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Obsession-Worthy Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream – Oh She Glows

A few years in the past, I used to be studying a weblog put up by a blogger I’d been following for some time. She wrote a few current battle with melancholy and her trustworthy phrases made such an affect on me. I keep in mind considering how courageous it was for her to inform her story. Whereas I hated that she was going by means of it, I additionally recall feeling consolation in her phrases as a result of it was one other reminder that even these we admire and placed on a pedestal are human. I used to be similar to…Wow, it should’ve taken a lot for her to share that. On the time, I used to be early on in my running a blog journey, and I informed myself that I’d at all times attempt to share my struggles, similar to she did. 

Final week, I gave a speech on the College of Guelph at their Awards of Excellence Gala (you may see some pictures in my saved story on Instagram!). In my speech, I shared how I’ve struggled with my psychological well being, like nervousness, since I used to be very younger and the way it’s felt debilitating at sure factors in my life. I spoke about how varied private challenges have coincided with a profession that’s made me face them head on. The day earlier than the occasion, I nearly determined to scrap my speech and write one thing that was simpler to speak about, however I stated screw it and determined to share it. It was my story! Permitting myself to really feel disgrace surrounding my story solely provides it energy. 

After my speech, a person with a heat smile got here as much as me, crouched down subsequent to my chair, and thanked me for my speech. He talked a few time in his life when he struggled together with his psychological well being, and we each had tears in our eyes by the top of our dialog. One other man got here up later to inform me about his younger relative’s struggles. This night time was yet one more reminder of the facility of vulnerability and it left such an affect on me!

It’s been a little bit of an odd yr for me (one which I can’t consider we’re already half-way by means of!). I went by means of an emotional time for the primary few months of the yr and located myself in a light melancholy. I misplaced pleasure and fervour for therefore many issues. At sure factors, I couldn’t even convey myself to get again to messages from family and friends. It makes me emotional simply writing about it now as a result of the troublesome feelings of that point come again so simply. After struggling in silence for two to three months, I lastly opened as much as my family and friends about it and acquired assist. I’ve been in a significantly better place because the spring. I needed to be trustworthy about it and to let you recognize what was happening on the time, however I didn’t really feel robust sufficient to speak about it once I was within the thick of it.  

There’s additionally been one more reason for my absence and that is one thing that’s a lot simpler to let you know about! I’ve a 3rd cookbook within the works and I’ve been engaged on it for a few yr and a half now! Okay, okay, I did let this information “slip” within the weblog feedback a pair instances and in addition in my Instagram DM’s, too, so it’s possible you’ll already know. 😉 I’ve held off saying it right here as a result of throughout sure intervals, properly, I wasn’t even positive if it was going to return to life. Once I fell into my melancholy initially of the yr, I misplaced ardour for nearly every little thing. Creativity and motivation aren’t issues that may be pressured so I simply went with the circulate and tried to belief that I’d really feel myself once more.

After working by means of some issues and beginning to really feel higher, it was as if a lightbulb flicked on in my head. I got here to life. I used to be immediately thrilled on the prospect of making once more. I couldn’t get to work quick sufficient. And since late winter, I picked up the place I left off earlier than January and dove into the work that I like a lot. Shortly after, Eric, Nicole, and I began working with our recipe testing group (about 40 unbelievable testers robust!), and issues have been going higher than I may’ve imagined. The recipes are so scrumptious…my testers are telling me it’s my finest assortment of recipes up to now. I’m so happy with it and I’m practically completed, solely about 1 month away from handing in my manuscript. As soon as my manuscript is in, I’m going to be diving into the meals images, which I’ll be capturing for this third e-book. I’m a bit nervous on the prospect of capturing 100 pictures in 2 months time, however I’ll get there, sooner or later at a time! It is going to be enjoyable to shift from recipe creation and writing to one thing so creative like images. 

The cookbook goes to give attention to one thing you all have been asking for an increasing number of of through the years, and that’s extra dinner and lunch recipes! It’s principally going to give attention to savory recipes, with a dessert chapter, after all (how may I not embrace a dessert chapter?). It’s going to function meals you’ll wish to make for weeknight dinners, weekend meals, moveable work/college lunches, and particular holidays and events. Gah. There are such a lot of gems. It’s slated to be out fall 2020, so not too lengthy to attend (a minimum of within the publishing world, this feels SO quickly)!! If there’s something you’d like to see within the e-book, please go away a remark under and let me know!! 

Thanks for listening and in your assist by means of the ups and downs of life. I’m so grateful you’re right here as I’ve felt like a giant ‘ol failure on the running a blog entrance this yr. It’s time to shake the guilt and transfer onward and upward. And when you’re studying this and struggling too, I’m sending you all of the love on this planet and hope you’ll find a assist system!

That is my first ever vegan ice cream recipe on the weblog (are you able to consider it?!), and oh pricey me, it’s one we will’t cease consuming. I’ve been in a little bit of a vegan ice cream bender since I purchased this Cuisinart ice cream machine within the spring. It’s a lot simpler to make use of than I assumed! Virtually too straightforward. 

Completely satisfied Canada Day lengthy weekend to my Canadian Pals! And an early joyful 4th of July to my American pals! Have a protected, joyful, and scrumptious weekend, everybody.

