This ice cream combo is very similar to my Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream, but with two main differences: I didn’t use banana and I used cane sugar instead of maple syrup. While I liked that ice cream, my husband wasn’t crazy about the banana flavor in his ice cream. Plus, using maple syrup made for a bit harder ice cream. It still tasted good, but it needed to sit out for about 3-5 minutes before you could run an ice cream scoop through it. So, I came up with this new combo and, instead of regular cocoa powder, I used raw cacao powder. I made this switch recently because of the health benefits of raw cacao. Regular cocoa powder is quite processed (even though the only ingredient is cocoa) and raw cacao powder is filled with antioxidants and is even considered a ‘superfood’ due to it’s cardiovascular benefits and mood-enhancing qualities.
Oh man, that looks good! Is it time for a snack yet?? 😉 This ice cream combo was SO good..we loved it!
- ¼ cup raw cacoa powder or cocoa powder
- ¾ cup organic cane sugar
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 T arrowroot starch
- 1 cup organic whole milk
- ¼ cup natural peanut butter (dry roasted peanuts and salt)
- 2 cups organic heavy whipping cream (Kalona is a brand that doesn’t contain carrageenan, if you can find it!)
- ⅓ cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips, melted
- Whisk together cacao powder, cane sugar, salt, and arrowroot starch in a large bowl.
- Whisk in milk, then peanut butter, and then whipping cream.
- Place in the refrigerator until you’re ready for the next step. (The manual says to wait at least an hour, but as long as all the ingredients were cold going in, there is no need to wait.)
- Turn on the ice cream maker with the frozen bowl in place and pour mixture in.
- Let churn for about 20 minutes.
- In the last 5 minutes, melt chocolate chips and then swirl into ice cream while churning. (I usually do this first and then add more chocolate swirls while I'm transferring the ice cream to a storage container.)
- Either serve right away for “soft serve” style or transfer into a freezer-safe storage container. Let harden for a couple hours and then enjoy!
This is the ice cream maker we own. I haven’t bought ice cream from the grocery store since Christmas (when we got the maker for a gift). It’s great! And makes such delicious ice cream!!
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