This may be old news to you. But until recently, we’d never seen chocolate peanut butter ice cream in our supermarket.
One reason is that in our Manhattan neighborhood, the supermarkets are very small and have far less variety.
In fact, our favorite “bonus” thing to do when we visit people out-of-town is to go up and down the aisles of their supermarkets. Ah, the discoveries!
Last month, we were perusing our grocer’s ice cream case and Breyers Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream was staring us through the glass door.
A fan of PB cups, we couldn’t resist. We took it home and pounced. And when we had our first bite, it was love.
The chocolate ice cream is thoroughly swirled through with peanut butter, the two flavors distinct and seductive.
We then went exploring and found Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream in another store.
OMG, we thought: Eating these is like eating frozen peanut butter cups. Why has it taken us so long to discover them? Duh!
And now, we’re on the hunt for more chocolate peanut butter ice cream brands!
We found quite online: Archer Farms, Baskin Robbins, Dreyer’s, Hood, McConnell’s, Stone Ridge, Talenti, Tillamook and Turkey Hill, among others. Some are national; others are regional.
Some, like Ben & Jerry’s, add inclusions like chocolate cookie swirls and/or cookie dough.
We have a friend who’s a peanut butter cup addict. She eats them daily: “straight,” frozen, even melted into a sauce for ice cream.
If you’re not familiar with this twist on the popular candy cups, even Reese’s has promoted freezing them in the summer.
They’ve also teamed up with Good Humor to sell a frozen peanut butter cup ice cream novelty.
Why have melt-in-your-hands chocolate when you can have a frozen treat?
There are numerous recipes for homemade frozen peanut butter cups online, including this recipe from Tyler Florence.
Why not freeze your own PB cups? We do it year-round with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures, for a quick sweet treat.
But who’s going to keep them, uneaten, for 12 months?
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