It all started when...
My youngest children decided they wanted to try ice cream. None if them can have dairy. I bought almond ice cream, coconut ice cream, rice milk ice cream... They did NOT like any of these. So... I decided to try making my own. I scoured the internet. I tried recipes of all kinds. They were either completely nasty (yeah omg some I mean seriously choke you gross) or they really did not cream. I mean there are a lot of great recipes out there that are nice flavored but they have an icy texture, not creamy at all. The closest I found to creaminess was banana ice cream. But my kids wanted more flavor. I also have extremely skinny little munchkins. (yeah they did NOT inherit that from me) So they love chocolate and adore peanut butter. Chocolate covered peanut butter balls are a favorite little treat. Why not make an ice cream that tastes like a peanut butter ball. I admit some banana flavor comes out if you don't have super ripe bananas. The riper the better for this. You know like when you look at them and you're like ... DANG I should throw those out... those are ice cream bananas. But the kids really love it and despite being fattening as all get out... it's HEALTHY! The fat is all good healthy fat.
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 2 cups almond milk
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp. coco powder
- 1/2 cup honey or sugar (I like honey)
Take all ingredients and add those bad boys to your blender. Blend it up man!! Like blend it 3-5 minutes to let it thicken up a bit. Then add it to the ice cream maker and wait for a nice creamy treat to be ready!
I have this ice cream maker from Amazon. It really works quite well. But you do have to freeze the drum 2 days between batches and dudes I have SIX little monkeys here. And this ice cream is healthy enough I am ok with them having a serving daily if they want. So I did grab this extra drum so that I can always have one ready to use.