Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

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Someone declared July as National Ice Cream Month.

I would like to thank that someone, whoever she/he might have been.

Thank you, dear someone, for thinking of us, and our obsession with this cold and creamy deliciousness. Much appreciated!

I’m sure it was some big corporation, but let it be – after all, it’s ice cream not tobacco. Smile 

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The Peanut Butter Ice Cream that you see here was actually a dare. The dare was that I could not make an ice cream taste as good as the Reese’s Cup ice cream. 

Are you kidding me? Dad!?! We’re supposed to be in this together… “ice cream freaks” is what they dubbed us years ago… Sheeesh…

I make ice cream every other day, and Peanut Butter Cups every other week. I can do this, man.

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This recipe makes 1 (one) quart of Peanut Butter Ice Cream. I then made one batch Peanut Butter Cups in my mini muffin pan, and they were aaaaamazing! Makes about 36 mini peanut butter cups. 


Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

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WW Freestyle: 12
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Copycat Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 290


  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate , melted (only if making the "chocolate peanut butter cup")


  • In the bowl of your electric mixer combine peanut butter and sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Add in the heavy cream, milk, and vanilla; mix until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and churn for 30 minutes.
  • At this point you can either transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and freeze it, or read on for directions on how to make those peanut butter cups.
  • Line a 12-cup mini muffin pan with paper liners.
  • Meanwhile, place semisweet chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and melt the chocolate.
  • Dividing evenly, use a spoon to layer half of the semi-sweet chocolate into liners.
  • Place the muffin pan in the freezer and freeze for 15 minutes or until firm.
  • Spoon in the ice cream over the chocolate layer and put it back in the freezer for another 15 minutes, or until frozen.
  • Cover the cups with another layer of chocolate and back in the freezer until frozen solid; about 30 minutes to one hour.


Recipe for Peanut Butter Ice Cream slightly adapted from Recipe Girl
WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 12
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 249mg7%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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93 Responses
  1. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    The idea of making this ice cream in mini muffin tins is awesome Kate! Can´t wait to try these

  2. Mrs. Jen B

    Is it possible for something to be stupid good? Because this looks stupid, stupid good. Like “I wanna make out with it and possibly get my tongue frozen to it” good. Unbelievably so, in fact! 🙂

  3. Dave at eRecipeCards

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us… Beautiful and I am sure just incredibly tasty!

  4. Jodi

    Just made these – but in regular cupcake size. It made 12. And I added some chocolate shavings I had left over (what?) into the PB ice cream. Yum! I hope the bigger size isn’t too annoying to eat…Thanks for the recipe!!

  5. kita

    Girl, do you know what you just unleashed into the world? Look at those babies! This can’t end well for me. I want like 9 of them right now… peanut butter… ice cream. mmm.

  6. Melinda

    My 2.5 year old was previously anaphylactic to peanuts. This month his blood test came back negative for the allergy(!!) and next month his doctor is doing an in office food challenge to make sure he really has outgrown the allergy. I’ve been searching for the perfect peanut butter recipe to use to celebrate once he passes the peanut challenge. I have finally found it – thank you! Looking forward to trying this.

  7. Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz

    This is just brilliant, I love it. I am glad your dad dared you lol. And my mom is a peanut butter worshiper. I’ll have to make this ice cream for her. bookmarked

  8. Shabs

    Oh my !!!! I want some , they look absolutely gorgeous , I can’t wait to get back from my vacation and try them , thank you for the wishes Kate 🙂 .

  9. kankana

    Now that is tempting!! I am here trying to get a flat tummy back and you are tempting me with all these …
    Seriously Kate .. it’s looking so lovely 🙂

  10. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Congrats on Top 9! Kate, you are such an amazing baker/cook! You make ice cream every other day? You are so dedicated. I wish I was your child, seriously. Well, to be honest I gained “another” 5 lbs (HOW?!) in last month or so…and I can’t afford eating ice cream. I guess I have no self-control around sweets and food in general. This looks so delicious and I wish I can have some.

  11. Terra

    Look at you on foodbuzz top 9 again! You rock:-) This looks sooooo good, my hubby was even looking over my shoulder, YUM-O!!!
    Hugs, Terra

  12. Kate from Scratch

    Delicious! I second the generous thank you to the president that declared July National Ice Cream Month. yummy! Great recipe!

  13. Trix

    May I please borrow your metabolism? (Warning: I will not return it. Ever!) Reese cups were one of my faves as a kid, and this is REALLY speaking to my inner child here!

  14. Becka (The Elegant Eggplant)

    SO beautiful!!! Seriously, stop it with the PB and chocolate combo, thats my ultimate downfall!!!!!!!!! i cant resist! 🙂

  15. Elyse@ The Cultural Dish

    I didn’t know July was national ice cream month! But your cups are adorable and look amazing! You are killing me with all of these awesome treats!

  16. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    Okay seriously… the frozen pb cups – awesome! I wish you were my neighbor so I could sneak in and grab a few haha 🙂

  17. Celia

    Peanut butter cups are amazing enough as it is…but making them ice creamy? Genius! I’m glad Big Ice Cream made it ice cream month too, now. 🙂

  18. Kim - Liv Life

    I think it’s the bottom of these guys that make me want to dig in and take a bit (or two or three!) Love everything about them!!!

  19. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

    Oh honey, what loveliness! I saw these on foodgawker and thought, “What genius has created such a bless-ed thing?!?” YOU! haha.

