Jul 16, 2020

3 Ingredients Ice Cream - A Nod To Georgia's Peanut Growers

Looking for a tasty, easy ice cream recipe? This 3 ingredients ice cream is really easy! 

Banana Custard and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe

Ice Cream Ingredients:

  • 1 x carton of ready-made custard (400-500g size / 1 pint)
  • 1 x large ripe banana
  • 3-4 tablespoons of peanut butter(smooth or crunchy whichever you prefer)

How To Make Your Ice Cream

  • First, chill the custard well before you start, so put it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Mash the banana in a bowl using a fork OR blend it in a food processor.
  • Stir the peanut butter into the banana puree.
  • Pour the chilled custard on top and mix in gently.
  • Pour the mixture into your electric ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Why This 3 Ingredients Ice Cream Recipe?

There are lots of ice cream flavours you can make at home just using 3 ingredients, but I chose to publish this one today because of its relevancy to the time of year, a special crop and as a tribute to a great comedian.

The time of year? Summer
The special crop? Peanuts
The comedian? Oliver Hardy

Have you connected the dots yet?

Well, Hardy loved food and cooking at home and I'm sure enjoyed his fair share of ice cream. He also loved his homestate of Georgia where he was born in 1892 in Harlem.

One of the most famous foods to come out of Georgia is the peanut. In fact, the peanut is the official state crop of Georgia and produces over half of the peanuts grown in the USA. The crop actually generates well over half a billion dollars per year as income for the state of Georgia. For more on the humble peanut and its amazing relevancy to Georgia click here.

So I figured .... what better in the summer months than to promote the honest peanut and how it can be enjoyed in an easy ice cream recipe!

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