Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce

Am I delusional to think that Jackson might be happy to have a mom who will make him lots of tasty treats? What if he prefers Baskin Robins to homemade ice cream? Or Oreos to almond flour chocolate chip cookies? That might kill me. I have no idea how to handle future food battles. My goal is to not make that huge of a deal out of it, I won't force him to eat - I think that would back fire. I don't plan on giving him certain foods, like oreos, mcdonalds, etc., simply because we don't eat things like that. But will keeping him from those things make him want them even more?!

Ok, I think I need to relax. We will do our best to teach him about healthy options without turning him off. Any tips?

Peanut Butter ice cream
Peanut butter ice cream and chocolate sauce

On to ice cream... I love our ice cream maker.
Peanut butter and chocolate are a force to be reckoned with.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream
(with coconut milk)
  • 1 15 oz can of lite coconut milk (you can use regular coconut milk, I prefer the lighter texture)
  • 1/3 cup agave
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well combined. This can take a bit if you're peanut butter is thick.
  2. Once mixed together well, add to your ice cream maker and follow it's usual instructions.
  3. When done pour the ice cream into a container and freeze for another hour or two. Scoop to serve!

Chocolate "magic shell" sauce
(with coconut oil)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened chocolate powder
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  1. Melt the coconut oil in a small pot on the stove over a low flame.
  2. Once it's melted turn off the heat then add the chocolate chips and stir until melted.
  3. Add the other ingredients and stir until combined.
  4. Let it cool for 15 mins or so because serving.


Alejandra Ramos said...

I think as long as the options are delicious, and he can see they're made with love, he'll start to associate them with home and those packaged goodies won't be able to compete!

jacqui said...

I love my ice cream maker too. I'm so making this! I don't have any little one food tips, but I know when the time comes I'll be feeling the same way. Although I don't think any child would refuse ice cream!

Caroline said...

SO, I made the Chipotle beans and my husband and I went to our fridge and realized we had no more leftovers.... the recipe was kick !@#. THANK YOU! And, I will be making that ice cream too. MMMMM! XO!

Monica said...

Lovely recipe. Thank you for saring!

Stacey Ballis said...

I think the key is that no food should be forbidden, making it tempting and an act of rebellion. You might not take him to McD's, but if his friend's mom buys him a Happy Meal, no biggie. At home he will get non-processed foods cooked with love, but he won't ever feel deprived because there aren't restritions. My 5 year old goddaughter has never seen a Kraft Single in her house, but she will eat the stinkiest goat cheese with delight. And at the neighbors? Grilled cheese at its most plastic. She prefers the goat cheese, but I think the fact that her folks don't place restrictions will help her in the long run.

Brittany said...

oh my goodness this looks absolutely delicious! i have been craving ice cream SO bad lately... but with it being -21 and frozen hands... i don't think it's that great of an idea, but i'm glad someone else is livin it up! :)

Sis said...

YUUUMMM! That looks divine!

Amanda Mae said...

Stacey Ballis -- that is great advice! I love it! I think I will do my best to not forbid food... well, maybe I won't forbid but I will have to try really hard to hide any disgust or frustration if he ends up getting food that I think is terrible! :)

Brittany -21!? WOW. Can you tell I live in California :) totally forgot it was winter.

Daily Morning Coffee said...

Wow!!! Ice cream....I love it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.

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Kimberose said...

Peanut butter and chocolate are my weaknesses. Thanks for sharing!

Amanda @ Easy Peasy Organic said...

Yeah, we have the same questions about our little Nelle. Who circumvented Mum and Dad and asked Santa for chocolate for Xmas! Luckily, Santa delivered a lovely raw dark chocolate bar. Which she devoured. Heh, heh.

Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris said...

Wow this seems delicious!

shopgirl said...

These photos make me want to go out and buy an ice cream maker.

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Molly said...

came here via noddyboom and will definitely be back! can't wait to make this ice cream for my family. well really for myself :)

fen and ned said...

Found you via pinterest and this great ice cream! Pleased to find your lovely blog x