The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Melanie at Melanie Makes.
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!
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!
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
- 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.
- In an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, whisk eggs until light and fluffy.
- Add sugar, a 1/4 cup at a time until completely combined.
- Add whipping cream and vanilla and blend together.
- Add chocolate mixture and peanut butter to cream mixture and mix until combined.
- Transfer to ice cream maker and freeze following manufacturer instructions. When almost complete, add peanut butter cups.
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!
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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 ~ @ 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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