Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dubba's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

After last week's low cal adventure, it's time to take things up a notch. For the last few days I've had one thought on my mind: Fluffernutter! While my brother stayed a traditional PB&J man, I diverged and went with the Fluff. The question is: can I make a Fluffernutter ice cream?

Peanut butter ice cream should be straight forward enough. I also read the fluff website and it tell you how to make a nice liquid fluff (as opposed to my earlier experiment). But! does this count as a Fluffernutter? What bread-y like ingredient should I use to finish it off?

So, I surfed around and found this blog post. That's right, local company Brigham's already gave it a whirl, but they cheated! They replaced bread with peanut butter cups. Unfortunately, I don't believe they make this flavor anymore. This discovery made me decide to simplify my plan:

Dubba's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
2 Cups of non-fat half and half
1/2 Cup of creamy peanut butter
1/2 dark brown sugar
hint (teaspoon) of cocoa
1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips

First up, we mixed the peanut butter with the sugar. We then put in the half & half and mixed it with a blender for a bit. At this point, the mix was fairly warm so we threw it in the fridge. After a bit, into the mixer it went. The flavor was strong as it spun, so I probably should have diluted a bit, but too late now. The chocolate chips were added at the end and spread out well.

Mmmmmm, oh, this is good, I could eat this all day ...if I wanted a heart attack that is. Definitely could have gone with just a quarter cup of chips as well. But seriously, it came out really well, but the peanut butter taste is very strong, tastes very close to regular peanut butter. The peanut butter flavor actually reminds me of Turkey Hill's Chocolate Peanut Butter. I decided to figure how bad the damage was.

Nutrition: 291/111/1/5

Yeah, that's right, apparently I made a flavor as unhealthy as Ben & Jerry. At least the fat is coming from peanuts, which means you get a boatload of protein to go with it. I'm really tempted to take another crack at making this and just scale it down a bit, but let's see where my imagination takes us first.

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