Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream (No Cook, Egg Free)

No-Cook Egg-Free Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream |
Happy #SundaySupper! Our mission is to bring families together around the dinner table at least once a week. Today, Jen of Juanita’s Cocina is hosting this week’s theme of Beat the Heat. Just as the name suggests, the #SundaySupper community is sharing their favorite recipes to stay cool during summer. We have grilling, cocktails, smoothies, ice cream, the list goes on! It’s probably no surprise that I made ice cream today. After all, I eat ice cream even when there’s 2 feet of snow on the ground. It’s also a good way to bribe me, especially if it’s this No-Cook Egg-Free Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream. No cooking, no salmonella, no problems!

No-Cook Egg-Free Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream |

Most ice cream recipes involve egg yolks and cooking on the stove until the mixture reaches 160F to kill any possible bacteria from the eggs. That’s great and all, but sometimes you don’t have the time or energy. This ice cream is so simple to make, it’s almost a joke. Throw your ingredients into a blender then freeze. No cooking, no stirring, no wondering what to do with those extra egg whites. Just blend and freeze. Take it one step further and add chopped peanut butter cups when the mixture is almost frozen.

No-Cook Egg-Free Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream |

You don’t even need an ice cream maker (technically, you don’t ever need an ice cream maker). I feel like I keep preaching this every time I post about ice cream, but it’s the truth. I had someone on Twitter say, I don’t have an ice cream maker so I can’t make this. Um wrong!! David Lebovitz explains the method very well. The hardest part is remembering to whisk the mixture every 30-45 minutes after putting it into the freezer to break up the ice crystals. There have been nights where I completely forgot and it doesn’t get whisked at all. Trust me – the ice cream still disappears into hungry bellies. If the ice crystals for whatever reason do get to be too much, make milkshakes. In fact, even though this ice cream came out creamy and smooth, peanut butter milkshakes are one of my favorite cold treats to consume. Need to bribe me? I have never met a peanut butter milkshake I didn’t like.

No-Cook Egg-Free Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream |

Today also kicks off #icecreamweek ! I am teaming up with Jen of Juanita’s Cocina and Jennie of The Messy Baker to bring you ice cream recipes all week. In fact, I’m tempted to change my name to Jennifer for the week. There will be 7 posts from each of us, meaning 21 exciting recipes to keep you cool for the rest of summer! Feel free to join in the fun too. Post (as few or as many days as you’d like) this week using #icecreamweek then on Saturday add your link to our link-up.
No-Cook Egg-Free Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
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Serves: 1 pint
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • Few drops of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped peanut butter cups
  1. In a blender, puree peanut butter, sugar, cream, salt, and vanilla until smooth. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until cold then freeze either according to your machine or in the freezer and whisk every 30-45 minutes until frozen. Just before the ice cream is completely done, stir in the chopped peanut butter cups.
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Source: Adapted from The Perfect Scoop
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  1. Happy #IceCreamWeek, honey!!! :D

  2. No churn, no egg ice cream is like heaven. I, too, forgot to process it every hour, and once did it after a nine hour stay in the freezer, and it turned out great. Peanut butter and chocolate, how much better can it get?! Awesome!

  3. There are no other words…. Just Amazing! What a fabulous recipe and fabulous photography! I love your posts and seeing how far you have come since we met. Thank you for everything that you do for #SundaySupper!

  4. I am certain my husband would probably eat the whole batch in no time. Seriously tasty ice cream.

  5. Sounds wonderful and love that it makes just a pint, easy to double or triple if wanted! Pinned!

  6. Oh Carla! I LOVE your pictures! So beautifully presented! I’m going to try your recipe for next week’s brunch! :)

  7. Oh, my. This ice cream looks irresistible! Who needs dinner? I’m going straight to dessert!!!!

  8. Oh, I would totally pile on more peanut butter cups!!! Gorgeous!

  9. I’m not a peanut butter fan (I know, I know), but I love this technique.

  10. I love the chunks of peanut butter cups, Carla!

  11. OMG is all I have to say about this treat!! My favorite chocolate in an icecream!! That I don’t have to buy an ice cream maker for!! I’m in!

