No-Churn Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe

Recipe: No-Churn Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Chocolate Magic Shell

Last sum­mer I sold my ice cream maker. I didn’t think twice about it; after all, I had spent the last two years mak­ing a no-churn ice cream that my fam­ily adores. The mere men­tion of it brings tiny legs rac­ing into the kitchen and tiny arms drag­ging kitchen chairs to the counter, eager to help.

Recipe: No-Churn Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Chocolate Magic Shell

This recipe is as sim­ple as whisk­ing and fold­ing a few ingre­di­ents together (although a stand­ing mixer will help make some of that whisk­ing an eas­ier task). The past two years have brought at least a dozen fla­vors to our freezer, each one instantly named a new favorite. But as some­one who has a ter­ri­ble, ter­ri­ble weak­ness for choco­late and peanut but­ter in any form, well, this ver­sion is the best.

Recipe: No-Churn Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Chocolate Magic Shell

No-Churn Peanut But­ter Ice Cream with Choco­late Magic Shell

If you own a Pull­man pan, this works nicely to freeze the ice cream in (plus it has a lid!) but oth­er­wise a 9 x 5 loaf pan works great. The ice cream is good on its own, but the magic shell makes it amaz­ing. This dessert is very rich, and a lit­tle bit goes a long way.

  • 1 can (14 ounces) con­densed milk, sweetened
  • 1 table­spoon vanilla extract, pure
  • 1/3 cup peanut but­ter, smooth
  • 2 cups heavy cream
Recipe: No-Churn Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Chocolate Magic Shell

In a medium bowl, stir together con­densed milk, vanilla, and peanut but­ter. With a stand­ing mixer and using the whisk attach­ment, whip the heavy cream on medium-high until soft peaks form. Whisk one third of the whipped cream into peanut but­ter mix­ture. Fold the remain­ing whipped cream into the mix­ture until it is incor­po­rated. Pour into a loaf pan (see note), and freeze until firm, 6 hours [or, cov­ered, up to 1 week].

Recipe: No-Churn Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Chocolate Magic Shell

Choco­late Magic Shell

I used this choco­late magic shell recipe from Gimme Some Oven, and it worked like a charm. Food 52 also has a recipe that looks very good.