Peanut Butter Jelly Time

[donotprint] So late last week I was rooting through my stash of nut butters and other goodies that I’ve stocked up on.

If I’m going to place an order with iHerb I like to make the most of the opportunity and buy in bulk in order to make the postage cost that bit more cost-effective. I’m also a bit of an impulse buyer, particularly when it comes to food. Maranatha Organic Peanut, the super duper sized jar (the 754g!) was on special at some point and I of course couldn’t resist.

For some untold reason I had forgotten I’d purchased it and was delighted to pop open the jar to find a nut butter that was creamy, drippy and the perfect addition to the softserve I had planned for breakfast.

Rather than going down the more traditional peanut butter and jelly route, peanut butter, raspberry or strawberry jelly, I picked up a 100% fruit jam, black cherry to be precise and decided instantly that the combination would be a match made in heaven and boy it was!

Ripe frozen bananas at the ready I whizzed them up with a little almond milk, vanilla extract and good tablespoon of the drippy smooth peanut butter. Another spoonful swirled through the softserve along with some of the black cherry jam, quickly dollop in to my bowl, a little extra peanut butter on top for good measure and of course a fresh cherry and it was good to go.

After a few obligatory snaps of course. Possibly my favourite ice cream flavour of all time; in fact it’s probably just my favourite flavour combination hands down! The cherry jam worked wonderfully. Thick, rich and not overly sweet with lots of chunky bits of cherry still in the mix. I don’t usually buy jam opting for making a quick chia seed version with fresh or frozen berries but this was quite the treat.

When I was buying this one some interesting varieties including pear, fig and a mango and pineapple caught my eye! I might just become a jam buying convert.

Enjoyed and savoured with a teaspoon the way all good desserts (even if they are for breakfast!) should be! Smile

Softserve is becoming a summertime favourite! That said I have an ice cream maker on the way this week which I can’t wait to start playing around with!

What’s your favourite flavour softserve or ice cream? The cherry garcia a couple of weeks back was pretty darn awesome! [/donotprint]

Peanut Butter and Jam Soft Serve

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Servings – 1 generous portion

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 medium frozen bananas (approx. 200g)
  • 2-3 tbsp smooth peanut butter divided
  • 1 tbsp cherry jam (pure fruit, vegan friendly) or jam of choice
  • 1-2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Fresh cherry to garnish

Directions

  1. Blend together frozen bananas in a food processor. Add a little almond milk and vanilla extract to reach a smooth yet thick consistency. Blend in 1-2 tbsp of peanut butter to taste.
  2. Stir in remaining peanut butter and cherry jam. Serve drizzled with a little more peanut butter to serve. Stick back in the freezer to reserve for later or to create a firmer texture.

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16 Comments

  1. I think cherry jam with peanut butter is my favourite- I do like raspberry or strawberry too. I try to keep my i-herb orders small as otherwise we have to pay import tax (I think for the UK it is anything above £15, but of course that would be different for Ireland)- at least the postage is not too much per order.

  2. Wow, you’re taking good old banana softserve to new heights with your amazing flavour combinations!
    The most creative – vegan or not – ice cream flavours I’ve had so far were [some kind of] carrot cake and “Flower power” (with edible flowers added) made with soy milk.

    1. Blend the bananas first to a creamy consistency with the almond milk. I used a food processor as opposed to a blender or smoothie maker but I’m sure it would work!

  3. This looks amazing, what a good idea. No ice-cream maker needed… fabulous on a hot day!

  4. I cannot tell you how excited I am to see a good banana soft serve!! I have tried perfecting my own, and it is always terrible! LOL! Yours looks like something you’d buy at an ice cream/froyo place!!!! I bet it tastes as good too!