Summer is here in Toronto, and the weather is making me crave all the fresh, healthy, and cold goodness! I don’t know about you but all I want is ice cream and cold beverages. With these sunny days it’s the perfect time to indulge in delightful treats that will keep you cool and satisfied. And guess what? I have just the recipe to make your taste buds dance with joy. Introducing the Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Bars!
This irresistible combination of creamy ice cream, luscious strawberry jam, and a decadent chocolate coating is sure to become your new favourite summer indulgence. So, grab your popsicle molds and get ready to beat the heat with this delicious frozen treat!
There’s something magical about a frozen treat on a hot summer day—it brings instant relief and puts a smile on my face. That’s why I created these Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Bars. They not only satisfy your cravings but also bring back nostalgic memories of childhood with the classic combination of peanut butter and jelly.
In addition to being utterly delicious, these Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Bars are also gluten-free, vegan, and free of refined sugar. It’s a win-win situation!
The base of the ice cream is made with soaked cashews, giving it a creamy and luscious texture. The cashews are blended with full-fat coconut milk, crunchy peanut butter, a touch of maple syrup for sweetness, and a hint of vanilla. The result? A velvety smooth ice cream that will melt in your mouth. Plus, we use strawberry chia jam for a burst of fruity goodness that pairs perfectly with the peanut butter. And let’s not forget the chocolate coating—it adds a touch of indulgence to these bars.
For the best results, I recommend using flat popsicle molds. They make it easier to remove the bars and provide a uniform shape. Also, before biting into your ice cream bar, let it sit at room temperature for several minutes. This will allow the ice cream to soften slightly, enhancing the creamy texture and making it easier to enjoy every mouthwatering bite.
Summer is in full swing and it is HOT. *enter stage right* your new fave treat which doesn’t include turning on the oven. WIN. I have made a few variations of these in the past but felt it was time to give them a home here on the blog. Peanut butter and jelly is one of those age old classic combinations that IMO never gets old especially when you freeze it and cover it in chocolate. LET’S GO!
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