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I love easy ice cream, you know the kind that’s no churn? This no churn Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream is one of my new favorites…and it has a secret!

Easy No Churn Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream - this easy ice cream recipe has a secret ingredient to keep it smooth and creamy and is FULL of chocolate peanut butter flavor!

I wish I could say I have lots of secrets…but I don’t. I’m a pretty open person, as you all know. I’ve talked at length about infertility, weight, love, and anxiety. What I don’t talk about openly online I talk about with close friends, and even if I have a secret about myself I usually can’t keep my mouth shut forever. I’m just an open book, really. Ask me a question about almost anything and I’ll tell you anything you want to know…and you’ll probably walk away thinking, “WOW…TMI Dorothy!”

The same goes for my food. I wanted to totally keep the secret ingredient in this ice cream a secret until the very end because I know it’s going to freak some of you out. It shouldn’t, but it will. But then I had to go and take pictures with the secret ingredient in almost all of them. I clearly was in too much of a must-finish-photos-so-I-can-eat-ice-cream frenzy.

So, look at the next photo and you’ll see what the secret is. I promise you it sounds weird but it’s not. PLEASE keep reading. Don’t let it freak you out!

Easy Peanut Butter Chip Ice Cream Recipe

AVOCADO! Yes, that’s right. I used avocado in my ice cream. **mind blown**

When I started this blog many years ago (almost 6, OMG) I wanted to expand on what a “normal” dessert was. I didn’t just want to make chocolate chip cookies, I wanted to stuff them with Reese’s or make them into gooey bars or cupcakes. This idea is what created some of my favorite, most popular recipes and got me to thinking about new ways to use favorite ingredients.

One of those favorite ingredients just happens to be avocado.

Now, unless you’ve been following me a long time, you probably don’t know about my avocado fascination. Up until about 2012 I’d never even HAD an avocado. (I KNOW, RIGHT?) And then I tasted one and it was love at first bite. If the darn things weren’t so many WW SmartPoints I’d eat a whole one every single day.

Back after I discovered my love of the green fruit, I also learned that you can bake with it. You can substitute it for butter in Avocado Banana Bread or for cream in Avocado Truffles. It really is a miracle food!

It also goes AMAZING in ice cream… in case you were wondering.

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Come See Me at Pinners Conference AZ!

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No Bake Cheesecake Truffles (4 of 8)

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No Bake Butterscotch Pie (4 of 6)

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Mini Lemon Scones

Mini Lemon Scones (5 of 7)

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Easy Churro Bites

Easy Churro Bites (2 of 8)

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailIt’s FAIR season! I love going to the fair for the food, like fried cookies and Churros. This year I decided to recreate one of my favorites at home: Easy Churro Bites with only 4 ingredients. And they’re baked in a waffle maker – NO frying! As we talked about last week, Jordan’s getting older and...