Peanut Butter Oreo Ice Cream

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Peanut Butter Oreo Vegan Ice Cream

When I went dairy-free, there were two things I knew I would miss. The first? Sharp cheddar cheese. And the second? Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream. Never one to accept defeat, I immediately embarked on a quest to make really delish vegan ice cream. And with this recipe, my friends, I nailed it! (Still working on the sharp cheddar :D).

While no Chubby Hubby, this ice cream embodies two of my favorite things–peanut butter and the all too wonderful–and vegan–Oreos! Besides the yummy flavor of peanut butter, there’s the fat content and the creaminess of it, which I felt made for a wonderfully decadent ice cream, without the cream, of course. But once I had nailed the flavor combo down, there was still the issue of the “base.”

I’ve tried making vegan ice creams with all coconut milk, with silken tofu and a wee bit of non-dairy milk, and with all almond milk. In each case, I felt like something was left to be desired. In the first case, the ice cream tastes like coconut. Fine if that’s what you’re going for. But if you’re not, then the coconut undertones can be kind of distracting. In the second case, the ice cream was a bit too thick and had a tofu-ey flavor. And in the third case, the ice cream just wasn’t rich enough for me.

In this ice cream though, I combined all three–silken tofu, coconut milk, and almond milk. Voila! The sweet spot. The Goldilocks ice cream… it was juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust right! 😀 Creamy, not pasty. Rich without too much coconut flavor; evened out by the almond milk. In a word, uber delish (ok, that was two words!). Try this! Thank me later! 😀

Peanut Butter Oreo Ice Cream

(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients:

  1. 1 package silken tofu (16 oz.)
  2. 3/4 cup coconut milk
  3. 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  4. 1 cup peanut butter coconut spread–crunchy
  5. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  7. pinch salt
  8. 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  9. 1/3 cup crushed Oreo cookies

Method:

*Blend all ingredients except chocolate chips and Oreos, until smooth. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes. After ~ 30 minutes re-blend for about 30 seconds and add to ice cream maker. Run ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.

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*Two to three minutes before ice cream is ready to come out of the maker (when it has the consistency of soft serve), add chocolate chips and crushed Oreos. Let the maker run for about 1 minute. Eat immediately or freeze until solid and then eat. ENJOY!

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

Comments

  1. Whoa, I love this flavor combo, Tiffany! I need to break out my ice cream maker :) Hope you’ve been well, my friend. xo

  2. Will you marry me?

  3. What a decadent vegan ice cream! Do I dare call this healthy? (Well… as much as a dessert can be) :)

  4. Goldilocks Icecream – I love it! I love the way you tackle the challenges of having treats while following a vegan diet. I take my hat off to you, Tiff !

  5. Look so yummmyyyyy! I love that you put oreo chunks in it. It’s more attractive and addicting! :)