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Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Process: 20 min. + freezing


about 1 quart

Meet the Cook: It's the big flock of ducks my husband and I used to raise that inspired me to create this recipe. When we found ourselves with a surplus of their eggs, ice cream seemed a good place to put them. Our three children are 23, 15 and 3. -Sigrid Guillot, Thibodaux, Louisiana


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1-3/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 packages (16 ounces each) peanut butter cups, crumbled
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat milk to 175°; stir in sugar and salt until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of the hot mixture into the eggs. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat. Add peanut butter cups and softened gelatin; stir until melted.
  3. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in evaporated milk and vanilla. Press waxed paper onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  4. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. When ice cream is frozen, transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 530 calories, 25g fat (11g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 343mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (60g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.

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