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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream

I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but today is supposed to be in the 90’s (which I am VERY happy about!) so I figured this would be a great day to post this awesome recipe! Peanut butter and Chocolate are two of my favorite loves and merging them together is nothing short of blissful goodness.

I thought about getting an ice cream attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer (it’s pink!) but then I heard that it’s possible to make ice cream in a high-powered blender. Well, since I now have a Vitamix blender (I would love to compare the Blendtech with it), I went on a search for healthy ice cream recipes. I got the basics for the recipe from Chocolate-Covered Katie and played around with the ingredients until I got everything perfect. This will probably be the only time you will see any added salt to my recipes but it’s only a very small amount and she said to trust her and not to leave it out.

If you don’t have a high-powered blender, don’t fret! You can still make this and instead of ice cream, you will get a nice thick shake!! Still delicious!

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients:

3/4 c plain almond milk ( I use my homemade almond milk)

1/4 c coconut milk (I use Tropical Traditions brand)

2 tbsp xylitol

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 1/2 tbsp natural creamy peanut butter (I use no salt sunland-nothing but peanuts!)

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/16 tsp sea salt (I use Redmond’s RealSalt)

Instructions:

Add all ingredients in a plastic canning freezer jar (get them where they sell canning jars and stuff. They are clear/white plastic with a green lid-this works best) and mix as best as you can with a spoon. It won’t all mix together but that’s ok.

Freeze over night or until completely frozen

For Vitamix:

squeeze plastic container over blender jar until the frozen mass falls in.

Place lid on blender jar and remove center piece of lid.

turn blender on variable 1 and move to 10 then high.

using your pusher stick, push frozen mass into blades until fully mixed. Less than a minute or so. turn blender off

You now have a rich creamy ice cream.

scoop into bowl and enjoy immediately-it melts fast!

This makes plenty enough to share with another person…but who wants to? 😉

You can always freeze what you don’t eat but it will be very hard so let it sit out a little bit or nuke (if you use one) for a few seconds or even dunk the bottom of the bowl in hot water for a few seconds before eating.

Enjoy! 🙂

For regular blender:

Let frozen mass thaw until your blender can handle it.

Blend until smooth

Either drink as a shake or refreeze for a very firm ice cream which you can thaw out some so it’s creamy.

This makes plenty enough to share with another person…but who wants to? 😉

Enjoy! 🙂