Salty Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream

5 from 3 votes

Salty Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream — the perfect dessert version of the PB+Honey sandwich. // Feast + West

Though I’m not headed back to school this fall, I’ve been reminiscing a lot about Augusts past. A friend and I were discussing school lunches the other day, and I remembered the day I denounced the PB&J. I was always picky about the flavor of jelly, and one day I just gave it up entirely. My mom used to make me PB&Hs instead, AKA peanut butter & honey or, as one of my friends affectionately called them, “Pooh Bear Sandwiches.” (Isn’t that adorable?)

I used to make PB&Hs for myself back in college too — a little taste of home right from my dorm room. (Although, arguably, those didn’t taste as good as the ones my mom made.) Later, I discovered a spot in Durham, N.C. that makes a grown-up panini version with bacon and bananas added in. (Don’t miss it if you find yourself in Bull City.)

Salty Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream — the perfect dessert version of the PB+Honey sandwich. // Feast + West

The PB&H is one sandwich I still love. So much so, I’m dedicating a whole ice cream flavor to it. I’ve been cooking up this Salty Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream in my head for a while in preparation for ice cream week, a collaboration I put together with 18 of my best blog friends. As I mentioned on Monday, we’re each sharing a delicious ice cream recipe on our blogs this week, a well as co-hosting a giveaway for the coolest-ever ice cream sundae kit!

Anyway, before I get into the exciting stuff, you should know that this ice cream is velvety smooth, lightly sweet and very, very peanut buttery. It’s probably my favorite ice cream flavor I’ve ever made. If you like peanut butter as much as me, you will adore this salty, custard-based sweet treat. Promise.

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Be sure to click through and read the whole post to get the decadent Salty Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream recipe, plus the scoop on the giveaway! // susannah

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Salty Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream — the perfect dessert version of the PB+Honey sandwich. // Feast + West

Salty Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream — the perfect dessert version of the PB+Honey sandwich. // Feast + West

Salty Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Yield: 1 quart
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
This peanut butter ice cream is salty and flavored with honey, making it the ultimate sweet & salty ice cream snack.
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  • 5 large egg yolks
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ¾ cups heavy cream
  • ¾ cup 1% or 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons local honey see note


Make the Base

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the yolks lightly to break them up. Whisk in half of the sugar (6 tablespoons.) In another medium bowl, add the peanut butter and honey. Set both bowls aside.
  • In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together the cream, milk, salt and the rest of the sugar. When the mixture has reached a low, gentle simmer, reduce the heat to medium.
  • With a measuring cup, scoop out 1/2 cup of the hot cream mixture. Whisking the egg yolks continuously, slowly pour the cream into the bowl with the egg yolks. Repeat with another 1/2 cup of the cream.
  • While stirring the cream mixture on the stove, slowly stir in the egg-and-cream mixture back into the saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until it thickens, about 1 to 2 minutes. When thickened, the mixture will coat the back of a spatular and it will hold a clear path when you run your finger across it.
  • Place a fine-mesh strainer over the bowl with the peanut butter and honey. Strain the ice cream base into the bowl. Remove strainer and stir the base into the peanut butter and honey.
  • In a large bowl (larger than the bowl with the cream mixture), make an ice water bath. Fill the bowl about halfway with ice and cold water and nestle the smaller bowl, with the cream mixture, inside. Stir the base occasionally until it is cool. Remove the base from the ice bath and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Freeze the ice cream

  • Following the manufacturer instructions for your ice cream maker, freeze the ice cream. While it churns, freeze the container you plan to store your ice cream in to keep it cold.
  • When it is done, transfer the ice cream to the frozen container. Enjoy right away, or freeze for 4 to 6 hours for firmer ice cream.


I recommend a lighter honey with this recipe. If you use a dark honey, use a bit less.

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nutrition information

Yield: 1 quart

amount per serving:

Serving: 1/2 cup Calories: 399kcal Carbohydrates: 31g Protein: 9g Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 14g Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 200mg Sodium: 386mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 29g
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  1. Kercia says

    oh my goodness this sounds like heaven on earth. I can not get enough of that sweet and salty mix, especially if there is peanut butter in it!

  2. Devra | thePomeroyLife says

    Oh man, I have really been wanting an ice cream maker this summer so that I can make all these amazing recipes that people are always posting!

  3. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says

    Gurrrrl. This looks amazing!! I am all about PB & H. I also think a trip to Durham in my future.

  4. Rana Durham says

    honey peanut butter ice cream thats something i need to try. i have always wanted ice cream maker so i can make my own/.

  5. Ashley says

    Ha! I need to check out that post on Durham! Make sure there’s nothing I”m somehow missing! lol I feel like I still discover new things here all the time!

    Love love this ice cream – peanut butter + honey is the best!

  6. LeAndra says

    I love the photography in this post, Susannah. So simple, yet so lovely. Not to mention salty honey peanut butter sounds divine.

  7. Jessica says

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try this in Beijing, where sadly there just isn’t enough ice cream.

  8. Erin @ The Speckled Palate says

    Oh my goodness, does this ice cream look ridiculously good. I was never one to eat PB&H sandwiches… I preferred the classic PB&BS (peanut butter and brown sugar), but I can imagine the PB&H is probably better… and definitely more healthy, too.

    And then this ice cream. It sounds heavenly, and I cannot wait to try some. It’s a shame we don’t all live in the same place so we could share all this wonderful ice cream!

  9. Lita Johnson says

    5 stars
    I love homemade ice cream + I love peanut butter so this is pretty much perfect summer eating for me. Regards, Lita Johnson

  10. Lita Johnson says

    5 stars
    I love homemade ice cream + I love peanut butter so this is pretty much perfect summer eating for me. Regards, Lita Johnson

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