  12. You can’t get much better than chocolate and PB!!

  13. Amazing! There are no words! I must make this. And I love the photos!

  14. Omg. I love peanut butter in anything. Running to the pantry now to make this. Thanks for sharing your Sunday Supper !

  15. Carla, this ice cream looks amazing. It tastes amazing, too. I know because I happened to make the same recipe. We are just too cool for our ice cream makin’ selves. Your photos are stunning! They get better with every post.

    I like the name Carla :) Happy #icecreamweek, my friend.

  16. OMG. Pinning this on my Pinterest board NOW! This looks SOOOO amazing!!! Cannot wait to make this!!!! Chocolate and peanut butter together is my absolute FAVORITE! Thanks for sharing!! – Jen @ Real Best Recipe

  17. Love simple ! This one is right up my alley ! Am detoxing this week, so will make it next week when I can eat it too :) Thanks for sharing and your pics are amazing !

  18. Mmm peanut butter and chocolate together in ice cream – and this looks so easy!!

  19. looks so yummy and that it leads me to lick my computer screen…haha. I really love this one! :)

  20. This ice cream looks perfectly yummy (and how can it not be – it’s peanut butter with peanut butter cups)! I have to admit that I’m one of those people who usually goes with the French ice cream method, but I have done Peanut Butter Ice Cream the easy way and it can be just as delicious. :)

    • As much as I love making ice cream the traditional way, I wish I could make all ice cream this way. It’s way too easy! Thanks :)

  21. Great recipe. I adore peanut butter cup ice cream. So good. Love your photos.

  22. What beautiful photography you have. Love the ice cream flavors too, nice work. :)

  23. That looks awesomeeeeeeeeee! Yum x LOTS

  24. Love that you can make this without eggs

  25. Oh lord what have you done,,,, all that dripping lush chocolate ice cream just starting to melt and it needs to be licked at once not to lose any….mmmmmmm oh by the way do you have a recipe for fresh vanilla ice cream… a quick yes or no will do i would hate to stop you making more and more…….ha ha

    • I do, but I haven’t posted it. It’s a recipe where you use some egg yolks, but making it is only a few steps. If you still need it, I can email it to you.

  26. These photos are gorgeous and you’ve got me sold on the “no need for an ice cream maker” method of making the good stuff. I’ve been scouring the internet for recipes that don’t require one (as much as I love buying new kitchen gadgets, I draw the line there!). I can’t wait to try this.

  27. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I never thought I could throw something like this together. I actually used lactose free milk so mine didn’t set up as well as it would have had I used heavy cream. But it’s much better than the bland lactose free ice cream from the store! I hope you don’t mind if I share this recipe with my dairy free alterations on my blog.

  28. Whitney M says:

    I made this a few days ago, and WOW. It’s better than store-bought stuff, of course, and this would be so easy to experiment with other flavors. Thanks for the recipe!!

  29. Okay I’m new to this, I don’t understand the cooling/freezing part…about how long will it take to be “frozen” ice cream consistency? Yeah I get that it varies from freezer to freezer, but are we talking half an hour or overnight? Also, how long will this keep? I want to make some for an event but I want to make it far enough in advance to try it myself, so in case I screw it up I can give it another go…but if it turns out right the first time, why re-make it?!

    • For best results, freeze overnight. I think at the very least it’s 4 hours if you’re in a hurry, but even then I still say overnight. As for how long it lasts, it can last a few months (sources say 2-4 months). However, this will highly depend on how you store it. If there is a lot of space/air in your container, ice crystals will develop sooner (think freezer burn). You would need to cover the surface w plastic wrap or use a smaller container w little space leftover.

  30. It just looked so delicious that I had to include it in my ice cream round up. Happy Fourth of July!

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