Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Floats

An ice cream maker. It’s been on my birthday list for a while now. Granted I have another six months to wait for it to arrive but I’m pretty certain that according to the weather this previous year, when late Fall does arrive it will still be hotter than Hades here. Hotter than Hades: the perfect time of year to enjoy homemade ice cream. Until then I have to find tricks and shortcuts to create tailor-made ice cream according to my preferences.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Floats - Fork and Beans

Some call it cheating to put a tablespoon of peanut butter into a half cup of soy ice cream and call it vegan peanut butter ice cream but I call it being creative. Besides I have little time to wait for the churning process, I have Peanut Butter and Jelly Floats to devour!

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Floats - Fork and Beans

If you give it enough elbow grease when you are mixing that peanut butter into the ice cream, it will taste just like the homemade version. Super easy right? Then pour a 12 oz. bottle of black cherry soda (or whatever flavor your desire) and you got yourself a peanut butter and jelly party rocking on in a mug and your mouth.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Float
Prep time
Total time
  • ½ c. non-dairy vanilla ice cream
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 1 12 oz. bottle black cherry soda (try brands like Zevia or Natures Flavours for vegan)
  1. In a small bowl, stir in the peanut butter into the ice cream. I used a fork just to mash it up, which proved to be easier. If you want, place the bowl into the freezer for 10 minutes or immediately place into a frosty mug.
  2. Pour the soda into the mug and serve with a straw and spoon.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 402 Fat: 16g Saturated fat: 6g Unsaturated fat: 9g Carbohydrates: 60g Sugar: 44g Sodium: 141mg Fiber: 7g Protein: 10g Cholesterol: 29mg




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  1. Hahahah I think this is super creative :) I would love one of these right now!

  2. hippymomelizabeth says:

    Hi Cara, What I really wanted to say in your last post was– THANKS FOR THE RIDE!LOL Hope you have a sense of humor! Have a great day… Ive been making banana soft serve Ice cream and experimenting with that…

  3. so easy, so delicious!

  4. Aah this sounds so good! I have been super into peanut butter lately. This looks a little bit more dignified than the spoon-in-jar method I’ve been using for these cravings!

  5. I totally do that, except I mix peanut butter and chocolate chips into chocolate non dairy ice cream. I recently found your blog and love it! We are a wheat free, dairy free, and egg free family here, too! :)

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