Peanut Butter Ice Milk

adapted from Sweet As Sugar Cookies

makes 1 quart

Prep time: 20 minutes (and then you'll need to cool it off before making it in your ice cream maker)

Mix time: 10 minutes

Cost: $1.05

milk: .40, peanut butter: .50, sugar: .15

3 C milk (we used 2 %)

1/2 C creamy peanut butter

6 Tbsp brown sugar

1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch

3/4 tsp cinnamon, optional

1 tsp vanilla

1/2-1 C chocolate chips, chopped up a bit

Combine 2 Tbsp milk with cornstarch. Set aside.

Pour rest of milk into a saucepan. Add peanut butter, brown sugar, and spices if using. Whisk together over medium heat. Bring it almost to a boil. 

Now add your cornstarch mixture and whisk it in well. If your ice cream maker is weak, take it off the heat here. Otherwise, heat it until it's thickened slightly. Whisk in the vanilla.

Chill this thoroughly. If you're in a hurry, put it in a bowl over a bigger bowl that is filled with ice and stir it ever few minutes. If you're not in a hurry, put it in your refrigerator. 

When you're ready, freeze it according to the instruction's on your ice cream maker. (Or freeze it into ice cubes and then blend it.)

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