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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream With Homemade Waffle Cones Recipe

Vespa's recipes have appeared in "Midwest Living" and "Taste of Home". She belongs to Cook's Recipe Testers for "Cook's Illustrated".

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream and Waffle Cones

As a child, a trip to Baskin Robbins was a journey to paradise. I'd stand at the glass shield on tip-toes, scuttling back and forth before the tubs of ice cream like a delirious crab. After sampling several flavors from little pink spoons, I usually settled on my favorite: bubblegum. I couldn't resist the creamy vanilla ice cream flecked with multi-colored bubblegum chunks.

As I matured, though, my flavor preferences matured with me. I moved on to favorites like pralines 'n cream, strawberry cheesecake and rocky road. But one flavor remained a constant through the years: chocolate peanut butter. At the age of 10, I preferred an ice cream flavor more akin to Reese's peanut butter cups. Now I relish a dark chocolate base laced with ribbons of slightly salty peanut butter.

The following recipe can be adapted to either taste and will win rave reviews from everyone in the family. As always, I draw my inspiration from David Lebovitz, the ice cream guru.

In This Article

  • Tips for Perfect Ice Cream
  • Recipe: Milk Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Do You Need an Ice Cream Maker?
  • Recipe: Peanut Butter Add-In
  • Do You Need a Waffle Cone Maker?
  • Recipe: Vanilla Waffle Cones
  • Poll: How Do You Like Your Ice Cream?

Tips

  • Choose high-quality milk and cream, organic if available.
  • Adding sugar to the egg yolks helps protect them from hot milk.
  • Be patient while tempering the eggs. Although it may seem unnecessary, this step is important so as not to scramble the eggs and ruin the custard.
  • As soon as the custard passes the coating test, immediately remove from burner, strain and chill.
  • Chill custard overnight, or at least 8 hours.
Homemade Waffle Cone

Homemade Waffle Cone

Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

This is a recipe for milk chocolate ice cream. For adult ice cream lovers, try substituting dark chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 85 grams (3 ounces) milk chocolate
  • 1/4 cup cocoa

Instructions

  1. Heat the milk, cream, cocoa and chocolate in a saucepan until warm and steamy. Do not boil.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk egg yolks and sugar in large bowl. Slowly pour the heated milk into the egg/sugar mixture, a ladleful at a time, whisking constantly so egg yolks are tempered by the warm milk instead of cooked by it. Return egg/milk mixture to the saucepan and add pinch of salt.
  3. Stir the custard constantly over medium-low heat with a heatproof spatula or wooden spoon, scraping the bottom as you stir, until the custard thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon or spatula. Sweep a finger across the spatula and when the coating doesn't run, it is ready. Remove from heat immediately.
  4. Pour the hot custard through a mesh strainer to remove any lumps that have formed during heating. Add vanilla extract and stir.
  5. Chill custard thoroughly in the refrigerator, preferably overnight, before freezing in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.

Do You Need an Ice Cream Maker?

The Cuisinart ICE-21 has been a fixture in my kitchen for almost a decade. With a price tag of less than $50, almost anyone can afford it. I recommend getting an extra freezer canister in case you'd like to make a double batch.

Or, if you already have a Kitchen-Aid stand mixer, you might prefer to invest in the $70 ice cream attachment. The only preparation: freezing the gel-filled canisters and cooking and chilling the custard. Then it's as easy as a flip of the switch, and you can churn out delicious, natural ice cream which is much healthier than the Baskin Robbins of my childhood.

What are the benefits of an ice cream maker? If you buy just five quarts of grocery store ice cream per year, a maker will save you money in the long run. Is homemade ice cream healthier than store brands? Almost all commercial brands contain chemicals. For example, instead of adding fresh eggs to emulsify ice cream and give it texture, some brands contain diethyl glycol, also used to make antifreeze and paint removers. Even in small amounts, this chemical is toxic enough to cause liver and kidney damage.

