[By Nick] So earlier this year, Turkey Hill was taking applications for their Ambassador program. Well I decided to enter and was chosen to be one. The ambassador team was assembled basically to promote Turkey Hill's All-Natural line of ice cream. We do this through various social media platforms as well as completing missions. Due to personal reasons, I wasn't able to complete the first mission which was to hold a taste test of the All-Natural line (but you can see what Junk Food Guy did for his first mission).
I actually considered resigning as an Ambassador due to my inability to be able to complete the first mission but the folks at Turkey Hill were more than understanding and encouraged me to stick with it. So here we are and it's time for Mission #2: Give away coupons for free containers of Turkey Hill All-Natural ice cream. Sounds like a good and easy mission to me. Before we get to the giveaway rules, I wanted to try something ambitious and make up for my inability to do a taste test. Turkey Hill is partnering up with the awesome Peanut Butter & Co to produce an All-Natural Banana with Peanut Butter ice cream with PB&C's Smooth Operator peanut butter (this unique ice cream will be available July-September). If you follow my sundae project, you know that I use PB&C peanut butter exclusively for my sundaes. This time I'm not making a sundae though, instead I'm going to try to make a peanut butter banana ice cream pie. I've never attempted one before so this is definitely going to be interesting.
First things first, I need to get me some ingredients.
I decided a graham cracker crust would be the ideal container for this pie. Also, I think I need all of the Keebler elf magic possible to make this come out halfway decent. Next I had to decide on which flavor of ice cream and peanut butter to use. Turkey Hill's all natural vanilla bean ice cream seemed like the obvious choice and honey goes well with bananas so I opted for PB & Co's The Bee's Knees. Oh, and yeah, bananas.
Now it's time to assemble! I scooped about 1 1/2 cups of the softened ice cream into the graham cracker crust and attempted to spread it out to form a sort of even layer. Next I poured about a half cup of melted peanut butter over the ice cream. (Note to self: let the peanut butter cool a bit before trying to put it on already soft ice cream...) Then finished that layer with around 2 medium size banana slices, just enough to cover all of the ice cream without them overlapping and into the freezer for an hour to firm up it goes. What you see here is what I ended up with after that chill period. It sure looks like...uh...something. Hopefully another layer will make things look better.
This time I repeated the vanilla bean layer and in the process put way too much ice cream into the crust causing a nice overflow. Instead of doing the peanut butter first, I opted to switch the layering around. My thinking behind this is melted peanut butter looks a lot better on top than plain old bananas. So onto the already overflowing pie goes enough banana slices to once again cover the ice cream. Onto that went about another half cup of melted peanut butter that I let cool down a little this time. This is looking like a mess, where the Keebler elves when I need them? Well into the freezer it goes for around 4 hour. This here is the final product...Yeah, it looks decent at least. I think we need to take a slice out for proper evaluating. Ahh, this looks a lot better. Not perfect but for my first attempt, it's pretty damn good. Heck, it even tastes really good. Sure, the part that overflowed was a little freezer burnt but all and all I'd chalk this up as a success.
Okay, thank you for bearing with my experiment!
And now for FREE ice cream....
I promised you a free ice cream giveaway so here we go. Two lucky readers will each receive three turkey hill coupons, each good for a free 1.5 quart container of their All-Natural Ice Cream. That's 4.5 quarts in total each! That's not all though. Our friends at Peanut Butter & Co want you to have some peanut butter to go with your ice cream. So each winner will not only be getting free ice cream, they'll also be receiving two coupons each for free containers of which ever Peanut Butter & Co flavor they'd like. (I'd highly recommend their White Chocolate Wonderful!) So how do you enter? Pretty simple actually. There will be two ways you can earn an entry into the contest. The first is to leave a comment** on this post telling me what you'd like to make with the ice cream if you were to win. The second is to like us on Facebook (if you don't already) and then like and comment on the post about the giveaway. While it's not necessary, we'd also be grateful if you were to share the post with your friends. While it won't earn you another entry, if one of your friends wins they just might share some with you! Pretty easy ways to earn two opportunities at free peanut butter and ice cream. Heck, I might just throw in some other goodies as well depending on my mood. You guys have until 11:59pm June 15th to enter and we'll be drawing the winners at random on the 16th. I can't wait to read all your ideas so get to entering!
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