I scream, you scream…
Big news… I finally got a Vita Mix 5200 and have to say – it’s pretty amazing. I had an awesome pilates session at Equinox this morning, (which I had never tried before and was really pleasantly surprised) and came back famished. I made a quick lunch, but was really just eager to get to dessert. 🙂 What did I make?
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream!! Yup, that’s right… Ben & Jerry’s eat your heart out. Dairy-free and insanely delicious. I have been waiting so long for the opportunity to make Vita Mix ice cream after seeing it on other blogs and was so psyched to try out my recipe. I sorta followed the recipe in the Vita Mix cookbook for “Nut Freeze” with a few tweaks.
- 3/4 cup roasted peanuts, shelled
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (I used unsweetened Almond Breeze)
- 2 tbsp agave nectar, or more to taste
- 3 cups ice cubes
- 2 dark chocolate truffles, chopped (I made truffles over xmas so I used some from my freezer – you could use any chopped chocolate for this though)
Add the peanuts, agave nectar and almond milk into the Vita Mix and blend on Level 1 for about 30 seconds. Next add the ice cubes (I think I would add less ice next time) and blend for about 30-60 seconds, pushing everything down into the blades. I added the chocolate chunks afterwards by folding it in with a spatula, but I think it’s be nice to add about half to the actual ice cream towards the end of blending. I threw it in the freezer afterwards to firm up for a little bit, but got a tad impatient so I ate it while it was still a little melty. The fiance thought it was good, but could’ve used a bit of sweetness, although I don’t have much of a sweet tooth so it was perfect for me. Enjoy!