Homemade ice cream, on the other hand, contains exactly what you put in it: fresh cream, milk and eggs, sugar and flavoring. It’s as simple as that. And if you’re on a low-fat diet, the maker can churn out tropical fruit sorbet, frozen yogurt, or ice milk.

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How to Make the Peanut Butter Add-In

Here's how to make the peanut butter add-in.

Ingredients (for Children)

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Mix together peanut butter, sugar and salt.
  2. Refrigerate for several hours before use.
  3. Cut or tear into small chunks.
  4. Remove milk chocolate ice cream base from maker.
  5. Stir peanut butter chunks into chocolate ice cream.

For Adults

  • Refrigerate 1 cup of creamy natural peanut butter.
  • Remove dark chocolate ice cream from maker.
  • Add tablespoonfuls of peanut butter and swirl through the base.

Do You Need a Waffle Cone Maker?

If you have children, you might consider purchasing a waffle cone maker. The batter is as easy to prepare as pancake batter and the maker as easy to use as a waffle iron. The cones will get rave reviews from your family!

The Chef's Choice Waffle Cone Express is my machine of choice. Both easy to use and easy to clean, it turns out cones that are tastier and fresher than those sold in supermarkets. They're also smaller than the waffle cones found at gourmet ice cream shops. Just grease the waffle iron well before using. Be sure to use hot pads when handling the waffle maker and a spatula to remove the baked waffle.

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Vanilla Waffle Cones

Here's how to make the waffle cones.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat waffle cone maker.
  2. Beat egg and white in a medium bowl with a fork or whisk until blended.
  3. Beat in the sugar and salt for about one minute. Add flour and stir slowly with spatula until moistened and smooth. Add melted butter and blend thoroughly.
  4. Follow manufacturer's instructions for making and shaping waffle cones.
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Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time.

— Charles M. Schulz

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cone

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cone

Comments

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on July 31, 2016:

Thanks for your meaningful comment, techygran. It's nice to hear from you! We love our Cuisinart ice cream maker and it would be a fun project with your granddaughters. Please let me know if you have a chance to try this chocolate peanut butter icea cream.

Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island, Canada on July 29, 2016:

Hi Vespa, I recently read a poll of favourite ice cream on Facebook and Chocolate Peanut Butter was a big winner. I agree that making your own is not only a lot healthier, but generally also a lot tastier-- missing that cloying high glucose corn sugar taste. I have been considering buying an ice cream maker and since my granddaughters are coming for a visit, perhaps I will do that and make your ice cream with them! I also appreciate your tips on tempering the eggs-- I would have no clue about that! Thank you for posting this delicious recipe. ~Cynthia

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on August 17, 2013:

Soulfully, it is scandalous to think of the chemicals that go into some commercial ice creams. Although chocolate peanut butter is one of our favorites, we do wander off the beaten path occasionally and pistachio is also a contender for us. I've never learned to make it at home, though. Thanks for your interesting comment! I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

soulfully on August 17, 2013:

I had no idea that they put diethyl glycol in ice cream. I'm actually quite shocked! Companies should be forced to print "Mmm, it tastes sweet, but might melt your liver" on their ice cream tubs.

Now to your lovely home-made version without the added poison. I've never made ice cream from scratch and I never knew the ingredients were so simple. What can I say, I hardly read the labels when I'm treating myself, I just dive in head first.

I'm betting the chocolate and peanut butter ice cream tastes just as good as it looks. Since I was a nipper, my all time favorite ice cream has always been pistachio. I think yours might be a contender, though.

Lovely hub!

IslandBites from Puerto Rico on May 27, 2013:

Great recipes!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on May 27, 2013:

ThelmaAlberts, I hope you enjoy this ice cream! Chocolate peanut butter is my all-time favorite, and this recipe was inspired by Haagen Dazs' dark chocolate peanut butter. There's nothing like it. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on May 27, 2013:

Yummy! I love this peanut butter ice cream. I´m planning to buy an ice cream maker and this one will be my first. Thanks for sharing;-) Super delicious.

