Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream is the stuff dreams are made of — if you love peanut butter and chocolate together. Lucious, creamy peanut butter ice cream is studded with fudgy brownie chunks and peanut butter cup pieces.

Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream is the stuff dreams are made of — if you love peanut butter and chocolate together. Luscious, creamy peanut butter ice cream is studded with fudgy brownie chunks and peanut butter cup pieces. (via feastandwest.com)

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Flavor combinations are hit or miss. For Christmas last year, I got a copy of The Flavor Bible, and it’s been so helpful in planning my blog posts, so that I can make better pairings — and better food.

Tomato basil? Mhm. Lavender lemon? Delish. Chocolate and peanut butter? Oh hell yes. But I don’t need a book to tell me those go together.

Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream is the stuff dreams are made of — if you love peanut butter and chocolate together. Lucious, creamy peanut butter ice cream is studded with fudgy brownie chunks and peanut butter cup pieces. (via feastandwest.com)

Peanut butter and chocolate are one of my staples in life. I can’t live without it.

I always used to get a bag of Reese’s Pieces at the movies as a kid, and I do love a good peanut butter chocolate chip cookie.


Once, a friend made me a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting for my birthday. It’s still one of my favorite birthday cakes EVER.

Also: chocolate peanut butter smoothies are my favorite way to start the day.

Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream is the stuff dreams are made of — if you love peanut butter and chocolate together. Lucious, creamy peanut butter ice cream is studded with fudgy brownie chunks and peanut butter cup pieces. (via feastandwest.com)

So last summer, I dreamed up this Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream.

Lucious, creamy peanut butter ice cream that stars brownie chunks (I like this fudgy browny recipe) and peanut butter cup pieces in every single bite.

Amazing, right? Perfect for chocolate peanut butter lovers like me. It has all my favorite things! One problem? I lacked an ice cream maker. 

Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream is the stuff dreams are made of — if you love peanut butter and chocolate together. Lucious, creamy peanut butter ice cream is studded with fudgy brownie chunks and peanut butter cup pieces. (via feastandwest.com)

Thankfully, that has since been remedied, so I was finally able to mix up a batch of this amazing Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream.

I’m not kidding when I say we savored every bite. Chris and I caught each other stealing spoonfuls from the freezer.

We downed this batch in a week, and he’s been begging me to make it again ever since.

Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream is the stuff dreams are made of — if you love peanut butter and chocolate together. Lucious, creamy peanut butter ice cream is studded with fudgy brownie chunks and peanut butter cup pieces. (via feastandwest.com)

And I can’t wait to do so. Just editing these pictures made me crave this ice cream.

Now that summer is officially here, I’ll be making it pronto. This weekend perhaps? Hope you enjoy it with me! // susannah

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Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream is the stuff dreams are made of — if you love peanut butter and chocolate together. Lucious, creamy peanut butter ice cream is studded with fudgy brownie chunks and peanut butter cup pieces. (via feastandwest.com)

Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream is the stuff dreams are made of — if you love peanut butter and chocolate together. Lucious, creamy peanut butter ice cream is studded with fudgy brownie chunks and peanut butter cup pieces. (via feastandwest.com)

Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream

Yield: 1 quart
Prep Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Lucious, creamy peanut butter ice cream is studded with fudgy brownie chunks and peanut butter cup pieces.

Ingredients

  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2-3/4 cup brownie chunks
  • 1/2-3/4 cup peanut butter cup candies, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a heatproof bowl, break up the yolks with a whisk. Stir in half of the sugar (6 tablespoons). In another heatproof bowl, add peanut butter and set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together, cream, milk, salt and remaining sugar. When the mixture begins to simmer, reduce heat to medium.
  3. Temper the eggs: Carefully scoop out 1/2 cup of the hot cream mixture. Whisking constantly, pour the hot cream mixture into the eggs. Repeat with another 1/2 cup of hot cream, whisking constantly.
  4. Using a spatula, stir the cream in the saucepan while pouring the egg and cream mixture back into the saucepan.
  5. Cook mixture over medium heat until thickened. (It should coat the back of a spoon.)
  6. Strain the base through a fine mesh strainer into the bowl containing the peanut butter. Stir. Set the container into an ice-water bath. Stir the base occasionally until it has cooled.
  7. Remove base from the ice water bath. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  8. Freeze the base in your ice cream maker, according to manufacturer's instructions. When mixture has thickened, but not completely, add brownie chunks and peanut butter cups. When ready to freeze, pour into a cold loaf pan or ice cream container. Freeze 1-2 hours before serving. Store in the freezer up to 1 week.

Notes

Adapted from the book Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 758Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 228mgSodium: 528mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 2gSugar: 40gProtein: 16g

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  1. Erin @ The Speckled Palate says

    Whyyyyyyy isn’t it easy to mail ice cream? Because I could use some of this goodness ASAP. 🙂

  2. Kristin | The Grape Soda Club says

    My husband and I are huge fans of peanut butter and chocolate together – and ice cream! This is a win all around and I can’t wait to make it! I’ve also been hearing a lot about The Flavor Bible. Your recommendation tipped the scales and I ordered it. 😀

    • Susannah says

      Oh fabulous! I think you’ll love that book! It has become such a great resource for me. And I am so glad I am not alone in the PB+C camp. I definitely need to make it again soon.

  3. Jennifer says

    Hi! I am so excited to be making this for my family. Please help me with a bit of confusion on the recipe. I have read it over and over but can’t seem to find where to add the peanut butter I put in a heat proof bowl. I may just throw it in when I mix it all up in Ice Cream Maker.

    • Susannah says

      Hi Jennifer! I am so glad you are going to try your hand at this recipe! I agree, that was totally unclear. I have adjusted the recipe to say that when you strain the cream mixture, you strain it into the bowl containing the peanut butter. So sorry for the confusion!
      //susannah

  4. Halle says

    Hey there! I am planning on making this tomorrow, but I have a question I’ve been curious about for awhile. Do the brownie chunks stay soft/squishy in the ice cream once it’s all done and frozen? I am making homemade brownies for this recipe, but I’m wondering how they won’t just get rock hard in the ice cream mixture after it’s been in the freezer. Thank you!

    • Susannah says

      Hey Halle! Sorry for the delay here, hope you enjoyed this recipe and got an answer to your question. They are not like rocks, in my opinion, and I typically use homemade brownies as well. I know what you mean, and they definitely can become more crisp/dry the longer you let it sit, but in my experience, if the brownies are fresh and you eat the ice cream within a week or two, they should be just fine.

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