"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave?" - Kathleen Kelly (You've Got Mail)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

4 c. half and half (I used fat free)
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 c. white sugar
dash of salt
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1/4 c. chocolate sprinkles (optional)

Whisk together the half and half, cocoa powder, sugar and salt in a large saucepan. Heat over med/high heat, stirring frequently until it comes to a rolling boil and begins to foam up. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until thoroughly blended. Chill mixture completely (overnight is best) and then freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions, adding the sprinkles (if using) during the last couple of minutes. Makes 7 cups of ice cream.

Found and adapted from here

Notes: This was my first time making homemade ice cream and it turned out great! I was a little leery of using fat free half and half  but you would never tell the difference...it was super rich and creamy! The only thing I'll do differently next time is add less sugar. It was a little too sweet for my taste. I'll cut it down to 3/4 a cup or maybe even 1/2 a cup. Overall I was really happy with it. I absolutely love ice cream so I'm excited to try out lots of new recipes! Let me know if you have a favorite that you think I should try...


  1. you got your ice cream maker!!

  2. Oh! Oh! I wish I had an ice cream maker. At a party for our department we had grapefruit granita/sorbet that was out of this world, and we served it with a splash of icy vodka. I don't know if you're into the cocktail thing, but if you are, that's a little bit of cocktail heaven. But even the sorbet on its own was to die for. I'll see if I can get the recipe if you think it sounds appealing.

  3. Yet another one I need to make, I'm going to gain about 75 lbs...lol