he Ultimate Peanut Butter Caramel Sundae: Peanut Butter Ice Cream + Peanutty Caramel Sauce + Roasted Salted Peanuts = Heaven on Earth
Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Peanutty Caramel
While on my Ben & Jerry’s core ice cream attempt the other day I also made a Peanut Butter Ice Cream with a Caramel Core. Unfortunately, the caramel became way too hard in the freezer. Fortunately, it was still delicious. And it’s easier to just drizzle the sauce on top of the ice cream anyway.
I keep thinking about what is left of this in the freezer. I know I shouldn’t go eat it all but I probably will. I try to be honest. I’ll eat a few more fuel pulls (low fat and carb meals) over the next couple days to make up for it.
My husband loves peanut butter and chocolate together. When I worked at Friendly’s while we were dating he would also come to visit me and get vanilla ice cream with peanut butter sauce and hot fudge. If you like that combo too try this ice cream with my hot fudge on top.
Peanut Butter Ice Cream Ingredients:
Sugar-Free Sweetener – I like to use a blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia in my recipes. You can purchase this pre-mixed from the Trim Healthy Mama website or mix your own according to my recipe. By using a combination of sugar alcohols and stevia you can use half the amount required of regular sugar. Since these sweeteners can be more expensive this helps with my food budget.1 tbsp vanilla
Glycerin – The glycerin helps the ice cream to stay scoopable in the freezer. If you don’t mind letting the ice cream sit out at room temperature for about half an hour before scooping you can omit the glycerin.
Peanut Caramel Sauce (makes enough for about 2-3 sundaes – double if desired):
- Ice Cream Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Churn in an ice cream maker according to your manufacturer's instructions. For hard ice cream freeze the ice cream until firm. At least 2 hours. For softer ice cream you can eat some right from the machine.
- Caramel Sauce Directions: Combine first three ingredients and cook over medium low heat until bubbly, slightly thickened, and lightly browned. Remove from the heat and add the other ingredients. Cool to room temperature. Store in the fridge. If it solidifies just reheat and stir for it to come back together.
- The Ultimate Peanut Butter Caramel Sundae: Peanut Butter Ice Cream + Peanutty Caramel Sauce + Roasted Salted Peanuts = Heaven on Earth
To sub in Swerve use 1.5 to 2 times the amount of sweetener called for.