The.Boy is really complicating my relationship with my skinny jeans.

You see, after churning up that white chocolate buttermint number, I was all set to focus my energy on whipping up some frozen treats that would still allow me to zip up the dresses I bought for my trillion weddings this summer when he came along, took one bite of my aforementioned mess of heaven, and said it was “too complicated”.


Whatever that means.

On most days I would have totally ignored him and his weirdo taste buds but it was a little sad to see him sitting on the couch empty-handed, giving me big despondent puppy dog eyes as I shoved spoonful after spoonful of buttery mint deliciousness into my mouth.

So it was with very strongly pulled heartstrings that I found myself back in the kitchen a day later, this time churning up a flavor I knew he would love. Unfortunately, it’s also a flavor I knew would love.

Actually, I’m not sure any living breathing warm-blooded individual could resist the pull of this ice cream. Picture a creamy vanilla base with rich fudge and peanut butter ripples. AND Reese’s. All in one deliciously refreshing bite.

Feel free to run to the kitchen to get this into your life as soon as possible. And on the way, just throw out those skinny jeans. You won’t be needing ’em.



Frozen Treat Week does in fact live on and today we have another rockstar giveaway for you…no, but really you can’t even imagine how awesome it it.

Today we are giving away…a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer with an Ice Cream Attachment AND an ice cream-perfect prize pack from King Arthur Flour that will pretty much take care of all your ice cream mix-in needs! As a proud owner of a KitchenAid stand mixer myself (okay…two) and a diehard user of King Arthur Flour products, I must say I’m already pretty jealous of whoever gets to go home with these! See below for details!

Kitchen Aid Blender with Ice Cream Attachment & King Arthur Flour Giveaway

And be sure to stop by and check out what everyone else whipped up for Frozen Treat Week!


One year ago…Butternut Squash Agnolotti with Thai Peanut Sauce, Zucchini, Edamame and Buffalo Mozzarella Pasta Salad

Three years ago…Ethiopian Lentil Stew and Ethiopian Green Beans and Potatoes

Four years ago…Barbecued Chicken

Peanut Butter Cup Ripple Ice Cream
Creamy vanilla ice cream with fudgy chocolate and peanut butter swirls, with peanut butter cups mixed in for extra deliciousness.
Yield: 1+ quart
For the ice cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream. divided
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 oz mini peanut butter cups, coarsely chopped
For the fudge ripple
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 6 tbsp dutch-process cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla
For the peanut butter swirl
  • ⅓ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp milk
  1. In a medium saucepan, warm the milk, sugar, 1 cup of cream, and salt. Pour the remaining cream into a large bowl and set a fine-mesh sieve on top of it.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks while adding in the heated milk a quarter cup at a time until the side of the bowl is warm to the touch. Pour the yolk mixture into the sauce pan and stir constantly over medium heat with a rubber spatula, scraping the bottom of the pan as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula. Pour through the strainer and stir into the cold cream.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the custard into a ziploc gallon freezer bag and place in a bowl of ice water. Transfer to the fridge until cool.
  5. To make the fudge ripple, stir together the water, sugar, corn syrup and cocoa in a medium saucepan over medium heat until bubbles begin to form around the edges. Let boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  6. Let the fudge cool and then store in a jar in the fridge. Chill before using.
  7. Pour the chilled custard into an ice cream maker and freeze according to directions.
  8. Meanwhile, whisk together the milk and peanut butter. In the last few minutes of churning, add the chopped peanut butter cups to the machine and let it run for another 2 minutes.
  9. Transfer a third of the ice cream into a storage container. Drizzle a few tbsp of fudge ripple and peanut butter swirl over it. Repeat with the second third of ice cream and more fudge ripple and peanut swirl. Add the remaining ice cream and a last bit of fudge and peanut butter swirl. Swirl slightly into the ice cream with the back of a fork. Cover with a lid or saran wrap and freeze until firm.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup


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69 Responses to Peanut Butter Cup Ripple Ice Cream {#frozentreatweek GIVEAWAY}

  1. AH you know I am COMPLETELY in love with this!

  2. Blond Duck says:

    Oh sweet wounded wuffles.

