Make a delicious treat this summer with Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream!
I suddenly realized the other day that summer was slipping away and I hadn’t even made homemade ice cream yet. I had to fix that real fast! I saw some peanut butter cup candy at the store and knew that would taste fabulous in some homemade peanut butter cup ice cream, so of course I had to make some.
We are actually less than 4 weeks away from going back to school. My daughter will be starting Pre-K and my son will be in 3rd grade. For those that may have followed this blog for a while that is shocking, or at least it is to me! My son was 1 when I started blogging on Mommy Hates Cooking. My daughter was born 3 years later, so now she’s here and starting her first year in elementary school too, it just seems unreal.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
- 4 Cups Sugar
- 2 Cups Water
- 8-12 Peanut Butter Cups
- 2-3 Quarts Fat Free or Regular Half and Half
- Bring sugar and water to a rolling boil; continue cooking for about 1 minute.
- Let mixture cool.
- Chop candy food processor or crumble it by hand to your desired consistency.
- Pour candy into sugar mixture and let soak until you are ready to make ice cream.
- Mix candy mixture with 2 quarts of half and half and pour into 4 quart ice cream maker.
- Lastly, add additional half and half or 2 % milk as needed to reach the “fill” line on your ice cream maker.
- Continue making ice cream as instructed on the ice cream maker instructions.
That also means that after 8 years of having kids home, I’m actually going to have normal people work hours. Honestly, I don’t even remember what that feels like? I normally am working many times in the evenings and although it’s not terrible, I get flexibility to spend with the kids…I absolutely CANNOT wait to be able to have family time in the evenings without having to hurry and get working shortly after dinner. It’s just going to really change up our routine in a good way.
Meanwhile, as we soak up the final month of our summer before school starts, homemade ice cream was a must! We went outside and enjoyed a bowl of ice cream before going for a late evening walk and it was absolutely perfect and so needed. Some times those simple things are what you need the most, right? I know that’s how it is for me. It’s so easy to get caught in this busy life, who knew that just stopping for a bowl of ice cream and a walk could make your day better? It just does!
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