So I got the idea for this recipe from NEWBIE MOMMY. She has her version which she graciously let me try...fabulous! Here is what I came up with this afternoon when I felt like a sweet treat. There is a little prep time for this recipe, but it's worth it! It's so good!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream/Shake
Frozen Blender Ice Cream Mixture (recipe below)
Soy, Almond or Rice Milk
Depending on how much you want to make- determines the quantity of the ingredients. I made it just for me and my 5 year old- so I cut up about 1 1/2 cups of the frozen mixture (which I made yesterday and put in my freezer). I cut it up in about 1.5 inch squares and place in my blender. I then added a heaping TBS of cocoa powder and 2 TBS of peanut butter. I began blending up the mixture while added rice milk to help it all come together. Add as much liquid as you want, depending on how thick you want the shake. This can be made into ice cream if wanted...just add less liquid.
It's great to pour it into individual cups and place them in the freezer for a later dessert.
This is a fabulous treat and definitely hit the spot.
Blender Ice Cream
1 cup cashew nuts
½ cup soft chopped dates
½ cup honey
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups water
Place all ingredients in the blender with 2 cups of the water. Blend for about 2 minutes until very smooth. (High powered blender is needed, i.e. Vita-mix).
Add remaining 2 cups of water and pour about 1 inch deep into cake pans or similar. Place in freezer overnight.
When ready to serve, or about 1 hr. before, remove from freezer, cut into squares that can be blended easily.