Tuesday, July 8, 2008

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Peanut Butter Yum

As soon as I saw the recipe for Peanut Butter Ice Cream on Milk & Honey's blog I knew I had to make this ice cream. I thought Alex would propose to me all over again because I made him something with peanut butter in it. Why would he propose again, you ask? Because I am weird. I am not a fan of peanut butter in any kind of dessert. I can sit and eat a whole tub of peanut butter on its own but the moment you put it in a dessert I won't touch it. I just don't like the taste. So for me to make this ice cream was a real treat because it means Alex did something special to deserve it. And he did do something special...he got good grades in school! I swear I treat the man like a little kid sometimes. However, if you would have seen his expression when he tried this ice cream you would have thought he was a little kid because he loved it so much :)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Source: Bruce Weinstein's The Ultimate Ice Cream Book (here)

3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 tsps. vanilla extract
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

In a medium mixing bowl, beat the sugar into the eggs until thickened and pale yellow. Set aside.

Bring the milk to a simmer in a heavy medium saucepan. Slow beat the hot milk into the eggs and sugar. Pour the entire mixture back into the pan and place over low heat. Stire constantly with a whisk or wooden spoon until the custard thickens slightly. Be careful not to let the mixture boil or the eggs will scramble. Remove from the heat and beat in the peanut butter. Pour the hot custard through a strainer into a large, clean bowl. Allow the peanut butter custard to cool slightly. Stir in the cream and vanilla. Cover and refigerate until cold or overnight.

Stir the chilled custard, then freeze in your ice cream machine according to the instructions. Add chocolate chips when ice cream is semi-frozen. Allow the machine to mix in the chips. Transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze at least two hours.

With some chocolate chip cookies..yum!

1 comment:

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

This totally made my mouth water!