  3. Do you think a scoop of this would survive the bus ride to NJ on Friday? :-/

  4. This ice cream is definitely irresistible…but I don’t want you to stop. So many delicious frozen treats this week!!

  5. Simply Life says:

    Oh I want a huge bowl of this!!

  6. Another frozen treat to make and eat this week? I guess I will have to throw out my skinny jeans!…
    Hey Joanne, did you get my email the other day? I haven’t heard from you. xxoo Anna

  7. I cannot handle how awesome this ice cream looks!!!!!

  8. Samantha says:

    too complicated! oh please! Give me some of that complicated mess!

  9. Who really needs skinny jeans, anyway? Go with your heart and eyes – I may never wear jeans again!! Love this post!

  10. Sam says:

    I really need to get an ice cream maker…this just look so delicious.

  11. Beth says:

    I need to hide this recipe from my girls, or I’ll be making it ALL SUMMER.

  12. Monica says:

    Oh boy, I love vanilla fudge ripple ice cream! And this has peanut butter swirls?! Who wouldn’t love that! I’ll take a double scoop on a sugar cone, please.

  13. I’m coming over. Have a bowl waiting!

  14. Johanna GGG says:

    When you said no one would not like this ice cream it made me think maybe this is why there are so many peanut allergies these days – so we don’t have to share this ice cream so much – that would make sense to me – as it looks amazing

    and I empathise about the boy looking despondent – I made more ice cream today – I would be far less tempted if E and Sylvia couldn’t stand the stuff but now that I have made two batches this month they are looking into the freezer despondently and what can you do! It was all I could do to get the two of them to wait til tomorrow for tasting

  15. Faith says:

    I NEED this in my life! PB is one of my fav ice cream flavors and I bet your version is better than anything store-bought!!

  16. Kelster says:

    I’m going to have to sheepishly admit that this is one flavour that would be at the back of the line for me. I’d eat it because it’s ice cream and I’ve never met an ice cream flavour that I hated. Well, there was that peach ice cream from Breyer’s. Something was just “off” about that but I finished the carton anyway. As I was saying, this would be at the back of the line. I am just not big on peanut butter or peanut butter in my chocolate. I am slowly starting to eat more peanut butter though so maybe PB in my chocolate and ice cream are next.

  17. Oh, wow. I have definitely missed out on the frozen treat thing this week. Everyone’s treats look so tempting! And, what a fantastic giveaway!

  18. danielle says:

    Yum! This looks so good – buh bye skinny jeans!

  19. What can I say…”where’s my bowl?” and “I miss peanut butter.”

  20. This looks really really good..can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. I have GOT to pull out my ice cream maker again. I just keep forgetting to freeze the bowl ahead of time.

  21. Why are boyfriends so good at making health and skinnies undesirable?

  22. You might be in trouble with your dresses if you keep making delicious ice cream like this. 🙂

  23. Karly says:

    Ha! I have a peanut butter ripple ice cream coming out of my freezer for photographs this morning! Great minds… 🙂

  24. This is a perfect combo of flavors, my husband would be all over it too! yum.

  25. Jessie says:

    Yeah, THANKS for this Joanne. Putting all my favorite flavors in one ice cream – do you see what you’re doing to me?? I can totally sympathize. Peter loves making desserts (ice cream in particular in the summer), but he barely eats any of it. And you know what that means. Curses.

  26. I want to win this so bad! I would make THIS ice cream and coffee (my favorite)

  27. Kate says:

    I just don’t understand how ice cream can be complicated.

  28. Lynn says:

    This looks so good!!!

