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Obsession-Safe Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream

Decades in the past, I became studying a weblog put up by a blogger I’d been following for a whereas. She wrote a pair of fresh fight with depression and her real words made such an affect on me. I endure in mind taking into account how intrepid it became for her to narrate her memoir. While I hated that she became going by it, I additionally opt feeling comfort in her words since it became one other reminder that even these we love and placed on a pedestal are human. I became pretty love…Wow, it must’ve taken so remarkable for her to section that. At the time, I became early on in my blogging scramble, and I instructed myself that I'd always strive to section my struggles, pretty love she did. 

Final week, I gave a speech on the College of Guelph at their Awards of Excellence Gala (you would additionally gape some photos in my saved memoir on Instagram!). In my speech, I shared how I’ve struggled with my mental health, love trouble, since I became very young and the map it’s felt debilitating at obvious capabilities in my life. I spoke about how diverse non-public challenges have coincided with a occupation that’s made me face them head on. The day forward of the event, I virtually determined to scrap my speech and write one thing that became more straightforward to focus on, but I mentioned screw it and determined to section it. It became my memoir! Allowing myself to feel shame surrounding my memoir handiest affords it energy. 

After my speech, a particular person with a heat smile came as a lot as me, crouched down next to my chair, and thanked me for my speech. He talked a pair of time in his life when he struggled along with his mental health, and we both had tears in our eyes by the head of our dialog. Yet every other man came up later to narrate me about his young relative’s struggles. This evening became but one other reminder of the energy of vulnerability and it left such an affect on me!

It’s been a tiny of a uncommon year for me (one which I can’t imagine we’re already half of-advance by!). I went by an emotional time for the main few months of the year and found myself in a relaxed depression. I misplaced pleasure and fervour for so many issues. At obvious capabilities, I couldn’t even bring myself to obtain assist to messages from family and mates. It makes me emotional pretty writing about it now since the advanced feelings of that time advance assist so with out considerations. After struggling in silence for 2 to 3 months, I indirectly opened as a lot as my family and mates about it and got again. I’ve been in a severely better space since the spring. I desired to be real about it and to again you realize what became occurring on the time, but I didn’t feel staunch enough to focus on it when I became in the thick of it.  

There’s additionally been one other motive for my absence and this is one thing that’s remarkable more straightforward to narrate you about! I truly have a third cookbook in the works and I’ve been working on it for approximately a year and a half of now! K, okay, I did let this recordsdata “tear” in the weblog comments a pair times and additionally in my Instagram DM’s, too, so you would additionally already know. ;) I’ve held off asserting it here because at some stage in obvious courses, smartly, I wasn’t even sure if it became going to advance to life. After I fell into my depression before the whole thing of the year, I misplaced passion for virtually the whole thing. Creativity and motivation aren’t issues that can additionally additionally be compelled so I pretty went with the circulation and tried to believe that I’d feel myself again.

After working by some issues and starting up to feel better, it became as if a lightbulb flicked on in my head. I came to life. I became with out warning thrilled on the likelihood of growing again. I could per chance per chance additionally no longer obtain to work swiftly enough. And since slack winter, I picked up the place I left off forward of January and dove into the work that I love so remarkable. Rapidly after, Eric, Nicole, and I began working with our recipe checking out crew (about 40 amazing testers staunch!), and issues were going better than I could per chance per chance additionally’ve imagined. The recipes are so delectable…my testers are telling me it’s my easiest collection of recipes up to now. I’m so proud of it and I’m close to achieved, handiest about 1 month some distance from handing in my manuscript. As soon as my manuscript is in, I’m going to be diving into the food photography, which I’ll be capturing for this 3rd e-book. I’m a tiny worried on the likelihood of capturing 100 photos in 2 months time, but I’ll obtain there, someday at a time! It will be enjoyable to shift from recipe introduction and writing to one thing so creative love photography. 

