On the whole, I avoid culinary sensationalism. That’s mostly to do with the French being known for their cuisine… They eat snails and call it a delicacy! No thank you, very much. Sewer rat may taste like ribeye steak, but I’ll sure as shootin’ never know.
I’m a simple kind of lady with simple tastes. And today, I was craving some gelato. I know, it’s outrageous to want a frozen dessert when the outside temperature is 12°F. But pregnancy has a way of robbing a woman of her rationality. Ask any mother with the benefit of hindsight (or her husband) and she’ll tell you to the extent she’s honest with herself that she went a special kind of crazy while her brain and unborn baby floated about in the hormone soup we know as pregnancy.
How did I get gelato in the dead of winter without leaving the house? I improvised a theoretical recipe and it actually turned out pretty durned good.
I have theories on other flavor combinations in the future, but for now, here’s the masterpiece that resulted from my insane and insatiable desire for sugary frozen dairy products.
Homemade Reese’s Flavored Gelato
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 c cocoa powder
- 1 tray ice cubes (about a cup and change)
- 2 Tbsp. Peanut butter
- 1/4 c. Whole Milk
Add all of the ingredients to your blender and pulse until the ice cubes are thoroughly crushed. Then blend until all the peanut butter is mixed in. Pour into a shallow freezer safe container (like a Pyrex glass baking dish or Tupperware container) and freeze for 2 hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes. It makes between 3-4c depending on how generous you are with the whole milk. You’ll see it progress from milkshake, to soft-serve, to gelato consistency. I prefer the gelato consistency, but heck, you’re more than welcome to stick a straw in the blender (post blending, please! I don’t need any lawsuits for reckless endangerment caused by misinterpreting my recipe) and suck down that chocolatey, peanutbuttery goodness right then and there!
My next flavor attempt will be a dark chocolate with sea salt. More on that later. Right now, I have a tasty “the kids are in bed and I’ve waited all afternoon for this” treat to enjoy!
*There aren’t any pictures unfortunately, because…well, it was reeeeeally yummy…*