Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream w/ Coconut Rounds

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream w/ Coconut Rounds

Hi and welcome back to Ria Lives Well!

Do you ever have days, maybe weeks where you need some good news? You’re working hard for something-maybe a promotion, a good grade, or a job- but life is stacking high against you. You fight to survive, but there’s a part of you that wants nothing more than to call it quits. Bathroom corner: enter. Fetal position: enter. Surrender mode: activated.

Lately, I’ve been feeling that way. I need some good news in my life. At this point, I don’t care where it comes from or how small it is.

Luckily, I can always rely on good food to cheer me up (and I just realized how pathetic that sounds). Good food or exercise. Today, I wanted good food. Something sweet and something cool, because Winter ain’t got nothing on South Florida. Can someone say “global”? I’ll say “warming”.

I wanted a collaboration of all my favorite ingredients: peanut butter, chocolate, coconut…

For a much deserved pick-me-up, I made peanut butter “ice cream” with coconut rounds. And I enjoyed it with episode after episode of The Twilight Zone, indifferent to how wasteful my day appeared to the ignorant observer.

Coconut Rounds:

Inspired by Detoxinista

  • 1 cup coconut butter
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • pinch of sea salt

Directions:

  • Set oven to 300 deg. F.
  • Mix all your ingredients into your coconut butter–homemade or store bought
  • Mold the mix into small rounds
  • Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Bake for 35 minutes

Bake until the exterior is firm and the bottoms look like this.

I added a rather large quantity of flour to my coconut rounds for a texture that resembled a chewy cookie. Now I can easily add them to my lunch, or if I’m studying in the library I can bring them as a sweet snack.

Be warned: these coconut rounds are seriously addictive. Next time I plan to shape them like cookies and spread jam, nut butters or ganache over them.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate ganache (melt chocolate with coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut round mix
  • Splash of almond milk (optional–in case the mix doesn’t “move” as you process it)

Directions:

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth

I crumbled a few of the coconut rounds on top of my ice cream. The rest I dipped into the peanut butter ice cream and devoured. Boy wow. It sure hit the spot.

Get. In. My. Belly. Please and thank you.


If you’re feeling down and out for whatever reason, do a small thing that makes you happy. Hiking? Go for a hike. Eating? Go to a restaurant. A movie? Head to the theater. Comfort food? Indulge.

We need these things to keep us sane. Misery may like company, but not our company. We bother it too much; poking and prodding it and saying, “Go away, go away, go away. Goooo. Awaaaay.” Misery gets pretty fed up of us.

~Live Well!

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