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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

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Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream is filled with creamy peanut butter and chunks of peanut butter cups. Easy to make with real ingredients!

Peanut butter ice cream in a bowl with candy in the background and a text overlay

I don’t know if the crazy heat has hit your area or not this summer, but here’s it has been in the 100’s for days and doesn’t seem like it will be ending anytime soon. It’s too hot cook, be outside, or even move some days. It’s an ice cream day…week…month, if you ask me. Which is why this homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream is aiding in keeping us cool for a bit.

Ice cream always hits the spot on hot summer days, don’t you think? While I love a few different flavors of ice cream, there’s just something about chocolate and peanut butter together in frozen form. I don’t even wait for a summer day to enjoy this recipe.

close up of Reese's peanut butter cup ice cream in white bowl.  Delicious and easy to make.
This peanut butter cup ice cream definitely satisfies any peanut butter and chocolate craving.

#DairyMonth

I’ve made this Reese’s Peanut Cup Ice Cream as part of #DairyMonth to celebrate all things dairy. Along with several of my fellow food bloggers friends, we’re sharing delicious recipes this week that feature dairy. You’re in for a great week of deliciousness. I’ll be sharing two more new recipes on Wednesday and Friday.

bowl of Reese's Peanut Butter Ice cream with candy in background
Top your bowl of peanut butter cup ice cream with even more Reese’s peanut butter cups.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

This recipe is really is easy to make as it only has 6 ingredients! Most of which you will already have in your pantry or refrigerator. If you’re like me, you’ve probably have a bag of peanut butter cups in the freezer or hidden somewhere. Stock up when Reese’s cups are on sale! Peanut butter lovers understand this!

cutting mini reese's peanut butter cups in fourths with knife

You will need an ice cream machine for this recipe and this 2 quart one is one of the best that I have found. It’s perfect for making ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbets, and even frozen drinks. This peanut butter cup ice cream recipe will make about 1 ½ quarts.

Using the ice cream machine, you will have soft serve ice cream in as little as 30 minutes! For firmer ice cream, simply scoop the peanut butter cup ice cream into a loaf pan, like this one. Cover with some plastic wrap and freeze for about 4 hours.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, quartered
ingredients for peanut butter ice cream
Just 6 ingredients and an ice cream machine is all you need!
peanut butter cup ice cream in white bowl with candies in background
Peanut butter adds more creaminess to ice cream and that’s a good thing, right?

How to Make Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

Step 1

In a large bowl, beat the peanut butter, sugar, milk and vanilla with a hand held electric mixer until blended and creamy. This should take about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add the heavy cream to the peanut butter mixture and blend until combined.

Step 3

Pour the mixture into your electric ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 4

When the ice cream is almost completely set, you’ll need to stop the machine to add in the mini peanut butter cups.

adding candy to ice cream maker

Step 5

Cover again and restart the machine and churn until the ice cream is set. It will be the consistency of soft serve ice cream. For firmer ice cream, transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container, or a loaf pan and freeze for 4 to 6 hours. Serve with extra Reese’s cups and a drizzle of chocolate syrup, if desired.

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

finished ice cream in machine
Homemade ice cream recipes are simply the best.

This is an easy ice cream recipe to make because you just mix the ingredients together and you can put it in your ice cream machine right away.  When it’s almost set, you add in your favorite candies, cookie pieces, etc. and then let it finish doing it’s thing.

Here’s a great tip: If you want to make your own peanut butter chocolate candy, try this recipe for peanut butter balls. Just quarter them and add them into the ice cream as you would the Reese’s cups.

When you use the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, you will have soft serve ice cream ready to eat in about 30 minutes that you made right in your very own kitchen! No need to go out in the heat and drive to the grocery store to buy ice cream.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream in container with scoop
No fancy ice cream containers needed to make this easy recipe. Use a loaf pan to freeze your ice cream in.
close up of Reese's peanut butter cup ice cream in white bowl. Delicious and easy to make.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Tips, Tricks, and FAQs

  • Crunchy peanut butter can be substituted for the creamy.
  • Easy tip for getting the peanut butter out of the measuring cup: lightly spray the measuring cup with nonstick spray. Your peanut butter will slide right out.
  • Not a fan of peanut butter cups? Add in your other chopped candies (reese’s pieces are great), favorite cookies, or nuts. Or use a combination of your favorites.
  • Just a tip from experience when purchasing an ice cream maker: some brands will require you to freeze the bowl or container 24 hours prior to making ice cream. So be sure to read the directions before starting to make any frozen desserts in your machine.
  • You may be tempted to use 2% milk in this recipe, don’t. This ice cream recipe needs all of that milk fat so using whole is best.

Other Frozen Desserts to Enjoy on a Hot Summer Day

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup ice cream in bowl with spoon
Delicious vanilla ice cream with chunks of miniature peanut butter cups.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Recipe

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup ice cream in bowl with spoon

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream is filled with creamy peanut butter and chunks of peanut butter cups. Easy to make with real ingredients!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade ice cream, ice cream, peanut butter, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Freezer Time: 4 hours

Equipment

  • 2 quart ice cream machine

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the peanut butter, sugar, milk and vanilla with a hand held electric mixer until blended and creamy. This should take about 5 minutes.
  • Add cream to the peanut butter mixture and blend until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into your electric ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • When the ice cream is almost completely set, you’ll need to stop the machine to add in the mini peanut butter cups. Cover again and restart the machine and churn until the ice cream is set. It will be the consistency of soft serve ice cream. For firmer ice cream, transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container, or a loaf pan and freeze for 4 to 6 hours.

Notes

  • Crunchy peanut butter can be substituted for the creamy.
  • Easy tip for getting the peanut butter out of the measuring cup: lightly spray the measuring cup with nonstick spray. Your peanut butter will slide right out.
  • Not a fan of peanut butter cups? Add in your favorite chopped candies, cookies, or nuts. Or use a combination of your favorites.
  • Just a tip from experience when purchasing an ice cream maker: some brands will require you to freeze the bowl or container 24 hours prior to making ice cream. So be sure to read the directions before starting to make any frozen desserts in your machine.
  • You may be tempted to use 2% milk in this recipe, don’t. This ice cream recipe needs all of that milk fat so using whole is best.

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Blogghetti” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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    12 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      This Ice Cream is calling my name! Creamy peanut butter and peanut butter cups, oh my! I need this ice cream on these hot summer days.

    2. My sister loves Reeses and I love any excuse to pull out the ice cream attachment and spin up a batch!

    3. We LOVE all things peanut butter and chocolate!! I just bought an ice creamer maker yesterday, we’ll be giving this combination a try soon!! Looks delicious!!