It’s month three of my resolution to make a new ice cream every month this year, and so far, so very, very good! To be honest, I didn’t think I’d do very good sticking to this (I know it’s only month three, but I also know me…), but it’s been really fun and easy. Admittedly, each month, when it’s ice cream makin’ time, I procrastinate…I’m still not sure why since ice cream really is easy to make, but I do. That’s why I’ve been trying to switch things up by not just making a new flavor of ice cream each month, but by making them into fun treats too (like last month’s ice cream sandwiches).
As easy as ice cream is to make, this month’s ice cream is absolutely, by far, the easiest ice cream ever. Ever. That’s why I stepped it up a bit and made something extra fun this month…
These are my interpretation of a fluffernutter in tiny mini sundae form! For those of you who haven’t heard of a fluffernutter, it’s a peanut butter and marshmallow cream (Fluff) sandwich. What is a fluffernutter sundae then? Well, mine starts out with a sweet marshmallow filled chocolate candy, then I top it with a tiny scoop of creamy peanut butter ice cream, hot fudge, and marshmallow cream with a mini Reese’s cup on top. In a word: yum.
Combine the heavy cream, milk, and sugar in a food processor, or blender, and process for about 20 to 30 seconds to distribute the sugar. Add the peanut butter and vanilla to the bowl. Process for another 30 seconds to a minute until well blended.
I couldn’t find any marshmallow filled candies where I live, so I decided to make them myself. I have these small candy molds that I like to use when I make cupcake bites sometimes, and I knew they would be perfect for an easy candy treat. I decided to use semi-sweet chocolate for mine to cut some of the sweetness from all of the ice cream and marshmallow cream.
Once all of the molds are filled, place a small amount of melted chocolate on top of each one and tap the tray gently on a countertop several times to level the chocolate out. Allow to sit until completely hardened before removing from the mold.
For the sundaes, I used my one tablespoon scoop to put a little ice cream on top of each candy.
Next came some amazing hot fudge sauce, a little more marshmallow cream, and a cute little mini Reese’s peanut butter cup. And some sprinkles…I mean, why not, right? 🙂
Unfortunately, both the hubster and the kiddo are in the States right now, so neither of them got to enjoy these little sweeties. Good thing for them, I froze the extra candies with the ice cream, so lucky them, huh?:)
Even if you don’t make these cute sundaes, I definitely recommend this ice cream…it’s a-ma-zing! It takes all of about three minutes to mix up, and once it’s frozen, you’re good to go. It’s smooth and creamy, and it has a fantastic peanut butter flavor. It’s totally a peanut butter cookie in ice cream form. If you’ve never made ice cream before, and peanuts are a treat your family can have, this is definitely a great starter ice cream. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Ice Cream (a.k.a. Easiest Ice Cream Ever)
Makes 2 quarts
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine the heavy cream, milk, and sugar in a food processor, or blender, and process for about 20 to 30 seconds to distribute the sugar. Add the peanut butter and vanilla to the bowl. Process for another 30 seconds to a minute until well blended. Cover and chill over night. Once chilled, stir the mixture with a rubber spatula, transfer to an ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Recipe by Darla