1-1/8 cups good quality peanut butter (not natural)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1-1/4 cups whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup chopped chocolate peanut butter cup candies
In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer or whisk to combine the peanut butter and sugar until smooth. Add the milk and mix on low speed until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.
Turn the machine on; pour the mixture into freezer bowl, and let mix until thickened, about 25 to 35 minutes. Five minutes before mixing is completed, add the chopped candy through the top and let mix in completely. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.
**When I place in the container to freeze I layer the ice cream and chocolate sauce for extra chocolate.
*** This ice cream is probably one of the most popular that I make!