Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream + A Giveaway

I had visions and dreams about showing up today with a cashew milk ice cream that was every bit as delicious and creamy as the ones you can buy at the store. And we were all going to love it and dance and be merry!

This is not that recipe.

After several failed versions, I decided to cut my losses for now and instead I bring you this wonderfully decadent honey peanut butter ice cream.

Recipe for homemade honey peanut butter ice cream. Creamy, decadent and infused with plenty of peanut butter and honey flavor!

Yes, it is full of cream and whole milk and sugar – i.e. the complete opposite of what I had planned. But I suppose the cashew milk version was not in the stars for me at the moment. And I fully believe that we all need a serious treat every now and then! Yes yes yes.

Plus, when you are participating in a super fun ice cream week event with other people, you need to show up with a recipe! {Scroll right on down to the end of this post for more ice cream week fun!}

Anywho, I also learned another important lesson while making this ice cream. Do not use the apparently not-completely-working garage freezer to store your precious treat. Because it won’t completely harden and you’ll be left with a melt-y mess to take photos. Womp womp.

Recipe for homemade honey peanut butter ice cream. Creamy, decadent and infused with plenty of peanut butter and honey flavor!

But, getting back to the actual recipe. Today’s ice cream starts with my absolute favorite vanilla ice cream base. My go-to whenever I’m making full fledged regular ice cream. Except I doctored it all up with plenty of peanut butter and honey. A match made in ice cream heaven.

After the mixture churns in an ice cream maker and gets that awesome soft serve consistency, we’ll layer it in a container with even more honey – so the flavor is all up in there.

Once it freezes nice and firm, scoop that ice cream into a serving bowl and enjoy. Or! May I suggest drizzling on a touch more honey? The best. Or, or! A sprinkle of flaky sea salt and some dark chocolate? I die from happiness.

Recipe for homemade honey peanut butter ice cream. Creamy, decadent and infused with plenty of peanut butter and honey flavor!

Head on down below the recipe for the awesome giveaway details!

Yield: about 1 quart

Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Prep Time:17 minutes

Cook Time:3 minutes

Total Time:20 minutes

Recipe for homemade honey peanut butter ice cream. Creamy, decadent and infused with plenty of peanut butter and honey flavor!

Ingredients:

For the ice cream base:

  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • ½ cup loosely packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

For layering:

  • 2 to 4 tablespoons honey, to taste

Directions:

To make the base:

  1. In a small saucepan, add 1 cup of the heavy cream, the brown sugar, honey, peanut butter and salt. Set the pan over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar, honey and peanut butter have dissolved into the mixture. Let the mixture just barely start to simmer around the edges then immediately remove from the heat. Stir in the remaining cup of cream, the milk and vanilla extract.
  2. Refrigerate the mixture until well chilled, at least several hours.
  3. Freeze the chilled mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions, until it is the consistency of soft serve.

For layering:

  1. Add some of the ice cream to the container that you are going to store it in. Drizzle on some of the honey. Repeat this process – ice cream then honey – until the container is filled. Freeze until firm.
  2. When serving, I would highly encourage drizzling on a touch more honey – so good!

Prep time only includes active / hands on time. It does not include time to let the mixture chill in the fridge for several hours before churning.

The type of honey you use here will make a difference! I use a light honey, so while the flavor is there, it’s not super strong. If you use something that is more potent and darker, you may or may not want to use the extra honey for layering! Use your judgment!

Ice cream vanilla base recipe from The Perfect Scoop.

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And now for the fun part!

I’ve partnered up with 18 other bloggers to bring you an awesome ice cream making giveaway package + lots of delicious ice cream recipes! Oh sweet day!

Ice Cream Week

You can check out all their sites if you want to grab their ice cream recipes! Or you can follow along on social media via the hashtag #weekofsundaes

Ashley at Spoonful of Flavor // Madison at Wetherills Say I Do // Erin at The Speckled Palate // Julia at Tag & Tibby // LeAndra at Love & Flour // Molly at Hey There Sunshine // Nick at Macheesmo // Meredith at Meredith Noelle // Heather at Sugar Dish Me // Linda at Brunch with Joy // Katie at Twin Stripe // Erica at Crumby Cupcake // Beth at bethcakes // Meghan at Cake ‘n Knife // Dan at The Food in my Beard // Bethany at Bethany Grow // Cate at Chez CateyLou // Susannah at Feast + West

Ice Cream Week Giveaway

One lucky winner will get this BIG ice cream making prize pack that’s worth more than $265! See the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win this amazing set. The prize pack includes:

– A Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker with double-insulated 2-quart freezer bowl // $165 value

– A Chef’s Choice Waffle Cone Express Ice Cream Cone Maker // $70 value

– Set of four 6-ounce Tovolo Mini Sweet Treats Tubs // $13 value

– A Zeroll Original Ice Cream Scoop // $19.95 value

Giveaway rules:

1. Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter widget below. Everyone gets a free entry! You can enter multiple times, up to 20 additional entries by following the ice cream week contributors on social media. (If you’ve followed in the past, that counts! Just enter the info as prompted.) All entries will be verified. No purchase is necessary to win.

2. The giveaway is open until Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 at 10 a.m. EST. One winner will be chosen at random and emailed within 48 hours. Winners must claim prize within 48 hours of initial contact. The retail value of the prize is $265. Prizes shown in the graphic are the only ones available.

3. Open to U.S. residents with a valid shipping address only. Must be 18 years of age as of Aug. 17, 2015.

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