I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, along side The Cosby Show, The Wonder Years and Family Matters. I even watched my fair share of Star Trek (thanks to my dad), Keeping Up Appearances (thanks to my mom) and Pee-Wee Herman (thanks to my younger sisters). However, my all time favorite show was Saved by the Bell.
I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen every episode at least 4 times. And if you’ve seen the show like I have, you’ll remember that Jessie, Kelly and Lisa had a band called The Hot Sundaes. The main song that I remember seeing was this workout music video… “you ain’t seen nothing yet..”. 😉
Oh, those workout clothes!
The Hot Sundaes made me crave a healthier hot sundae. One I could enjoy and not feel a ton of guilt while enjoying it.
I modeled it off a hot fudge sundae that my husband and I shared on our very first date after having had Liam. It was this mouthwatering sundae where every bite was a combination of hot and cold. The flavors were so that you wanted the sundae to last a lifetime.
It was only a matter of time that I recreate a healthier version.
The beauty of this sundae is that the ice cream doesn’t require an ice cream machine.
You see, my KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment is still in storage during our time living with my in-laws. Luckily, or so I thought, they had an ice cream maker that had been collecting dust for a few years. I set it up with every intention of making this ice peanut butter ice cream in it. However, when I plugged it in, the motor didn’t turn.
Plan B: Use plastic bags (see method in recipe) and shake until your hearts content!
The ice cream turned out perfectly, as did the sundae.
It takes just a little effort to pull this sundae together.
The peanut butter fudge sauce and the peanut butter ice cream are homemade, but are easy to whip up. I ended up cutting some corners and used a splurge purchase at Whole Foods, with some hot fudge and vegan mini chocolate chips. Then, I finished the sundae off with some whipped cream (I whipped it up at home, but store bought works just as well) and some roasted unsalted peanuts.
Oh. My. Goodness.
It’s basically the greatest. Grab a spoon (or two!) and dig in!
And just for kicks, here’s a Throw Back Thursday photo of yours truly!
Future blogger, no?
And I had to show you one of my favorite dress up outfit, an 80’s style wedding dress. Aren’t I just lovely?
Healthier Chocolate Peanut Butter Sundae
ice cream adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod
- 1 (14 ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- (Syrup) 1/4 cup maple syrup
- (Syrup) 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- (Topping) 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- (Topping) 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
- (Topping) chocolate fudge
- (Topping) whipped cream
- Blend the coconut milk, sugar and peanut butter together. Pour into an ice cream machine and use according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Pour into a container and freeze until ready to use. Note: If you don’t have an ice cream maker you can pour the ice cream in a sandwich bag. Then, place the sandwich bag into a gallon sized bag filled with ice and rock salt. Shake until of ice cream consistency. Then pour into your container to freeze completely.
- (Syrup) Heat the maple syrup and peanut butter either in the microwave or on the stove until heated enough to become pourable.
- Scoop ice cream into cups and top with toppings and peanut butter syrup!
i could watch old episodes of the nanny all day.
do you remember Wings? or News Radio? Those shows take me back…
Currently loving The Paradise – but huge fan of Lost, Breaking Bad, Scandal, OITNB, and The Black Donnellys.
This is everything I ever wanted….plus more!! Ice cream is my favorite treat as well and it is often our date night dessert too! I cannot wait to make this and share with the hubs 🙂
And my favorite show when I was little definitely involved Saved By The Bell and Wheel of Fortune…what was I…secretly 70 and watching Wheel of Fortune?!
I have many, but right now I’m loving Parks and Rec! So funny!
My favorite show of all time would have to be Prison Break!
Oh, I love old episodes of Boy Meets World! I longed for Topanga’s beautiful hair:)
1-YUM THIS SUNDAE!!! I love pb sundae’s and I cannot believe you healthified this! drooooling
2-Once Upon a Time, Parenthood, and Supernatural are probs my current fave TV shows (and an old one=BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER!)
Chocolate and peanut butter=my favorite combination…so yum!
I love Parenthood and The Mentalist among many other shows, but I used to love The Cosby Show, Boy Meets World, The Wonder Years and A Different World.
My favorite show is Game of Thrones!
I have SO many favorite old shows, but 7th Heaven was definitely one of them near the top!
We are currently watching Person of Interest and loving it!!!!
I loved Drop Dead Diva for a while, and now I’ve gotten into New Girl.
Favorite show has to be either Grey’s Anatomy or Gilmore Girls!!! Maybe even LOST!
My favorite show from the past was Knots Landing
My new favorite shows are Veep and Game of Thrones.
90210! Although as an eighties baby I mostly had no idea what they were actually talking about…
Suddenly I have a craving for a peanut butter sundae!
I like South Park.
Oh man, I’ve been dreaming about this recipe since I saw it this morning. Looks amazing!! (And those photos are too cute!) 🙂
We love MIdsommer Murders and Elementary.
Oh man, my old favorites are Full House and Boy Meets World, and I’m currently addicted to Game of Thrones and House of Cards.
Also WOW this sundae. Making this ASAP.
I like Burn Notice and Body of Proof
we really like watching elmentary
My current favorite show is Grey’s Anatomy
My favorite show recently was Breaking Bad, but I’m currently addicted to Parks and Rec.
My favorite shows are Friends, Sex and the City & Modern Family. I watch them all almost daily! I could die over your pics! This is a must make for sure!
Question- what ratio of ice to rock salt? I assume I’ll need more ice, but not possitive.
Thank you for sharing this delish sounding ice cream sundae…& for the generous Netflix opportunity!!! ~H<3~
I always loved Bewitched, Wonder Woman, & The Bionic Woman! Thank you so much!!!! 🙂
Definitely Criminal Minds and SpongeBob.
Hello delicious! I bet I could sneak this past my coconut-hating step-mom too.
Friends and Big Bang theory.
The Office (before Steve Carell left).
Grey’s anatomy is the show I currently watch!
Friends! This sundae looks pretty amazing!
My favorite old TV show is Knotts Landing. I still dream of moving there someday. 😉 I just loved the big hair and shoulder pads along with the colorful makeup. It’s so much fun when I get to watch reruns.
Orange is the new Black
Parenthood! I don’t think I’ve ever seen an episode that didn’t make me cry. (And I’ve seen EVERY episode…lol)