Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Melanie at Melanie Makes.

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If there’s one dessert flavor combination I can’t get enough of, it’s peanut butter and chocolate.  A true classic.  One that will never go out of style.  And now?  I’ve perfected it in ice cream form!

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We’re huge ice cream fans in our house.  It’s our sweet treat of choice and one that we enjoy year round.  In fact, on Fridays after picking up my oldest from school, we’ll often stop by our favorite ice cream parlor on the way home to kick off the weekend on a sweet note.  In fact, it was the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream that I typically get that inspired this ice cream.  I just had to make it a bit more decadent by putting peanut butter in the ice cream as well!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream


  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter.
  • 1 cup peanut butter cups


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, add unsweetened chocolate and milk. Microwave one minute and then stir. Microwave an additional minute. Add cocoa powder and whisk chocolate and milk together. Set aside.
  2. In an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, whisk eggs until light and fluffy.
  3. Add sugar, a 1/4 cup at a time until completely combined.
  4. Add whipping cream and vanilla and blend together.
  5. Add chocolate mixture and peanut butter to cream mixture and mix until combined.
  6. Transfer to ice cream maker and freeze following manufacturer instructions. When almost complete, add peanut butter cups.
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Scoops of chocolate peanut butter ice cream swirled with large pieces of peanut butter cup candy.  I tell you, it doesn’t get much better than this!


Looking for additional recipes to add to your menu plan?  Here are a few new favorites:

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You can find Melanie online at Melanie Makes where she documents cooking, creating and caring for her family.  Repeat.  Melanie lives in Cleveland, OH, with her husband, three children, two cats and Lizzie, the 15 year old turtle.

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Menu Plan Monday ~ July 21/14

Menu Plan Monday for the week of July 21/14

Hello!  It’s time to do a menu plan for the week!  Having a menu plan makes for one organized week and you will feel less stress in your day especially when it comes to 4:00 or as I like to call it, the witching hour.  You know the one I’m talking about!

So I hope you are enjoying summer, I am spending less time on the computer these days and more time with the kiddos.  With a daughter graduating next year I’m so very aware these days at how fast time is flying.  Got to make every day count!

Menu Planning Resources:

Here are some excellent menu planning resources for you this week:


10 EASY Summer Slow Cooker Recipes ~ @ Home.Made.Interest

Meal Planning 101

Meal Planning 101 ~ @ The Diary of a Real Housewife

Hope that helps!

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  2 Ingredient Grilled Pork Chops served with corn and baby potatoes

Tuesday:  Mexican Black Bean Wraps with Avocado and Tri-Color Slaw

Wednesday:  Paleo Parmesan Chicken served with broccoli

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Pizza Panini Sandwiches

Saturday:  Grilled Chicken Fajita Chopped Salad

Sunday:  YOYO (you’re on your own)

Hope you have a delicious week!


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More family favorite recipes here.

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One of my favorite menu planning resources:

  Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat


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Summer Homework for Kids

summer homework for kids

The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Sharon at Mom of 6. We “do summer” a little differently at our house…. after a school year that is full of activities and sports and lessons and commitments- we take the summers off. My kids don’t go to camp, we don’t sign up for tennis/golf/soccer/chess/horseback […]

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4 Ways to Clear Your Mind When You Don’t Have Time

Clear Your Mind

The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Emily at So Damn Domestic. It’s one of those days. I’ve got stuff to do and my mind is muddled. I haven’t been getting good sleep lately; dreaming all night every night (because my brain won’t stop) is exhausting. I’ve got to clear my mind. Have […]

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Bathroom Reorganization AGAIN

Bathroom Organization

Okay friends I’m at it again.  Yes I’ve reorganized my ensuite bathroom again.  For those that might not know about my love hate relationship with my ensuite let me fill you in.  First let me just say that I absolutely love having an ensuite, I’m not complaining about that.  I’m not even complaining about the […]

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Menu Plan Monday ~ July 14/14


Hello! Time for another edition of Menu Plan Monday otherwise known as the best place to start on your quest to get organized. So we are in for a super nice week this week so I don’t want to have to turn on my oven to heat up my house. So I managed to come […]

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His and Her Bathroom Organizers

His and Her Bathroom Organizers

The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Kalyn at Creative Savings. When my husband and I moved into our new home, we made a pact that we were not going to let clutter take over our lives. Everything needed to be organized and in it’s proper place as much as possible, especially now […]

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Organizing Shorts for Summer

Organizing Shorts for Summer

Summer is finally here and along with that comes summer clothes.  My old method of organizing shorts in my closet was to stack them on a shelf.  You know what a stack of anything does don’t you?  It teeters and then falls.  This means I have to waste time cleaning up a mess.  I really […]

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Menu Plan Monday ~ July 7/14


Hey lovely Menu Plan Monday gals and guys.  Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are ready to get this next week off to an organized start.  Best way to do that is by planning a menu out.  Remember it doesn’t have to be complicated.  Select five EASY recipes for the week, shop for […]

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