As we celebrate summer and the 4th of July many of us will find ourselves at cookouts where cold watermelon and homemade ice cream will be calling our name. My favorite being of those great temptations is the ice cream of course! So I need to be prepared, ha!
I can look back on my childhood and remember those special occasions when all of us kids sat on the porch waiting for that old loud ice cream machine to finish. What a treat it was to dig into that cold treat. It is always such a fantastic way to beat the heat.
Well, thankfully those old ice cream machines have come a long way from that old plastic bucket like machines that required a lot of ice and rock salt. Remember those bulky machines? Nowadays, there are many affordable ice cream makers that fit nicely on your countertop, not salt needed! I will share some links at the end of this post to a couple I really like over on my Amazon Affiliate Store.
Cookies & Ice Cream, Yes Please!
This Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream is my latest creation in my ice cream maker. It is such decadent and rich ice cream that it was meant for special occasions. With the heavy cream this frozen treat is beyond creamy and with the sweet nutty taste of a peanut butter cookie, how could it not taste heavenly?
I am a huge fan of peanut butter and that might be an understatement. Before I started my journey to get healthier a few years back, it was nothing for me to just grab a spoon and eat straight from the peanut butter jar. Of course, I don’t do that anymore because I know that isn’t ideal for weight loss but it was hard giving up those daily spoonfuls, trust me. Want to know my secret at how I quit? I hide it. Yes, I buy a jar a week for our family and I hide it from myself. You guys know what they say right? “Out of sight out of mind!”
Want to know what my secret was for quitting that habit? Okay, here it is, I hid it. No, I am not kidding. I would buy a jar on grocery day and I hide it from myself. You guys know what they say right? “Out of sight out of mind!” Thankfully, I have a little more restraint these days, but on a rough day, I have still been known to cave!
Knowing my nutty obsession, it totally made sense to me that I should put peanut butter cookies and ice cream together, right? Absolutely! I honestly can’t think of a better dessert to I could enjoy this summer!
However, let me warn you, I did have to portion my servings out because it is easy to overdo it on something this delicious. I sometimes “forget” that all good things, even the low carb and sugar-free treats, should be consumed in moderation. This ice cream is a calorie-dense frozen treat so you only need a small serving to really cool things off and treat yourself!
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I am a southern girl through and through that loves to laugh, cook, read and spend time with family. My passions outside of home schooling my son are ministering to those in need and creating art in the kitchen! Every day is an adventure in our little house and I wouldn’t trade it or the chance to share here with you for anything!