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on May 27, 2013:

Suzie, yes please link and I'll do the same. Yum...minty chocolate lip balm sounds good enough to eat! Anything with chocolate is a winner in my book. I always appreciate all your support--thanks for the votes, pin and share!

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on May 27, 2013:

Hi vespa,

How did this escape me!! WOW, love this ice cream recipe with cone my favorite way to eat ice cream! Not a huge ice cream lover chocolate and peanut are a winner for me!! Love your recipes so much and this is another beauty so would love to link to my up coming hub on minty chocolate lip balm if okay?? All the votes, shared and pinned to delicious deserts!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on January 10, 2013:

Missy Mac, if you have lactose intolerance you can experiment with milk made of coconut milk, almond milk, rice milk, etc. I've never done it myself, but I've heard non-dairy ice cream can be quite delicious. Thanks for your comment and I hope you get the ice cream maker someday!

Missy Mac from Illinois on January 10, 2013:

Wonderful! I sometimes can cheat and eat icecream. I am seriously thinking of investing in an ice cream maker and try making my own. The milk is my biggest problem. Your Hub reminds me of the good ole days of ice cream (butter peacan, pralines & creams, hey! I still like bubble gum). Thanks for sharing.

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on January 10, 2013:

This is one of my favorite ice cream flavors, next to espresso and horchata. The homemade waffle cones make it feel like you've visited an expensive ice cream shop. Thanks for your enthusiasm, Tammy Swallow!

Tammy from North Carolina on January 10, 2013:

Wow! Peanut butter and waffle cones. Now I must either make this or go to the ice cream shop. Fabulous recipe!!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on January 03, 2013:

Peggy W, we really enjoy our ice cream maker and never buy ice cream since the homemade version is so much better. I agree that coffee ice cream is also a wonderful flavor! Thanks so much for the vote and share!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 03, 2013:

We do not have an ice cream maker but a friend of ours recently purchased one and we got to taste a coffee flavored ice cream that was out of this world. Peanut butter and chocolate...what a great flavor combination! Voting this up and useful and will be sharing your recipes with my ice cream loving friends. Thanks!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on August 26, 2012:

Ishwaryaa22, it's hard to beat ice cream on a hot summer day. I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks so much fo the comment, share and vote!

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on August 26, 2012:

A yummy recipe with clearly explained instructions & tips! I am very fond of ice cream. I wish I have an ice cream maker. I guess I try to find some alternatives in making this tasty dessert recipe. Drool-worthy photos! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up & Socially Shared

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on July 26, 2012:

4FoodSafety, I'm glad you found this hub useful. This is one of my all-time favorite ice creams. Enjoy!

Kelly Kline Burnett from Fontana, WI on July 26, 2012:

Yum! What a great hub - everything - you provided everything. Off to print and to try this weekend. Thank you! Voted up!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on June 28, 2012:

Tjdavis, thank you for your votes and the share! Enjoy the recipe.

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on June 28, 2012:

Carter06, wish I could send you an ice cream cone now! Thanks so much for commenting.

Teresa Davis from Moscow, Texas on June 28, 2012:

Oh my I love these recipes. I especially love the waffle cones. I voted you up for awesome and shared!!!

Mary from Cronulla NSW on June 28, 2012:

Very cruel to offer more chocolate to us addicted types!!:) Love it, love it, love it...thanks

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on June 28, 2012:

Anytime!

Janine Huldie from New York, New York on June 28, 2012:

No problem and thank you again for a new delicious recipe for us to try!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on June 28, 2012:

Janine Huldie, it's nice to meet a fellow chocolate PB ice cream lover! It's so delicious on a hot summer day. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

Janine Huldie from New York, New York on June 28, 2012:

Wow, this sounds so good right about now. Pinning this to make for my kids and sharing and voting it upi too!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on June 14, 2012:

Kelleyward, a cone maker is fun to own and definitely give you flexibility on the type of cones you make. Thank you for commenting!

kelleyward on June 14, 2012:

Fantastic hub! I was just looking for a waffle cone maker to make gluten free cones. Voted up and shared! take care, Kelley

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on June 09, 2012:

Agvulpes, it's great to meet a fellow peanut butter/ice cream lover! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

Peter from Australia on June 09, 2012:

I'm a sucker for both Ice Cream and Peanut Butter so I skimmed through the Hub to look at the images first.

