I DID IT!! I DID IT!! I DID IT!!
I'm finally an 'ice cream success story'!! After all my troubles I finally find that perfect recipe book, and I have NOW found that perfect ice cream...my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ice cream just came out of the Cuisinart and went into the freezer to 'firm up', but I had to lick myself a beater along the way!! It is amazing!! The whole reason I wanted to make my own ice cream is because I'm tired of two or three lowfat choices at the grocery store. I wanted variety AND taste in my lowfat ice cream! This one is the best so far! I 'fixed' a recipe in the Ultimate Ice Cream Book and was hoping it would work, and now I found out that it did! I changed the ingredients somewhat, but not the directions. Here's the ORIGINAL ingredient list:
PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (no reduced fat)
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla extract.
Here's MY adaptation:
PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP ICE CREAM
1/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (natural)
1 cup Fat Free Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup Fat Free Half & Half
2 tsp Vanilla
In a medium mixing bowl beat the sugar into the eggs until slightly thickened and pale yellow. Set aside. Bring the milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan over low heat. Slowly beat the hot milk into the eggs and sugar. Pour the entire mixture back into the pan and place over low heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon or whisk until the custard thickens slightly. Do not let the mixture boil or the eggs will scramble. Remove from the heat and beat in the peanut butter with a whisk. Pour the hot custard through a strainer into a large clean bowl. Allow to cool slightly, then whisk in the condensed milk, half & half and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until cold or overnight. Add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips when mixture is semi-frozen in ice cream maker.
I was hoping this recipe would turn out since I messed with the sugar and all, but it is absolutely perfect! Who needs Reese's Peanut Butter Cups when I can have a scoop of this?? Yes, I know, 3 large eggs and 1/2 cup of peanut butter is fat-fat-fat, but I challenge Ben OR Jerry to come up with this kind of satisfaction with this limited amount of fat...
Since hubby is still gone, I'll take all the Better-Than-Sex Ice Cream I can get my hands on! Gads, I think I need to go have a cigarette...