Happy New Year’s!
What’s your resolution for this year? In 2013, I did the whole “I’m going to exercise more/eat better/blah blah blah”, and for the most part, I did very well….up until our wedding in July. After that, it all went downhill from there.
This year, my resolutions are more tangible– and are more photography based than anything- I want to learn how to use my Speedlight and Lightroom. I think I can achieve that!
Enough resolution talk- and on to the ice cream! If your resolution is to eat better (but you still can’t give up your sweet treats like ice cream and candy) than this peanut butter ice cream recipe is for you.
For Christmas, my parents sent us the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment that attaches onto our stand mixer and I’ve been dying to try it out! We hemmed and hawed over what flavor to make first and finally decided on peanut butter chunk. The recipes that came with the mixer, however, were full of fat– they used between 9-12 egg yolks, heavy cream, lots of sugar, etc. I’m sure they’re delicious and all, but the post-holiday fat needs to go, so I created my own recipe and lightened it up a bit, and it is delicious! I used Skinny Cow Peanut Butter Creme candies as the “chunk” in the ice cream- for being a low fat candy, they are delicious! Each pack comes with 3 candies, and for all three candies it is 130 calories– that’s about 43 calories each!
You will need:
4 egg yolks (or 2 whole eggs- I happened to have egg yolks left over from a recipe that only needed whites)
3/4 cup of sugar
1 t vanilla
1 c milk (whatever percent you usually buy– we had 2%)
1 c whipping cream
1 c half and half
1/2 peanut butter
6 Skinny Cow Peanut Butter Creme candies, finely chopped
1. Using your stand mixer with the whisk attachment or a bowl and hand mixer, whip the eggs for 2 minutes. Add the sugar slowly and continue to mix until they are light and fluffy.
2. Add the vanilla and all the milks in to the bowl and mix slowly.
3. In a microwave safe bowl, measure out 1/2 cup of peanut butter and microwave on high for about 30 seconds until slightly softened. Add the peanut butter to your mixture and continue to mix until well incorporated.
4. Place your mix into the refrigerator to chill while you prepare your ice cream maker. Like I said, I used my Kitchen Aid attachment, but you could use any ice cream maker for this– follow the directions that came with your maker.
5. Mix until firm (according to your makers directions). For the Kitchen Aid attachment, it only took 20 minutes. While it’s mixing, chop your candies.
Just before it is done (about 1-2 minutes before it is done), add your chopped candies and finish mixing.
This is what it looked like right when I poured it in:
And this is after only 10 minutes
6. Most ice cream makers make a soft-serve ice cream, so it’s fine to eat right away, or, transfer it to a freezer-safe container and freeze until hardened.
-If you don’t have the whipping cream, you can substitute more half and half or even more milk, it will just make for a less-creamy ice cream. Just make sure you have at least 3 cups of milk in some form!
-I know- you’re basically eating raw eggs- none of the recipes in the Kitchen Aid book that used eggs said to cook them, neither did many of the other recipes I looked up on line. I tried to do some research, and from what I read, if you use high-quality pasteurized eggs, you should be okay. I don’t see why you couldn’t use egg beaters in its place though if you’re concerned. I eat raw cookie dough all the time and lived to tell about it, so I’m not going to worry about the ice cream!
So…did you make it? What did you think? I think it is delicious and tastes better than store bought. Stay tuned because I plan on making a truly skinny ice cream in the coming weeks with coconut milk. I’ll let you know how it turns out!
PS- Want to see a video of my ice cream maker? Follow me on Instagram @Sewin2disney where I posted my first “step by step” video of the process!
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**The Skinny Cow Candies were given to me to review, but all opinions are my own, and I was under no pressure to review them if I didn’t like them!