Was my mouth watering when I went back and read the recipe ???

Yummy !!! rated up

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on June 09, 2012:

Articlesocean, it's nice to meet a fellow ice cream lover! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

Saira Sheikh from London, United Kingdom on June 09, 2012:

Wow, this looks delicious. I just love peanut butter. Thanks for sharing ! Great Hub ! Will try it sometime!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on May 10, 2012:

Ktrapp, chocolate peanut butter ice cream definitely isn't low fat, but it's also one of my favorites. Thank you for coming by!

Kristin Trapp from Illinois on May 09, 2012:

This is simply the most delicious looking hub I've ever seen. And to think I just ate a Weight Watchers dark chocolate raspberry ice cream bar. Yours ice cream and waffle cone looks so much better!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on May 05, 2012:

alocsin, it's nice to know another chocolate peanut butter lover! Thanks for your comment.

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on May 05, 2012:

VendettaVixen, enjoy the recipe and thank you for commenting!

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on May 02, 2012:

What can I say -- another winning recipe from your pen. This combines two of my favorite flavors -- chocolate and peanut butter. Voting this Up and Useful.

VendettaVixen from Ireland on April 25, 2012:

This is such a great recipe, Vespawoolf. It's quite cold over here at the minute, but once the weather gets a little warmer, I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 21, 2012:

Thank you for commenting, Ruchira, and I hope you enjoy the ice cream as much as I do!

Ruchira from United States on April 21, 2012:

wow, Vespa. This was a brilliant and YUMMY hub. I will TRY to make it.

thanks!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 18, 2012:

Thank you for your encouragement, ElizaDoole, and it's always nice to hear from you. Yes, ice cream is definitely fattening but it makes a great occasional treat!

Lisa McKnight from London on April 18, 2012:

Beautiful layout, and excellent instructions. I am glad reading this has not increased my waistline. The recipe surely would! Voted up.

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 18, 2012:

It's always nice to meet a fellow ice cream lover. Thank you for taking the time to comment, glinnmgraw!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 18, 2012:

It does require forethought, but since the ice cream maker does most of the work it isn't bad at all. Thank you for dropping by and commenting, futonfraggle!

glinnmgraw from India on April 17, 2012:

I love Ice Creams. thanks post for Vespa..

Thanks

futonfraggle on April 17, 2012:

It looks like there's an incredible amount of work involved here, but you offer such easy-to-follow recipes. The ice cream maker definitely seems like the way to go. Thanks for sharing.

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 17, 2012:

Thank you, glassvisage! What a nice compliment. I really appreciate it and the time you took to write a comment, too. : )

glassvisage from Northern California on April 17, 2012:

Oh my goodness, you are a dessert goddess! This is the best-constructed recipe hub I've seen. Excellent!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 17, 2012:

Well in that case, the more fat the better! Yeah, I know what you mean about the kitchen gadgets. For our family, this one has really been worth it. It's been fun to chat about ice cream, barbergirl28.

Stacy Harris from Hemet, Ca on April 17, 2012:

Ha ha - no - I wasn't necessarily worried about the fat content as much as not usually have whole milk on hand. Then again.... I usually don't have creamer either so it would be a planned thing to make! Thanks for clarifying... Now I just need to convince my husband that I need another kitchen gadget! LOL

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 17, 2012:

It's nice to know a fellow ice cream lover! Thank you for taking the time to comment, moonlake.

