Thursday, July 19, 2012

Vegan Peanut Butter Ice Cream

It's time to kick off the Vegan Ice Cream Challenge with a recipe! Are you getting creative in your kitchen yet?

I came up with this recipe last week and it turned out to be a big hit for J and I. If you're a peanut butter lover like me, you'll enjoy this too. You can make it raw with wild jungle peanut butter or the roasted version. Naturally I had to dress it up with goodies like my favourite chocolate sauce, chopped peanuts both - both folded into the ice cream.

Vegan Peanut Butter Ice Cream

1 can full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum*
Handful chopped peanuts

Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
Chill in the fridge for a few hours.
Process in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions.
Fold in a handful of chopped peanuts.
Eat immediately (will be like soft serve) or transfer to a bowl and freeze for a few hours before eating.

*This helps to thicken. You can use guar gum instead.

Instead of a cherry, I added a vegan chocolate chip cookie on top!

What toppings do you like on ice cream?

Are you getting your ideas together for the ice cream challenge?!

This recipe is part of Wellness Weekend and Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Allergy Free Wednesday


Sparrow said...

Looks fantastic, Heather! I am going to make that this weekend! When I was a teenager, I loved toppings, almost more than the ice cream itself. If my ice cream was a sorbet or an icy of some kind, it had to be gummi bears! But if it was chocolate or vanilla or prailine, it had to be lots of different textures: hot fudge, peanuts and some kind of crunch cookie and sprinkles! YUM!! :-)

Gabby @ the veggie nook said...

Oh this looks dangerous, especially that cookie on top! Who would want a cherry when you could have a cookie?

Kasandra said...

Yum yum yum! I have been craving peanut butter all day, but sans ice cream maker my smoothies will have to suffice :) Great blog, looking forward to reading more!!

Heather Pace said...

Thanks Michele! Awesome,let me know how your family likes it. I can relate - I love toppings too! You know what? I tried gummy bears on my ice cream when I was a kid. Everyone thought I was crazy, lol.

Gabby - Exactly!!! I'll take a cookie over a cherry any day.

Thanks Kassandra. You can make the ice cream without a maker. Use ice in place of the water and then transfer to a bowl and freeze for a few hours, stirring periodically.

Nikki said...

Heather, I love peanut butter and I want that sundae in my mouth. Fresh blackberry sauce would be amazing on it. Like a peanut butter & jelly sandwich :)

Heather Pace said...

Nikki - Peanut butter and jelly ice cream! Good one! Now I have to make it, lol.

Lauren said...

I'm drooling! Yummmmmmmmm! Love chocolate sauce, cherries, nuts, pretty much anything on my ice cream!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

This is basically a better version of Dairy Queen's Peanut Butter Buster Sundae. You're a genius, Heather!!! :) said...

oh. my. gosh. YES! this is amazingness in a bowl! haha that first photo is prize-worthy!

Heather Pace said...

Yup same as me Lauren! LOTS of chocolate sauce (I added more after the photo was taken, lol).

Liz - never had that DQ treat but I'll take your word. Thanks! xo

Gluten free - aw thanks! :)

shannonmarie said...

I've been on such a pb kick lately. I want this sundae! :-)

Heather Pace said...

You must share your PB recipes Shannon! :D