Thursday, February 21, 2008
I love peanut butter
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter Ice Cream
I really like the recipe for peanut butter ice cream in the Ben and Jerry's cookbook. It's easy, it's fast, and DELICIOUS!!! Bobby is a huge fan and so am I. He bought me a pack of six Reese's peanut butter hearts for Valentine's day- oh yeah baby, you know what I like- and suggested we try using it in an ice cream. I thought it was brilliant.
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup milk
(I've been using 1 cup whipping cream, 1/2 cup half and half, and 1 1/2 cups whole milk to cut out some of the fat.)
1/3 cup peanut butter
4 Reese's Peanut Butter Holiday shapes* (trees, hearts, easter eggs, pumpkins), chopped into small pieces
Whisk the eggs and then add the sugar, whisking it in a little at a time. Whisk in cream and milk until blended well. Remove 1 cup of cream mixture and whisk with peanut butter until blended. Add peanut butter cream mixture back into the rest of the cream mixture and freeze in ice cream maker. About two minutes before the ice cream is done, add the chopped Reese's.
*You could most certainly use the standard Reese's cups in place of these holiday shapes but I would warn against simply because the holiday versions are fresh and soft and much more peanut buttery than the cups.