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Monday, May 30, 2011

Peanut Butter and Oreo - A match made in the freezer.

Now I know I just did a peanut butter ice cream a few weeks back but we were going to Brad's parents for dinner and I wanted them to try how wonderful it really is. There have been a lot of cookies out there in the blog world that are peanut butter cookies with oeros stuffed inside.   Since this seems to be such a popular combination I decided to piggy back on that and add a whole bunch of crushed Oreo cookies into the ice cream.   I used my same great recipe base and decided to step it up notch adding more cocoa and more peanut butter.      

Peanut Butter Oreo Ice Cream

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 8 oreo cookies, crushed


1) Add egg yolk and vanilla extract in a medium bowl and whisk together. Set aside
2) Combine sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt in a sauce pan and whisk together.
3) Slowly stir in peanut butter, milk and cream, heat over medium-high heat whisking constantly until milk begins to boil and the liquid begins to thicken.
4) Temper in the hot liquid into the egg yolk, by pouring a small amount into the egg yolk, whisk as you pour to combine and prevent the egg yolk from cooking. Once combined add in the rest of the mixture, whisking all together.

5) Run the mixture through a sieve or sifter to remove any lumps. Cover the mixture with saran wrap, directly on the liquid to prevent a film from forming. Let the mixture chill for several hours

6) Follow your ice cream maker instructions for final freezing - mine is 20-30 minutes. Add the mini peanut butter cups at the end of this stage depending on your instructions. This is the last 10 minutes for me.
7) Once it has completed its cycle in your machine, transfer it to a container for storage in the freezer. The ice cream is best frozen for a few hours.

It is as good as it sounds.  The family was impressed and my ice cream love continues.    My mother in law actually got her own ice cream maker attachment for her birthday. This treat turned out to be a nice little preview of what she can now do.   The family has put in their summer cottage ice cream requests. 


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