Snickers has always been on the top of my list – as far as candy bars are concerned. When I was pregnant with T, I could have eaten one of these everyday – oh wait…I did. So when the peanut butter Snickers came out, I was in heaven. I don’t know why it took me so long, but I was in an ice cream making mindset and, while I was standing in line to buy a potty seat for T, I saw these babies. Instantly, it clicked: Peanut Butter Snickers ice cream.
Chello? How has this not happened sooner? Let the choir of angels sing …
Look at the chunks of deliciousness here. All the goodness that is the Snickers combined with peanut butter. What could go wrong? I made my ice cream SUPER chunky – because I wanted to be overwhelmed with the Snickers flavor, but you could always add less, so you can actually taste the ice cream with a hint of Peanut Butter Snickers, instead of the other way around? Totally your call. I say go big or go away. Not home. Just away.
You really can’t go wrong with my Vanilla Bean base – it’s what I use for everything. Remember my Krispy Kreme ice cream a few weeks ago? YUP. Easy peasy, mix whatever you pleasey. Peanut Butter Snickers ice cream – here we come!
- 1½ C Whole Milk (Again, Raw milk instead. SOO good)
- 1½ C Heavy Cream
- 1 Vanilla bean (CHEATER! and used Vanilla bean paste!)
- 2 large eggs
- 3 large egg yolks
- ¾ C sugar
- 2 - 4 Snickers Peanut Butter candy bars (depending on how chunky you want your consistency - I did 4)
- Combine milk and cream in a medium saucepan.
- Add your vanilla bean paste.
- Bring the mixture to a slow boil over medium heat, reduce to low, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Combine eggs, egg yolks, and sugar in a medium bowl.
- Mix with a hand mixer on medium, beat until mixture is thick, smooth, and pale yellow (about 1-2 minutes).
- Add about 1 C. hot cream mixture to egg mixture slowly and beating constantly.
- When thoroughly combined, pour egg mixture back into the saucepan and stir to combine.
- Cook, stirring constantly until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
- Transfer to bowl, cover with a plastic sheet, and chill completely.
- In the last 5 minutes of chilling, add your chopped Snickers and put it back in the fridge.
- Turn your ice cream machine on, pour the chilled custard into the freezer bowl and let mix until thickened, 25-30 minutes.