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Buckeye Ice Cream

 Saturday I decided to make a batch of buckeye ice cream (rich and salty peanut butter ice cream with dark chocolate freckles for crunch). It was sooooooo good. No really, it was. My mother-in-law makes the candies for Christmas and this tasted just like them! Thank you Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream (and my Mom + Dad for getting me that cookbook) the recipes are excellent! My recipe for Buckeye Ice Cream follows:

 

Buckeye Ice Cream Recipe

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Course: Ice Cream & Frozen Treats
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Freeze Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 915kcal
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Ingredients

  • 2 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter - heaping
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate

Instructions

  • Mix 2 tbsp. of whole milk with the cornstarch in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, peanut butter, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  • Combine the remaining milk, cream, sugar, corn syrup and honey in a medium size saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat (make sure you are watching it so it doesn't boil up and over). Boil for 3-4 minutes and remove from heat. Add cornstarch mixture and return to heat for 1 minute, until thickened. Remove from heat.
  • Gradually whisk the hot milk mixture into the cream cheese/peanut butter mixture. Whisk until completely smooth and silky. Pour mixture into a 1-gallon Ziploc freezer bag and place in an ice bath or  in the refrigerator until cold, for approximately 30-35 minutes.
  • Prepare machine. Pour the ice cream base into the frozen canister and begin to churn. Follow manufacture's instructions. (I used the KitchenAid attachment and mine only took about 15 minutes. Be careful not to overchurn! If you begin to notice buttery flakes forming it is overchurned!)
  • Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double broiler and remove from heat to let cool. 
  • When the ice cream is thick and creamy and almost finished, drizzle the melted chocolate through the opening and allow to solidify. This will form the chocolate freckles. 
  • Remove ice cream and pack into an air-tight freezer safe container. Freeze for 3-4 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Buckeye Ice Cream Recipe
Serving Size
 
4 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
915
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
62
g
95
%
Saturated Fat
 
31
g
194
%
Cholesterol
 
128
mg
43
%
Sodium
 
565
mg
25
%
Potassium
 
602
mg
17
%
Carbohydrates
 
80
g
27
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
68
g
76
%
Protein
 
16
g
32
%
Vitamin A
 
1451
IU
29
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
228
mg
23
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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