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{Lowfat} Peanut Butter Ice Cream

{Lowfat} Peanut Butter Ice Cream

I don’t know what is up but it’s a bit dark outside today. Very cloudy. It looks like it will rain but they say there will be some lightening and maybe some rain, no guarantee… I wish it’d rain! After weeks of hot weather, a little rain will be nice. Refreshing and cool.


I should stop complaining though because when it’s hot outside, I get to make some cold sweets like ice cream at home! I have been making quick and easy ice cream recipes at home. I like to use my ice cream maker but this time, I used my new blender (Vitamix) and it’s amazing because it only took about 2-3 minutes to make this ice cream. 2-3 MINUTES!


I love making ice cream that is lower in fats and calories. I also love the fact that you can make ice cream just the way you like or want. This peanut butter ice cream doesn’t have any cream in it, just milk. It does have a little bit of sugar but not too much. The creamy peanut butter also adds a nice, smooth texture to the ice cream.


This is also great for kids’ dessert (or even snack) whenever they want something sweet and ask for cookies or junk food! This is definitely better nutritionally and healthier for kids (and of course, for adults). If you want more of a creamy texture, however, feel free to replace milk with cream.

My kid loves chocolate and peanut butter together, so I drizzled some chocolate syrup on top of the ice cream. And guess what? The ice cream tasted just like Reese’s peanut butter cup, only colder. :)

{Lowfat} Peanut Butter Ice Cream

  • ⅔ cup skim milk (for creamier texture, mix milk and cream if desired)
  • ⅔ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups ice cubes

  1. I used “Vitamix” Blender to make this ice cream: To make it in the blender, combine all ingredients in the blender and turn the machine on, starting from variable 1, then slowly turn it up to variable 10, then high. Use the tamper to press ingredients into the blades. In about 30-60 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and four mounds should form. Do not overrun the machine as the ice cream will start to melt if you do it too long.
  2. If you do not own a Vitamix (I am not sure how this works in other blenders, it might work, it might not), try it in your ice cream maker instead. I would blend all ingredients in a blender and when it’s blended, then add it to your ice cream maker and run the machine until it forms an ice cream texture.


19 Responses to “{Lowfat} Peanut Butter Ice Cream”

  1. #
    Lynna — August 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Oh wow, so in 3 minutes I can have awesomeness in my tummy? YAY ♥

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 4, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Nothing beats homemade ice cream!

  3. #
    Rachel @ Bakerita — August 5, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I’m always on the lookout for Vitamix recipes – this looks delicious. Thanks!

  4. #
    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 6, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Fuss free and tasty!

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    Nataly — August 6, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    We totally looooved this recipe!
    I’ve NEVER made it before, but it’s in my BLENDTEC recipe book.
    It’s pretty much the exact same ingredients and measurements. It calls for crunchy peanut butter, which was so good! Anyway, if you use a blendtec, then the only difference is to use 3 cups of ice instead of 4 (for the right texture). Oh, and their recipe also calls for nonfat dairy creamer instead of milk.

    • Sook replied: — August 6th, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

      Awesome! I have a Vitamix but I’m sure it works well with Blentec too! They are both awesome blenders! :)

  6. #
    Ainslie Maii — August 7, 2012 at 9:25 am

    What are the nutrition facts for this recipe?

  7. #
    Roo — August 7, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Hey so how many calories are in this?… i just ate the whole thing lol

  8. #
    Sook — August 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

    This recipe makes 4 cups and there are 180 calories per 1/2 cup. If it makes you feel better, I didn’t gain any weight after eating 1 1/2 cupsful of this ice cream! lol A great snack for kids, and also for adults, obviously. :)

  9. #
    Steph — August 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    This recipe is only low-fat if you use low-fat ingredients in this recipe.

  10. #
    Sook — August 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Use skim milk if you want it to be low fat. This ice cream does have lower fat than normal ice cream, because it calls for skim milk instead of cream. Peanut butter does have fat in it, however, it also has good amount of protein. Please don’t think that this ice cream has NO fat in it, that is why the title of this ice cream is Low Fat, not No fat. But I figured if you don’t want to have any fat, then you probably shouldn’t have any ice cream at all. But I like to enjoy a little bit of sweets every now and then. And I like this recipe because I don’t have to worry too much about eating ice cream that is high in fat and I can go for another scoop of it if I want and I feel no guilt at all! And I was happy that I didn’t gain any weight after having 2 servings of this. :)

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    Kate — August 9, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Mine came out runny! :( Do you have any suggestions on how to stop it from going runny?

    • Sook replied: — August 9th, 2012 @ 2:01 am

      Hi Kate, sorry yours came out runny. You may have run the blender a little too long if the ice cream came out runny. You might want to try and add less ice as well. However this ice cream is slightly runnier than normal ice cream because it has no cream in it. It has a thick smoothie texture than creamy texture. If you have an ice cream maker then maybe you can try and put the runny ice cream in there and see if it will fix it. But if you are using vitamix, make sure you don’t do it too long or the ice cream will start to melt.

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    Kathleen M Smith — April 23, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    This is a wonderful, quick ice cream treat. I did not feel like using the ice cream maker, so made a half batch in my Magic Bullet and it came out like a very thick shake, so will use less ice last time. I used evaporated milk and stevia. I tried it with first with some sugar free maple syrup and then chocolate syrup and both were tasty. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Frieda — August 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Hooray! I made this in my Vitamix for my peanut butter loving husband and it was a winner! Thanks for a fast and easy recipe!

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    Julie — June 19, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Can I use almond milk instead of skim milk? Trying to make it non-dairy.


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