Friday, April 8, 2011

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Ice Cream recipe from cherryteacakes.com
Years ago, a bright eyed girl went off to college, had a roommate, lived away from home, and was truly in control of what was stocked in her fridge for the first time. At 18 I received a bit of a wake up call. Firstly, I had not considered that I would have to share the fridge with my roommate, and secondly, it had never occurred to me that there would be yogurt in it, many types of yogurt, and that she would eat yogurt daily. Yogurt had never taken up more than two seconds of my time thus far in my life.

Opening my shared fridge for the first time and finding yogurt was a bit of a wake up call. Perhaps that sounds dramatic, but I was an 18 year old who had no living memory of having ever tried yogurt, or seeing a person eat yogurt. That's just.....weird. It gets worse. I also realized I had never tried mustard. HOW does an American girl make it that far in life without eating mustard? On a hot dog? That's just not right. I mean, at least I have had apple pie, but no mustard? Not okay.

Through the years there have been concerted efforts to right these deviances from the normal American life experiences. I  tried yogurt for the first time in my dorm room. My roommate was stunned and gave me a yogurt to try. I was not a fan, but at least I now knew I was not a yogurt person and could move on in my life one step closer to normalcy. Mustard took more effort for me. I mustered (bad pun) up the courage one day in the Student Union building, and bought a ham sandwich with mustard and an old fashioned donut to reward myself for good behavior. I truly enjoy mustard. To be fair to my family, mustard is my own fault. We probably had mustard in a little yellow bottle that I just never thought to try. Most likely it's a holdover from being a stubborn four year old who says "no" about foods they've never tried for no intelligible reason. Yogurt however....well, Mama didn't grow up in a yogurt home either. It's a multi-generational problem I hope to correct for my own children down the road.

With all this thought about childhood foods peanut butter ice cream just had to happen, along with homemade peanut butter cups. *sigh* I also did not enjoy peanut butter until college either. Judge away. 

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
5 egg yolks
1 1/3 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky, but I recommend organic either way) 

Scald milk and cream.

Lightly whisk eggs in a stand mixer along with the sugar, and then add the scalded mixture in a slow stream running down the side of the bowl on a low speed. Pour back into saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon add 1 cup of peanut butter. Pour custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl. If you’re making chunky reserve the peanut pieces to add in later.

Chill custard, stirring occasionally, until cooled. Freeze custard in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. When nearly finished, add in the last half cup of peanut butter and the peanut pieces.  Allow to integrate and then transfer to a suitable freezing container and put in freezer to firm up. 

Enjoy!

23 comments:

  1. Yum! Definitely bookmarking this one for the Summer. It would be so good with some dark chocolate shavings or raspberry dessert sauce.

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  2. I'm not a big PB fan because of the texture, but this I could try!

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  3. A wonderful combination of treats...I would so be in sugar shock from going back for seconds. ;)

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  4. I didnt know you were so wierd when I met you in high school! ;) Loves dear!

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  5. This sounds incredible, and I love the photo. One of my favorite foods is banana ice cream with a scoop of peanut butter on top; perhaps I ought to try peanut butter ice cream with some sliced bananas on top instead.

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  6. Oh man! I am definitely making this. I don't plan on sharing them with my family either.

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  7. I laughed at your "mustered" joke. Ha! I love puns. Oh yeah, and peanut butter and ice cream are at the top of my food chain. Looks fabulous!

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  8. Yumm! This looks amazing...I think the next time I make ice cream I will be making this, maybe adding some chocolate and carmel too...

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  9. PB ice cream is soooo good! I may add a bit of fudge to this...u know, for kicks. ;-)

    Yogurt has been a part of me my entire life, PB on the other hand, not so much... I couldn't stand it until I got to college... and it has to be Smucker's Natural PB - the creamy kind. :)

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  10. flavourful ice cream looks delicious

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  11. mmmm...peanutbutter ice cream!!! I bet it pairs well with a banana and some chocolate sauce! Looks delish!

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  12. Yum, yum, yum! I love peanut butter anything so this sounds amazing. My mind is alreaddy buzzing thinking of all the things I could add too!

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  13. I LOVE peanut butter! My favorite combo at our local ice cream place is Nutter butter Ice Cream on a pretzel cone. Heaven!

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  14. I'm so glad you eventually got to try peanut butter cups! And this ice cream looks great, too.

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  15. I want to cover a big bowl of this stuff with chocolate ganache and just dig in. Amazing!

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  16. Hi there! I just started following your blog recently and love it.
    I've never been a big peanut butter fan but I am a HUGE ice cream fan lol. We just recently bought a new ice cream maker. I am definitely going to have to try this. :-D

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  17. I love peanut butter in any form! But especially ice cream!

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  18. This is delicious. It should be called peanut butter velvet, it's so rich. To increase the indulgence, I even added in chopped up reese's. Now I'm just waiting for to to freeze up all nice and firm. :)

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  19. This recipe is truly ice cream and not sorbet in the guise thereof, as many other recipes I've found. And it's fantastic. Thank you!

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  20. aha tumblr brought me here xD

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  21. i'm obsessed with peanut butter right now and this recipe is calling my name!!

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  22. Just made this...used half & half instead of milk. It's so thick and creamy and tastes just like peanut butter fudge. It's FANTASTIC

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