Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

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This easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream is made with cream, peanut butter, and two kinds of chocolate. It’s a great homemade ice cream recipe you’ll want to make all summer long!

We all scream for ice cream. Here are a few of my favorites: Homemade Dark Chocolate Ice Cream, Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe and Fresh Peach Ice Cream are total hits.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

I feel like the summer got away from me in terms of the blog and recipes. I should be rolling out pumpkin, but I’m still dreaming about garden veggies and this amazing homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream. It’s still summer and plenty warm here in Southern Utah, so I thought I’d go ahead and post this recipe for you to enjoy. I’ve been making this ice cream for a few years now and it’s one of our favorites! It’s rich and smooth and that chocolate peanut butter combo is always a delicious classic.

This is the perfect easy recipe to celebrate a long weekend with! Don’t put summer away until you’ve tried this one, friends. You won’t regret it.

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream recipe

Doesn’t that look amazing! I made this chocolate peanut butter ice cream for my daughter’s birthday a while ago. Now I’m thinking I’m going to have to make another batch soon… the peril of editing all those pictures! They made me hungry.

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream recipe

Tips and Tricks for Making Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

  • Thomas bought me this ice cream maker a few years ago and we LOVE IT! You freeze the bowl so there’s no ice or salt to mess with and it churns the ice cream really quickly. When our kids get a little older and their appetites increase, I’m going to need to buy a second one.
  • This ice cream is delicious frozen in between two of my famous homemade chocolate chips cookies (best chocolate chip cookies ever!).

What can I sub for unsweetened chocolate?

Good semi-sweet chocolate chips work well in place of the unsweetened chocolate if you don’t have any on hand.

How long should I freeze ice cream before serving?

If you like a harder ice cream, put the ice cream in a freezer container and cover. Let it freeze for at least 2 hours before serving. The ice cream straight out of the maker is just like soft-serve. Out of the freezer it is like store-bought.

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream recipe
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5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

This easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream is made with cream, peanut butter, and two kinds of chocolate. It's a great homemade ice cream recipe you'll want to make all summer long!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 5

Ingredients 

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, whole is best
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, I like Ghiradelli, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
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Instructions 

  • In a medium pan whisk together the cocoa powder and sugar. While whisking add the milk and the cream. Whisk together well combined. Place the pan over medium to medium-high heat. When the milk mixture starts to steam (but isn’t boiling) add the chocolate and whisk until the chocolate melts. Remove from the head and add the vanilla and peanut butter and stir until well combined. Place the ice cream mixture in a container, cover, and refrigerate until cool (about 4 hours or overnight).
  • Pour the ice cream mixture in your ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • I use a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker that you just freeze the canister the ice cream is made in. It takes about 15 minutes to make ice cream with no salt and ice to mess with. I love it! If you like a harder ice cream, put the ice cream in a freezer container and cover. Let it freeze for at least 2 hours before serving. The ice cream straight out of the maker is just like soft-serve. Out of the freezer it is like store-bought.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 of 5 servings, Calories: 436kcal, Carbohydrates: 71g, Protein: 14.5g, Fat: 36g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 189.5mg, Sugar: 59.2g
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12 Comments

  1. Deseree Cundiff says:

    I haven’t made this yet, but was thinking of adding banana to it. Do you have any advice on how to do that?

    1. Melissa says:

      Like chopped or blended up? It sounds good!

    2. Deseree says:

      One of those. lol I am making it right now using Apriva instead of sugar. I am going to freeze and chop up some banana’s to add to it as I use the ice cream maker. Also, sorry for not answering me. I didn’t even know you replied until I was scrolling down.

  2. Taylor Ogne says:

    Hi there!

    I made this batter last night and settled on this recipe because it said ’30 minutes’…however you have to wait for the batter to set. Which is fine! But I do think the overall time should be adjusted. It was misleading to an ice cream maker newbie like me.

    It tastes delicious though! Glad I found this 7 years after you created the recipe! 🙂

  3. Carla says:

    Yeah, I just made it today and the mixture is grainy. I haven’t put it into the ice cream maker yet because I’m thinking it will be a waste of time.

  4. Melissa says:

    What kind of peanut butter did you use? Was it grainy going into the machine or smooth before you put it in and grainy coming out? That’s so odd, I make this one a lot and haven’t had the issue but you aren’t the first person that has. I’d love to trouble shoot.

  5. Martha says:

    How many quarts does this make. My ice cream make makes 6 quarts and I need to know how to adjust the recipe.

    1. Melissa says:

      It only makes about a quart, I bet you could do it 4 times this much and it’ll fit, that’s a HUGE ice cream machine, I need one!

  6. Elizabeth L. says:

    5 stars
    This ice cream…oh my! I’m addicted! So chocolatey and so peanut buttery (yes, those are both legit words!) Delicious! Thank you!

  7. lacier77 says:

    Literally, Gary just fixed himself a bowl of chocolate ice cream with a huge spoonful of peanut butter! He would love this! Now, I’m in need of an ice cream maker!

    1. Mitchell says:

      We just tried making this recipe and ran into a problem. After combining all the ingredients and adding to the ice cream maker, we let our mixer run for awhile. I think the mixture was still too hot and melted the cooling element in the mixing bowl. Did you let the mixture cool before adding to the ice cream maker or did you add it straight from the stove top?

    2. Melissa says:

      Oh no! I hate to hear that. Yes, you should refrigerate your mixture for 4 or more hours before adding it to the machine. Hopefully it will work better for you next time!