Peanut Butter Ice Cream (No Cook)

"This is so easy and tasty- intense peanut butter flavor for the real PB lovers! Use 1/2 cup for less intense peanut butter taste. Cook time is freezing time."
photo by SharonChen photo by SharonChen
photo by SharonChen
photo by Marilyn S. photo by Marilyn S.
photo by SharonChen photo by SharonChen
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Ready In:


  • 34 cup smooth peanut butter (I like skippy naturals of Jif honey peanut butter)
  • 23 cup sugar (or a little less)
  • 3 cups half-and-half (you can use a combo of milk and heavy cream here too)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • optional

  • Oreo cookies, chopped and fozen
  • peanut butter cup, chopped and frozen
  • Reese's pieces


  • Beat peanut butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Slowly beat in 1 cup half and half until thoroughly combined.
  • Whisk in 2 cups half and half, vanilla and salt.
  • Freeze according to manufactures instructions (i sometimes freeze the liquid mixture for 30 minutes to get it reallllly cold first).
  • Add mix in's in the last 5 minutes.

Questions & Replies

  1. The person who answered saying that no ice cream machine is needed is wrong. You DO need an ice cream machine. The directions say to follow manufacturers instructions. It could have been more clear: the manufacturer the recipe refers to is the manufacturer of the ice cream machine you are using. Ice cream gets its fluffy texture from being beaten during freezing. Without this to aerate the mixture the results would be a heavy mass of frozen icy goop.
  2. Is this to be made in an ice cream freezer or put into a freezer until firm?
  3. Do you have to have an ice cream maker to do this?


  1. Never made homemade ice cream before. Made this recipe according to directions given and added Reese's Pieces. Entered my church homemade ice cream contest and won 1st place! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    • Review photo by Marilyn S.
  2. Kills can't give poor reviews if you didn't even follow the recipe.
  3. This is a great recipe. I used unsweetened almond milk and it worked delicously. What I like about it the most is there are no eggs.<br/>Thank you so much for posting it!
  4. All I could say about this recipe is...YUMMMMM! I absolutely love peanut butter, so thank you so much for posting this delicious ice cream recipe.
  5. I used half milk and half evaporated milk. Very rich and creamy and topped with hot fudge. Perfect!!!!


  1. Make it dairy free by using a can of coconut cream plus almond milk for the rest of the liquid and blend really well in a blender. There's plenty of fat from the PB so it freezes beautifully and tastes amazing!
  2. Try chunky peanut butter. We love the added crunch.
  3. I used 1.5 tsp of vanilla bean paste and a full cup of peanut butter. The flavor was very intense!


I live in MI with my family and am always on the lookout for new tasty recipes that even my toddler will like. He loves meat and pasta, most fruit and is getting better about veggies. I cook every meal 7 days a week, with the occasional lunch or dinner out (very occasional!) but I love cooking so it's not a bad thing to me. <br> <br>I am a big sweets eater and recently got an ice cream maker so I have been whipping up lots of ice cream. My favorite so far has been Ben and Jerry's heath bar crunch, it's so creamy and only lasts 2 days in this house! Other baked goods and homemade bread are favorites too, though not much bread gets baked in the summer. <br> <br>I hate doing dishes! We are currently house hunting and a dishwasher is a must (we don't have one right now). Luckily my dh is pretty good about helping out with the dishes :) <br> <br>I know it seems like I give lots of good reviews, but there is a good reason: I know what we like, so I pick dishes I think we will like, and often we do. If i give a review of a recipe with no stars it's because I think I did something wrong usually so that's why it didn't come out right. Or if something has excellent ratings and I don't like it, I don't want to ruin that, because obviously I didn't like something, but that's not a refection of the actual recipe! <br><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <br> <br>I dislike when people don't make the recipe correctly and give it a bad review. Ok, if you change one or two small things, fine, but if you make major changes, not ok. And when people give a bad review because it was good, but not what they are looking for? Sorry, but I don't get that. YOU picked it, if it tastes good but wasn't what you were looking for, not the recipe's fault :)
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