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Creamy homemade chocolate ice cream with peanut butter and peanut butter cups mixed right in.  This is a chocolate and peanut butter lover’s dream come true!

bowl with three scoop of chocolate peanut butter ice cream with spoon

        So many favorites packed into one great recipe! Creamy, delicious homemade ice cream? Check. Peanut butter and chocolate? Check! Peanut butter cups? Checkity, check, check! This ice cream is so good and easy to make too.  You’ll want to print the recipe and make it on repeat.

      MiMi originally made this recipe and shared it back in 2015.  She was on a homemade ice cream kick and was creating all sorts of fun flavors.

       She has since slowed down on making ice cream and I have taken over the dessert committee.  But now that I have my own ice cream maker, I have been going back and remaking her great recipes.

large bowl filled with chocolate ice cream base ready to be frozen

      That allows us to relive our favorites and it gives me an excuse to share them with you again!  It’s really a great win for everyone!

      So now we have spiffier recipe cards, new pictures and a little more commentary about what works well when you put this easy recipe together.

Here is what MiMi had to say about it in 2015:

    The first time I made this ice cream earlier this summer, Pops and K.C. said it was my best homemade ice cream ever.  The texture on this one is unbelievably smooth and cream.

    Unfortunately, I did not write down the recipe and was concerned about making it another time in case I didn’t make it just the way I did that first time.  I was afraid I’d fail to live up to those standards.

    When my parents were coming to town, I decided I wanted to make three different kinds of homemade ice cream for them to try.  Since this was such a success I decided to pull up my big girl panties and try it again.  SUCCESS.

       This time I stirred in pieces of Reese’s peanut butter cups.  See the note at the bottom of the recipe to find out how I made it that first time.  That is the way we like it best.

-MiMi

adding chunks of frozen peanut butter and peanut butter cups to churning chocolate ice cream

      I went ahead and took that note from MiMi and made it the actual recipe instructions.  The first time she had tried to swirl the peanut butter through the chocolate ice cream.

      Swirling thick peanut butter through the ice cream and getting it somewhat even is a bit of a task.  Stirring in frozen bits of peanut butter is much easier!

      My husband, Little Dude and I were in love at first bite on this ice cream.  We were so sad when we hit the bottom of the container.

     Luckily it was easy to make so we can whip it up again.  But first we have so many other ice creams to try.

bowl of soft chocolate ice cream with peanut butter chunks

       My husband is a huge fan of homemade blackberry ice cream, so that is on the agenda as soon as our berries start to ripen.   I am also anxious to take a stab at updating the monster cookie ice cream post.  So watch out for that!

Storing Ice Cream:

MiMi also wanted to share that she has a new favorite way to store her ice cream.  She found these Tovolo Glide-A-Scoop containers that fit in the freezer well, stack easily and store nicely.  She already has a couple and is getting ready to order more.  (They certainly did not sponsor this in any way, MiMi just really likes them!)

I got fun quart sized containers that are reusable and dishwasher safe that I like as well. No matter how it’s stored, the ice cream tends to disappear quickly around here!

quart container of chocolate ice cream with bits of peanut butter and peanut butter cups showing

Ice Cream Maker Recommendations 

MiMi has a couple kitchenaid ice cream maker attachments for her stand mixer.  She loves them and makes all of her ice cream with them.

I recently got a cuisinart ice cream maker. You freeze the bowl ahead of using it much like the kitchenaid attachment.

I have had it for about 4 months and it has gotten a work out already, I can’t wait to really make it work this summer! It really doesn’t take up that  much room, the hardest part is making sure the bowl is frozen when I’m getting a craving to make ice cream.

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bowl of chocolate peanut butter ice cream ready to eat

Yield: 12 Servings

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

bowlful of chocolate peanut butter ice cream with peanut butter cup pieces inside

Creamy homemade chocolate ice cream with peanut butter and peanut butter cups mixed right in.  This is a chocolate and peanut butter lover's dream come true!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 T chocolate syrup (optional)
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 10 miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, halved (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place small dollops (about the size of a gumball) of peanut butter on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Chop peanut butter cups and toss on the sheet as well. Freeze until ready to mix them in.
  2. Whip eggs. Add sugar, then cocoa, then chocolate syrup a little at a time.
  3. Whisk in cream and milk.
  4. Freeze in ice cream maker according to its instructions.
  5. When the Ice cream is done churning, either fold in the frozen peanut butter and peanut butter cups or toss them in and let the ice cream maker do it for you.
  6. Transfer to storage containers and freeze at least 2 hours or until ready to eat.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 332Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 7g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Creamy homemade chocolate ice cream with peanut butter and peanut butter cups mixed right in.  This is a chocolate and peanut butter lover's dream come true!

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Andrea Nine

Friday 22nd of May 2020

What a treat especially for chocolate and peanut butter lovers like us!! Have a sweet Holiday weekend!

Kim - KnockitoffKim.com

Wednesday 25th of May 2016

Hi Carlee! Thanks for another rockstar recipe! I'm featuring this ice cream on You Link it We Make it tomorrow morning - we made it earlier today and it was just a perfect early summer day to enjoy it! It was fabulous and so creamy! Thanks again! Pinning!

Carlee

Thursday 26th of May 2016

Yay! I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for featuring it, I am heading over now!

Megan Chamberlin

Monday 5th of October 2015

My husband would fall in love with me all over again if I made this for him! Thanks for sharing your sweet recipe with us at Merry Monday!

Carlee

Monday 5th of October 2015

And who could blame him?! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Unknown

Sunday 4th of October 2015

Thanks for sharing at Tips & Tricks! Hope to see you again this week!

Carlee

Sunday 4th of October 2015

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown

Friday 2nd of October 2015

I need to get an ice cream maker. Maybe I'll put it on my Christmas list! This looks yummy.

Carlee

Friday 2nd of October 2015

We have so much fun creating ice cream flavors to go with our baked goods. An ice cream maker would be a perfect Christmas gift!