Peanut Butter And Jelly Ice Cream

One of the most delicious food combos that people tend to carry from their childhoods all the way into their later adult years is peanut butter and jelly. It’s a perfect mixture of savory and sweet that has made a lifelong fan out of many. Of course, the combination isn’t only bound to spreading the central ingredients onto bread. The flavors themselves work in other mediums as well, namely ice cream!

While there are likely ready-made peanut butter and jelly ice cream flavors already on shelves, in restaurants, or along boardwalks, it’s much more fun to make it yourself. If you’ve never even made your own ice cream before, you’re definitely in for a treat. For one of the most delectable desserts you’ll ever have, try out the following peanut butter and jelly ice cream recipe:

1 – Ingredient List

• 2 cups of fresh strawberries, chopped
• A quarter cup of strawberry preserves or spread
• A half cup of sugar
• 2 tbsp of a strawberry liqueur of your choice
• 2 cups of milk (whichever variety you prefer)
• 2 cups of heavy cream
• 6 egg yolks
• 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
• A half cup of peanut butter (creamy works best)

A big brand name such as Skippy or Peter Pan peanut butter should do the trick. Any store brand will also work, provided the consistency is the same. You should avoid all-natural peanut butter since it has such a runny texture. Also, please note that you’re going to need an ice cream maker machine for the final step of the process.

 

First of all, you should mix your fruit, preservers, and liqueur into a bowl. A good once over is all you really need. Then, cover the bowl with a paper towel or cellophane and set it aside.

Next up, whisk your sugar and eggs in an appropriately sized sauce pan until you’re left with a smooth consistency. Now, add in your milk and cream and continue stirring. The mixture should then cook over medium heat on your stove top. Stir it as often as you can. It should take about 15 minutes for it to reach the appropriate level of thickness.

At that point, you should pour the mixture into a large sized bowl through a strainer. You can then whisk in your vanilla. Again, you should cover everything with cellophane. Make sure the wrap is pressed against the mixture well, and then chill it in the fridge or freezer for up to a few hours.

Finally, you’ll be ready to pour the mixture into your ice cream maker. It should be processed until you’re left with a thick consistency. At that point, you can whisk your peanut butter in (along with some hot water) until you have what resembles a thick sauce of sorts. You can then add layer after layer of each of the remaining ingredients and then let it all cool together in an air-tight container in your freezer. After 4 hours or so, you should be ready to enjoy!