Thursday, July 29, 2010

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream

Because I've been out of town and just busy in general, the bowl of my ice cream maker has been sitting in my freezer empty for almost 2 months now. Last night, I had enough, so I went searching for a new (and different) ice cream flavor.

I am not a fan of peanut butter and jelly at all, but oddly enough, I sometimes randomly have cravings for it. When I saw this recipe, I decided to try it, but was not convinced that I'd like it. Turns out, I did like it! But, just liked it. But, I guess that's to be expected for a non-fan of PB&J. Mr. Z, on the other hand, loved it. So I say, if you like PB&J, try it...I'm sure you'll love it too!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream
from Laura's Recipe Collection, written as I made it

3/4 c. smooth peanut butter
3/4 c. sugar
2 2/3 c. half and half
pinch of salt
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. grape jelly, stirred well

Combine peanut butter, sugar, half and half, salt, and vanilla extract in a medium sized bowl; blend with a hand mixer until well mixed and smooth. Put the mixture in the refrigerator and chill for one hour. Pour in ice cream maker, and freeze according to ice cream maker directions (mine was about 25-30 minutes).

Mix in the jelly with a spoon until it is evenly distributed throughout the ice cream. Put the bowl in the freezer until it is completely frozen.


  1. This sounds sooooo good! I really need to get an ice cream maker.

  2. Glad you liked it! It's one of my favorites. In fact, I just finished the last of my batch of this last night :)

  3. Danielle- Yes, you should definitely get an ice cream maker! I'm so happy with my decision to buy this ice cream maker with my CSN money! :)

    Laura- We still have a tiny bit left in the freezer! My husband has been eating it a lot, and my brother even got into it yesterday!