Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Rich, creamy, peanut butter ice cream loaded with chocolate peanut butter cups!
Rich, creamy, peanut butter ice cream loaded with chocolate peanut butter cups!
My quest for an excellent Peanut Butter Ice Cream ends here. This base is fantastic and the Peanut Butter cups are a nice addition. I substituted skim milk for whole. I replaced the condensed milk and half-half with 1 1/4 c heavy cream and 3/4 c sugar. The first batch is almost gone! Yummy.Read More
My quest for an excellent Peanut Butter Ice Cream ends here. This base is fantastic and the Peanut Butter cups are a nice addition. I substituted skim milk for whole. I replaced the condensed milk and half-half with 1 1/4 c heavy cream and 3/4 c sugar. The first batch is almost gone! Yummy.
This turned out great! I was a little worried at first because I used 2% milk and the milk/sugar/egg mix never got really thick, but it turned out fine.
This ice cream is superb - thanks Maria for the recipe. My husband is a huge peanut butter cup fan and this recipe did not disappoint. I used 2 per cent milk in place of the whole milk, and whole milk in place of the half-and half. I used light condensed milk, 1 tsp of vanilla and 1/3 cup of peanut butter (as some indicated it was too peanut buttery). I couldn't find miniature peanut butter cups, so used 6 regular sized cups, chopped. To deal with the thickening issue other reviewers identified, I beat the eggs and sugar on high speed (I have a Kitchen Aid electric mixer - so things usually need less time than indicated) for 4 minutes. The cooking time to make the custard is then the 5 minutes, as it's already thick to begin with - and because the recipe makes a custard, the lower fat milks still yield a creamy texture. I'll definitely make again and add some skim milk next time just to see the results.
we changed the settings to 14 servings for a family event. I also used recees peices instead of cups. It was really sweet. Almost too sweet. And a very rich peanut butter flavor.
My husband is a peanut butter freak everything has to be peanut butter. I messed up by trying this recipe. Every other week the question is "honey, when are you making the peanut butter ice cream again?"
I made this with my husband and we loved it!!! I was worried because it took ~15mins of slow cooking to thicken the mix sine I used 2% milk instead of whole milk and cream instead of half and half and chocolate chips instead of PB cups (since that's what we had in the house) but it still came out so creamy and peanut buttery!! We plan on making this treat again!!!
Oh Man! This is some seriously good ice cream. Perfect amount for a two pint maker, too. I froze the p-nut butter cups after chopping them and before I folded them into the ice cream. Super creamy! Yum!
It was very good but I think next time I will cut back on the peanut butter and condensed milk as I thought it was a little to sweet and the peanut butter was a little to over powering. I added some extra milk. I will continue to make as it was good but for our taste needed some adjustments.
This is such a delicious, creamy ice cream! As a peanut butter lover, the pure nutty flavor is perfect (although it might overpower someone wh's not a 100% PB fan). Using 2% milk will also work for this recipe and lightens the ice cream up a bit. A definite repeat in my household!
So delicious! This was my first time ever making ice cream and this was perfect. My husband and his brother both said it was the best ice cream they have ever had- and they are serious ice cream lovers as well as very honest food critics! I think I added a little less PB, maybe a 1/2 cup and it was still peanut buttery without being too much. I will most definitely be making this again. . . and again. Thanks for the great recipe!
Last year I made this for some party. Everyone LOVED it! They keeped asking me the same two questions, "How did you make this?" and "Where in the world did you get this recipe?". So I told them to look up this, Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream, so they can enjoy it at their house too!
Doubled the recipe for a 2 qrt machine. Used whipping cream instead of milk, only because it has a longer shelf life than milk, and only 1 teaspoon vanilla. I froze my peanut butter cups so they were easy to chop before adding the pieces the ice cream the last 5 minutes in the machine. Highly reccomend this recipe.
This came out great the first time I made it, and even better after I adjusted to my own personal taste. The first time I made it, I felt it was a little too sweet so I: used heavy cream and additional sugar for a total of 2/3 cup of sugar (I never have sweetened condensed milk), added about 2 tablespoons of good cocoa powder, and didn't add as many peanut butter cups. I also added about 1/4 tsp of kosher salt. The salt really enhanced the flavor of the peanut butter. I usually only have extra crunchy peanut butter so I put it in the food processor to make it creamier. This results in tiny bits of peanuts. :) Everyone loves it, and the texture is divine. Thanks for sharing!
This Ice Cream is "Slap your momma good"!!! My rating would be more accurate with 10 STARS!!!!
