Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

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Well, it has happened.

I am now a homemade-ice-cream-making-fool. After our first attempt last week, strawberry ice cream, I quickly started to realize that the possibilities are endless.

The clincher was when I pulled a carton of store-bought ice cream out of the freezer and read through the ingredients. YECH! Between the chemicals and preservatives that I can’t even pronounce to the artificial dyes – NO THANKS!

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We tried a new flavor of ice cream this week – peanut butter ice cream with peanut butter cups.

You will need:

1 Cup good quality peanut butter

2/3 Cup granulated sugar

1 Cup whole milk

2 Cups heavy cream

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 Cup chopped chocolate peanut butter cup candies

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6 ingredients!  So simple!  I used my Pampered Chef chopper to chop the peanut butter cups into little bite-size pieces.

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How to make:

1.  In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter and sugar until smooth.  (Use a hand mixer on low speed or a whisk.)

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2.  Add the milk and mix on low speed until sugar dissolves (1-2 minutes).  Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.

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3.  Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

4.  Turn on ice cream maker and pour chilled mixture into freezer bowl.  Let mix until thickened.  Note: my recipe said to let mix for 15-20 minutes but my ice cream thickened much faster – more like 10-15 minutes.

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5.  Five minutes before mixing is completed, add the chopped candy and let mix until candy is spread evenly throughout ice cream.

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There were easily 10 half-cup servings, maybe more.  When your ice cream is done, most of it will have a soft-serve consistency.  If you like a harder ice cream, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours.

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