Thursday, March 5, 2009

Peanut Buttter Cup Fudge Swirl Ice Cream

"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!"

If someone came up to me and asked me what my favorite dessert is, I wouldn't even need a second to tell them of my love for ice cream. Now I'm not talking about the nasty grocery store kind of ice cream...I'm talking about frozen custard or the other really fattening kinds of ice cream. Sorry, but unless I'm having a health-conscious day, I'm not going to go get frozen yogurt--it's a waste of time. 

But back to the ice cream! I've never made any before because I'm very intimidated of the ice cream maker. All the spinning, churning, ice, rock salt, etc...I had no idea how to make it. So I finally buckled down and got my dad to show me how to use our ice cream maker; it was so much easier than I thought. What does this mean? Well from now on I'm pretty much going to go a little crazy over making ice cream. Once summer hits, I'm just going to warn you that it's going to probably be a new flavor a week. This recipe is from I added my favorite candy, Reese Cups, to the mixture because everyone knows that I like to have multiple textures in my food. 

Is this ice cream good? Oh my goodness...look at the picture? Do I really need to tell you how great it is? The ice cream is essentially more like a creamy vanilla custard, and then peanut butter swirled in just about makes me want to eat the whole container. But sadly enough I won't eat it all, well today at least. :)

Ice cream
2 & 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 cups whole milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
8 large egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 bag of Reese Cups, chopped

Fudge Swirl
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/8 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
pinch of salt

To make ice cream:
Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Put yolks, sugar, and salt into a bowl. Beat on high speed with an electric mixer until yolk mixture has tripled in volume and can hold a ribbon on surface for 2 seconds, about 3 min. 
Reduce speed to medium and add cream and milk; beat to combine. Transfer mixture to saucepan; cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until it's thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. It should read 180 degrees F., about 5-7 min.
Pour custard through a medium-mesh sieve into a bowl set in ice-water. Add vanilla extract. Let cool completely, stirring often.
Freeze custard in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Serve immediately, or freeze in an airtight plastic container until ready to serve. If frozen for mroe than 4 hours, let ice cream stand at room temperature 15-20 min. before serving.

To make fudge swirl:
Combine cream and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium heat until it bubbles. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate, peanut butter, and salt. Let cool.

To assemble:
Pour ice cream from machine into a freezer-safe container (it will be the consistency of soft serve). Allow to harden slightly in freezer, about 1 hour. Remove from freezer and pout fudge sauce in a zig-zag over top. Using a butter knife, gently swirl the fudge into the ice cream. Return to freezer and allow to harden another hour or more, until scoop-able.


lesley said...

Uhm, yeah, that ice cream looks WAY too good, girl!! : ) Haha, I would DEFINITELY have problems not eating all of it ; )

Enjoy your nice weather, as well ... isn't it wonderful ??

VeggieGirl said...

Holy yum scrumptiousness!!

Lo said...

Reese's peanut butter cups in cookies... nice.

noble pig said...

This is nice. But the automatic ice cream makers don't need any rock salt etc. Just press the button and go!

5 Star Foodie said...

Oh, that's sooo delicious! I've never made my own ice cream yet, but maybe this summer I'll give it a try.

ttfn300 said...

holy cow. want some. now. :)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I LOVE making ice cream! I'm bookmarking this!

apparentlyjessy said...

Yum, I wish I had an ice cream maker! Thanks for visiting my blog, you have a nice one too, lots of good looking recipes!

Jennifer said...

oh my oh my oh my oh my oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kerstin said...

Oh wow - the fudge swirl has peanut butter in it and the ice cream has peanut butter cups - I am completely sold! Looks delicious!

Elyse said...

Mmm, you know I'm a fan of anything with PB cups. This sounds absolutely delicious!

Maria said...

We have an ice cream maker, I have to try this one!

Emily said...

Ohhhh my goodness. Be still my beating heart! This ice cream looks amazing! I love ice cream, I love peanut butter, I love fudge, so yes, this sounds great.

Priscilla said...

This ice cream looks so delicious! Yummy!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Mamma Mia, this is my kind of ice cream!

Lori said...

You, skinny- can eat this ice scream (not a typo)!

Me, chubby- eat frozen yogurt. One spoonful of this stuff and I would gain five pounds. Thats not to say that I am not sitting here totally drooling over this wonderful creat- slurp- ion.

I am so with you. I have always said if there was only one food I could eat- it would be ice cream.

Elra said...

OMG, I can't believe it. You made the most delicious sounding ice cream.

Grace said...

and here i thought the reese's peanut butter cup couldn't be improved upon! awesome ice cream, olivia. :)

Lee said...

yummy!! we do all scream for ice cream indeed! how did the cooking class go?

Aaron and Andrea said...

Umm...yah! Wow, Aaron is going to love you so much more than me now. Ice cream is his Favorite!! :)

Culinarywannabe said...

Oh my! This looks really dangerous!!!

Talita said...

Oh, I love the blog's name! I can't live without desserts! Ice cream is one of my favorites sweets.

eatme_delicious said...

Yum!! I want some. I'm with you about the custard/full fat ice cream. The other stuff just isn't the same. Though I also like good frozen yogurt!

Jacque said...

Oooh, three of my favorite things... ice cream, peanut butter, and chocolate.

A definite winner!

Chef Fresco said...

Yum! Peanut butter and chocolate are my 2 favorite ingredients!

Aubree said...

Ooohhh my goodness... yuuum. Peanut butter ice cream is my favorite! And I agree, why mess around with the ice cream that isn't full of all the good stuff?

I might just have to look into getting an ice cream maker now... haha

The Food Hunter said...

I want some right now!

Jude said...

I can definitely tell from the pictures alone how good this ice cream is. That is straight up sinful stuff.