My dad said the only ice cream he has ever had that was creamier is Haagan-Dazs. My husband said I have achieved what others (including Ben & Jerry's) have not, ice cream that actually tastes like peanut butter! One factor that I think is important for this recipe is what kind of peanut butter you like. This recipe does not specify which one to use. Only a few reviewers really acknowledged in their reviews what kind of peanut butter they used. I think that this recipe will probably come out very different based just on what kind of peanut butter used. For example, regular peanut butter already has sugar in it, varying amounts based on the brand too, and different kinds of oils/fats, whereas natural peanut butter is usually just peanuts and salt (sometimes not even salt). What our culture typically calls peanut butter is really a peanut-flavored spread. Natural peanut butter tastes like peanuts. It just comes down to personal preference. I was shooting for a more natural peanut butter flavor in my ice cream. Therefore, I followed this recipe with only a few alterations that changed this recipe to fit our tastes. 1)I used 2% milk instead of whole milk. 2)I used natural peanut butter (ingredients were peanuts and salt), the entire 3/4 cup as is stated in the recipe. 3)I only used 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk because I didn't want the sweet taste to overpower the peanut taste. It was OUT OF THIS WORLD! I can't believe I made ice cream so creamy and tasty!
INCREDIBLE!!! My whole family loved this ice cream. The peanut butter flavor was amazing! I followed the recipe to a T except I stirred in crushed Butterfinger into half instead of PB cups because Butterfinger is our favorite candy bar. The other half I left plain and served it over sauteed bananas with drizzled honey, crunchy bacon and honey roasted peanuts for an "Elvis" sundae. You won't be sorry with this recipe.
rich and creamy!! AMAZING!! will make again
this was pretty darn good....I used it to make a Peanut butter cup ice cream cake. I used a chocolate cake as three layers and the ice cream in between. It turned out to be awesome. THere were about 40 people at the party (I made two cakes) and everyone loved it. Thank you so much for the recipe.
Oh why didn't I have my ice cream maker and this recipe when I was pregnant!? I soooo craved peanut butter, and this recipe is soooooo peanut buttery and rich! This was the first recipe I made with my new ice cream maker and my family absolutly loves it! I also added crumbled oreos. YUM!
This recipe was awesome. I can only give it four stars though because we altered it slightly. First, my kitcheaid ice cream maker attachment makes 2 quarts so we doubled this recipe - VERY good idea! Second, we used crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth - again, a VERY good idea. Third, we didn't add peanut butter cups. The peanuts from the crunchy pb added enough variety.
Ice cream made with condensed milk always seems to have a bit of an aftertaste; this recipe is no exception but it is still very good and well worth making
i used this ice cream as a garnish for a chocolate cake with peanut butter filling and it was perfect. pb lovers said it was the best they ever had. thanks for the recipe.
heaven in a bowl... definitely peanut buttery, which is a plus in my peanut butter obsessed house :D this is the first ice cream recipe i have ever tried... and i will never buy ice cream again. Thank you very much for posting it
This is the BEST icecream I have made yet! I substituted half and half for the cream for a lower fat version. Very rich and creamy. It does take a while for the mixture to thicken, but I just kept stirring and gradually turning up the heat. If you want a less rich version cut down on the peanut butter.
Rivals Ben & Jerry's!!! I doubled the recipe, but used 2 full cans of sweetened condensed milk because I was too lazy to measure. Then I added more milk (not quite to my ice cream freezer's fill line.) because it already seemed thick and rich before it was frozen, and I wanted enough to go around. I also used our homemade peanut butter (it's kind of like Smucker's natural pb.) Served it right away instead of putting it in the freezer overnight. Soooooo good for this 38 1/2-week pregnant mama!
This was great! I made this on my first attempt at ice cream making, and was super-pleased with the results. We will be making this a permanant staple in the freezer!
We like peanut butter cup ice cream, and this is BY FAR the best we've ever had! I increased the amount of half and half to 1 c. instead of just 1/2 c. This was due in part to excess half and half that needed to be used up and due in part to the lack of fat content in one cup of (whole) milk and 1/2 cup half and half. I used Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter for the peanut butter. Processed in my kitchen aid mixer with the ice cream attachment. It worked out excellent! Because of the 3/4 cup of sweetened condensed milk, you could leave out the sugar (I didn't, but we tend to like things on the sweet side)... Love to Bake, thanks SO MUCH for this recipe! Everyone else, try it, you'll like it!
This ice cream has a wonderful consistency. I made it following the directions exactly and then again with 1% milk in place of the condensed milk but with an extra 1/3 cup of sugar. Both ways were great. I also chopped up reeses cups and added during the last 5 minutes in the ice cream maker.
