Creamy vanilla ice cream with a hint of cinnamon and plenty of finely crushed crunchy peanut brittle, this ice cream turned out even better than I imagined it would when I first had the idea. The tiny sprinkling of cinnamon adds an unexpected depth to this ice cream without a strong cinnamon flavor, so don’t even think of skipping it.
I initially planned to give this batch of ice cream to friends, (I honestly do try to give away as much of our ice cream stash as possible, in the interest of actually being able to wear my favorite jeans!) but I couldn’t stay out of this ice cream! I had to make another quick batch of peanut brittle, just to make more ice cream for gifting. This is one of my favorite ice cream flavors I’ve ever made.
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup crushed peanut brittle
- Optional: additional lightly crushed peanut brittle for topping
- Whisk together the milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Pour into the ice cream machine and process according to the manufacturer's directions. When the ice cream has finished churning, stir in the peanut brittle. Serve immediately for soft serve ice cream or transfer to an airtight container and freeze until firm. Enjoy!