Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

pb cup ice cream

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 

pb ice cream

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
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Copycat Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 290 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
  • 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")
  1. In the bowl of your electric mixer combine peanut butter and sugar and beat until smooth.
  2. Add in the heavy cream, milk, and vanilla; mix until well combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and churn for 30 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. Line a 12-cup mini muffin pan with paper liners.
  6. Meanwhile, place semisweet chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and melt the chocolate.
  7. Dividing evenly, use a spoon to layer half of the semi-sweet chocolate into liners.
  8. Place the muffin pan in the freezer and freeze for 15 minutes or until firm.
  9. Spoon in the ice cream over the chocolate layer and put it back in the freezer for another 15 minutes, or until frozen.
  10. Cover the cups with another layer of chocolate and back in the freezer until frozen solid; about 30 minutes to one hour.
Recipe Notes

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.

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93 Responses
  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 🙂 .

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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. 🙂

  10. 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. 😉

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. Sonja

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

  15. 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 🙂

  16. 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!

  17. 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! 🙂

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

    1. 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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