Friday, January 16, 2009

A "not so healthy" treat!

Yes I know what you are thinking...all this healthy blogging and then this appears!?!? I always tell myself I am allowed to splurge every now and again. Seriously, what diet works if you can't allow yourself a little splurge here and there? I don't believe in going overboard, but everyone needs a little sweet treat now and again! This idea actually came to me because I love Dairy Queen's Blizzards. They are so delicious! I have always been a fan and knew that it wasn't something that was hard to make. I mean really who wants to spend $5 on an ice cream treat when you can make it at home for next to nothing?!

So this blog is about my Peanut Butter M&M Blizzard...and the ice cream I used to make them! I have been a huge fan of the company Schwan's for a long time, if you haven't ever had the Schwan's man come to your house you should definitely check out their products on their website. The Schwan's company offers many great products, but my favorite has always been their ice cream. They have the best ice cream on the planet! The only bad thing about it is they do a lot of seasonal flavors :o( which means you can only get those flavors for a limited time. I guess it isn't so bad, because if they had them all the time maybe they wouldn't be so wonderful to me or maybe they would and I would be like 900 lbs from eating it all the time!!! LOL Who knows, but one of my favorite flavors is their French Vanilla. It only comes out around Christmas time and is only sold in the gallon size, but it comes in a really cute collectible Holiday tin. The ice cream is so creamy and smooth. I just can't even put its wonderfulness into words...but it is delicious!

Since this ice cream only comes in a mass amount, I have a lot left. (I keep it out in my deep freezer in the garage too so I am less likely to get into it all the time!) So the other night, while my sweet tooth was bugging me, my husband was like "let's go to Dairy Queen and get Blizzards." I thought about it and really didn't want to get out in the cold and drive 10 minutes JUST FOR ICE CREAM! So I remembered the lovely French Vanilla and decided to give it a whirl on my own. It hit the spot so well, even for my husband, that he has been asking me to make one nearly every night after dinner!!! HAHA So I don't imagine we will have the ice cream for much longer! I wanted to share my take on the Blizzard with all of you, and though you may not have the Schwan's French Vanilla ice cream, I am sure any brand that is creamy will work just fine. Enjoy! I hope you don't get as hooked as we did!! HAHA
Peanut Butter M&M Blizzard
(I made a double batch ... so just cut it in half if you only want to make one)
6 scoops of French Vanilla ice cream (any brand will do, I used Schwan's)
1 cup of Peanut Butter M&M's
2-3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (I used Skippy Natural)
In a blender blend ice cream and Peanut Butter M&M's until combined. I used the pulse setting on my blender. Don't mix too long, you want the M&M's to still have little chunks. Put peanut butter in a microwave safe dish and heat for about 15 seconds...just to get the peanut butter warm and not so thick. Dish ice cream mixture into bowls. Drizzle peanut butter on top. Sprinkle extra M&M's on top as well (I crushed some extra ones just to sprinkle on top!). ENJOY!!!


  1. this is so tempting!!! i am a DQ fanatic so this is perfect to me :)

  2. This is better than DQ! I loved them and having one every night will need to stop! HAHA:)

  3. Yes, I can TOTALLY see Lee saying "Hey honey, let's go to Dairy Queen" to you!

  4. I don't even have a DQ in my town, so I definitely need this recipe!

  5. Healthy blogging is totally overrated! Hehe. I'll take an M&M blizzard any day, though I don't much care for peanut butter.


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