Sing it with me! Peanut… peanut butter! And jelly!
I absolutely adore peanut butter. It’s so delicious. It’s great in everything. Peanut butter on toast? Good. Peanut butter & banana in oatmeal? Greatest breakfast ever. Peanut butter and chocolate? Come on, need I say more? Peanut butter ice cream? Why have I never had this before now!?
Sadly I had a bad peanut allergy through childhood so I went through my formative years without my beloved PB&J. Perhaps that’s why now, as an adult, I love it so deeply. I claim that I made this PB&J ice cream for my daughter’s birthday party, but in reality it was totally for me. The birthday party was just a great excuse to make a childhood favorite that I’ve been eyeing for a long time.
Peanut Butter (and Jelly) Ice Cream
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 2/3 cup half-and-half
pinch of salt
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 small jar of jelly in your favorite flavor (optional)
Combine the peanut butter, sugar, half-and-half, salt and vanilla in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for an hour, then freeze in an ice cream maker per the manufacturer instructions.
To make Peanut Butter and Jelly Swirl, after churning the ice cream in the ice cream maker, gently fold in the jelly, then place in the freezer until completely frozen.