  20. Roxana GreenGirl

    how did you know my favorite ice-cream is reese’s peanut butter? I’m in love with it and not I’m in love with your cups! I want some right now!!!

  21. Anne@frommysweetheart

    Peanut butter cup ice cream is one of my all time favorites! But I LOVE how you presented this! How clever! : )

  22. Kristy

    Hands-down amazing! My guess – if your dad is anything like my dad – he never doubted you for a second, but was really just was hoping you’d making it for him. LOL. 😉

  23. Michelle O

    You are amazing. I mean… these are PERFECT. 🙂 My boss said it was Ronald Reagan who declared it national ice cream month. He even brought in ice cream for us last week. Sounds good to me!

  24. The Harried Cook

    What a cool idea to make the ice cream into peanut butter cups! It’s brilliant! I love it… I think I should use my ice cream maker more often now… Great post, Kate.. I would love to try this sometime!

  25. Heidi @ Food Doodles

    Those look awesome! The peanut butter ice cream sounds amazing on its own but in those little chocolate peanut butter cups is totally awesome. Yummy!

  26. Evan Thomas

    Saw these on Foodgawker and Tastespotting and thought they looked great. Had no idea they were your recipe. Amazing job!

  27. Ann

    YOU….are a goddess! My favorite flavors in the whole world. Thank your dad for this dare – I think he was thinking of those of us who wanted to see you make this!

  28. Kimberly (unrivaledkitch)

    homemade ice cream. Still jealous but my waistline thanks me for not having a machine. Way to prove dad wrong. Yum!

  29. Hester aka The Chef Doc

    Your dad said that? What?!? Where’s the fatherly love? I think these turned out excellent, Kate 🙂 I could definitely use one right about now as I’ve just finished cleaning my room!

  30. Sonja

    Looks terrific… probably a very stupid question, but did you just brush chocolate onto the cupcake liners befote adding the ice cream?

    1. Kate@Diethood

      Hi Sonja!!

      I spooned the chocolate in with a regular teaspoon then I put them in the freezer for about 20 minutes before adding in the ice cream.

  31. Juliana

    This look fabulous…now that I have an ice cream maker, can make this little treats, my husband will be so happy, he loves PB.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week Kate 🙂

  32. Ramona

    Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream….. the BEST THING EVER!!!!!! I love it. I am so making this peanut butter ice cream. YUMMY!

  33. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    I am thinking you won that bet! These sound amazing!! Perfect summer treat – great job!

  34. Lindsey@Lindselicious

    This is so cute, you are so creative Kate! I love that you made the ice cream and then turned it into another dessert too. I want to try one so badly!!

  35. janet@fromcupcakestocaviar

    Kate, this looks yummy! And I don’t even like peanut butter so that’s saying something lol. I have to try this 🙂

  36. Lora @cakeduchess

    Hi Kate-This ice cream looks amazing! I didn’t know this is National Ice Cream month. This is a flavor we have to try soon:)xx

  37. Lil @ sweetsbysillianah

    how funny, i’ve had PB cup ice cream on the brain all week – my hubs’ bday is on Friday so I’m thinking of making him a chocolate-PB cup ice cream cake… shhh! 😉 hope it works out… if not, I’ll just have to make these cute little ice cream cups! yummmy!

  38. Cassie @ Bake Your Day

    This is so my kind of ice cream, great recipe! And they are so cute to present too, they would be so fun for a birthday party, etc. Thanks for sharing your talents so well! 🙂

  39. sheila @ Elements

    What an awesome ice cream recipe!!!! Totally brilliant actually! I want to make some right now but my freezer is stuffed to the gills. 🙁 I guess we’d better start eating some stuff so I can make this! 🙂

  40. Adora's Box

    That looks so so good. We live far away from the land of peanut butter cups but we love it. Your peanut butter cup ice cream is just fabulous and probably better than the original.

  41. Tina@flourtrader

    You sure have been making some awesome ice cream and these little ice cream cups are making me wish I was there. I imaging that people love to visit your place in the summer with so many frosty treats around. Yum!

  42. Parsley Sage

    I think my heart just exploded from want. Ow.

    This is absolutely amazing and I know totally love your dad for daring you. Buzzed!

  43. Jared (Random Food Blog)

    I’m addicted to the Breyer’s Reeses Ice Cream. This makes me want to run out and buy an ice cream maker.

  44. kateiscooking

    WOW! And, I’m lucky to get ice cream made twice a year… I do love the stuff and have a feeling my in-laws would DEVOUR this 🙂

  45. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

    You know, when we go out for ice cream, Dudette’s favorite kind is chocolate peanut butter. I’ll bet anything this would fix that craving for her! I can’t believe you make ice cream every other day. You’re amazing.

    1. Kate@Diethood

      I really do…every other day there’s a new flavor of ice cream. We eat it like it’s going out of style. 🙂

  46. Claudie

    Oh my. I’m about to start jumping around and screaming like a small child: “I want one! I want one!” … Except that I want at least two 😛

  47. Megan @ Pip and Ebby

    Pure PB deliciousness! I want to come to your house and eat ice cream every day! Goodness, that ice cream photo looks awesome.

    1. Katie @ Healthnut Foodie

      Oh. My. Yum!!!! In an attempt to cure multiple auto-immune diseases, I recently went gluten-free. Knowing that I can chow down on ice cream makes me uber-happy! Thank you!!!! As far as the fact that this is gluten-free…WHOO-HOOO!!!!!

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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