Very rich! I will a lot less peanut butter next time.
My husband wants to marry me all over again. He is a peanut butter & chocolate junkie. My son and I love PB too, so I knew this would go over pretty well. I will say, though, that I'm SO glad I read the reviews about lessening the pb. I only put 1/2 cup and it was still VERY rich, and like I said we love pb in this house, so at least consider reducing it a bit. I may even put a little less next time, and/or add a little more milk, because it also was extremely thick. After letting it chill in the freezer for a couple hours it was like a brick, lol. I used a couple of regular size dark chocolate pb cups instead of the minis (more cost efficient), and I had homemade chocolate syrup on hand for topping just in case it was too rich, and that ended up taking the edge off the "pb straight from the jar" taste. Tasted like a frozen reese's. I am SO my family's hero right now!
I loved every mouth full.Can't wait to make it again
Worked great with all natural kraft pb. Was sweet but not overly sweet but definatly heavy.Froze it over night after processing it in my kitchenaid ice cream attachment to temper the ice cream. Only mod I did was to double th recipe and used heavy cream and skim milk (what I had on hand) I used David Lebovitz's online ice cream making tip so I added 2tsp of vodka to prevent the ice cream to freeze rock hard but might increase to 1Tbsp next time since it was still too hard to scoop for 2Ltr of ice cream.
Wow... this ice cream is GREAT! My husband and father-in-law both love anything peanut butter. We brought this to our family Super Bowl party and it was a great hit! The only substitutions I made was to use 2% milk instead of whole milk and Nutter Butter cookies instead of peanut butter cups. We will definetly make this again...
I got an ice cream maker for Mother's Day, and this was my first homemade ice cream. It is delicious, although VERY sweet. I skipped adding the granulated sugar after reading reviews, and it was still a bit sweet for me. I double the batch on the base and left the peanut butter out of half to make a blackberry-cheesecake ice cream. Both were wonderful, but next time I would double everything except the condensed milk to cut the sweetness more. Thanks for the recipe!!
I made this with my brand new Cuisinart ice cream maker, and I made it the nigh before and it was in the refrigerator for over 15 hours and I had to stir it a bit, but it froze in under 20 minutes and I put it in the freezer from then. It came out perfectly, it's very rich, but very soft and it has a wonderful texture. I definitely will make this again. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.
Fabulous -- a neighborhood favorite -- I changed one thing -- doubled the amount of peanut butter cups -- yummy!
I used my Kitchen Aid stand mixer ice cream attachement to make this ice cream and it came out DELICIOUS!
Fabulous! Like another reviewer, I used only a (heaping) 1/3 c peanut butter, and it is still intense. I used 2% milk, which worked. Crunchy pb gives a great texture. I added choc chips to the Reeses bc chocolate and pb is so good! Hope I dont eat it all in one sitting.
If you like to eat peanut butter out of the jar this is the ice cream for you. But for me it was a bit too much. I will make it again but next time I'll use a little less peanut butter.
This icecream was really good!
Great recipe! I followed it exactly despite all the claims of it being "too peanut buttery" and "too sweet." I think most of the users probably used a name brand peanut butter like JIFF or SKIPPY, which has TONS of added sugar. I used a natural peanut butter with nothing but peanuts, no sugar. I added a pinch of salt to the mix to help heighten the peanut flavor. It worked great! Marking as a Favorite to make again.
Too much peanut butter! My husband liked it mixed with vanilla ice cream, but not by itself. Next time I will cut the peanut butter at least in half.
My family loved this ice cream. The only I changed was after reading some reviews that said the peanut butter was too strong, I opted for coarsely chopping a semi sweet chocolate baking square instead of the peanut butter cups and was really glad I did. The extra chocolate gave the peanut butter a bit more balance.
Delicious. I didn't use the full amount of sugar and didn't even put in the peanut butter cups - I tasted it before I did it and couldn't stop eating! Fabulous texture and peanut butter taste.
I followed the directions to this recipe exactly as written, but after chilling in the fridge and then put into the ice cream machine, it would not set. After 25 minutes, it was still soupy. I decided just to put it into the freezer anyway to see if I could salvage it. This morning it was definitely hard, but not creamy. It tastes a lot like frozen peanut butter. Not that that is a bad thing. My kids think this stuff is the "bomb". Since they are the ones that I made it for and who love it, I am giving it 4 stars because of the freezing problem.
This was awesome! I got a little carried away with the peanut butter. I mistakingly added a little too much peanut butter. I thought that since i love peanut better I should add a little more. Whew, i thought i was eating frozen peanut butter on a spoon! Stick to the recipe guys, maybe a little less peanut butter if anything.
