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Sundays with Joy: Chocolate and Salty Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Our latest recipe for the Sundays with Joy baking group was an ice cream recipe with two items that are just a match made in heaven – chocolate and peanut butter. I mean, really, does it get any better than that?! Let me show you how just how simple this recipe is – let’s go!

Chocolate and Salty Peanut Butter Ice Cream

When I have attempted to make ice cream in the past it is either hit or miss. Sometimes it is grainy, too soft, the cooked custard base was not cooked properly, or the final texture was not creamy. Ice cream is an ongoing challenge for me….until now.
Ice Cream IngredientsIn this recipe there are no eggs to crack or temper. Look at that, I am already relaxing (just a little bit). Milk is heated gently, while cocoa, sugar and cornstarch and heavy cream wait in the wings.
WhiskingWhisking in the dry ingredients turns this base into a lovely thickened pudding! At this point the mixture is removed from the heat and strained. Cream and semisweet chocolate chips are stirred in.

Chocolate ice cream baseHello, beautiful! This mixture gets cooled completely in the fridge. While I waited I made my peanut butter swirl mixture which was easy peasy. Peanut butter, salt and cream are stirred together.
Peanut Butter MixtureI was a bit worried over the consistency of this mixture. It was fairly firm and I wondered how on earth it would swirl into the chocolate ice cream. I cast that worry aside and prepared the ice cream maker. The completely cooled chocolate base goes into the ice cream maker and starts churning. This is what I am met with at the end of the cycle…
Chocolate Ice CreamThe peanut butter is swirled in with a butter knife in large swirls and then the ice cream is frozen for a few hours to firm up. And how did it taste? It is beyond delicious….smooth, creamy chocolate ice cream with rich peanut butter swirls running throughout makes for a fabulous and decadent ice cream! Sweet Z took a taste and said, “Did you really make this?” Umm, yes! I made only a half batch as 1) I only had enough milk/ cream for that portion and  2) I did not want to eat the entire batch! Thankfully, Sweet Z has a thing for ice cream!

Chocolate and Salty Peanut Butter Ice CreamYou can find this recipe in Joy Wilson’s first cookbook, Joy the Baker: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes, which you can learn more about here.

 You can also find out more about our Sundays with Joy baking group! Get yourself a copy of Joy’s cookbook and join us as we make a new recipe each week and talk all about it! We are down to the last few remaining recipes, so join in now! Joy’s new cookbook, Homemade Decadence, which hits the shelves this October!

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