  29. Thank heavens for forgiving maxi dresses because this is happening in my kitchen in the very near future!

  30. Shannon says:

    seriously? pb swirl? i’m done!

  31. this ice cream is seriously irresistible! I would not be able to stop eating it 🙂

  32. My skinny jeans don’t stand a chance against this ice cream.

  33. Natalie says:

    Amazing recipe, it looks fantastic! I wish I could enter the giveaway, damn me for being in Canada 😛

  34. Pam says:

    I would eat a big bowl of this happily – even if I couldn’t fit into my skinny jeans afterwards. This flavor has me drooling!

  35. Seriously. THis is way too amazing. Note: I haven’t fit into my skinny jeans since baby #2 came along and now I definitely won’t be doing it before her 2nd birthday. *sigh*. Thanks. lol.

  36. Impossible not to fall in love with this combination! And who cares about the skinny jeans?? As long as I have this peanut butter goodness, happiness is complete 🙂

  37. you have no idea what you have done! You have created a monster- i love my ice cream and seeing this version of your pb makes me so happy and determined to make it tonight!

  38. oh my gosh!
    I have to enter this.
    Would you believe I still don’t have a mixer?
    Yes, I’m that poor.
    Great giveaway girl.
    Keep those ice creams COMING–it’s summer!

  39. this ice cream is a dream come true. Maybe its a good thing I dont have an icecream maker.

  40. sara says:

    Mmmm, that ice cream looks AMAZING – wow. So tasty. 🙂

  41. Ashley says:

    Oh my goodness. Good thing I was never a skinny jeans type of girl anyway 😉 This looks like it would hit the spot right now!

  42. gloria says:

    ah Joanne your Ice creams always are amazing!”

  43. *sob* TOO GOOOOD!

    darn boys…I think they get us fat on purpose. So no one else will want us. yepp.

  44. Suzie says:

    I’m almost done with my rhubarb sorbet, so this just has to go next on my list. It sounds great Joanne!!

  45. Tracey says:

    Welp, you already know how I feel about peanut butter ice cream, so of course I’m obsessed with this one! Pretty sure the next time Shane requests homemade ice cream he’s getting this recipe 🙂 Love the swirls!

  46. I love all of those swirls in there, all full of flavor. This looks fantastic!

  47. Hahah, stretchy leggings all the way! Worth it for recipes like this.
    And this is a killer giveaway, I must say 😮

  48. I would have gladly helped you finish the buttermint ice cream but I agree that this one looks even better .. You don’t need skinny jeans in the summer anyway 😉

  49. Tandy says:

    Skinny jeans tossed out! Lovely recipe 🙂

  50. You evil temptress! lol This looks amazing!

  51. What an amazing giveaway! Ice cream’s not too shabby either 😉 I hope I win!

  52. Peanut butter ice cream? Yes please! 🙂 Looks delicious Joanne!

  53. katie says:

    Oh man… this looks amazing. I love the peanut butter fudge combo!

  54. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe. I’m such a sucker for anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter.

  55. Running to the kitchen to make this! If I ever have an option, I always go for a peanut butter and chocolate flavored ice cream. This looks fantastic with that swirl, too!

  56. grace says:

    i’ve been feeling peanut butter urges all week. 🙂

  57. Reeni says:

    There’s not a person on Earth who could resist this flavor! Total LOVE. Pack it and sell it – I’ll be first in line!

  58. No way the.boy wouldnt love this!!

  59. Courtney says:

    I was going to leave a comment about glad I am we got to meet last weekend, but I’m too distracted by this gorgeous ice cream. It’s stunning, really.

  60. Chris says:

    TIL that Kitchen Aid has an ice cream attachment. I didn’t know that. We have never made a rippled ice cream although just a few weeks ago Alexis and I were talking about using my homemade berry syrup to pour into homemade vanilla ice cream in the last few minutes that it set up. Idea confirmed.

  61. Gorgeous ice cream. Truly. Gorgeous.

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