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!
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
6 ingredients! So simple! I used my Pampered Chef chopper to chop the peanut butter cups into little bite-size pieces.
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.)
2. Add the milk and mix on low speed until sugar dissolves (1-2 minutes). Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.
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.
5. Five minutes before mixing is completed, add the chopped candy and let mix until candy is spread evenly throughout ice cream.
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.