Of all the low sugar, no churn ice creams I’ve tried and loved, I like this Peanut Butter Ice Cream the best.
This time around, I tried using only stevia. The result?? Well…if you’re used to not eating any sugar, a stevia-only ice cream will taste very good to you. But if you’re used to sugar or even maple syrup? A stevia-only ice cream will only taste so-so.
Therefore!! I suggest using a combination of both. Sweetening your ice cream with mostly stevia (to give it the sweetness it needs) and a tiny bit of maple syrup (to take away any bitterness) seems to be the perfect combination. The second time I made this, instead of using only stevia, I used 2 droppers full of stevia and 1 Tablespoon of real maple syrup. Boom. Major hit – even with others who are used to eating sugar!
As always, feel free to sweeten this according to your preferences, needs, and tastes. I’m just thankful I can continue to make low sugar, super lazy ice cream in fun varieties! What a fun treat!
Low (or no!) Sugar Peanut Butter Ice Cream
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- ¾ cup natural peanut butter (I use homemade, creamy)
- 3 droppers full of liquid stevia (or 3-4 Tablespoons real maple syrup or a combination of some stevia and some syrup)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Blend ingredients together with a hand mixer or in a high power blender until they have thickened - but have not yet turned into stiff whipped cream. (The mixture should still be runny.)
- Pour mixture into a small casserole dish.
- Cover and freeze for about three hours.
- Scoop and serve right away.
- If ice cream is left in the freezer overnight, you may need to let it sit on the counter a few minutes before serving!
Other Low Sugar, No Churn Ice Cream Recipes:
Have you tried any of these recipes? Someone suggested adding some arrowroot powder to the mix to make the ice cream more scoopable. I’ve not tried it because I’m out of arrowroot. What are you finding that is working for you with these ice cream recipes?
Laura, would you be willing to share if you have cholesterol issues? If you don’t, then it must be all the vegetables and fruit you enjoy. I love your recipes but at almost 50, my cholesterol is borderline high and I am not able to enjoy all the heavy whipping cream and butter that makes your recipes so yummy. Thanks for your time.
I haven’t been tested in several years, but it was borderline high back when I was eating LOTS of sugar every day. My research tells me that sugar is the bigger cause of high cholesterol while fat gets the blame. Now that I’m eating plenty of good fats, very little sugar, and many fruits and veggies I don’t have concerns for my cholesterol. So thankful! (Seriously, you should have seen how much sugar I used to consume!!! Scary.)
Thanks for your honesty Laura. I hope you consider having it your cholesterol checked any way. As women approach menopause, it is extremely common for LDL to go up. Hormones change how your liver functions :( I found out the hard way. I appreciate your good humor and the honest, positive example you set for all of us :)
As food for thought, my husband (mid-30’s) has to get yearly physicals and was diagnosed with high cholesterol (230’s+) and the dr wanted to put him on medicine without even trying dietary changes. He has a really strong sweet tooth and his high level (it’s usually excellent) coincided with several visits to Sonic for their ice cream blasts. Anyway, having a will of iron, he went 2 months without eating anything that had any added sugars, only fruit as sweets (any type of artificial sweeteners give us both headaches, often even stevia). He dropped his cholesterol into the 180’s with only that change (he donates blood and they check your cholesterol when he’s between physicals), plus he felt better physically. We don’t eat a great deal of fat in our diet, but have both found that sugar is a huge cholesterol trigger for us, and whenever he “fudges” his spikes and he begins feeling yukky again. Definitely not empirical data but something for the hopper.