Friday, March 11, 2011

Fat Daddy Ice Cream: A Peanut Butter Chocolate Revolution

Even when the ground outside is covered in a blanket of white, my fingers are frigid, and the northern winds are causing the windows in our old bungalow to rattle and creak, I'm still almost always up for a bowl of ice cream.

Why?  I couldn't really tell you... though I like to joke that it's based in part on the theory that the colder your insides are, the warmer it feels outside.  I mean, let's be honest. That seems as good a reason as any to enjoy this deliciously creamy treat, doesn't it?

I answer with a resoundingly confident: YES!  Especially if it contains two of my favorite things -- peanut butter and chocolate -- which this amazing ice cream does.

The idea for Fat Daddy ice cream was inspired by a particularly delicious Ben & Jerry's flavor that bears a similar name:  Chubby Hubby.  According to B&J's description, Chubby Hubby consissts of "Fudge Covered Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels in Vanilla Malt Ice Cream Rippled with Fudge & Peanut Butter".  Umm... really. How can you argue with that?

So we didn't.  But, we did set out to make our own version of this sensational favorite.
A bit of labor chocolate-coating peanut-butter filled pretzels... and a couple of experimental batches of peanut butter fudge sauce (even the flops were totally worth eating)... and we were pretty sure we had stumbled onto an ice cream flavor that was equally as delicious as B&J's.  And it wouldn't cost us even close to $4/pint to create in our own kitchen.

So, we set out and churned up a nice big batch of malted milk ice cream, and layered it into pint-sized containers with drizzles of peanut butter fudge and plenty of chocolate covered pretzels.  After an hour or two in the freezer, our creation was ready to be tested.

Heh. Testing ice cream is always our favorite part.

But, you don't have to take our word for it.  Based on the reviews of a couple of friends who taste-tested this particular flavor for us (thanks, Mike & Ann!!), I think we can be pretty confident that this recipe is ready to be released to the public.

Fat Daddy Ice Cream

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7 comments:

  1. that is my favorite flavor of B + J... I've always wanted to recreate it... so now I can just send you some $, right?? :D

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  2. I didn't really think that B+J's could get any better. But...malted ice cream and being able to make it at home? Totally better.

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  3. Ooo, now that is a flavor worth trying for sure! And I love your reasoning for always being able to eat icecream... lol

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  4. I never need a hot day to eat ice cream either. Let the winds blow and the snow fall. I will gladly make (and eat) ice cream in my warm home. (I can also look forward to my favorite ice cream place opening for the season in three weeks!)

    I love trying to imitate favorite flavors. I'll bet this one is even better than B&Js because it is homemade, made with your best ingredients - plus love!

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  5. Now that is a fantastic flavor!!!

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  6. Wow!Its Looks very Delicious!

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