Today I made you a delicious dessert. Well I really made myself this dessert because IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! YAY! The big 2-7 has arrived and I feel really good about it. But I feel even better about this Double Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Joy the Baker‘s Homemade Decadence cookbook. Seriously this stuff is gooood. And I was able to use my brand new Kitchenaid Ice Cream maker attachment that I received as an early birthday present (thanks Mom!).
Don’t you just want to dive face first into that ice cream??
But before we get to the peanut buttery goodness, here are 27 things I’ve learned during my 27 years…
- Wonderful smelling cleaning supplies (thank you Mrs. Meyer’s!) do not make cleaning any easier.
- Sisters in high school who steal your clothes are the worst. Sisters in college who become your best friends are the best.
- When you eat clean, healthy food, you can actually feel a difference – from the inside.
- But there is always a time to indulge. Please note: the double peanut butter ice cream.
- Doing a home remodel is more stressful than planning a wedding. #truth
- Deb Perelman is an internet god. Note: make these immediately.
- Quality of life is king.
- Vanilla ice cream is better than chocolate.
- Stop texting and call.
- Don’t dress for the trend – dress for you. I’m looking at you overalls and Birkenstocks. It ain’t gonna happen.
- Getting a pixie cut before hitting puberty is not a good idea.
- Dads are always a girl’s first love.
- Showering naked outside is the most liberating feeling.
- A food processor is the best kitchen accessory.
- No matter what I do, I cannot keep orchids alive. Haaaalp!
- A good cocktail can cure anything.
- “Wherever you may be, always let your wind go free.” – Great Grandpa O’Brien
- Clean sheets + freshly shaved legs = heaven.
- If you love someone, tell them. Even if you don’t have to say it, say it.
- When in doubt, wear sunscreen.
- *NSYNC > BSB
- Red nail polish, always.
- Brush your teeth after eating garlic and before making out with your beef. (Beef = bf / boyfriend / best friend or in my case, husband.)
- If you want something, work to make it happen.
- How to spell tub: t – u – b. My kindergarten self opted for “t – o – b” and that disqualified me from the spelling bee.
- “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
- Make this ice cream… what are you waiting for??
Now on to the good stuff! This was my first time making ice cream from scratch and it was incredibly easy, except for the whole “don’t stick your fingers in the ice cream maker as it’s churning – no matter how good it looks!” situation. Other than that, totally easy.
Now it’s your turn! Everyone should fall into one of these three categories:
- You have an ice cream maker and love peanut butter. Go make this immediately.
- You don’t have an ice cream maker and love peanut butter. Buy one on Amazon right now.
- You have an ice cream maker, but don’t like peanut butter. You have some serious life things that you need to figure out. How could you not love peanut butter?!
Recipe from Joy the Baker’s Homemade Decadance
- 1 1/2 C smooth all-natural peanut butter, divided
- 2/3 C packed light brown sugar
- 1 T pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 t salt
- 1 C whole milk
- 2 C heavy cream
- In the bowl of a food processor, combine 1 cup of the peanut butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Pulse until blended. With the processor running, slowly stream in the milk. Transfer to a medium bowl and slowly stir in the cream.
- Churn the custard in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Put the remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter in a small bowl and microwave until pourable, 10-15 seconds. Pour the peanut butter into the ice cream, and using a spatula, quickly stir by hand to swirl it in.
- Transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for 4 hours before serving. Makes about 4 cups.
Go eat your heart out.
P.S. As if this ice cream couldn’t get any better, I dipped the rim of my bowl in melted chocolate and added sprinkles because… it’s my birthday and I can do what I want!