Thursday, February 11, 2010

February 11th - Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

My nickname is Princess Ice Cream. Since receiving an ice cream maker from my wonderful dad for my birthday, this family has been making and eating some serious ice cream. My favorite part, next to all the crazy possible ice cream flavors, is the fact that I can pronounce and identify everything in my ice cream. I had almost quit buying ice cream, aside from Haagen Dazs and some spendy, hard to find in my area, organic brands. I can now use all organic ingredients and make twice as much ice cream for half the price. I should be a Cuisinart rep because I have even gotten people to buy their own makers (if you are wondering, I own the Pure Indulgence™ 2 Qt. Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker, which for $80-$100 is a great machine!). Tonight we made peanut butter ice cream with chopped peanuts and chocolate chips. I used the sweet cream base recipe by Ben & Jerry's and added to it. I think peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite combo, although banana and strawberry is pretty good, too... oh, don't get me started...

Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Chopped Peanuts and Chocolate Chips Recipe

Sweet Cream Base
By Ben & Jerry's

2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup milk

Beat eggs, using a wire whisk, until frothy, 1-2 minutes. Add sugar a little at a time, beating about 1 minute. Add cream and milk and whisk to combine.

To this add:
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chopped peanuts (salted or unsalted)
3/4 cup chocolate chips

I whisk in the peanut butter to the base before putting it all in the maker and freezing according to the instructions (about 25 minutes). In the last two minutes I add the peanuts and chocolate chips. This is not an overly sweet ice cream.

For more of my ice cream recipes go here (Candy cane chocolate chip ice cream & Christmas cookie ice cream).


Serena said...

You've inspired me to use my ice cream maker!

Tiffany Teske said...

You have one and you are not using it?! For shame, Serena!! I am very happy to have inspired you. I got a little something in the mail from your little man for my girlies... I will give it to them tomorrow. Thanks!!