sugar, glucose, mono and diglycerides, guar gum, polysorbate 80, carrageenan and artificial flavour. Fudge: Glucose-fructose, concentrated skim milk, hydrogenated coconut oil, fructose, water, cocoa (processed with alkali), cocoa, algin, salt, mono and diglycerides, potassium sorbate, dextrin, sodium phosphate, disodium phosphate, soy lecithin, artificial flavour.

Luckily, you can make your own homemade healthy version to enjoy when you please. To be transparent, my healthy version isn’t “low calorie” it’s nutrient dense and also somewhat calorie dense, but calories don’t equal health, it’s all about nutrient content and balance for me! My version is also allergen friendly for those who can’t have gluten or dairy which is great! 

The Ultimate Healthy Cookie Dough Blizzard Recipe (gluten free, protein packed!)

 

Do you have a fast-food treat that you love and have recreated to be healthier? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below! Also, be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later and of course, share the love!

You’ve got to try this healthy homemade cookie dough blizzard recipe that totally gives Dairy Queen a run for it’s money! This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, plant based, made with whole food ingredients, a delicious edible homemade cookie dough, and it’s packed with plant protein!

Healthy Cookie Dough Blizzard

Yield: Makes 2 Blizzards, 20 Cookie Dough Balls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This delicious recipe is a take on a classic chocolate chip cookie dough blizzard made healthier! It's dairy free, gluten free, vegan, and packed with plant protein and healthy fats. The ultimate indulgence...guilt free!

Ingredients

Cookie Dough

Banana Ice Cream

  • 2 bananas, cut into chunks and frozen
  • 1 scoop natural vegan vanilla protein powder of your choice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon natural cashew butter

Instructions

  1. Peel bananas and cut into quarters and freeze. (You will need to use frozen banana chunks for this recipe)
  2. Prepare the cookie dough according to instructions here - Vegan Cookie Dough
  3. Make 20 cookie dough balls total.
  4. Place the balls in the fridge.
  5. Once the banana chunks are frozen you can make the 'ice cream'.
  6. In a blender or food processor combine the frozen banana, almond milk, protein powder, and cashew butter. Blend until smooth.
  7. Divide ice cream between 2 glasses.
  8. Add/stir in two cookie dough balls to each glass, and enjoy!*

Notes

*I recommend chopping up one cookie dough ball into small pieces and mixed it into the blizzard and topped with another cookie dough ball to get pieces of the cookie dough bits in every bite!

Cookie Dough Recipe makes 20 cookie dough balls, use two-three maximum per blizzard.

Recipe for 'Ice Cream' makes 2 servings.

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You’ve got to try this healthy homemade cookie dough blizzard recipe that totally gives Dairy Queen a run for it’s money! This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, plant based, made with whole food ingredients, a delicious edible homemade cookie dough, and it’s packed with plant protein!

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Christal // NITK

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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