Peanut Butter & Honey Ice Cream

Best eaten fresh.

Yes, I know that honey isn’t vegan.

For those of you true vegans out there, you can make peanut butter & maple syrup or peanut butter & agave syrup ice cream if you would like. I’m not sure how it will turn out if you use the vegan sweeteners, but I have made maple pecan ice cream and it turned out delicious and creamy.

For this recipe, I just poured in the honey without measuring. I used ground peanut butter made from roasted and salted peanuts. Here’s about how much of each I’d recommend. hearts

Ingredients:

  • 150 ml (or about 1 cup) of coconut milk
  • 2-3 Tbsp of peanut butter
  • 2-3 Tbsp of honey

Note: You may need to adjust the recipe to suit your taste, and depending on what kind of peanut butter and sweetener you choose to use. I used home ground peanut butter, which was unsweetened, and so the amount of honey I used was more, but if your peanut butter is already sweetened, you may not need the extra sweetener. Also, the peanut butter I used did contain salt, but if yours does not, then you may want to add a little sprinkle to a tiny pinch of salt. The peanut butter I used was also more powdery than peanut butter smooth, so peanut butter powder would probably work, too, but beware. I think that powdered peanut butter that you can get at Walmart and some health food stores is not vegan. 

To Make:

  1. Mix coconut milk with 1-2 tablespoons of honey. Start with one. Mix well. Taste. Add more honey if needed.
  2. Refrigerate the mixture for a few hours until cold.
  3. Put in your ice cream maker and mix until it looks like it is thickening/becoming ice cream. I’m not sure how long this took, maybe 10-20 or up to 30 minutes? It seems like it didn’t take long.
  4. The peanut butter I used was warm from the grinder, so maybe you should warm your peanut butter up a little (in a microwave, in a pan, or something). It may help with the distribution. If you decide to skip this, and you keep your peanut butter in the fridge, at least take the peanut butter out at about the same time you put the coconut milk in, to soften the peanut butter.
  5. Turn off the ice cream maker and add the peanut butter. If your peanut butter is not sweetened or not sweet enough, up to another tablespoon of honey. If your peanut butter is unsalted, sprinkle in a little bit of salt.
  6. Turn your ice cream maker on again and continue mixing until the ice cream gets thick again and it looks like it’s mixed well enough.

How was it? Yummy, right?

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