Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Wow, I haven't had this little jewel out in a while . . . like, about, 15 years!! But it just so happens that several weeks ago I saw Pioneer Woman had made homemade ice cream. And you know how it is when you're around those strong-willed types. You think you don't want to make homemade ice cream, and the next thing you know you're stirring together milk and sugar and grabbing a box of rock salt.

I did put my foot down on one item, however. Pioneer Woman was NOT going to convince me to heat half and half, temper egg yolks, cook over medium-low heat, or stir constantly. No, I did the no-cook variety. Sometimes a woman has just got to assert her independence.

I made peanut butter ice cream, topped it with chocolate syrup, and it was divine!! The Man of the House loved it, and kids loved it, and I loved everybody loving it.

"We should make this every day; it's totally quick and cheap," chirped the 13 year-old, who neither purchased the bag full of ingredients nor prepared the ice cream he was sucking down rapidly.

Well, maybe not every day but certainly not every 15 years either!! This is an easy summer treat that's too good to miss out on.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream - for a 4 quart ice cream freezer

Using an electric mixer or stand mixer, combine the following ingredients:

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cans evaporated milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 can Eagle sweetened, condensed milk
2/3 of 15 oz. jar of peanut butter (sorry for the vague amount . . . I adapted this from a 6 quart recipe!)

Fill container of ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.


  1. That sounds delicious - we are big fans of peanut butter here too and with chocolate sauce - yum!

    Nina x

  2. Oooh, lawd, that sounds good. I love good old fashioned homemade ice cream. What I would give for some of my mama's homemade peach ice cream. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. YUmmmmmmm!!! We amde something similar a couple of years ago--looks like I am working on that every fifteen years record of yours though.

  4. I grew up eating homemade ice cream, but I don't have a machine and your tempting me to go buy one.
    This looks sooooo gooood! I can't resist chocolate and peanut butter anything!