The Very Peanut Butteriest Ice Cream (No-Churn!)

The Very Peanutbutteriest Ice Cream Ever!

I had to, everyone. It’s the end of the week. I’ve been baking with fruit all week. Now it’s time for peanut butter and chocolate to make a comeback!

You know that I can’t go more than a week or so without doing something PB-related. It’s the ABCs of me, baby, and I’ve embraced it. Just like I’ve embraced the role of sugar in my life. More on that in a bit.

If you get frustrated because your peanut butter ice cream isn’t peanut buttery enough, or because it doesn’t include enough mix-ins, look no further. This no-churn option will satisfy all of your frozen peanut butter dreams!

The Very Peanutbutteriest Ice Cream Ever!

I’m tired of the war on sugar. Yes, I realize I’m a baking blogger and so my credibility is lessened here, but I’m going to be very real with you.

First of all, a qualifier: the following thoughts do not apply to anyone who cannot have sugar for medical reasons or anyone who has disordered eating habits. I’m not a doctor or a nutritionist (clearly), so the following thoughts are just opinion.

The Very Peanutbutteriest Ice Cream Ever!

A few years ago, after reading endless articles about the evils of sugar, I tried it cutting out. To call it a disaster would be fair. It’s not that I had withdrawal (I didn’t, shockingly) or any other noticeable symptoms. People told me I’d feel better, and that didn’t happen. I felt no different. Life was a little more boring, and I had to say no a lot, but that was about it.

What prompted the disaster was a lot of sudden weight loss. I’ve always been petite, and I have always worn sizes in the low range of the spectrum. But with the cancellation of sugar, I quickly lost 20 pounds and became very obsessed with maintaining what I now see was an unsustainable diet. I spent a lot of time chopping veggies, eating lean protein, and feeling virtuous.

The Very Peanutbutteriest Ice Cream Ever!

Along with that came insecurity, doubt, a constant nagging hunger and the desire to eat everything in sight. I didn’t realize it at the time because it all seemed so healthy, but I was depriving my body of essential nutrients. What looked like fitness and health was really dysfunction.

Thankfully, I pulled myself back from the brink. As a result of this experience, I refuse to cut out food groups anymore. Did I put the weight back on? Yes. And I’m grateful for it, for my muscles (thanks, barre workouts!) and for whatever curves I like to think that I have.

The Very Peanutbutteriest Ice Cream Ever!

When I see people turning sugar into the enemy, I get angry. It’s not sugar that’s the problem. It’s the extreme approach to food and the lack of emphasis our society puts on balance. I haven’t mastered balance, and I might not ever. But I’m sure gonna keep trying.

There’s your PSA. Now let’s get our sugar on!

The Very Peanutbutteriest Ice Cream Ever!

This ice cream is full of it, not gonna lie. It’s got peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk, and whipped cream. You can be lazy and use Cool Whip (no judgement), but I like the less chemical taste of the whipped cream. And then I loaded the whole thing down with peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips and milk chocolate chips.

Suffice it to say, I’ll be eating a lot of this ice cream later. Probably a little more than I should. But you know, that’s life. And I’m happy that I don’t have to say no to anything anymore!

 

The Very Peanut Butteriest Ice Cream (No-Churn!)

Ingredients

14 oz. sweetened condensed milk (I used fat-free)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup creamy peanut butter (not natural)
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup Reese’s peanut butter cup miniatures, chopped in half
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the condensed milk, vanilla and peanut butter until smooth.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer using the whisk attachment, beat the whipping cream on high until stiff peaks form.
  3. Fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture gradually, making sure that no streaks are left in the mixture. Gently add the mix-ins and stir again.
  4. Place in a freezer-safe container or pan and freeze overnight.
  5. Store covered in the freezer.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I totally agree with you…sugar is definitely not the enemy. If people just use it in moderation and don’t over abuse, there’s really no problem. I admire you for trying to cut out sugar. I don’t think I could do that! Especially when ice cream like this is involved. What a great way to end the week!
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    1. Mir

      Don’t admire me for trying to cut it out. Like I said, it was a huge mistake. I’ll never do it again! 🙂

  2. Amanda

    I eat peanut butter every day, so you can just keep these beautiful peanut butter posts coming. I think it’s kind of funny that I got an ice cream maker as a gift a few years ago, and then right afterward I stumbled upon the glory that is no-churn ice cream. Whoops! This is the perfect amount of peanut butter for me. And the Reese’s cups! Bliss on a spoon!
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    1. Mir

      I will keep them coming, guaranteed!

  3. Manali @ CookWithManali

    nothing like classic peanut butter ice cream, this looks so good Mir, love that it’s loaded with PB. When it comes to PB, more is always better!
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    1. Mir

      More is always the best, Manali!

  4. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    Is there anything better than no-churn ice cream? I have a hate-hate relationship with my ice cream maker – not even a little love there – so this one is going into my ice cream collection right this minute. And I agree with you about not cutting out anything – I do watch my sugar intake, but there’s always a time and place for things like peanut butter ice cream. 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Ice cream makers take up a LOT of space, and they just don’t need to be there!

  5. Michele @ Alwayzbakin

    THIS peanut butter ice cream….It’s going to haunt my dreams until I make it! OMIGOSH, this looks absolutely SINful! Well done. You deserve an award for this one! 😀
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    1. Mir

      Totally make it. It’s irresistible!

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