This recipe for Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream Cake was a huge hit with my family. The combination of sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy is delicious!
We are a family of peanut butter lovers! We go through more peanut butter in a week than most families use in a month. We have peanut sandwiches, in desserts, on pancakes and yes, it even gets eaten right by the spoonful at times.
The ice cream shop in our town recently did a renovation and we found out that they took Zack’s favorite ice cream sundae with peanut butter topping off the menu! So, I decided to make a peanut butter ice cream. I will be sharing three ice cream recipes this week, starting with this Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream Cake!
How To Make Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream Cake
Step One: Peanut Butter Crunch
The first thing to make is the peanut butter crunch, which is crunchy, peanut butter coated Rice Krispies.
It is a mixture of light corn syrup, granulated sugar, peanut butter and salt that is cooked in a saucepan.
After cooking it, spread it out on a piece of parchment paper. Break apart the large pieces and let it cool.
Step Two: Nutter Butters
To make this ice cream cake have even more peanut butter goodness, the crust needs to include peanut butter as well. So instead of making a graham cracker crust, I used Nutter Butter cookies!
Step Three: Springform Pan
Once the crust dough is ready, press it into a springform pan. If you don’t have a springform pan you can use a 9×13″ pan or a couple of cake pans (one won’t be big enough) but you’ll have to serve the cake from the pan.
Step Four: Ice Cream
The ice cream layer of the cake is a fabulous combination of vanilla ice cream, peanut butter crunch, and peanut butter. Spread the ice cream over the crust in the springform pan.
Step Five: Topping
The peanut butter ice cream cake is topped with the rest of the peanut butter crunch!
Now the hard part is waiting for the cake to harden in the freezer for 4-6 hours.
Step Six: Serving
Remove the sides of the springform pan before serving.
If you have a difficult time removing the sides of the pan, run a thin knife around the edge first.
Leave the bottom of the springform pan in place and set the entire thing on a platter or plate.
The easiest way to cut the peanut butter ice cream cake is to dip a knife in very hot water, quickly dry it off and use the hot knife to cut the ice cream cake!
I brought this peanut butter crunch ice cream cake to my sister’s house yesterday. She had a bunch of company over so it was the perfect time to share. Everyone loved it and I came home with an empty platter. I call that a success
Here are a few more of my ice cream recipes for you to try:
Raspberry Swirled Peach Ice Cream
Melanie Montgomery says
I like the mint chocolate chip
Home made peach ice cream, so good!
Lynne Meyer says
When I can find it, I’m a total sucker for coconut ice cream!
Lynde F. says
I have a bout 6 favorite flavors, but my long time fav is mint choc chip-the kind that has tons of thinly shaved choc throughout.
This looks amazing! I love butter pecan ice cream. 🙂
Chocolate Peanut Butter (under the stars)
barbara n says
I love mint chocolate chip ice cream!
I love mint chocolate chip
arthur V says
I love chocolate ice cream the best of all!
Coffee flavored ice cream!!!!
Mint chocolate chip
My favorite flavor of ice cream is vanilla.
Marion@Life Tastes Good says
We are huge peanut butter fans too! How sad they took his fave off the menu, but this cake is beautiful! Sounds like it was a good replacement 🙂
Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips says
Wowowowow! This is amazing, Tonia!
Jennifer Reynolds says
I love just about any ice cream, but if has chocolate and marshmallows, I am all in!
Salted caramel with chocolate chunks.
Would have to say that it would be Strawberry
Strawberry and Chocolate. Either Separatly or together. Both ways taste great.
Dorothy Teel says
My favorite ice cream goes to old fashioned vanilla, love it and can add topping and change it if you want
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I am DYING over this. The crunch, the peanut butter, the ice cream. We go through a lot of PB in our house too and this would be a huge hit!
Good thing for the extra large size container of peanut butter, right? Thanks, Dorothy!
Bri D. says
Butter pecan is my favorite!
Shawna S says
I love good old fashioned vanilla, but I usually like it topped with caramel!
I never came across an ice cream flavor that I didn’t like haha..I love strawberry the best!! & pistachio….lol
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I hear you, Joey! I don’t think I’ve ever tried pistachio ice cream, though. I’ll have to give a try sometime.
you MUST!! lol..I recently tried it for the 1st time in my life and am addicted haha
Either mint chocolate chip or teaberry.
Amy S. says
My favorite ice cream is butter pecan.