Peanut Butter Lover’s Ice Cream

What if I told you that you could eat peanut butter ice cream without blowing your diet?? Well, I got one better for ya…

Peanut butter lovers out there, listen up! In honor of Peanut Butter Lover’s Day (yes, that is actually a day), the amazing Erika Peterson (aka Clean Simple Foodie) is sharing her delectable (and healthier) Peanut Butter Protein Ice Cream recipe with us! You heard me right…peanut butter ice cream LOADED with protein!!

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By Erika Peterson, Clean Simple Foodie
Peanut Butter Lover’s Ice Cream
Serves 4

My husband and I are HUGE peanut butter fans, so naturally this recipe is a favorite at our house! When he found out that I was making this today, he made a mental note of the exact time and penciled a “mid-day ice cream date” into his busy list of to-dos! I hope this becomes one of your family favorites as well!

What you will need:
1 cup cottage cheese (I used Daisy brand 2%, fat-free will work too)
2 Tbsp all natural peanut butter
2 Tbsp PB2 powder
¾ cup unsweetened almond milk, divided
1 frozen banana
¼ cup vanilla protein powder (optional for flavor)
6 ice cubes
Dark chocolate chips (optional)
Stevia, to taste
1 ice cube tray
High-powered blender

How you make it:
1. Blend cottage cheese, peanut butter, PB2, and about a tablespoon of almond milk together.

2. Pour thick mixture into an ice cube tray. It should fill about 12 cubes.

3. Freeze 4 hours or more.

4. Place frozen cubes, frozen banana, remaining 11 tablespoons of almond milk, protein powder and ice cubes in blender. Blend until smooth. Blend in some stevia if needed for sweetness. Makes 4 servings. Top each serving with a sprinkle of dark chocolate if your heart desires :).

What’s in each of the 4 servings:
About 155 calories; 6.5g fat; 12g carbs; 14g protein

About Me:

Superman’s wife, Mother of 3, lover of family, fitness, and baseball tees and of course, anything that involves clean food (lots of it)!  AFPA certified nutrition and wellness consultant, certified TRX group fitness instructor and Clean. Simple. Foodie.  


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  1. Jolene High - March 3, 2014

    THANK YOU!! i just made this….i don’t know if i can split into 4 portions its that good!!!! amazing!

  2. Erika Peterson - March 2, 2014

    You can definitely sub the cottage cheese for plain greek yogurt… Ive tried it in the past and it works just as well!!

  3. Erika Peterson - March 2, 2014

    Yes, you can leave out the PB2 powder. You can just add more peanut butter or just leave it as is. 🙂

  4. Amber - March 2, 2014

    Pb2 is at walmart I know. It is dried pb powder you mix with water. This recipe looks awesome, I have lost 16lbs and 16+ inches since 1/14 and this looks delish without the guilt!

  5. Scott Dodge - March 2, 2014

    What is pb2 ?

  6. Brian C - March 2, 2014

    I saw a comment below and was wondering if you can replace the cottage cheese with greek yogurt.

  7. Teresa - March 2, 2014

    I’ve been on the program for 9 weeks, I’ve lost 5 lbs and 7 in. I’m discouraged at the slow weight loss. I’m just curious, what cycle do u follow , do u eat 1200 cal on low carb days and 1500 cal on high card days. Ur so thin, I want to know your secret?


  8. Chirs - March 2, 2014

    Love the recipe and idea, but I would leave out the PB2 as it is a GMO product. It is not part of the clean eating life (in my opinion).

  9. Kim - March 2, 2014

    I am allergic to bananas and a lot of healthy recipes such as this one call for them. Is there anything I can use as a sub for bananas that will not mess up the texture and sweetness of the recipe?

  10. Tracy Stuart - March 2, 2014

    Where do I get PB2?

  11. Christine - March 2, 2014

    This sounds delicious! Would non-fat greek yogurt be a suitable replacement for the cottage cheese?

  12. melody - March 1, 2014

    This sounds so good. Im so picky when it comes ti cottage cheese. Would i be able to substitute the cottage cheese for greek yogurt?

  13. Erika Peterson - March 1, 2014

    I usually order it on, but you can also find it at Walmart, Harmon’s or any health food store:).

  14. Lynda - March 1, 2014

    Wow, this is what I need. A good change that no one will know that I did. Thanks!! Now I really just need to make the change and do it so we are all healthy and lose weight

  15. Amy Moore - March 1, 2014

    Thanks for sharing! Always looking for healthy dessert recipes for me and my son to make in my Ninja!

  16. bri - March 1, 2014

    I got mine at gnc, but I believe I also saw it at target.

  17. Debbie Wilkinson - March 1, 2014

    What is PB2 Powder in the recipe for Peanut Butter ice cream? Where to you get it?

  18. Cheryl Maksymowski - March 1, 2014

    Hey Jessica Murphy…. I buy mine right at my local grocery store. Right by the Pea it Butter. Or you can order it on Amazon!

  19. Cheryl Maksymowski - March 1, 2014

    Just 1 question…. Can you taste the cottage cheese???? I cannot stand it! 🙂

  20. Rebecca Reyes - March 1, 2014

    Will definitely have to try this yummy recipe! I’m definitely a lover of peanut butter and ice cream! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Jessica Murphy - March 1, 2014

    Where do you fine PB2 powder at?

  22. justine - March 1, 2014

    what is PB2 Powder?

  23. Becky Haugen - March 1, 2014

    I’m making this for dessert tonight. I just happen to have all the ingredients! Erika, you inspire me so much! I can’t wait to see you on here again.

  24. Hanna - March 1, 2014

    Hi! Just a doubt, I’m from México and I’d like to know what is “PB’s”? Thanks a lot!

  25. Jennifer smith - March 1, 2014

    What is the pb2 powder?

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