After a pretty near disaster, I finally got this ice cream to turn out. It was well worth what I went through. Obviously, if you are not a fan of peanut butter (or ice cream for that matter) you are not going to like this...BUT...if you enjoy peanut butter as much as the next guy, you gotta try this! It is SOOOOOOOOOOO yummy! I could have eaten the entire thing the first night I made it, but since I no longer live alone and am worried Chris would think I had an eating disorder, or worse yet, that I was a pig, I restrained myself.....but BARELY! This ice cream has the flavor of Reese's peanut butter. Pour a little chocolate sauce over it and it's like a frozen Reese's.
Something I learned with this recipe. Chill the ice cream mixture for as long as you can before you put it into the ice cream maker. And by all means, make sure the bowl of your ice cream maker has been in the freezer for at least 24 hours. If it's not frozen solid, this ice cream will not set. I put it in the ice cream maker and let it go for almost an hour and the ice cream still wasn't setting. I had to put the bowl of the maker in the freezer for a few hours, the put it back on the machine before it finally set for me. So be patient with this PLEASE!! You will not be sorry :)
One thing before I give you the recipe....Michelle over at All Home Cooking. All Year Long. is giving away a few really cool kitchen necessities. I get extra entry points for talking about her here on my blog (I really want that bench scraper!!)...so go check her out. I love her blog, she makes as much as she can from scratch...even her own vanilla extract! While you're there.. enter for a chance to win one of her giveaway prizes! Thanks Michelle...Happy Cooking/Baking!
Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Recipe courtesy of David Lebovitz by way of Smellslikehome.com
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter (I used Jiff)
3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar
2 2/3 cup half and half
pinch of salt
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
Purée the peanut butter, sugar, half and half, salt, and vanilla in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.