Rawsome Vegan Baking! Review, Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe and Giveaway!

donut1Go-Nuts Donuts with Frosting and Fruit Sprinkles, page 102

Some of you may know that I went through a raw stint when I was in my early 20’s. At the time raw cookbooks were scarce and I owned just one. The incredible “Raw, The Uncook Book” by Juliano. Looking through all the photos of the luscious raw food in his book always gives me a feeling of awe and wonder. Real and whole foods are simply gorgeous. 

pbcup1Chocolate Nut Butter Cups, Three Ways, page 98

Fast forward to the present time and you’ll probably be able to find over a hundred raw “cookbooks” on Amazon. So what makes this book different than the rest? Simplicity and mass appeal! Anyone and everyone can make and will adore these extraordinary recipes!

Rawsome Vegan Baking”  is written by Emily von Euw of the blog, This Rawsome Vegan Life. Head on over there and visit her! You’ll be blown away by how super-talented and down to earth this girl is! She’s just inspiring and incredible in every way… And she has written one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever seen! The day it arrived, I couldn’t put it down, I wandered through it several times in the course of the evening. Gawking, Ooohing and Ahhing all the time. Not only is the photography simply stunning, but the recipes are easy and straightforward. Even those who might think raw food is challenging could easily prepare most of the recipes in this book.

smores1S’mores Cupcakes, page 36

All of the recipes I tested came together quickly and with minimal effort. Most of the recipes feature just a handful of whole and easy to find ingredients. I didn’t even have to do a special shopping trip to prepare any of the recipes. I all ready had everything I needed to make them in my well stocked vegan fridge and pantry.

But of course, as you can see, everything also turned out incredibly delicious! Luckily I’ve been given permission from the publisher to share the Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe with you!


Ice-Cream Sandwiches with Rosemary Almond Cookies and Berry Medley Ice Cream

For the Rosemary Almond Cookies:

  • 1 cup (145 g) raw almonds
  • 1 cup (175 g) pitted dates
  • a few fresh rosemary leaves

For the Berry Ice Cream:

  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 1 cup (255 g) frozen strawberries (I used mixed frozen berries)

TO MAKE THE COOKIES: Process all of the ingredients in your food processor until they stick together. Press half of this cookie mixture into the bottom of a parchment paper-lined baking pan, so it ends up being about 3/8 inch (1 cm) thick, or however thick you want your cookies to be! Put in the fridge.

TO MAKE THE ICE CREAM: Put the fruit in your high-speed blender and blend for several minutes, continuing to push the fruit into the blades. In just a moment, the frozen fruit chunks will turn into a creamy thick soft-serve ice cream. Spread this onto your bottom cookie layer and put it back in the freezer until it’s solid. Then press the rest of your cookie mixture on top. Again, put in the freezer until totally solid. Cut out cookies with . . . cookie cutters (duh). Nom nom nom!


tahini1Totally Tahini Cups with Coffee Cream Filling, page 109



Buy the paperback copy of the book on Amazon here or get the Kindle edition for just $8.89 here!

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  1. I recently made my first raw cheesecake and it turned out great! I would love to have this book to dive a little deeper into raw desserts; it is amazing what you can make without cooking!

  2. I think I could make a recipe from this book everyday and not get tired of eating Emily’s wonderful combination of flavors for a long, long time.
    Great to see you back Somer 😉 ♥♥♥

  3. I haven’t made too many raw desserts before, but I would love to try all of the above!! Those doughnuts & chocolate nut butter cups look amazing!!

  4. Woooohooooo!!! Love it!! Those photos had me melting, I’m going to find this book on Amazon, I just have to have tahini coffee cream cups. Yum! 😀

  5. I love any raw dessert, but my favorite would probably have to be banana ice cream… every single dessert above looks absolutely amazing!!

  6. Hmm, I really, really LOVE almond joys. Because you can tweak the recipe to just how you want them 🙂 AND banana soft serve!! Yup, that’s amazing!

  7. Everything looks so tasty – my eyes don’t know where to focus! I need to get to the shops and order Emily’s book ASAP! It’s almost winter here but those ice-cream treats look worth it 😀

  8. My mouth is watering!
    I want to try everything, but especially the s’mores! They look delectable! I haven’t had a s’more in a while since going vegan and raw and gosh do I miss them!

  9. I consider smoothies to be desserts because I put bananas, pb, and cocoa in just about every one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I have been far away from your blog for far too long. I also gave up social media for Lent, so that will come back in a week, but I totally missed your surgery, the beginning of the year, and the last bunch of your super-amazing posts. (By which I mean, like, since Thanksgiving. . .)

    Regardless, I miss you and I’m glad to see that you’re back to blogging, and that your foods remain awesome. Now, when does your cookbook come out?

    1. You are the sweetest! I’m kind of back, but with less intensity as I’m still focusing on my recovery and then my book.

      If all goes well, the book will be published in the spring of 2015!

      Good to hear from you friend!

      1. Ahhh, so I still have a full year to wait, huh? Good thing I’m patient ;).
        Well, you feel better, recover fully, and I promise to be less of a stranger.

        Happy Easter!

  11. Gahhh, after the Easter break I said NO MORE (not even healthy!) sweet stuff but now you’ve got me drooling all over my keyboard again. YUM, Somer! Heading over to check out her book now, thank you. xx

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