Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Ann’s Hot Fudge Sauce

I must confess.

I have made this Peanut Butter Ice Cream two times in less than one week.

It’s that good.

And I’m overjoyed that the recipe is so darn easy.  Just throw some peanut butter and four other ingredients in a blender and cool in the fridge for awhile.  Then pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and let the machine work its magic.  That’s all it takes for delicious, creamy, peanut buttery frozen yum.

And what’s peanut butter without chocolate?  This household has a strong commitment to the combination.  So I whipped up a batch of Hot Fudge Sauce, a recipe from my dear friend, Ann.  She shared her family recipe with me many years ago and now it’s my own family’s go-to ice cream topping.  This is incredibly easy to make and it disappears really, really fast!

To make the sundae shown in the photo, just scoop up some peanut butter ice cream, top with warmed hot fudge sauce, and sprinkle with crushed Heath candy bar (find bags of pre-crushed candy by the chocolate chips at the grocery store).  It’s an awesome combination!

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Yield: about 1 quart


  • 3/4 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 c. plus 2 T. sugar
  • 2-2/3 c. half-and-half
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract


Puree the peanut butter, sugar, half-and-half, salt, and vanilla in a blender or food processor until smooth. Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


Slightly adapted from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz - This is a superb book, check it out!

Ann’s Hot Fudge Sauce

Yield: 1 cup


  • 3 T. butter
  • 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (I prefer Guittard brand)
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 2/3 c. evaporated milk (1 12-oz. can will make a double batch of hot fudge. Just double the other 3 ingredients, too.)


Melt together butter and chocolate over low heat. Stir in powdered sugar and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat then boil for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring continuously.

This recipe is easily doubled.


From Ann Hauer's recipe box.


19 Responses to “Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Ann’s Hot Fudge Sauce”

  1. #
    Diane — August 9, 2010 at 7:51 am

    These look too yum!!!

    • farmgirl replied on August 9th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

      WAY too yum! I know it’s going to be a frequently made recipe around here.

  2. #
    sara — August 9, 2010 at 11:24 am

    love the peanut butter…chocolate…heath bar combo! yum!

    • farmgirl replied on August 9th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

      The pb & choc should be enough. But that heath really adds another great layer to it. It’s super yummy!

  3. #
    Jacquelyn — August 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Peanut butter! I am addicted to PB- need to try this recipe…we were already planning on making some ice cream soon.

    • farmgirl replied on August 9th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

      It’s really so easy, and one of the better homemade ice creams I’ve made. Definitely a keeper. I love your photography! And you have a very fun site.

  4. #
    Cheryl — August 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    It was delicious Bren!!! TY

    • farmgirl replied on August 10th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      TY!!!! It was a wonderful evening!

  5. #
    Jessica — August 12, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I’ve got this blending in the mixer as I type… definitely looking forward to dessert tonight!!! I am a super huge peanut butter ice cream fan, and have a lot of difficulty finding it at my local grocery store. Now I can make it myself! Thanks a ton!

    • farmgirl replied on August 12th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

      Wish I could say, “I’m on my way!” I know how you are, Jess…you’ll be making this weekly now. It’s just too easy & yummy.

  6. #
    Jessica — August 17, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Wow–this was so great! And equally important, it was super easy!!! Thank you!!!

  7. #
    Hatti score — October 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    the ice cream was good plain but fudge and heath made it even better :)

  8. #
    avril — November 1, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Oh. My. HEAVEN!!!!! I am speechless with anticipation to make this ice cream and chocolate ASAP! :-)


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