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So, it is totally Blizzard time!

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And I am talking the ice cream kind, not the snow kind.

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Although, it is currently snowing like crazy right now. There were times during the day today that there were white out conditions.

White out conditions!

Spring time in the mountains of Colorado = Major dumpings of snow.

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So why the heck am I making blizzards in the middle of one?

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Truthfully, because I had already planned on making this today (me, very planned and organized). Wishful thinking on my part? Yeah probably, I definitely should know better, but hey, a girl can dream.

So I made a homemade Blizzard – just like the ones at DQ, but better!

Specifically, a Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (for Easter!) Blizzard!

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And there is nothing better!

Nothing.

Well actually, it would be better if it were 80 degrees and sunny. But that just is not going to happen, not here anyway.

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These are so simple. Like seven ingredients, simple. They are awesome, really I just don’t even know what to say.

And while I definitely can’t call these healthy, due to the massive amounts of Reece’s I put in mine (the chocolate lovers around here will accept nothing less. In fact, they wanted me to make chocolate ice cream… next time). You can always cut back on the Reece’s, or even cut them out all together. You will still be left with a delicious, very low in sugar, treat that won’t leave you feeling guilty.  So go ahead, there’s no reason to hold back. Make them now, make them this weekend, make them for Easter (using the Reese’s eggs worked great and made them extra fun!), just make them! I mean they taste just like the original Dairy Queen Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Blizzards but with Reece’s eggs (festive and cute)!

Oh and about the obsessive amount of pictures. I took exactly 277 picture of these blizzards (yes, I am totally aware of how insane that is). I just could not stop taking pictures. These things just looked too good. Choosing which photos to use was awful! I mean I could not leave any out, so I gave you a few extra. Really though, in my opinion a good recipe involves LOTS of photos anyway!

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Homemade Blizzards with Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Freeze 1 day
Total Time 1 day 35 minutes
Servings: 2 quarts
Calories Per Serving: 990 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 cups milk I used 2%
  • 1/4 cup + 1/8 granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1-2 cups reese's peanut butter eggs or cups quartered

Instructions

  • First make sure you have frozen your ice cream maker's freezer bowl for at least 24 hours! You HAVE to do this guys!
  • In a small bowl mix the gelatin with the cold water. Set aside.
  • In a medium heavy sauce pan heat the milk stirring occasionally until just hot. DO NOT BOIL!
  • Remove from heat and add thickened gelatin, sugar, vanilla extract and salt Then stir in the heavy cream. Pour into a bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and stir the mixture carefully to thin it out. Pour the chilled mixture into a 2 to 4 quart ice cream freezer bowl and process for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Well the ice cream is churning chop the reese's eggs into halves and then into halves again. During the last five minutes of the churning process add the reese's. Churn for 3 to 5 minutes longer. Serve immediately and freeze any remaining ice cream.

Notes

Nutritional value based on quart

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Let me just say, putting your spoon down is almost impossible. Impossible.

 

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  1. Hi Tieghan. We don’t have Dairy Queen here in Oz that I’ve seen but I lived in Thailand for 10 years and they have them everywhere. Ive had the odd blizzard there so I was really keen to try your version. I made this today sweetening using xylitol and organic rice malt syrup as we are pretty much sugar free, although I did add some maltesers and roasted peanuts. It was another winner! My 11 year old and his buddy loved them. I think I’ve made food from your blog every day this week. Thanks sooooooooo much for posting my kind of food!!!!!???

  2. This looks delicious! Thank you for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party!!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

  3. These just look plain dangerous!!!! haha, there is a reason I don’t keep ice cream in my house, but I might have to make an exception for these!

  4. Amazing! I love DQ and whenever I’m stateside, I try to make it in for a Blizzard of some type. I’d have never guessed you were going to go at this from scratch, but I love it! My husband and I enjoy making homemade ice creams, and I recently saw the first ever Reese Cups in a grocery store here, so I’m definitely going to save this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing, Tieghan! Visiting from Marvelous Mondays.

  5. Genius to use the wrappers for color in the photos! The recipe is genius, too! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday!

  6. Whenever I go to DQ I always order the peanut butter cup Blizzard but I have to admit that my main reason for ordering it is the peanut butter cups! 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Time To Sparkle!

  7. yep, totally in awe of your cooking… someday I’m going to be able to say that I knew the famous half-bakes harvest blogger way back when! Keep up the fantastic work!

  8. Wow, this looks sooo good! Thanks for sharing at Titus 2 Tuesday! Pinned it!

  9. Good morning, Tieghan! I’m co-hosting the Sweet & Savoury Sunday link party this weekend! I’d LOVE it if you’d come by my blog (ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com) tomorrow and share this DELICIOUS recipe and a couple other favorites as well if you’d like! Hope to see you and your incredible recipes there! Have a wonderful day!! 🙂

  10. It’s only 8:30 am, but I would SO eat one of these right now! AMAZING!! I found you at Or So She Said…– thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  11. I keep finding myself clicking on your links at link parties, so I decided I better start following you officially 🙂

    Gelatin!? That’s so smart! I guess I never thought of how to make a homemade blizzard extra thick, but that makes sense. Good thing I buy it in bulk…

    This looks delicious!

  12. Despite it being freezing today, those look really good!! I really need to invest in an ice cream maker.
    Thanks for coming by Foodie Friday.

  13. I love reese’s blizzards reminds me of childhood! There is no longer a dq where I live so this is a must! and taking 227 pictures is something I always do I just can’t help myself! OOPS!

    1. I know I just can not stop taking pictures! It is insane! We actually used to not have a DQ up here in the mountains, but they just put one in!

  14. Tieghan you are simply amazing you keeping finding and coming up with such fun creative dishes. Thanks so much for sharing them with us each week.

    1. Christina thanks so much! I was so excited to see your comment! You are like the dessert queen! Next up is an oreo blizzard!

  15. Visiting from Happy Hour Friday. I am so getting ice cream right now! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Oh. My. Goodness. This looks amazing. Your pictures are beautiful! I definitely see this happening in my future 🙂