Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Since my husband loves ice cream, I showed him how easy it was to make his own. I asked him what type he would like and it was peanut butter. It turned out great. My youngest daughter did not finish her bowl and left it on the kitchen counter. The ice cream did not liquify as expected ice cream to do. My oldest daughter said it was not ice cream. I told her it was so she challenged me and told me to look up the definition of ice cream. In which, I did and told her this recipe does meet the definition of ice cream just because it didn't deliquify. She informed me that deliquify was not a word. Don't you just love teenagers? 
 I am no English major and deliquify is not in the dictionary. I checked several. I told her that it should be and my definition would be when a solid does not turn into a liquid as expected. She said it would mean a liquid was removed. I am really glad I see my tax dollars are paying for her to receive a decent education. So, I guess the correct nonexistent word I should have used was aliquify. The prefix a-means completely so aliquify should mean to make it completely liquid, right? Note: I am not asking my soon to be college student these questions any more.
My daughter and I did continue our discussion of deliquify. I told her that if a popular artist sang a song with deliquify in it then it would be in the dictionary. For an example, "You deliquify my heart, baby!" Right? She agreed with that statement. We did both come to the agreement that it would be a cool name for a band. "See Deliquify in concert, tonight!"

Peanut Butter Ice Cream
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cups peanut butter
1 cup of peanut butter cups

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of heavy cream, the sugar, and salt. 
  2. Stir the mixture over medium heat until all the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the remaining heavy cream, milk, and vanilla. Stir well.
  4. Add the peanut butter.
  5. Stir the mixture over medium low heat until all of the peanut butter has melted.
  6. Allow the mixture to cool for about 10 minutes before chilling the mixture in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  7. When the mixture has thoroughly chilled, add the mixture to the ice cream maker and mix according to the ice cream machine manufacturer's instructions.
  8. When recommended, add the peanut butter cups to the ice cream machine. 
Recipe adapted from The Perfect Scoop cookbook. 
Did you already know....
-When a solid becomes a liquid, it has melted or dissolved. 
-The melting point to change a solid into a liquid varies depending on the solid.
-The melting point of water is 32 degrees F.
-The melting point of peanut butter is a lot higher than water. (The only answer I found was around 150 degrees F but it seemed too high.)

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