My kids love ice cream,
If they can have it for dessert all the time they never get bored.
I have contemplated about getting an ice cream machine a few times but the bulky size of ice cream makers puts me off.
I like to have a place for everything in our home and not have appliances on our worktops when they are not in use, and we don’t have the space in our cupboards for one so I messed around with trying to make some without a machine and we all were very impressed (“,)
I started off with vanilla ice cream and it went down well.
It was thick, creamy and luxurious!
I was so surprised it tasted like top quality expensive ice cream and I made it by hand,with 5 ingredients and it was ready in about 4 hours.
Because it came out so perfect, I wanted to try another flavour and I had to go with peanut butter.
Why, peanut butter you ask?
I was talking with my Husband about the different flavours of ice cream we have tried and what our favourites were and we both remembered snickers ice cream and how delicious the peanut butter in it is, and then we realised we haven’t ever seen peanut butter ice cream in the shops so off I went and experimented…..
I used smooth peanut butter because I wanted to add peanuts in it too for a crunchy element. I know I could of used crunchy peanut butter but,
- I like to toast my nuts before I add them to my ice cream base because it brings out a more nutty flavour
- The peanuts in crunchy peanut butter are all the same size and I like to have different sizes, so with each spoonful you get a different textural experience (“,)
The only thing you have to do, which can be a bit annoying if you are trying to relax is set a timer for 30 minutes, and when it beeps you go and get your ice cream out and give it a good stir with a fork making sure to get all the edges and corners of your bowl to stop any ice crystals forming, because we want a silky smooth ice cream.
This is such an easy step and a great one for kids to do and get them involved in the kitchen. Let them set the timer and do all the stirring for the next few hours and they will feel so proud that they created such delicious ice cream (“,)
See just how simple theses ice creams are to make below
Kali Orexi (“,)