Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

This was soooooo good!!!  I had been wanting to make it forever, but I thought my ice cream maker was broken.  It turned out it wasn't (maybe just tired?) so I made it as soon as I could after we got back from our vacation.  It is pretty simple to make, too, no cooking eggs or anything, just a simple, straight-forward recipe.  It even calls for half-and-half instead of heavy cream.  You freeze little dollops of peanut butter to mix into the ice cream after it's churned.  This is just so good.  Make it if you love chocolate and peanut butter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
adapted from David Lebovitz via Home Cooking with Sonya

2 cups (500ml) half-and-half
1/4 cup (25g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup (100g) sugar
pinch salt
1/2 cup (130g) smooth peanut butter

1.  Whisk together the half-and-half, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt in a large saucepan.  Heat mixture, whisking frequently, until it comes to a full, rolling boil.  It will start to foam.  Remove from heat and whisk in the peanut butter, stirring until thoroughly blended.

2.  Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions. 

Peanut Butter Patties:
6 Tablespoons Peanut Butter, smooth or crunch
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar

1.  Mix together the peanut butter and sugar in a small bowl.  Line a dinner plate with wax paper.  Pinch off small pieces of the peanut butter mixture, about 1/2 teaspoon each, and drop them onto the dinner plate.  Once you've used all of the mix, place the plate in the freezer to freeze the patties. 

2.  Fold the peanut butter patties into the ice cream as you remove it from the machine.
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LadyJayPee said...

I was just thinking today that I need a good recipe for no-cook peanut butter ice cream! I had some really good peanut butter with Oreos (gasp!) ice cream in Hawaii and I could have drowned in it, it was SO good.

Sonya said...

That ice cream is a beautiful thing! I need to start making some Fall themed ice pie or something :)

What a Dish! said...

Gasp JayPee- lol!! You could use Oreos in here instead of the pb chunks/swirl, or do half and half!

Sonya, I just found this recipe for Maple Gelato that I'm gonna hafta make for fall!

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