Peanut Butter Cup Vanilla Ice Cream

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Remember that one time, when it was too hot for life? Don’t get me wrong, I love summer! I mean—I have to hide my fair skin from the sun the whole time—but I love that blessed sweet blue sky and warm summer nights. But when the sun brings that triple digit heat, you don’t necessarily want to turn on your oven and sweat over it. So, what better solution than to make ice cream? I was hanging out with my sis the other week, and she made some crazy good raspberry ice cream in such a quick amount of time, that I got it in my head to do the same. The base is Ben and Jerry’s Vanilla Ice Cream, and it’s oh-so easy to make! Of course you know I had to go to one of my favorite flavors and threw in Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and some PB chips for my mix-ins. I can’t get over how simple and fast and delicious it was! So, I’m thinking you have new weekend plans, amiright?

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I used vanilla paste)
  • 1 and 1/2 bags Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups cut in quarters
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter chips

DIRECTIONS

  1. Whip the eggs and sugar together with a whisk until fluffy (but not firm).
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients into the eggs and sugar.
  3. Whisk together until well mixed.
  4. Place in ice cream maker, add desired mix-ins and follow it’s directions to make.
  5. EAT ALL THE THINGS

-CK 1.0
Recipe adapted from here.

 

Frozen Honeydew Mint Grape Shake

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Hellllllooooooo SUMMER!! **Said in my best Oprah voice**

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s gotten pretty hot out around these parts. And all I want in the summer is refreshing slushy drinks. My friend made a version of this for me a while back and I have thought about it on every hot day since. This is SO refreshing and so simple to make, it should be a summer staple. It’s even pretty healthy but tastes like dessert, so it’s a winner all around!

  • 1 cup frozen honeydew
  • 1 cup frozen green grapes (red if you want this a bit sweeter)
  • 1/4 oz. fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups milk of your choice (I use a coconut/almond blend and it adds the perfect touch of flavor and slight sweetness)
  • 1 half can of lemon/lime soda of your choice (you can eliminate this and add more milk if you want to keep it more healthy, but the bubbles add a nice subtle kick)

Blend all ingredients together until you have a slushy shake. Add more or less milk depending on desired consistency. Drink and find a hammock enjoy these magical summer days!

Note: This recipe is kind of loosey-goosey. You can adjust any or all of the ingredients, depending on desired consistency and sweetness. Also, it’s important that the grapes and honeydew are frozen or it will be a mushy mess!

-CK 1.0