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. :)
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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