Creamy peanut butter ice cream

Erdnussbutter-Eis mit Karamellsauce und karamellisierten Nüssen
Peanut butter ice cream with Caramel sauce and caramelized nuts

Peanut butter ice cream is a creamy, rich treat that is the perfect mix of Sweetness and nuttiness offers. When you Peanut Butter you will love this ice cream!

The recipe is ovuleless and we reach a creamy ice cream with our usual helpers from various sugars.

Do you want an ice cream similar to a Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream then take a look at the Variation at the end of the article an.

With my tips you can make this ice cream both with as well as without ice cream machine make. Of course, it will be creamier in the ice cream maker. If you are still unsure and do not want to spend so much money on an ice cream maker, check out the Test winner in my ice cream machine comparison for beginners an.

Don't spend oodles of money on store-bought ice cream anymore (a I have made a comparative calculation here), but make your own peanut ice cream or Peanut Butter Cup ice cream.

ingredients Peanut butter ice cream

For 4 servings (approx. 500 g ice cream)
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Maturing time/cooling time: 1 hour or overnight
Freezing time: 30 minutes (ice cream machine), about 4 hours (freezer method).

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  1. Weigh the dry ingredients (sugar, dextrose, glucose, locust bean gum, guar gum) and add a pinch of salt. Small quantities should be weighed with a fine scale (e.g. Josh's digital scale MR5 | Feinwaage the in 0 from € 9.29 )* weighed out. Mix the ingredients well.
  2. Add all liquid ingredients (milk, cream) together with the peanut butter (s. Tips) in a saucepan and mix well with a whisk. If the peanut puree is firmer, it will mix more easily if the stove is already turned on a little.
  3. Heat the mixture in the saucepan and add the dry ingredients, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  4. Continue stirring the ice cream mixture for a few minutes until just before boiling. Then turn off the heat and remove the pot from the stove.
  5. Let the finished ice cream mixture cool in the refrigerator and ripen overnight if necessary.

Before freezing, the ice cream mixture should be mixed again with a hand blender (e.g. Braun hand blender MQ 5200WH from € 39.99 )* or stand mixer (e.g. Russell Hobbs Stand Mixer 2 from € 67.99 )* should be whipped up. This mixes all the ingredients well once again.

Now you can use the ice cream machine prepare and pre-cool for a few minutes, depending on the model. In the ice cream maker, the freezing process takes about 30 minutes.

Who Glycerin wants to use, should do so when the ice cream mass is already quite solid, but not quite ready.

Alternatively, you can also make the ice cream in the Freezer perform. Every 30 minutes, the ice cream mass must be mixed with a hand mixer (e.g. Bosch hand mixer MFQ2210P from € 33.62 )* whipped (total time about 4 hours). The ice cream will not be as creamy in this production as in an ice cream machine.

If the ice cream becomes hard because, for example, your freezer is particularly cold or this happens particularly quickly with nut ice cream varieties, then simply allow the ice cream to thaw slightly in the refrigerator for approx. 20 minutes before consumption or use the Tips note.

Für dieses Eis-Rezept wird feine Erdnussbutter verwendet.
Fine peanut butter is used for this ice cream recipe.

Ideas for variations peanut butter ice cream

  1. Make your own Peanut Butter Cup ice cream like the one from Ben & Jerry's. In addition to the ice cream you need to Peanut Butter Chocolate Drops Stir into your ice cream. One option is to simply Peanut Butter Cups (e.g. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Minis from € 27.99 (€ 20.73 / kg))* to buy. However, these are currently still somewhat difficult to obtain in Germany and expensive. You can also just make it yourself, for example after this Recipe. Chop the cups and add them to the ice cream mixture at the end of the freezing process. Another option would be simply Peanut butter and melted chocolate coarsely mix, let cool to hand temperature and drop into the almost finished ice cream mass while the machine is running.
  2. Chopped peanuts (e.g. Oriental & Local | Peanuts from € 8.36 (€ 8.36 / kg))* naturally also go very well with this ice cream. Who likes can also salted and / or roasted nuts (e.g. by Amazon peanuts roasted & salted from € 3.87 (€ 7.74 / kg))* take. Another variant is to Brittle easy to use with peanuts as a topping.
  3. Various Homemade sauces are also ideal in combination with the peanut ice cream recipe: chocolate sauce and Caramel syrup fit very well and can be homemade in a short time according to my recipe.
  4. Classic also fit very well Banana and crumbled cookies like butter cookies with peanut butter ice cream.



  1. Hello Ice Cream Maker,
    while looking for recipes for my new ice cream maker, I stumbled across your site. In the peanut butter ice cream I noticed in the recipe that you use dextrose and glucose powder. I was a little confused because dextrose and glucose are the same thing. Can I just add the weights then?
    Many greetings Elke

    1. Hello Elke,

      glad you landed here 🙂 I always enjoy new comments.

      Unfortunately, it is a common misconception that glucose and dextrose are the same thing. They differ in their sweetness and freezing point depression, which affect the consistency of the ice cream. Glucose and dextrose are different stages of an enzymatic process. If you want to read more about this, check out the section on it in my Ice cream ingredients article an.

      Maybe it seems unnecessary to you to use so many different ingredients. But there is a specific reason for that. The purpose of the combination is to create the right sweetness and the best consistency. This is where the different sugars like glucose and dextrose help us. If you use just one of each and add the weights in the recipe, the recipe is out of balance. I wouldn't recommend doing that.

      Of course, you may still like it and be satisfied with it. Especially if you're going to eat the ice cream right away, balancing the recipe isn't quite as important. But as soon as you want to keep it in the freezer, balancing the recipe becomes very important.

      With your own ice cream maker, you're free to test anything. That's the beauty of it. So feel free to try and modify the recipes. But I wouldn't deviate too far from the recipe. With just one of the ingredients, you'd have to build the recipe differently, if it can be balanced well at all.

      I hope you have fun making ice cream!

      Kind regards,

      the ice-maker

  2. Thank you for your detailed answer. In the meantime I have researched further and with the detailed background information it makes sense of course. One learns just still to it ;). I have now tried a few of your recipes and am thrilled. thank you so much for sharing your recipes with us.
    Many greetings Elke

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