Friday, August 3, 2012

Simply Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream !

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream - courtesy of Cuisinart

I was given a Cuisinart ice cream maker as a gift from a dear friend and since its summer its time to make ice cream. One of the best recipes to make in their book is the peanut butter ice cream, Its not to rich its just right.

Here's What you will Need

1-1/8 cups good quality peanut butter (not natural)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1-1/4 cups whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup chopped chocolate peanut butter cup candies


In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer or whisk to combine the peanut butter and sugar until smooth. Add the milk and mix on low speed until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.
Turn the machine on; pour the mixture into freezer bowl, and let mix until thickened, about 25 to 35 minutes. Five minutes before mixing is completed, add the chopped candy through the top and let mix in completely. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.

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