Happy National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day! I have been looking forward to this day for a very long time! I love Ice Cream, but making my own flavor? How was I going to decide. There must be millions of possibilities that I could try! I found my inspiration in probably the most unusual of places. A Sandwich.
Yes, I looked to one of my favorite sandwiches for inspiration. I love the combination of peanut butter and banana. If you haven’t tried this combination go make yourself one now!
Ok now that we are all in agreement that a peanut butter and banana sandwich is delicious,
how would I go from sandwich to ice cream?
I don’t have an ice cream maker, so not having one is not a valid excuse to not celebrating National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day. I simply used my favorite vanilla ice cream, mixed in my toppings, and refroze it in a parchment lined loaf pan.
To make Peanut butter Banana ice cream you will need
1 1 1/2 quart tub of your favorite vanilla ice cream (if you want to make your own base this recipe looks delicious)
2 cups nutter butter bite size cookies crumbled up (you can use the big cookies and crumbled them if you want)
2 fresh bananas pureed (I used a food processor)
In a large bow,l mix the ice cream, crushed nutter butters, and banana puree. Stir together until the mix ins are incorporated through out. Pour the mixture into a parchment lined loaf pan. Freeze overnight. Enjoy!
The result the next day is
Delicious! I added more bananas and nutter butters and garnish with chocolate syrup to create a Peanut Butter Banana Sundae! Creating your own ice cream is a perfect dish to bring to your 4th of July get together this weekend. Here are a few things I will be making this weekend while celebrating!
To drink, some delicious Orangeade
For sides, some delicious pimento cheese
and for dessert, Mini Funnel Cakes
Have a great 4th of July weekend and a great National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day !