Obsession-Worthy Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream

Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free

4.7 from 26 opinions

8 (1/2-cup) servings
Prep time
Prepare dinner time
Chill time
in a single day (ice cream bowl) + half-hour

That is my favorite type of summer season indulgence! My reader-favourite Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies meet my dreamy do-it-yourself peanut butter and coconut milk ice cream on this cooling summer season deal with. Chewy coconut, snappy chocolate chips, and tender bites of sentimental peanut butter cookies mix completely with a creamy vanilla and peanut butter vegan ice cream. If I’d recognized how easy it was to make my very own vegan ice cream (solely 5 components!), I’d’ve invested in an ice cream machine way back. Properly, I’m making up for misplaced time now! The peanut butter ice cream is impressed by Cookie + Kate.


  • 1 batch Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, divided
  • 2 (14-ounce/398 mL) cans full-fat coconut milk*
  • 1/2 cup (105 g) pure cane sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) clean pure peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon fantastic sea salt, or to style


  1. Chill the ice cream bowl within the freezer in a single day, or for a minimum of 12 hours. This step is essential to make sure the ice cream thickens correctly. 
  2. Put together the Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. After baking, cool the cookies for 10 to fifteen minutes, then switch every one to a plate. Place within the freezer on a flat floor for at least 25 minutes. As quickly as you switch the cookies to the freezer, get began on the ice cream.
  3. Add the ice cream components (complete cans of coconut milk, sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt) to a blender and mix for about 8 to 10 seconds, till clean (be certain to not mix longer than 10 seconds, as it might impact the ultimate texture of your ice cream). 
  4. Place the frozen ice cream bowl into the ice cream maker, insert the churning arm, cowl with the lid, and activate the machine (if the directions in your ice cream maker are completely different, please comply with the instructions that got here along with your machine). Slowly pour the combination into the bowl because it churns. Churn for about 22 minutes, till the combination has thickened into a really skinny, soft-serve texture. 
  5. As soon as the cookies have been within the freezer for 25 minutes, chop 6 of the cookies into small, almond-sized chunks. Reserve the remaining 7 cookies, at room temperature, for later.
  6. After 22 minutes of churning, slowly add the chopped cookies, a handful at a time, to the combination whereas the machine continues to be churning. I like to make use of a fork to softly push the chopped cookies into the ice cream and assist it alongside. Churn one other 5 to eight minutes, till the ice cream has thickened a bit extra. It can have a thick, soft-serve texture when prepared. There will probably be some hardened ice cream alongside the within of the bowl…I like to consider this because the chef’s additional serving to (wink, wink)! Serve instantly, or for a firmer texture, switch the ice cream to a loaf pan or hermetic container and unfold out clean. At this stage, I wish to crumble an additional cookie all around the prime (and gently push it into the ice cream) to make it look extra-enticing, however that is elective. Cowl and freeze for two hours for a extra conventional ice cream firmness. 
  7. To serve, scoop into bowls or ice cream cones. Or, when you’re feeling wild, make ice cream sandwiches with the leftover cookies…oh yea!!
  8. Storage tip: Leftovers may be saved in an hermetic container within the freezer for 3 to 4 weeks. Make sure to cowl the ice cream with a chunk of wrap to stop freezer burn. To melt, let the container relaxation on the counter for 20 to half-hour earlier than scooping.


* The cans of coconut milk don’t have to be chilled beforehand.

All the time comply with the instructions that include your ice cream maker as there could also be slight variations. My churning time is an estimate solely; it’s possible you’ll discover you want roughly time along with your machine! Watch intently throughout the previous few minutes of churning. It it nonetheless appears to be like too smooth, be happy to let it churn a bit longer than the vary I present.

That is the ice cream maker that I exploit and love. Professional tip: This machine is a bit noisy as soon as the combination begins to thicken, so I wish to hold the machine in a close-by room with the door closed whereas it churns (don’t fret, my machine does not appear too offended and nonetheless makes nice ice cream!).

No ice cream maker? No downside! The blended liquid may be poured into popsicle molds for creamy frozen popsicle treats. Merely add the blended liquid to every popsicle mould, leaving a minimum of an inch of room on the prime. Now, fastidiously add some cookie chunks to every, pushing them down slowly into the liquid. If wanted, add a bit extra liquid to fully fill every mould. Safe the tops and freeze till stable. Run the popsicles beneath sizzling water to loosen them from the molds.

Diet Data

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Serving Measurement 1/2-cup | Energy 365 energy | Whole Fats 26 grams
Saturated Fats 19 grams | Sodium 100 milligrams | Whole Carbohydrates 29 grams
Fiber 2 grams | Sugar 24 grams | Protein 6 grams

Dietary information contains 6 Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies.
* Diet knowledge is approximate and is for informational functions solely.

If you happen to’ve made this recipe I might like to see it.
Tag @ohsheglows on Instagram and hashtag #ohsheglows in order that we will all have a look!

Wish to torture an individual? Give them an ice cream cone on a sizzling day, and inform them they’ll’t eat it till you’ve snapped a superb pic. bahaha.



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