Saturday, June 30, 2012

Celebrating the 4th {Ice Cream}

I hope you've been enjoying our 4th of July Recipe Series!  I know I have!  Welcome back for day four!


Today's menu item is ice cream!  What would the 4th of July be without ice cream???  :)

If there is one thing our family is famous for, it is our passion for big bowls of ice cream!   The kids got it totally honest!  Can you keep a secret?!  If so, I'll show you their Dad's special ice cream bowl!!!  

Yep, now you know that we take ice cream seriously around here!!!  ;)  

So, this should be an easy topic for me, right??


I couldn't seem to zero in on what to share for the ice cream portion of our menu.  In times past, we used to make a delicious churn of homemade vanilla ice cream for special occasions, and I thought about sharing that recipe . . . but we haven't made it in a long time, and I certainly wasn't going to lug the churn out today and make homemade ice cream!  And what is a post about ice cream without any pictures??  (It's about as bad as a post about ice cream without any tastes!)  ;)

Finally, I decided to make something yummy that contained ice cream!  This is what I ended up with:

A peanut butter milkshake!!   

We are also a family that loves our peanut butter -- so this was a stroke of genius!  :)

It is also quick and easy to make -- no ice cream churn necessary!  :)

Here's what you do:

In a blender, combine:

     1 cup whole milk
     2 1/2 to 3 cups vanilla ice cream (I used Publix brand)
     1/2 cup peanut butter (I used Jif Natural)
     2 TBSP sugar (optional) 

Cover and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.  Stir if necessary, and blend again.  
Pour into chilled glasses; top with whipped cream; garnish with a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips; and drink immediately, if not sooner!  ;) 
(Makes 3-4 servings.)

Yes, it was a fabulous choice!  No red, white or blue -- just cold, creamy goodness in a glass!

Now, go ahead and chill your favorite ice cream bowl, and then come back here and check out the rest of the July 4th Ice Cream Recipes!


Savannah McQueen said...

What a wonderful idea, Elizabeth.

E Dicks said...

We love PUBLIX and Peanut Butter at our house :)

TZ said...

Now this is what I need right now!! Delicious!

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