This was very good I had never had peanut butter ice cream and didn't know what i was missing and this is what I did i used 1/4 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 cup whole milk 1 cup as recipe said and 1/2 cup just before i put the ice cream in the maker and 7 TABLESPOONS of peanut butter 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/3 cup of chocolate chips sooo sooo good. Next time i will use peanut butter cups or some chop chocolate chips ccookies. THANKS SO MUCH FOR A VERY GOOD RECIPE TERRY137
pure peanut butter heaven!! my dh loves this so much! this is a staple for our house during the hot southern summers. Thank you so very much for posting it!
I can not wait to try this at my son party. We all love peanut butter cups
This ice cream was excellent! It received rave reviews from all of my family! The recipe didn't lie when it says that this ice cream is very rich - a little goes a long way! I refridgerated the peanut butter cups for about a half an hour before cutting them up, so that the chocolate didn't melt as much.
WOW this is the BEST ice-cream I've ever had in my life!! I didn't watch the egg and cream mixture close enough and it curdled. To save it, I strained the mixture and continued on with the recipe.
Incredibly creamy and delish. I did the 1-1/2 c. milk and 3/4 c. heavy cream from another reviewer. I think this would be good as Milk Chocolate Hazelnut, subbing Trader Joe's Chocolate Hazelnut spread for the PB (but NOT Nutella as it has too many additives and lacks real chocolate and hazelnut flavor!)
I could not believe this came out of my kitchen-- it put fancy ice cream shops to shame.
This was amazing! I used regular Reese cups rather than the miniature ones though because they have more peanut butter and I just chopped them into small pieces.
I use my ice cream maker several times a week and this is the best ice cream I have ever made! I cannot keep my spoon out of the machine while it's churning! I am going to weigh 300 lbs.--I cannot stop eating this stuff! I better limit how often I make it! I used natural peanut butter, BTW.
Too sweet. I ended up putting it back into the ice cream machine and adding an extra cup of whole milk to thin out some of the condensed. 5 stars after adding the milk. Between my husband, son and I, the entire thing was gone in 3 days. I think this will be one of our favorites and will be definitely making this again.
Really peanut buttery! Family and the neighbors all enjoyed this ice cream.
Holy peanut butter ice cream!!! Don't change a thing about this recipe! If you love peanut butter like we do, you will be in heaven. This rich, smooth, and wonderful. So much better than premium, store bought ice cream. Thank you so much!
This was amazing! It was gone in minutes! I just used half and half a little milk and a little cream and it was perfect! My kids have already asked for it again!
I made it for 3 quarts/24 servings last weekend and it was delish! I took it to my boyfriend's family dinner and they devoured it. I used 2% milk because I don't drink whole and used a 15 oz jar of creamy peanut butter. Great recipe!!
This tasted good, but it was very sweet. Definitely needs to be small servings! I am not sure if I would make it again.
I added more peanut butter cups...which is my fault and made it too rich.
Great!! Rich and creamy! The only thing I did different was to add small slivers of chocolate in the last minute instead of peanut butter cups. Will so be making this again.
tasty and easy to make
I couldn't believe how wonderful this tasted!!!!!
This is the best ice cream I have ever had. It is so creamy and I love the flavor. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly.
Delicious, rich and creamy! My hubby loved it!!
1st recipe using my ice cream maker and it was very good. I used fat free half and half. Might use 2% milk and less peanut butter next time.
I made this exactly, except - I used homemade nutella in place of the peanut butter and left out the peanut butter cups. This will be my base recipe for a lot of things! The homemade nutella ice cream was Ah...May...zing!!!
my peanut-butter-loving husband said this was too peanut-buttery. go figure. he's a huge fan of Ben&Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup ice cream, so i guess this was a bit overdone on the peanut butter. he ate a little bit and then left it for dead. i'm not a pb fan, so i can't give an accurate review myself on the comparison. back to the drawing board.
Very creamy! I don't drink whole milk and the grocery store didn't sell any small sizes so used half and half for the whole thing. Was very custard like. Delicious and big hit!!
I think this recipe is delicious. I mixed up the milk and was left with 1/2 cup of the sweetened condensed milk so increased my half-n-half milk accordingly. I also used 2% instead of whole milk. Will be making it again.
Well, the idea of this ice cream is great. I'm a fan of peanut butter, especially with chocolate, but this ice cream had too much peanut butter for me. Next time I would probably cut the peanut butter to no more than 1/2 cup, maybe even 1/3 cup. But then, I usually prefer my chocolate to be the dominant flavor, so maybe next time I'll make a chocolate ice cream, add about 1/4 peanut butter to it plus the peanut butter cups. However, I'm still giving this 4 stars because it was good and rich, just not quite what I was looking for.
