My former roommate Alex and I used to joke that food eaten either standing inside an open fridge door or over the sink while sobbing has no calories. This ice cream is perfect for those situations, which is good as it’s probably not the healthiest thing ever… It’s got mini Reese’s cups, which, it turns out, are smaller than miniature Reese’s cups. Who knew?
To begin, combine milk, cream, peanut butter, and sugar in a medium sauce pan. Bring it to a simmer over medium heat, stirring, until smooth, about a minute after it reaches a simmer.
Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then put in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Once it’s chilled, freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
The recipe I followed said to spread half the ice cream in a 2 quart container, top with half of the peanut butter cups, then layer on the second halves and swirl the candy in with a spatula. If your ice cream maker can handle chunky mix-ins, I think you could probably just pour them in and let the machine do the mixing.
Freeze the ice cream in an airtight container for at least 3 hours to make it really firm.
Peanut Butter-Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2/3 cups whole milk
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups mini peanut butter cups
In a medium saucepan simmer milk, cream, peanut butter, and sugar over medium heat, stirring, until smooth, about 1 minute.
Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, and cool mixture to room temperature. Then place in fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.
Freeze mixture in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Spread one half of the ice cream in a 2-quart container and top with ½ the peanut butter cups. Layer remaining ice cream and peanut butter cups and using a spatula swirl the candy and ice cream together. …Or just mix in with the ice cream maker?
Freeze ice cream in an airtight container for at least 3 hours in order for it to firm up.