The cookbook goes to focal point on one thing you all were inquiring for extra and extra of over the years, and that’s extra dinner and lunch recipes! It’s largely going to focal point on palatable recipes, with a dessert chapter, undoubtedly (how could per chance per chance additionally I no longer embody a dessert chapter?). It’s going to characteristic food you’ll wish to catch for weeknight dinners, weekend meals, transportable work/college lunches, and special holidays and occasions. Gah. There are so remarkable of gems. It’s slated to be out tumble 2020, so no longer too lengthy to again (no no longer as a lot as in the publishing world, this feels SO soon)!! If there’s one thing else you’d love to gape in the e-book, please leave a observation below and let me know!! 

Thanks for listening and for your toughen by the americaand downs of life. I’m so grateful you’re here as I’ve felt love a substantial ‘ol failure on the blogging front this year. It’s time to shake the guilt and circulation onward and upward. And when you’re studying this and struggling too, I’m sending you the full admire on the earth and hope you would additionally obtain a toughen gadget!

Right here is my first ever vegan ice cream recipe on the weblog (can you watched it?!), and oh dear me, it’s one we can’t cease eating. I’ve been in a tiny of a vegan ice cream bender since I sold this Cuisinart ice cream machine in the spring. It’s so remarkable more straightforward to mutter than I belief! Practically too easy. 

Gay Canada Day lengthy weekend to my Canadian Chums! And an early glad 4th of July to my American mates! Possess a staunch, glad, and delectable weekend, all americans.


8 (1/2-cup) servings

Prep time

Cook time

Relax time

overnight (ice cream bowl) + 30 minutes

Complete time


  • 1 batch Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, divided
  • 2 (14-ounce/398 mL) cans corpulent-elephantine coconut milk*
  • 1/2 cup (105 g) natural cane sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) relaxed natural peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon pretty sea salt, or to style


  1. Relax the ice cream bowl in the freezer overnight, or for no no longer as a lot as 12 hours. This step is extremely critical to catch sure the ice cream thickens wisely. 
  2. Put together the Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies. After baking, cool the cookies for 10 to 15 minutes, then transfer every person to a plate. Residing in the freezer on a flat surface for no no longer as a lot as 25 minutes. As soon as you transfer the cookies to the freezer, begin on the ice cream.
  3. Add the ice cream components (whole cans of coconut milk, sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt) to a blender and mix for approximately 8 to 10 seconds, except relaxed (be sure to no longer mix longer than 10 seconds, as it will additionally catch the final texture of your ice cream). 
  4. Residing the frozen ice cream bowl into the ice cream maker, insert the churning arm, cloak with the lid, and flip on the machine (if the instructions for your ice cream maker are diversified, please observe the instructions that came with your machine). Slowly pour the mixture into the bowl as it churns. Churn for approximately 22 minutes, except the mixture has thickened real into a truly skinny, soft-again texture. 
  5. As soon as the cookies were in the freezer for 25 minutes, slice 6 of the cookies into tiny, almond-sized chunks. Reserve the final 7 cookies, at room temperature, for later.
  6. After 22 minutes of churning, slowly add the chopped cookies, a handful at a time, to the mixture whereas the machine is level-headed churning. I love to mutter a fork to gently push the chopped cookies into the ice cream and again it along. Churn one other 5 to 8 minutes, except the ice cream has thickened a tiny extra. It could well most likely well have a thick, soft-again texture when ready. There will be some hardened ice cream along the internal of the bowl...I love to mediate of this as the chef’s extra helping (wink, wink)! Help real now, or for a less assailable texture, transfer the ice cream to a loaf pan or airtight container and opened up relaxed. At this stage, I love to collapse an additional cookie in every single place the head (and gently push it into the ice cream) to catch it concept extra-enticing, but this is non-mandatory. Duvet and freeze for 2 hours for a extra old school ice cream firmness. 
  7. To again, scoop into bowls or ice cream cones. Or, when you would additionally very smartly be feeling wild, catch ice cream sandwiches with the leftover cookies...oh yea!!
  8. Storage tip: Leftovers could per chance per chance additionally additionally be kept in an airtight container in the freezer for 3 to 4 weeks. Be sure to cloak the ice cream with a section of wrap to forestall freezer burn. To melt, let the container leisure on the counter for 20 to 30 minutes forward of scooping.

Desire to torture an particular person? Give them an ice cream cone on a scorching day, and show them they might be able to’t eat it except you’ve snapped a correct pic. bahaha.

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