Chocolate Peanut Butter

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Ample Hills Creamery

Ample Hills Creamery

By Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna

Published 2014

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Nothing comforts a broken heart better than this soothing combination of dark chocolate ice cream and creamy peanut butter. Peanut butter is a strong flavor, and we like to swirl in lots and lots of it, so it’s important to make the chocolate dark and rich. That way, it can stand up to the peanut butter and be an equal dance partner.



    1. Prepare Dark Chocolate according to the recipe directions. Transfer the cooled base to a storage container and refrigerate until ready to use.
    2. Make the peanut butter swirl: In a medium saucepan, combine the cream, syrup, and sugar and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar granules have dissolved, but not a moment longer. Remove the pan from the heat and add the peanut butter and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
    3. Transfer the cooled base to an ice cream maker and churn it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
    4. Transfer the ice cream to a storage container, gently folding in heaping spoonfuls of the peanut butter mixture as you do, softly lifting and spinning it throughout the ice cream. Be careful not to overmix. Serve immediately or harden in your freezer for 8 to 12 hours for a more scoopable ice cream.