Unfortunately, pictures can't capture how delicious ice cream is that was just churned thirty seconds ago. This ice cream was some of the creamiest I've ever had and it melted unlike any other I've ever seen. The sides of the bowl were cakds with a rich chocolatey sauce that didn't just pool at the bottom - it clinged to every inch of the bowl (until I licked it). I added in some "peanut butter patties," which are really just chunks of peanut butter mixed with a small amount of powdered sugar and then frozen so that they stay in chunks. I'm a big fan of peanut butter, especially with chocolate, and those peanut butter chunks brought this ice cream to an even higher realm of bliss.
dutch-processed cocoa powder, and peanut butter. And if you are making the peanut butter patties to go in the ice cream, you will also need powdered sugar.
To a large sauce pan, add 2 cups half-and-half, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, and 1 cup (100 g) sugar.
Now place your plate in the freezer and wait at least a couple of hours for them to freeze. When they are frozen they will pop off of the plastic wrap easily to be mixed into your ice cream.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
From The Perfect Scoop By David Lebovitz
2 cups half-and-half
1/4 cup (25 g) unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup (130 g) smooth peanut butter
Whisk together 2 cups half-and-half, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup sugar, and a pinch of salt in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat, whisking often, until it comes to a boil (and starts to foam up). Remove from heat and whisk in 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter until well-blended. Chill the mixture for a few hours in the fridge, or use an ice bath to start the chilling process and then finish in the fridge. Freeze and churn in your ice cream maker according to machine's instructions. Eat as-is or mix in peanut butter patties for extra peanut butter flavor.
Peanut Butter Patties
Makes about 40 half-inch patties
6 tablespoons (90 g) peanut butter
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Mix 6 tablespoons peanut butter and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar in a small bowl. Line a large plate with plastic wrap. Use your fingers to pinch off small pieces of the peanut butter mixture and place about 1/2 teaspoon pieces on the plastic wrap. Place the plate in the freezer until patties are frozen. Remove frozen patties from plate and stir into just-churned ice cream (preferably a chocolate variety).