Perhaps an employee at Whole Foods secretly spiked my most-recent jar of peanut butter.
How else can you explain why a chocoholic would crave nothing but peanut butter for the past three days?
Yesterday, to feed the ever-growing peanut butter beast inside of me, I created this fast and easy peanut butter ice cream. No ice-cream maker needed!
Note: When I made this for myself, I used some of the options to make this ice cream higher-calorie. However, the basic recipe is very low in calories. So if you’re watching your weight, you can easily choose to keep it low-cal.
Never-ending PB Ice Cream
(gluten-free and sugar-free)
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- very scant 1/16 tsp salt (don’t omit)
- sweetener (such as 1 tbsp sugar or agave, or stevia to taste)
- 1 cup almond milk (I used unsweetened Silk. See below for substitution notes.)
- 1-3 tbsp nut butter of choice (peanut butter, almond, cashew, etc.)
- Optional: you can add banana, chocolate chips, etc.
Mix the ingredients in a plastic container. (Or you can use an ice cube tray.) Freeze. Once frozen, pop the block out of the container (I thaw for 30 seconds in the microwave first) and blend in your Vita-Mix. (If you don’t have a vita-mix, you’ll probably have to thaw longer, but you can still get a yummy ice milk.)
Thanks to the fat in the peanut butter, this ice cream is a bit creamier than the vanilla version. However, if you want it even creamer, try using at least 1/4 cup full-fat canned coconut milk or creamer. You can, of course, also sub other milks for the almond milk. But if you do this, play around with the amount of vanilla extract, sweetener, and add-ins. (For example, an already-sweetened milk will probably need less added sweetener.)
P.S. Isn’t the plate gorgeous? It was $6 on sale. See, you do not need to spend a ton of money for cute dishware.
(Also, I think I need to branch out from blue. Every time an item—be it clothing, dishware, whatever—comes with a choice of colors, I almost always choose blue.)
Try this topped with some Peanut Butter Cookie Dough.
As is the case with chocolate, there is no such thing as too much peanut butter.
Question of the Day:
What is your absolute favorite food in the whole wide world?
Mine is chocolate. Always and forever. Sorry peanut butter; I give you points for trying!