Homemade No-Churn Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake

Peanut butter ripples through a peanut butter flavored, peanut butter cup-studded ice cream, topped with chocolate ganache, and covered with fresh whipped cream.  And you only need seven simple ingredients and don’t even need an ice cream maker to make this Homemade, No-Churn Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake!

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I’m a terrible wife.  I’m a food blogger and a stay-at-home-mom, and what did I do for The Hubby’s birthday this year?  Pretty much nothing!  Nada!  Hmm, trying to remember if I even cooked a special dinner.  I don’t think I did.  I think we were having a bad week.  I seem to recall going out for barbecue.  Then I bought a Dairy Queen Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard Ice Cream Cake.  And to add insult to injury, they spelled his name wrong.  His name is Bill – tough one there, right?  Wait, it gets worse on all fronts.  I sent my mom to pick up the cake (nope, didn’t even do that myself), and she told the guy his name IN.THE.STORE.  It wasn’t even like it was a bad cell phone connection.  Can you say “Cake Wreck”?!?!

Cake wreck

I might possibly be an even worse sister.  My sister’s birthday was last Monday.  We Skyped.  I suck at remembering to get cards in the mail, and I have no idea what to buy her.  She has amazing style, so she would not want me picking out clothes for her.  I wear four year old yoga pants.  She wears Ann Taylor and Vineyard Vines and a bunch of trendy brands that I probably have never even heard of.  She lives at home, so doesn’t need kitchen-y type stuff, which is my area of expertise.  I’m stumped.  I’ll probably just hand her some cash the next time I see her, since she could always use that.

But maybe I did earn a few brownie (umm, ice cream cake?) points.  You see this gorgeous cake full of happiness…

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Yeah, this is what I wanted to make for The Hubby, and a much tastier and prettier version of what I bought.  And I made this one completely from scratch for her boyfriend!

And holy moley was it UHHH-MAAAAYYY-ZIIINNNNG!  I mean, even the ugliest ice cream cake ever (see above) was delicious.  And this one was totally homemade and totally creamy and rich, and unbelievably peanut buttery!!!  It starts with a no-machine ice cream (like this one) which is spread into a cake pan and frozen.  Then a simple ganache covers the top, and the whole thing is covered in whipped cream.

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Does it get any better?!  Ummm, no!

OK, I know all the other food bloggers have moved on from frozen treats to start bringing you apple and pumping recipes out the wazoo, and they haven’t yet gotten into the 34,894,739,057 to use leftover Halloween candy, but whatever.  I like ice cream and I like peanut butter and chocolate, so that’s what you are getting.  #sorrynotsorry

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Homemade No-Churn Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake
 
Peanut butter ripples through a peanut butter flavored, peanut butter cup-studded ice cream, topped with chocolate ganache, and covered with fresh whipped cream.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert, Ice Cream, Cake
Serves: 8-12
Ingredients
For the ice cream cake:
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 t vanilla
  • ¼ c + ¼ c creamy peanut butter
  • About 20 miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, coarsely chopped (I froze them first to make them easier to chop), plus additional for decorating, if desired
For the ganache:
  • 1 c semisweet chocolate chips
  • ⅓ c heavy cream
For the whipped cream:
  • 1½ c heavy cream
  • 2 T powdered sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
Instructions
For the ice cream:
  1. Line a 9 inch springform pan with plastic wrap
  2. Using the whisk attachment of a stand mixer or hand mixer, whip the cream to stiff peaks (see Note).
  3. Whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and ¼ peanut butter until smooth.
  4. Gently fold the sweetened condensed milk mixture into the whipped cream.
  5. Place small dollops of peanut butter on top of the cream mixture, add the peanut butter cups, and fold together gently.
  6. Spread the ice cream evenly in the prepared pan, and freeze for several hours, until firm.
  7. Remove from the freezer and quickly top with the cooled ganache, spreading evenly.
  8. Return to freezer to slightly firm up the ganache.
  9. Remove the cake from the freezer and spread evenly with the whipped cream to cover all sides. Decorate with additional peanut butter cups, if desired.
  10. Return to the freezer for at least another hour or two, until frozen.
For the ganache:
  1. Place the chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 1 minute. (If you do not have a microwave, heat the cream to a simmer on the stove and pour over the chips)
  2. Whisk until smooth, and cool to room temperature.
For the whipped cream:
  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Using the whisk attachment of a stand mixer or hand mixer, whip the cream to stiff peaks (see Note).
Notes
For best results when whipping the cream for both the ice cream and the whipped cream topping, make sure the heavy cream is very cold, and put your bowl and whisk attachment or beaters in the freezer for a bit.

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. says

    Brianne, you should NEVER be sorry for bringing homemade no-churn peanut butter cup ice cream cake to the table! T’hell with apples ‘n pumpkins ‘n getting a head start on Christmas cookies (oh Lawd!) when we can indulge in this deliciousness. Your cake looks amazing. I’m just as a bad a wife, sister, friend as you are, lol. I never do anything special for my husband (it’s a miracle he’s still with me) and I always end up giving cash as gifts to everyone I know. It’s all good. Nothing says love like cash, except for maybe peanut butter ice cream pie :)

  2. says

    Every day is ice cream cake day! I’m terrible at buying birthday cards or mailing gifts on time. My friend’s birthday was in May, and I finally mailed her gift in August. It would be much easier if I lived closer to her. Maybe I’ll make her this cake and she’ll forgive me!

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