Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Ice Cream

It’s ice cream making season in my house, well, at least for me that is. I noticed the ice cream freezer bowl the other day and instantly began thinking of new recipes that I thought my kids would love. I’ve made about a dozen different ice cream creations over the past couple of years, and it has always been a pleasure watching my kids partake in their evening desert ritual. God forbid if there is not some sort of desert near the end of the night. In all honesty it might ruin one of my kids days if there is not a desert, or some sort of sweet treat. No lie. It kills me.

Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Ice Cream

So as I began thinking about this new recipe, I thought how much I love the peanut butter that is found in some ice creams. I decided that I would go that route and mix in some peanut butter, oh yeah, and lots of chocolate chips.

Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of whole milk, cold
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of heavy cream, cold
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  • ice cream maker

Begin by freezing your ice cream bowl, as it is very important that it is completely frozen. Otherwise follow your directions that belong to your ice cream maker. If you do not have an ice cream maker, get one, seriously, get one.

Once the ice cream bowl is frozen, begin adding the milk and sugar to a mixing bowl, and do just that, mix with a whisk until all of the sugar dissolves. Add in the vanilla extract, and the heavy cream. Assemble your ice cream maker, and turn it on, adding in your mixture.

Let the mixer spin for at least 30 minutes.  You will begin to see the ice cream coming together.

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Next, add the peanut butter and chocolate chips to a bowl. Place in the microwave for about 30 seconds, just to lightly soften and melt the chips. Use a spoon and begin drizzling the mixture into the ice cream, using about half of the mixture.

Remove the ice cream spinner, and take the bowl out.

Fold in the remaining chocolate and peanut butter. Take a bite, then back away quickly as you will be tempted to eat the whole bowl!

Next, spoon the mixture into a seal tight container and place in the freezer until you are ready to serve. I bought some pint size ice cream containers in the past, just to add a bit more excitement when the kids open the freezer looking for a treat.

The flavor is great. You get the classic vanilla flavor, and hardened chunks of chocolate and peanut butter, just perfect for chewing on, or sucking on, much like sucking on a spoon of peanut butter, and what kid does not like that!

 

 

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

One thought on “Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Ice Cream

  1. Hi Dax, I found you through Tasty Kitchen. This ice cream sounds delicious – I plan to try it on the 4th! Thank you!

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