Tuesday, May 21, 2013

PB&J Ice Cream Sundaes

PB&J (Sunbutter and Strawberry) Ice Cream Sundae
My favorite recipes are simple-to-make, have few ingredients and taste delicious. A windy, blustery day for some reason called for a super, simple ice cream sundae. I'm not going to even try to figure that one out. I just went with the craving and enjoyed my Peanut Butter and Jelly (A.K.A. Sunbutter and Strawberry) Ice Cream Sundae. It's suitable for ACD-Phase 2 and up but can be modified for Phase 1 if pear is omitted.

Here's what you need for 4-6 servings:

1 can full-fat coconut milk (I used Natural Value Natural Coconut Milk. It comes in BPA-free can and nothing is added. It can be ordered from Amazon.); reserve a bit for coconut cream topping.
Optional: Sub plain yogurt (vegan or other) for 1/2 of the coconut milk. It will give the ice cream a tangy flavor.
1/4 cup unsweetened sunflower seed butter or peanut butter (not ACD legal) if you can tolerate. Be sure and use the kind with no starches or sugars added.
1 large ripe pear (frozen, no need to peel)
1-2 cups organic strawberries (frozen or fresh), pureed
Sweetener, to taste
That's five ingredients!

Here's what you do:

  • Early prep if you want instant ice cream: Freeze one large ripe, unpeeled pear ahead of time. Freeze the coconut milk in silicon ice-cube trays.
  • In your food processor, blend until smooth the coconut milk or half coconut milk/half yogurt with sunbutter or peanut butter if tolerated, frozen pear and sweetener of choice. (I have been going sweetener free and it still tastes yummy.)
  • Your ice cream is ready to eat at this point if you did the advance prep. If not, transfer the ice cream to another container and place in the freezer until firmed up. Or place in an ice cream freezer and follow directions to make ice cream.
  • In the meantime, puree the strawberries.
  • To serve, alternate layers of ice cream and strawberry puree in fancy parfait glasses or not-so-fancy 4-ounce canning jars.

Yes, I made two versions--fancy and plain old mason jar! They were both delicious.

Recipe contributed to:
http://siftstirandsavour.com/2013/05/26/5-ingredient-mondays-creamy-smoothies-peanut-butter-cookie-dough-bites-and-herbed-cheese-crumble/
Purrrrrrr!
 My cat, Bailey, loves being brushed. Don't ask me why but he prefers a human brush.

Do you think he's enjoying it?


 

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