Desserts are my weakness in life. I wish I knew how to stop eating dessert on a daily basis. But I don’t.
For the most part, I live on the moderation train. I’ll eat anything but in moderation. Sometimes when I overdo it (as I have been recently), I impose the “homemade” rule on myself. I hate food rules but this one has worked for me.
The homemade rule is: I won’t eat a dessert (or other high calorie food) unless I make it myself.
If I want a cookie, I don’t need to go buy a pack of Chips Ahoy. I can pull out all the ingredients and make it myself.
If I want mac and cheese, I’m buying pasta, milk, cheese and making my own cheese sauce. None of that powder stuff.
If I want ice cream, I’m going to buy some milk and cream and pull out the ice cream maker.
It’s a good rule to have, because it makes me wait. We’re used to instant gratification, having things exactly when we want them. But with a lot of high calorie treats, that’s not really how it should be. So my “homemade” rule is one of the better food rules, in my opinion. It makes me slow down.
It’s time for me to impose my “homemade” rule, because yesterday I ate Costco frozen yogurt and I just finished a store-bought Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. While homemade foods still have calories and fat, I feel better knowing that I’m not adding chemicals to my foods. Not to mention, I can control the amount of fat, sugar and salt. It’s not perfect, but it’s a step in the right direction.
I pretty much always want ice cream, so when Peanut Butter & Co. sent me their The Bee’s Knees Peanut Butter to try out, I decided ice cream was the perfect creation.
Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream
1/2 cup honey
2 egg yolks
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cup milk (I used non-fat)
1 cup The Bee’s Knees Peanut Butter
Beat together honey and egg yolks until slightly fluffy. Beat in heavy cream and milk. Pour into a medium sauce pan. Turn on heat to medium. Stirring occasionally until it starts to thicken slightly (about 10 minutes). Once the mixture starts to get a bit thick, mix in peanut butter.
Remove from heat and allow to cool completely, then chill. Pour into ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s ingredients.
Freeze for a few hours to set. Serve and enjoy!
I melted some extra Bee’s Knee’s Peanut Butter and drizzled it on top. It was pretty much amazing.
Next time I want to try to make this without the added honey. I think The Bee’s Knees can hold the honey-peanut butter flavor on its own without the extra sweetener.
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Disclaimer: As a member of Peanut Butter & Co.’s Yum Squad food blogger club, I received product in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? I am a little bit in love with pistachio.
44 thoughts on “Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Peanut Butter & Co.’s Bee’s Knees”
Oh wow, this looks delicious! Your rule is a really good idea, although my fridge is so often stocked with home made goodies i’m not sure how much it would help me!
Haha that’s also a problem! I try to give stuff away. I made this ice cream for a party but definitely ate the remainder of this ice cream in about 2 days…
That bowl of ice cream looks delish. I could have that for breakfast!
Love your “homemade” rule. We have a similar method when deciding to eat out at restaurants. If we’re not 100% excited about our options, then we just whip something up at home. No sense in wasting money on restaurant food that you barely enjoy!
Agreed! Totally a money saver too.
Speaking from personal experience – that honey PB ice cream was amazing! Perfect for all this hot weather.
What a great “rule” – I think it makes so much sense. And this ice cream? Looks AMAZING. I need an ice cream maker…
Oh! My favorite ice cream flavor? Probably something with cookie dough. 🙂
Ah cookie dough!!! I’ve been wanting to make oatmeal raisin cookie dough ice cream because that sounds amazing.
Favorite Ice Cream? Peanut butter swirl with chocolate sauce!
Ahh I have the best idea for coconut ice cream with chocolate sauce!
This looks SO good. Especially with that melted peanut butter on top! And that photo!!! (I actually thought it was caramel sauce or something rather than just melted PB… anyway, it looks amazing.)
Oh and my favorite ice cream flavor is probably either coffee choc. chip or mint choc. chip (I’m so boring, I know!), but this peanut butter one looks like it would be right up there!
It totally does look like caramel sauce! Also coffee chocolate chip is NOT boring!
My fave is chocolate chunk
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Looks delicious!!! Favorite flavor:dark chocolate!
Now I have an itching to go out and buy an ice cream maker!!! My favorite ice cream is Ben and Jerry’s frozen yogurt Cherry Garcia! (Their new core ice creams are awesome though!)
GAH! I haven’t tried the core ones! But Cherry Garcia is awesome.
My favorite flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough.
My favorite is chocolate chip (wth small chips ) 🙂
Rocky Road is my favorite!
This ice cream looks delicious! I need to try this one out. PB & Co has such good tasting pb. Bees Knees is my personal favorite. I prefer vanilla bean ice cream … with many different toppings 🙂
My favorite flavor is vanilla.
i love chocolate chip mint
Love classic vanilla ice cream!
I love the new Ben and Jerry’s cores especially the “that’s my jam” and confused. So I like any kind of ice cream flavor with any type of jam my favorite is vanilla ice cream with prickly pear jam and also chocolate and hazelnut ice cream with a hazelnut fudge core
My favorite ice cream flavor is pralines and cream!
I love making homemade vanilla bean ice cream! Honestly, as soon as I saw Peanut butter and ice cream I was sold! This sounds so yummy!
I just found an amazing ice cream that is my new favorite! It’s Breyer’s Dark Rasberry with dark chocolate chunks….heavenly!!
I love chocolate chip!
My fav ice cream flavor is Peach… love homemade fresh peach ice cream
My favorite ice cream flavor by far is chocolate chip cookie dough!!!!
Your recipe sounds delicious! I like coffee ice cream, pistachio, fresh peach (and strawberry), and I love Dulce de Leche!
I love lemon ice cream!
I have a not-so-secret addiction to pistachio with almonds
I love Chocolate Malted Crunch.
My favorite “ice cream” is frozen, blended bananas and blueberries! Tastes quite like ice cream, and talk about knowing your ingredients!
When it comes to “real” ice cream, though, I alternate between dark chocolate and peanut butter chocolate.
Pistachio is mine as well!
my favorite is just plain vanilla yogurt icecream
My favorite flavor is chocolate!
I love mint chocolate chip ice cream 🙂