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 17, 2012:

Full fat milk and cream makes creamy ice cream. I've seen lowfat ice cream recipes that use non-dairy creamer to make creamier ice cream, but then you're adding chemicals as well. If you're concerned about fat intake, you can make some wonderful frozen yogurt in your ice cream maker and sorbet from fresh fruit that's out of this world. In the summer, we use our ice cream maker a lot. Neither one of us are overweight, but then again ice cream is about our only treat during the summer! Thank you for dropping by, barbergirl28, and I hope you have a chance to try the ice cream recipes!

moonlake from America on April 17, 2012:

Oh, it looks so good. Ice cream is a weakness with me. I didn't know there were cone makers. Great Hub Voted up.

Stacy Harris from Hemet, Ca on April 17, 2012:

Ok - now you did it... it isn't even noon yet and I want ice cream. I have been toying with the idea of getting an ice cream maker for awhile but I didn't know if it was actually worth it. But, this has showed that it might not only be fun, but healthier as well... I am gonna have to check it out real soon.

So a few questions - what happens if you don't use whole milk? If you use 1% - which is what I usually have on hand - will the ice cream not turn out?

Great hub - very delicious looking!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 16, 2012:

Thank you for checking out my recipes, Eileen Goodall. : )

Eileen Goodall from Buckinghamshire, England on April 16, 2012:

I could get really fat trying out all your recipes, that's not going to stop me though - thank you for your wonderful recipes.

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 08, 2012:

Thank you for your support, jenubouka! I hope you get to enjoy some ice cream soon. : )

jenubouka on April 08, 2012:

Oh my vespa, oh my. Such an awesome hub the best of both worlds for sure. I love your appliance review that is great!! So yummy!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 06, 2012:

stephhicks68, with 4 kids in the family I imagine an ice cream maker would become a well-worn fixture in your kitchen. And chocolate peanut butter is hard to beat in my book. Enjoy!

Stephanie Marshall from Bend, Oregon on April 06, 2012:

Chocolate and peanut butter - two of my favorite tastes together! I've been wanting to get an ice cream maker for some time, with 4 kids. This hub just may be the final push! :) best, Steph

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 06, 2012:

It's always nice to hear from a fellow chocolate peanut butter lover, randomcreative. Thank you for your comment!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 06, 2012:

Thank you for your nice comment, anglnwu. I've always been a sucker for ice cream during the hot summer months, and since summer is ending here I think I'm enjoying it before the weather gets too cold. I'm thinking BBQ for my next hub. : )

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 06, 2012:

Chocolate and peanut butter is one of my all-time favorite food combinations. Thanks for sharing these great recipes and tips!

anglnwu on April 06, 2012:

Another amazing food hub. I love your pictures and your well layout format. I'm not really an ice-cream fan...I know I don't know what I'm missing but I do know how to enjoy a well-written article. Voted up.

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 06, 2012:

Danareva, thank you for your interesting comment. Beet and ginger ice cream? Wow! I wouldn't have thought of that flavor in my wildest dreams. I'm speechless!

Dana De Greff from Miami on April 06, 2012:

This is a well written and well informed hub! I have recently started to branch out with ice cream flavors and artisan concoctions-my fav so far has been a beet ang ginger ice cream! I am always a sucker for chocolate and peanut butter, though. Nice work!

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 06, 2012:

Eiddwen, since you don't like chocolate ice cream an alternative would be to make the vanilla ice cream on my fudgy ice cream sandwiches hub. You could mix the peanut butter into the vanilla and then perhaps you and the grandchildren could enjoy it together. Thanks for dropping by!

Eiddwen from Wales on April 06, 2012:

Wow this one is certainly different; I know I wouldn't like it because I don't like chocolate ice-cream but I know that most of my grandchildren will love it.

I may try it out and I'll let you know how I get on.

Take care

Eddy.

Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on April 06, 2012:

You're my first commmenter for this hub, Claudio Tello! Thank you for dropping by. Maybe you need an ice cream maker!

Claudia Tello from Mexico on April 06, 2012:

It’s a pity I don´t have an ice cream maker, my mouth is watering with this recipe…. You are like a modern-day-artisan with all these dedicated homemade creations!!! Great Hub.