I call this mojo ice cream because this ice cream makes me think I have my mojo back -- kitchen wise, at least. I had the freezing bowl of my ice cream maker in the freezer, so when the spirit moved me, I threw some milk and maple syrup in it. I was going to make a simple maple ice cream type concoction. But then mojo took over, and I was moved to throw a pinch of vanilla and a scoop of almond butter into the mix. The result was so good that I ran outside like an idiot with a sample spoon for my neighbour. Truly delicious. Maybe next time I'll try honey and peanut butter ... Plus, the almond butter helps keep the protein high and your blood sugar stable. How great is that?!?
2 cups whole milk (I use 5%, but you can probably use your organic whole milk if that's what you've got on hand)
1/2 cup dark maple syrup (or light, or whatever you've got)
pinch or two sea salt
generous pinch ground vanilla bean
1/4 cup almond butter (or a little more)
1. throw everything in cold into your ice cream maker and turn it on. I guess you could pre mix it if you want to, but I did not. Or turn on your ice cream maker and then throw everything in. That's what you're supposed to do with mine.
2. freeze according to the manufacturers instructions
3. run outside with samples for your neighbours, because truly, it's too good to keep to yourself.