Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

A warning about this ice cream- don’t make it if you’re not prepared to eat the entire batch in one sitting and feel sick afterwards. Don’t do it. Don’t even think about making this ice cream if you think this is the kind of dessert that sits in the freezer waiting for after dinner, or company. This ice cream isn’t the one.

This Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream is the kind of summer time dessert that you eat, sitting on your patio at sunset saying hello to your neighbors as they come home from work while you watch episodes of Big Love on your laptop. This is that dessert.

If you’re trying to exercise self control, don’t make this ice cream. If you’re trying to set an example for your children about moderation, turn away now.

BUT! If you’re looking for the most amazingly decadent, lick your finger, lick the spoon, lick the scoop, lick the bowl, go back for more and lick it all again ice cream. Well friends, this is the one.

Peanut butter and chocolate. I’ve died and gone to heaven. It reminds me of being a kid and ordering a scoop at the local shop. It makes me so happy that I’m an adult and can have as many scoops as I like.

What a world.


This ice cream is proof that God loves us.

Oh!  On the savory side- check out this simple Caesar Salad I made.  It’s over here!

Double Chocolate peanut Butter Ice Cream

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2 1/2 cups whole milk

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

pinch of salt

3 Tablespoons cornstarch

1/2 cup heavy cream

3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup smooth salted peanut butter ( I like the all natural peanut butter)

In a sauce pan over medium heat, stir together 2 cups whole milk, sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Heat until the milk start to steam, but before it starts to boil.

In a small bowl, stir together the remaining 1/2 cup of whole milk and the cornstarch. Stir until no lumps remain.

Add the cornstarch mixture to the heated milk and chocolate mixture and bring to a low boil. Boil until thickened. The mixture will look the consistency of chocolate pudding. Remove from flame.

In a small sauce pan, heat 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Once boiling, remove from heat and pour over the chocolate chips. Let sit for 1 minute, then stir the cream and chocolate mixture until incorporated.

Stir the cream and chocolate mixture into the cooling chocolate ice cream base. Place in a bowl, covered with plastic wrap or a lid, and put in the fridge until cool.

Once cool, follow the manufacturers instructions on the ice cream maker to churn ice cream. Once the mixture has chilled and thickened in the ice cream maker, slowly drizzle in 1/4 cup of peanut butter. Don’t over mix. You want a nice ribbon of peanut butter running through the ice cream.

Transfer the ice cream into a freezer safe container and fold in the remaining 1/4 cup of peanut butter. Cover and freeze until solid.


146 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

  1. Why, oh why, did I sell my ice cream machine??????????????

    The reality is that my freezer is way to small for the canister (I’d have to give up real food to make space), but after seeing this recipe…it would be well worth it.

    When I was a teenager and had the munchies(!), I would get the jar of peanut butter and vanilla ice cream and stand in front of the freezer taking a bit of the peanut butter and a swipe of ice cream. Everyone thought I was crazy – but hey, this was before Ben & Jerry’s started coming out with outrageous mixes.

    Chocolate and peanut butter – heaven on earth.

  2. Joy, this post made my life. I’ve been fighting ice cream cravings all week, and lo and behold, what am I eating as I read this post? ICE CREAM. It may not be as good as yours (Mint Karaoke cookie is the name) but it will do me for right now. Until I can get my hands on an ice cream maker:)

  3. Umm… I think I’m that way with ALL ice cream. It’s sort of a problem… Yours looks especially good though so maybe I’d just devour it in record time!

  4. I do believe I’ll be making it as well! Yes, Sarah, an ice cream maker has the potential to replace bad friends, bad boyfriends, and bad days. Its definitely a good thing!

  5. oh my god…the picture alone has me wanting to lick my computer screen…chocolate and peanut butter HEAVEN…I must find the pieces that go to my ice cream machine! If I can’t find the pieces, I’ll BUY one!

  6. Oh, wow, this looks incredible! I think I could polish off the entire recipe’s worth in one sitting. Chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite dessert combination and this looks perfect. I am definitely bookmarking this to make soon!

  7. want to come to my house and bring this ice cream? we can be bestest friends forever?! seriously, this looks amazing. yet another reason why i need to buy an ice cream maker!

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