Peanut Butter Buckeye Ice Cream ~ No Machine Needed!

This Peanut Butter Buckeye Ice Cream is oh so decadent and creamy! No machine is needed for this easy homemade chocolate & peanut butter delight!

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I’m sure all of you know that on July 9th, 1984, Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month, right? He even went so far as to describe ice cream as “a nutritious and wholesome food” and “the perfect dessert and snack food”.  In my opinion, just another reason why he’s one of my favorite presidents…

While I’ll let you decide whether you agree with the nutritious and wholesome part, I’d say the majority of us would rank ice cream in our top 5 of all desserts.  Without a doubt, it’s my #1 favorite!

As a HUGE ice cream lover, I never miss a chance to try new flavor combinations, but I seem to gravitate towards those that contain peanut butter and chocolate.  Growing up, my grandma would make peanut butter balls for special holidays and when I moved to Ohio 17 years ago, I discovered that if you don’t dip the balls all the way into the chocolate, they’re called Buckeyes

Since I don’t own an ice cream maker, I was delighted to stumble across Cookies & Cup’s two ingredient no machine ice cream recipe.   I could’ve stopped at that simple combination, but visions of soft peanut butter chunks and chocolate ribbons ran through my head, and I couldn’t rest until a bowl of this Buckeye Ice Cream was mine…

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Can I admit that I’ve already made this ice cream twice?

In the past month…

For quality control purposes, of course:)

My kids declared it better than store-bought and my husband just asked last night when I’d make it again…

Enough of the chit-chat; let’s make some ice cream! 

Before you start, stash your mixer bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer, until it’s needed to whip the cream.

Then, combine the Buckeye ingredients together with a large spoon, until they look like this:

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The next step is totally optional, but it adds a fun element to the ice cream.  It’s no big deal to just skip this step and move on(more peanut butter chunks for you and me!).  Take out a teaspoon or so of this luscious peanut butter mixture and roll it into a mini sphere.  Repeat until you have about 8 or so and hide them in your freezer…

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Pop these mini peanut butter balls in the freezer.  While you’re in there, grab your bowl and whisk.  Working fast, pour in the heavy whipping cream, and turn the mixer on medium high.  Whip, whip, whip until it you have lovely soft peaks of cream.  NOTE:  Don’t go too far, or you’ll make butter, which is also lovely in its own way.

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Next, pour in a can of sweetened condensed milk,

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and gently fold the milk and vanilla (with a spoon or rubber scraper) into the whipped cream.  Locate the bowl of Buckeye crumbles… If no one’s run off with it… and fold them in too.

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Place the ice cream back in your freezer, then melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil(or shortening) in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth and creamy(about 1-2 minutes).  Pull the peanut butter balls out of the freezer and using two toothpicks, dip like so and place on parchment(preferred) or a plate.  Once the chocolate has set, place the Buckeyes in a sealed container.  Save the extra melted chocolate for the last step.

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Normally, I take the extra time to smooth over the holes after dipping, but I’ve heard true Ohioans would never do this.  I guess I’ve lived here long enough to be considered one, right?  Still, the OCD in me was really tempted to Photoshop the holes out…

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Grab a loaf pan or square baking pan, your ice cream, your chocolate, and start layering… Spoon 1/3 of the ice cream, drizzle 1/3 of chocolate, then swirl the chocolate.  Repeat two more times:

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Cover the container and place it back in the freezer for at least 6 hours.

Make this ice cream in the morning and you’ll be enjoying it for dinner(nutritious and wholesome, remember?)

Peanut Butter Buckeye Ice Cream ~ No Machine Needed

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Peanut Butter Buckeye Ice Cream ~ No Machine Needed

This Peanut Butter Buckeye Ice Cream is oh so decadent and creamy! No machine is needed for this easy homemade chocolate & peanut butter delight!

Ingredients

    For the Buckeyes
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup(128g) creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup(120g) powdered sugar
  • For the Ice Cream
  • 2 cups(16oz) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can(14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • For the Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup(90g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil or shortening

Directions

  • Place mixer bowl and whisk attachment in freezer before proceeding.
  • Combine the Buckeye ingredients by hand until mixed and crumbly. If desired, form 8-10(teaspoon sized) balls and place in freezer. Set rest of mixture aside.
  • Whip heavy whipping cream in chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Gently fold in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla by hand, then fold in the peanut butter crumbles that were set aside. Place ice cream in freezer.
  • Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil(or shortening) in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth(about 1-2 minutes). Dip chilled peanut butter balls in chocolate and place on parchment. Once set, store in sealed container. Set aside extra melted chocolate.
  • In a loaf or square pan, layer 1/3 of the ice cream, then 1/3 of the chocolate, and gently swirl. Repeat this two times.
  • Cover ice cream and freeze for at least 6 hours. Garnish with optional mini Buckeyes.

Notes

Please see my blog post for more pictures and details.

Adapted from cookiesandcups.com

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Now it’s your turn:  Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite ice cream flavor.

 

 

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    Miranda says

    Wow! This ice cream was so good! My family was totally fooled thinking that I had bought ice cream from the store and just added to it. I appreciated how you wrote out the recipe steps. It went very smoothly even on the first try.

    Soooo….now i will need to make another batch to add the COW sprinkles (in the shape of, not the taste of:) my mother just bought Madeline. And here you thought I had too many sprinkles before?!!

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      says

      Cow sprinkles? I need to see these in person(or you could send me a picture)… Where does your mom find all these unique sprinkles? I think she needs to take me shopping with her next time. I’m so happy your family really enjoyed the ice cream; it’s a really easy to make isn’t it? I think it tastes so much better than store-bought!

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