Friday, November 12, 2010

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Alex and Elisa were so eager for me to try out our new ice cream maker that I got from CSN Stores, but I was a little afraid. I know it's silly, but I've never used one before and wasn't sure how to use it. But it was so easy to use (and you don't have to add all that salt like in the old ones) and the ice cream was ready in less than an hour. I decided to make peanut butter ice cream from Baking and Boys! and throw in some Resee's Peanut Butter Cups. We loved it and I can't wait to make another flavor next.

In case you know that Sabrina is allergic to peanuts and think I'm such a mean mom to make something she can't eat, she doesn't like ice cream. I just got her a Kit Kat bar, her favorite, and she was very happy. But after seeing the ice cream maker work, she decided that next time I make another flavor without peanut butter, she'll try it to see if she likes it more than "regular" ice cream.
                 
Peanut Butter Ice Cream

¾ c. smooth peanut butter
¾ c. plus 2 T. sugar
2 2/3 c. half-and-half
Pinch of salt
1/8 t. vanilla extract

Puree the peanut butter, sugar, half-and-half, salt, and vanilla in a blender or food processor until smooth. Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

8 comments:

  1. That looks nummy for sure. I might make ice cream more often if it wasn't such a chore.

    Thanks for the idea of a Christmas gift for a few hard to buy for people.

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  2. Yum! Too bad Sabrina is allergic to peanuts!

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  3. this looks soooooo good!! want some right now!

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  4. That looks delicious! I love peanut butter anything. remember those peanut butter chocolate cookie bits of perfection you sent me? I wish I was as good a cook as you!
    Smiles! xoxox
    melanie

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  5. Yummy! When I worked for Marble Slab, I memorized the recipe for chocolate peanut butter ice cream because it was SOOO good. Unfortunately, I never wrote it down and I have forgotten it. :o( The newer kinds of ice cream machines are much easier to use.

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  6. OMG!

    Let me at it! Peanut butter is one heck of an indulgence and so you just had to make it extra irresistible!

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  7. This may be a dumb question, but do you think an ice cream maker might work with a milk substitute?

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  8. Tara, I have no idea. :) I know that there are vegan ice cream recipes, but I'm not sure if it's as easy as using the milk substitute in place of the half-and-half. Sorry I'm no help.

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