First, I am loving all the responses to our "Operation slash the food budget" post. I will definitely keep y'all informed! And I am hoping to share a few of our go-to meatless items, and recipes soon too. I just made a Thai peanut sauce that literally rocked my entire world and all that I thought I knew about life. (Yes, food has a dramatic effect on my soul. Ha! I will be sharing it soon.)
Only there aren't a plethora of amazing, knock-you-on-your-rear ice cream cake recipes out there. Then, wandering around the grocery store, it came to me! Peanut butter sauce. If I could find a recipe for that, we could build the ice cream cake around it! So here's what I came up with and I know for a fact, you will enjoy it. Unless you are a freak like my man... and don't like peanut butter. (And even he liked this. So there you go.)
I am sorry that I didn't photograph the first few steps of this cake. I wasn't thinking. Begin by letting a half gallon of chocolate ice cream soften. Then scoop and spread it evenly into a spring form pan. Next, layer
chocolate sauce or cold fudge sauce. (I had chocolate sauce so that's
what I used, but I would do it with fudge next time, since it holds it's
shape and doesn't run all over. Then again, there's something kind of endearing about chocolate sauce running all over the place.) I dropped a bunch of peanut
butter cups face down into the chocolate sauce layer and froze it all
vanilla ice cream scooped, smoothed, and frozen til solid.
Now make the peanut butter sauce. (I adapted my recipe slightly, from here. )
Peanut Butter Sauce:
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 TBSP butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
*Combine all into saucepan and whisk until smooth and creamy. Let cool at room temperature and it will thicken slightly.
drizzle the peanut butter sauce over each mini ice cream scoop and get into the freezer for another hour or two.
lovely girls over at House of Belonging created this for her. Ava was jumping up and down with excitement. It couldn't be cuter or more perfect for my precious baby girl. (You can see her full room makeover here, in case you missed it.)
adorable wood signs here.... if you haven't seen them, you should go check out their shop!