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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Patties

August 21, 2009

Smooth, creamy, chocolate plus peanut butter, plus peanut butter patties. Need I say more?

Choc-PB ice cream

If you read a lot of food blogs like I do, you probably know that Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz is a very popular cookbook. With all the good reviews, I knew that I could pick any recipe and it would turn out great. But which one to pick? It wasn’t that hard, because I really love chocolate and peanut butter together (OK, I love them separately too.) The recipe did not disappoint; in fact, we were pretty much wild about this.


  • Lebovitz recommends that you use standard peanut butter: not the natural kind. I used Skippy.
  • The recipe calls for Dutch-process cocoa but I used regular unsweetened cocoa. I went to the store for Dutch-process and the only container I found was so expensive it must have flown over on a first-class ticket from Holland!
  • I thought that there were too many peanut butter patties so I added about 2/3 of them. Next time I’ll add the whole batch. Really, can you have too much peanut butter?

If you don’t have the book yet, get the recipe here. But really, get the book. It is full of information about ice cream making, great recipes, and all kinds of mix-ins to add to your ice cream. David Lebovitz has done the homework so you don’t have to! The recipe for the peanut butter patties is not on the Google Books preview, so here’s a quick overview of how to make them:

Mix 6 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy or chunky; I used creamy) and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar. Pinch off small pieces (about 1/2 teaspoon) and put them on a plate or cookie sheet covered with plastic wrap. You should get about 40 patties. Freeze for a few hours and then fold into ice cream at the end of churning. Try not to eat them all before you add them to the ice cream.

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