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Peanut Butter Ice Cream

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If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I am a huge fan of peanut butter desserts.  I made Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream already, but I really wanted to try a version of peanut butter ice cream to see how it would stand up on its own.  I’ve never had ice cream with peanut butter as the dominant flavor so I don’t have anything to compare this to, but I can tell you that this version is fabulous!  It was so easy to make- you simply puree all the ingredients in a blender, chill, and then freeze in the ice cream maker.  Can it get any easier than that?  The peanut butter flavor came through very well, and the texture was so creamy.  I couldn’t resist adding some chocolate covered peanuts at the end, since I loved them so much in the Tin Roof Ice Cream.  I love what the peanuts add to the ice cream- that crunch makes it even better!  If you really want to increase the chocolate flavor, I think this would be great with hot fudge sauce, but I also really enjoyed letting the peanut butter flavor stand out even more.

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Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Source: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

¾ cup smooth peanut butter

¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

2 2/3 cups half-and-half

Pinch of salt

1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Covered Peanuts (recipe follows)

Puree the peanut butter, sugar, half-and-half, salt, and vanilla in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  After churning, stir in Chocolate Covered Peanuts.

Chocolate-Covered Peanuts

4 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts

Put the pieces of chocolate in an absolutely dry heat proof bowl. Set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water to melt the chocolate, stirring until smooth. In the meantime, stretch a piece of plastic wrap over a dinner plate.

Once the chocolate is melted, remove it from the heat and stir in the peanuts, coating them with the chocolate. Spread the mixture on the plastic-lined plate and chill.

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21 Responses

  1. WOW I love this!! I got a new ice cream maker for Mother’s Day and love using it!! I’m making this one for sure, my hubby loves peanut butter!!!

  2. Interesting! I like the idea of peanut butter being the base flavor. And I love skipping the whole cooking custard and dealing with egg yolks part of ice cream.

  3. Oh this looks so good. I love how much ice cream is in the ramekin. YUM! I could add chocolate chips to this instead of peanuts. I also like how it doesn’t require egg yolks!

  4. OH MY GAH. This ice cream looks divine. I adore PB. Sometimes, I just eat spoonfuls from the jar. This ice cream sounds so easy–almost instant gratification! Delish.

  5. Ooh, I want to try this, looks yummy! And so does everything else on your blog :)

  6. Oh my goodness. This looks like utter perfection.

  7. oh goodness, this looks fab!

  8. Sounds A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

  9. I wish I had an ice cream maker for this recipe!

  10. I wish I could make that – I saw the recipe in the book, but I can’t run PB through the ice cream maker (Sabrina’s allergic). So I’ll just have to enjoy it through your blog!

  11. That is crazy! Looks like something you would get from cold stone ice cream! Looks great, the picture is making my mouth water!

  12. I love PB and chocolate ice cream in any combination. This version sounds really tasty, I love the chocolate covered peanuts. Yum!

  13. Mmm I’ve never had peanut butter ice cream but I’m sure I’d love it! Looks delicious.

  14. Your PB ice cream looks completely addicting and oh so good!

  15. Ooh chocolate and peanut butter – it doesn’t get any better than that!

  16. I was wondering did you chop the peanuts up at all? Looks killer.

  17. I made this ice cream before, and it’s amazing. I did the PB and Jelly version, too.

  18. Wow, that looks fantastic. I don’t eat a lot of peanut butter, but this sounds like something we would enjoy.

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  20. I love that this doesn’t require eggs or making a custard. I just put the mixture in the refrigerator, and I can’t wait to enjoy it tonight. Having such a quick ice cream recipe could be a bad thing for me…

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