"I almost put my chocolate in your peanut butter!"
No one ever laughs. They just look at me like, "What the hell did she just say?"
It's from an old commercial, maybe a Reeces Peanut Butter Cup one.
I think it's hilarious.
I'm alone on this.
But this ice cream cake is exactly this, me putting Peanut Butter into Chocolate Ice Cream and turning it into a decadent desert.
I found this recipe on Half Baked Harvest and knew I would be making it for myself.
- 1 box (9 ounce) chocolate wafer cookies
- 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 3 pints chocolate ice cream, slightly softened
- 1 jar (16 ounce) creamy peanut butter (about 2 cups)
- 12 ounces dark, semi-sweet, or milk chocolate, chopped
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
- roasted peanuts, roughly chopped, for topping
- 1. Line an 8-inch springform pan with parchment paper.
2. In a food processor, pulse the cookies into semi-fine crumbs. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture holds together when pinched. Press into the bottom, and about 1-inch up the sides, of the prepared pan, making sure to pack it in tightly.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened ice cream and peanut butter until just combined, leaving streaks of peanut butter throughout the ice cream. Spread the ice cream over the crust in an even layer. Cover and freeze for 4-6 hours or preferably overnight.
4. To make the "magic shell". In a microwave safe bowl, melt together the chocolate and coconut oil until melted and smooth, about 1 minute. Let cool 5-10 minutes. Remove the cake from the freezer and release from the spring-form pan. Pour the magic shell over the cake. Working quickly, top with peanuts and then return the cake to the freezer until ready to serve.
5. Remove the cake from the freezer 10 minutes before slicing, slice and serve immediately.
RECIPE NOTES*Remove the ice cream 10 minutes before using to allow it to soften slightly.
*If you do not have a food processor just add the cookies to a large ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to smash the cookies into crumbs. Or simply crush them by stepping all over the bag.