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Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream combines creamy peanut butter, sugar, cream, milk, and of course Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to create one of the most popular ice cream flavors there is right in your kitchen! 

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

Growing up I remember making homemade ice cream as a kid! It required quite a bit of time and effort. You would mix the ice cream, insert the mixing component, load a ton of ice and rock salt, and then watch the ice cream bowl churn hoping that the ice did not get stuck. Thankfully it is so much easier to make homemade ice cream now! It is really a mix it and forget it type of project while it makes the most, tasty, delicious homemade ice cream. 

peanut butter cup ice cream

Making homemade ice cream has become a weekly thing in our house. We have been bouncing back and forth lately between this delicious Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream and our no churn strawberry cheesecake ice cream.

You will absolutely love this ice cream! It is rich in flavor, smooth and is loaded with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup goodness. This is one of those ice cream flavors that you can’t just eat one bite, but you never feel guilty for eating because it is that good! 

peanut butter cup ice cream

One of the best things about making Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream is that it uses just simple ingredients to create a super flavorful ice cream all love! In fact, I always have the ingredients on hand to whip up in a moment’s notice to enjoy any day of the week! 

Is this a no-churn ice cream?

This is not a no-churn ice cream. It does require an ice cream maker to make, but it is 100% worth it! If you haven’t gotten an ice cream maker I promise it is worth it. Once the ice cream is done mixing, technically you can enjoy a bite or two! It is best to let it set up a bit more, but I am not judging you for wanting to try it beforehand, it is that good! 

peanut butter cup ice cream

How to make Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

  • Beat the peanut butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla with a mixer or immersion blender until blended and creamy, about 5 minutes. 
  • Add cream, blending until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • When the ice cream is almost completely set, add the mix-ins.
add the ingredients to your ice cream maker
  • For firmer ice cream, transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze for 4 to 6 hours.
peanut butter ice cream in the ice cream maker

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you are a fan of chocolate you can easily add chocolate into the mix to create Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream. Add 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder. If you just want a chocolate swirl add ⅓ cup at step 4. 
  • I used mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but you can absolutely use full sized ones as well. Just chop them up before adding to the ice cream mixture. 
  • Don’t forget to freeze the ice cream bowl for 24 hours prior to making your ice cream. We usually just keep ours in the freezer so that it is ready to go whenever we feel like eating ice cream. 
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Storage

Store your ice cream in the freezer until you are ready to enjoy it! It will last about 2 weeks when properly stored. 

peanut butter cup ice cream

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream combines creamy peanut butter, sugar, cream, milk, and of course Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to create one of the most popular ice cream flavors there is right in your kitchen!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Mix-ins:
  • 1 ½ cup miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, quartered

Instructions

    1. Beat the peanut butter, sugar, milk and vanilla with a mixer or immersion blender until blended and creamy, about 5 minutes. 
    2. Add cream, blending until combined.
    3. Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
    4. When the ice cream is almost completely set, add the mix-ins.
    5. For firmer ice cream, transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze for 4 to 6 hours.

Notes

Makes about 1 quart liquid and about 1 ½ quart frozen.

In the Cuisinart Ice Cream 2 quart machine, this takes approximately 30 minutes to freeze into soft serve. Pictured ice cream maker

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