April 27, 2013 by Meg G.
If you love peanut butter as much as I do, this will pretty much knock your socks off. It’s kind of like eating frozen, sweet, creamy peanut butter. In fact, that’s exactly what it’s like. With only 5 ingredients, you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into: peanut butter heaven. Here goes!
Peanut Butter Honey Ice Cream – by Max Falkowitz via Serious Eats
- 2 cups half and half
- 1 cup smooth all-natural or homemade peanut butter (unsalted or lightly salted)
- 1/2 cup honey (a darker honey, like wildflower or chestnut is best)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Kosher salt to taste (depending on how salty your peanut butter is)
- In a blender or food processor, combine half and half, peanut butter, honey, and sugar. Blend until very smooth, about 30 seconds. Blend in salt 1/4 teaspoon at a time to taste. We actually used our immersion blender in a large bowl and it worked just fine. Chill until mixture is very cold, about 3 hours.
- Churn chilled base in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Eat copious amounts of delicious, homemade peanut butter ice cream.
This stuff packs some serious peanut butter punch! Honestly, I think the honey flavor got lost in there, but perhaps that’s because I used clover honey, rather than a dark honey.
If you’re wondering where the chocolate is, well, we should be friends. Feel free to throw in some chocolate chips, chunks, cookies, whatever you got. We tried adding in some pretzels for a bit of a salty crunch. Unfortunately, they did not stay crunchy for long, so I’d recommend them as a topping rather than a mix-in.
In my opinion, this is best eaten right out of the ice cream maker. After a day in the freezer, the ice cream gets pretty hard (I’m thinking it’s the peanut butter), so you’ll have to exercise either your bicep muscles or some serious patience. But man-oh-man, it will be worth it!