This is kind of a 2 part post because I'm working on the second part right now, but this ice cream is too good not to share right. now.
I have a lot of milk at my disposal and I bought this ice cream maker from Amazon a couple months ago. I love it because I can make a 2 quart batch of ice cream in just about 25 minutes. Did you know the 1/2 gallon ice cream cartons you buy aren't 1/2 gallons anymore? It's a rip off, they've gotten smaller and gone up in price.
I like having an ice cream maker because I can keep the freezer canister in the freezer all the time and ice cream treats are always at my fingertips.
This recipe is out of the booklet that came with my ice cream maker. It's easy and tasty too!
1 1/8 cup peanut butter (don't use natural)
3/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped peanut butter cups, chocolate chips or 1 cup combination of the two
Mix peanut butter and sugar in a bowl until smooth. Add milk and mix for 2-3 minutes until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the vanilla and heavy cream. Freeze according to your machines directions. Makes 2 quarts.
This will have a soft serve consistency right out of the machine. If you want it a little firmer, you can freeze it for 1-2 hours and it will be more scoopable.
Tomorrow I'll share how to turn this into a delicious ice cream sandwich! Yum.