Sunday, May 03, 2015

Peanut Butter Jelly Ice Cream (raw, vegan)

reading time: ca. 1 min

WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICECREAM BUT I SCREAM FOR NICECREAM!





Talk about a huge jar of awesomeness! Isn't the vegan lifestyle restrictive?! Yeah... ;)

As a child, i used to love a slice of bread with butter, peanut butter & jelly on top! Yes, both butter and peanut butter, haha! 

Anyway, fortunately peanut butter is vegan (i use organic, salt-free and oil-free peanut butter such as this one - the only ingredient is roasted peanuts!), so there's no reason why i shouldn't still enjoy my PB & J, right? 

And what sounds better than PB & J? 

PB & J ice cream!



PB & J NICECREAM 

adapted from @banana_obsessed

Preparation time: 10 mins + 3 hours freezing time
Main ingredients: banana, peanut butter, strawberry
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1-2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, raw food, paleo, and delicious "even so"

Ice cream:
4-5 ripe bananas, chopped and frozen
2-3 tsp pure
, organic peanut butter
1 tsp Maca powder (optional) *
splash of plant milk or water

Jelly:
5-7 fresh (or frozen and thawed) strawberries

1 tsp agave nectar - or honey if not vegan! (optional)
2 tsp chia seeds (optional)

also:
- a high-speed blender or food processor (NO NEED FOR AN ICE CREAM MAKER!)


* This is absolutely optional, but i added some Maca powder because it is widely used to promote sexual function of both men and women since it serves as a boost to your libido and increases endurance, and i made this for my boyfriend's and my monthly anniversary, soo... is that even a proper sentence? :D

First, prepare the jelly: Blend the strawberries (i used an immersion blender), it doesn't have to me super smooth, so leave it a little chunky if you like. You could add a bit of sweetener - but honestly, it's sweet enough by itself already if you use fresh, ripe strawbs. If you like it to be a little bit thicker, add 2 tsp chia seeds (or more) and set aside to chill in the fridge while you go on to prepare the nicecream. The chia seeds will soak and become gel like - pretty much like my raw vegan Raspberry Jam! Otherwise it will be more like a strawberry sauce, which is also fine.

Now, the ice cream: Add bananas to your food processor or blending machine (i use a food processor) and blend, baby, blend! You may have to pour in a dash of water or soy milk to get the blender going first! Then add the peanut butter and maca powder* and blend again. The ice cream will be thick and creamy and just de-li-cious!  

Now swirl in the jelly with the peanut butter ice cream, spoon it into a big mug, bowl or jar and top with strawberry jam and peanut butter as desired. 

Cherish the overflowing deliciousness that is Peanut Butter Jelly ice cream! :)







Maisy



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