Ohhhhh goodness this is tasty! I'd give it six stars if I could! I used the amount of peanut butter called for in the recipe & I thought it was great. ...but I'm also a peanut butter junkie. Can't wait to make again.
Sooo good, but I can't believe I'm saying this (because I never thought it possible)...it is almost too sweet *gasp!*
Ehh, it was kind of icy in my opinion.
I modified this based on the reviews and substituted ingredients for what I had on hand. I replaced the whole milk for skim, and as I did not have any condensed milk I used cream/sugar as suggested by another. I also halved the PB. So my ingredients were as follows: 3 eggs, 1c skim milk, 1/2c PB, 3/4 sugar, 1.5c half and half cream, 2 tsp vanilla. It was perfect.
This ice cream was great. The ice cream itself reminded me of the peanut ice cream I get at the local grocery stores here and the peanut butter cups were a wonderful addition. Would definitely make again.
I probably wont make this again. The icecream its self was overly thick with peanut butter. 2 of my kids like it the rest of us felt we might as well have been eating peanut butter straight from the jar.
I give this recipe a 4 star rating even though it is absolutely delicious because i think if you use the amount of peanut butter called for it would way to much, like eating peanut butter straight out of the container. But of course everyone has different tastes. I used a little less than 1/2 cup p butter and the rest i followed the recipe, and it is super creamy and delicious. I might even add less peanut butter next time, like 1/4 cup.
The only change I would make to this recipe would be to double the amount of peanut butter cups added to the ice cream mixture. Otherwise this ice cream was awesome. Very rich, very creamy, and very dense. Great recipe.
I followed this recipe exactly. This was my second attempt making icecream and this was absolutely fantastic. I wouldn't change a thing and my family is chocolate peanutbutter fanatics!
I give it 3 stars because the smell was kinda scary but the taste was good if you could get past the smell.
Tasty ice cream. Some of us LOVED it. I thought the peanut butter was too strong, but like I said, not a bad tasting ice cream.
First, I make a lot of ice cream and second, we all love peanut butter in my family. That said, this was far too sweet and way to peanutty. I might try again with less peanut butter but I expected better based on other reviews. Maybe it’s just me.....
Holy smokes - this is good! If you want a recipe that produces the texture and taste of an upscale creamery, this is the recipe for you. Followed exactly, only adding a step to strain the custard before whisking in the peanut butter, (just in case) and I froze the chopped peanut butter cups while the mixture was chilling. Perfect amount for my cuisinart - family clamored for more. Will make again!
Very easy recipe! My Wife and I really enjoyed this treat.
I made this without adding the sugar and found it to be perfect and not too sweet. Tip for smooth texture: strain the milk + egg mixture through a wire sieve before combining with the rest of the ingredients. This way you will catch any clumps of cooked egg or burnt milk you might have on the pan bottom and sides.
This was my first time using my ice cream maker, and this recipe was a good one to start off with. It was very dense and sweet- probably sweeter than I thought it was going to be. If I make it again next time I will use more peanut butter cups, and maybe some chocolate chips to give it more of a chocolate/peanut butter flavor.
Awesome! I used 4 regular sized peanut butter cups (frozen) and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (frozen) and it was soo yummy! My soft serve ice cream maker didn't do the job so I stuck it in the freezer overnight, thanks love to bake for this recipe!
Wow, this is fantastic! I followed the recipe as written, don't need to change a thing. Nice peanut butter flavor and so creamy. Very good!
Wow, this is really good. Very creamy and has great mouth feel. You better like peanut butter though. Some of the best ice cream I have ever made.
Super peanut-buttery, but still great! This was my first time to make ice cream, and it was amazing. We used the Reese's peanut butter shapes that you can get around the holidays instead of the miniature cups. I thought it could it could use a bit more chocolate, but my peanut butter-loving fiance and best friend both loved it and asked for more.
Awesome!! If you love Peanut Butter - you have to try this!!
This was tasty. I subbed in some Nutella for a bit of the peanut butter. it was still very soft after quite a while in the ice cream maker, so I see why the directions tell you to put it in the freezer.
When we make homemade ice cream, we usually rip into it right after it's done mixing and still in that soft-serve stage (before putting in the freezer). We tried doing that with this recipe, and I have to admit that I hated it at first. The flavor was good, but the texture was like eating thick cookie dough. (I'm a fan of cookies, but not the raw dough.) We put it in the freezer for a few days and then tried again. It was wonderful! My husband loved it too and requested that we make it again.