Peanut Butter Ice Cream

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Peanut Butter Ice Cream tastes like the inside of a peanut butter cup, transformed into cold and creamy homemade ice cream.

peanut butter ice cream in while bowl with red and white striped napkin

Homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream

With a rich swirl of peanut butter and plenty of chocolate-covered peanut butter cups, this is a treat that you’re going to be finding every excuse to make. If you’ve already fallen in love with this creamy peanut butter fudge, I can tell you now that you will love this ice cream every bit as much!

I usually figure a batch of homemade ice cream to be 5-6 servings. However, this is very rich ice cream and we tend to enjoy it in smaller portions.

To make this ice cream, you’ll whisk together creamy peanut butter with milk, heavy cream, and vanilla. This mixture is sweetened with brown sugar providing an added richness.

While the ice cream is churning, you’ll make the sweet peanut butter mixture to swirl into the ice cream. And while you’re at it, you should probably go ahead and chop up some peanut butter cups to sprinkle on top of each serving.

The most popular question I get is whether it’s possible to make ice cream without a machine. The answer is YES. You can make ice cream without a machine. Find the full directions here!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Peanut butter swirled ice cream filled with peanut butter cups in every bite is a guaranteed win. With a drizzle of warm chocolate sauce or a generous spoonful of hot fudge over the top, this is an ice cream treat that few can resist.

I shared this with a friend who was visiting and she immediately asked how soon I’d be sharing this recipe. So, here you go! This one is certain to be everyone’s new favorite.

The chocolate here is optional, but if you love the chocolate peanut butter combination as much as my family does, you’ll want to try it both ways.

chocolate sauce poured over bowl of ice cream
Ice Cream Ingredients
  •  creamy peanut butter
  • light brown sugar
  • kosher salt
  • heavy cream
  • milk
  • vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar
homemade ice cream in old metal scoop

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe

  1. Stir together the peanut butter, brown sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir in the cream and whisk smooth. Slowly add the milk and vanilla, whisking until smooth. Pour into the ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  2. While the ice cream is churning, warm ⅓ cup peanut butter in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir until smooth and liquid. Slowly add the powdered sugar, whisking smooth. Set aside.
  3. When the ice cream finishes churning, transfer half of the to an airtight container and drizzle with half of the peanut butter mixture. Repeat the layers and swirl with a knife just a couple of times to mix throughout.
  4. Cover with a lid and place in the freezer until firm enough to scoop. For an even more amazing treat, drizzle with chocolate sauce or hot fudge when ready to serve.
peanut butter cups in white bowl

Homemade Ice Cream

With over 70 ice cream recipes here to choose from, there’s sure to be an ice cream for everyone! If you’re new to making ice cream, the best and easiest vanilla ice cream is a great place to start.

These are my favorite inexpensive containers for storing ice cream. They’re perfect for gifting (who doesn’t love homemade ice cream?) storage, re-using, etc. I write the flavors on the lids with a sharpie and it washes off with dish soap.

I have more ice cream scoops than I can keep track of at this point and I definitely play favorites. This ice cream scoop does the best job ever of cutting through firm ice cream and still delivers a pretty scoop. It gets bonus points for being one of the least expensive scoops I own as well.

Don’t miss our Ice Cream Maker Review for all the information you need to find the BEST Ice Cream Maker for your needs! Spoiler alert – our top-rated machine under $50 just might surprise you. It sure surprised me!

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homemade peanut butter ice cream in old metal scoop

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Ice Cream tastes like the inside of a peanut butter cup, transformed into cold and creamy homemade ice cream.
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

Ice Cream Ingredients

  • cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1⅓ cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Swirl Ingredients

  • cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Stir together the peanut butter, brown sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir in the cream and whisk smooth. Slowly add the milk and vanilla, whisking until smooth. Pour into the ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.
  • While the ice cream is churning, warm ⅓ cup peanut butter in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir until smooth and liquid. Slowly add the powdered sugar, whisking smooth. Set aside.
  • When the ice cream finishes churning, transfer half of the ice cream to an airtight container and drizzle with half of the peanut butter mixture. Repeat the layers and swirl with a knife just a couple of times to mix throughout.
  • Cover with a lid and place in the freezer until firm enough to scoop. For an even more amazing treat, drizzle with chocolate sauce or hot fudge when ready to serve.

Notes

I usually figure a batch of homemade ice cream to be 5-6 servings. However, this is very rich ice cream and we tend to enjoy it in smaller portions.

Nutrition

Calories: 410kcal · Carbohydrates: 33g · Protein: 9g · Fat: 29g · Saturated Fat: 11g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g · Monounsaturated Fat: 11g · Cholesterol: 38mg · Sodium: 240mg · Potassium: 299mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 29g · Vitamin A: 503IU · Vitamin C: 0.2mg · Calcium: 103mg · Iron: 1mg
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Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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