My all time favorite ice cream is Peanut Butter Fudge. My favorite candy is Reese's peanut butter cups. Do you see the trend? Needless to say, these are not the most nutritious treats. Here's my alternative using the Vitamix.
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup skim milk
2 cups ice cream
chocolate chips (optional)
Dump all ingredients in the Vitamix. Start from Variable 1 to 8, then blend on High for 10 seconds, pushing down with the tamper until ice cubes are fully blended.
Taste score: 10/10Likes: This is delicious! It's lighter than my favorite creamy version but doesn't skimp out on taste. The Vitamix blended everything so smoothly, I would gladly trade my saturated fat-laden favorite for this lighter soft serve one!
Dislikes: It comes out a little soupy, so I stuck mine in the freezer for a few minutes while I cleaned up. I'm sure it would taste sweeter with added sugar but who needs that?
Nutrition score: 8/10
Nuts have a lot of fats, but they are rich in non-saturated fats which can help lower bad cholestrol: http://www.peanut-institute.org/NutritionBasics.html