Sunday, March 13, 2011

Double Peanut Butter Ice Cream

I tried a new flavor of ice cream and this is one of the best flavors I have made. This recipe is great because if you are like us and consider peanut butter a pantry staple, chances are you have everything you need to make it on hand. The only thing we needed to buy were the Reese’s cups. (I try not to keep these in the house because somehow they dissapear from the pantry and reappear on my's the weirdest thing...)
It seems a fact of nature that chocolate and peanut butter are a perfect pair, and this ice cream was certainly evidence of that. I think the peanut butter base would also be fantastic with a fudge ribbon through it ...mmmm....alright - let's get to eating!

Double Peanut Butter Ice Cream
¾ cup creamy peanut butter
¾ cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar
2 2/3 cups half-and-half
Pinch of coarse salt
Dash of vanilla extract
1 heaping cup mini Reese’s cups, wrappers removed, frozen and chopped

Combine all of the ingredients (minus the candy) in a blender or food processor; and puree until completely smooth. Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator. When the mixture is chilled through, freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. To mix in the Reese’s, transfer the ice cream to a storage container and gently fold in the peanut butter cup pieces until evenly distributed.

Adapted slightly from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

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