Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

If you are anything like me, you love homemade ice cream! But not just any homemade ice cream…but a healthy and naturally sweetened dessert!

Our family absolutely loves homemade ice cream from our Cuisinart maker that we purchased awhile back (highly recommended by the way!). In a matter of 30 minutes we have a fresh batch of delicious ice cream! We can use quality raw milk and cream and an array of ingredients!

Here is our favorite concoction:

4-5 cups fresh whole milk (preferably raw – for more info on this, check out realmilk) – best texture is achieved by replacing 2 cups or more with heavy whipping cream (we scrap the cream off the top of our raw milk for this purpose)
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2-3/4 cup rapadura (our favorite natural sweetener choice, but you can also experiment with maple syrup, agave nectar, etc)
2 tsp vanilla extract

Combine together in a mixing bowl and pour into your ice cream machine, as the manufacturer’s instructions suggest. If you don’t own an ice cream machine…you can also just put it in your freezer till frozen!

For our coconut ice cream recipe, visit here.

About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of four, homemaker, and writer. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

31 Responses to Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

  1. Rachel B June 9, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    I just made this using kefir in place of milk with a whole cup of rapadura to counteract the tartness of the kefir. It turned out awesome!! My whole family loved it!

  2. Sarah April 7, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    I made this last night and it is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

  3. Sarah March 18, 2011 at 10:20 am #


    I was just looking for some good homemade ice cream recipes, and as I was on a search about stainless steel cookware (reading your post about what’s in your kitchen), I saw your link for this! YUM.

    I’m curious about rapadura. Your link takes us to Tropical Traditions Organic Whole Cane Sugar or Heavenly Sugar. Is rapadura another name for one of these items? I’ve been using a lot more honey lately, but have still not ventured away from refined white sugar completely, and want to do so once I’ve used ours up.

    Thanks again for the recipe!

    • Lindsay March 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

      Yes. It also goes by the name Sucanat. They are both whole cane unrefined sugars and look exactly the same.

  4. Stephanie January 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    Okay Lindsey. I have been reading your blog for a couple of months now and I LOVE IT. This is my one stop blog for all the information I need to know regarding homemaking and health but this, this post is it– CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM??? And homemade no less- now, you are my hero!!

  5. Jen January 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    Well, I am new here (came over from…Kelly The Kitchen Kop or Cheeseslave, IIRC). But chocolate-peanut butter ice cream is one of my FAVOURITE ice cream flavours! Can’t wait to try this one, thank you!

  6. Becky October 24, 2010 at 3:52 am #

    Sounds like a delish new one! For those with no ice cream machine (or even those with one and want to save time) — I recently read an article on NO-CHURN ICE CREAM on where the author suggests whipping your cream and folding it into the other ingredients and then just freeze! This adds more air and makes it “scoopable” like store-bought. I’m going to try Lindsay’s chocolate peanut butter recipe this way. THANKS LINDSAY!

  7. Gretchen September 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    Delicious! I finally got around to trying it, soooo good. I used 1/2 cup maple syrup, rest of recipe as listed, turned out great. Thanks Lindsey! I also recommend Laura’s (heavenlyhomemakers) vanilla recipe, that was my only recipe but I’ll add this to the mix too now.

  8. Jade B. August 21, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    I purchased the cuisinart ice cream maker for my husbands birthday(thanks for all your comments they really helped in my deciding factor on the regular cuisinart ice cream maker or the soft serve maker) We love it! This was the first recipe we used only we used agave nectar, which worked great. It was delicious.

  9. Aleah August 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    I am experimenting with some Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream for my own blog and found your delicious looking recipe! I ended up looking through your whole site and found some awesome similarities between us! I also live in WA, and my husband Chris and I are Jesus lovers as well! Just wanted to say hey and God bless!

  10. Emily July 18, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    So I have a couple of comments to add to this…

    1) Do not skip the pre-mixing in a mixing bowl before putting into the ice cream maker as it takes a bit of time to incorporate the cocoa powder into the milk. (I realize this is probably a no-brainer for a lot of people who follow instructions more closely but I figured I’d keep anyone who might make my same mistake from doing so since the instructions don’t explain why you should pre-mix. :) )

    2) If you have the peanut butter globbing problem that the gal mentions above, you might try refrigerating your peanut butter so that it’s already cold when you add it. We normally keep our peanut butter in the fridge and I didn’t have any globbing issues so maybe it helps.

  11. MamaBee July 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm #

    We made this today, using crunchy PB. It was yummy! Reminded me of the “Nutty Buddy” cones we got as children, but better. Thanks – love your website.

  12. Jennie Paige June 16, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    I just bought a 1 1/2 qt. cuisinart ice cream maker and can’t wait to try this! Do you know how much this recipe yields? Thanks!

    • Lindsay June 17, 2010 at 5:36 am #

      It’s different every time depending upon how much milk you put it and the serving size, but if it fills the container it usually feeds 8-10 people.

  13. Nicole March 29, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    Made this! Didn’t work out too well for me though, I dont have an ice cream maker so I went the freezer route. I suppose I wasnt able to break down the hard ice crystals enough when it was freezing. Either way my batch turned out a little hard and..crumbly? Although I scooped it out and put it in the blender with a little milk and made a delicious milkshake! (I was calling it my protein shake, since it had so much peanut butter, lol). So I suppose it was a success in the end, thanks for the recipe, I hope I get to try it again with a ice cream machine some day!

  14. Jennifer March 27, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    This was so good! I used agava and was delicious…

  15. Megan August 22, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    I just put it in the freezer. It thickened nicely while mixing. The stuff on the spoon sure was yummy!

  16. Megan August 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm #

    Can’t wait to try this one! I don’t have an ice cream maker, but am excited to know that I can just stick it in the freezer.

  17. Sherri M September 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm #

    I made this tonight and while it tasted great, I need some help in the texture department! When you mix cold cream/milk with peanut butter and then put it in the Cuisanart freezer bowl, it just blobs up! Help!!

  18. Erica Burgan September 25, 2008 at 9:28 am #

    Just wanted to thank you – I made this ice cream today (had everything but the cream) and we all LOVE it! It was SO easy, made me decide homemade ice cream wasn’t such a hassle after all. And I don’t normally like chocolate, but because this used cocoa, I really like it! Can’t wait to try the coconut (MY favorite flavor!).

  19. Cammie September 23, 2008 at 2:26 pm #

    sounds de-lish! I just scored an ice cream maker from a yard sale. Nothin beats ice cream made with real milk!

  20. etc at Fierce and Nerdy September 23, 2008 at 12:32 pm #

    OMG, this looks so frickin’ good. I want to make it like yesterday. One of the Fierce and Nerdy bloggers, Debra, convinced me to get an ice cream attachment for my Kitchen Aid in her post today. So I think I’ll try this recipe, first things first along with hers. My husband is going to be really happy. To see Debra’s article and get a recipe for peach ice cream, go here:


  21. DeAnna September 23, 2008 at 10:46 am #

    Yum! I had seen a recipe for coconut milk strawberry ice cream, now I’ll have to add this to the list of things I want to make as well.

    • Erin Sarah September 26, 2008 at 4:51 pm #

      DeAnna, I was wondering if you could post the recipe for the coconut strawberry ice cream? It would be great because alot of us in our family can not have ice cream made with dairy.


      • DeAnna September 26, 2008 at 5:30 pm #

        Here’s the link to the coconut strawberry ice cream. Its from the site Wholesome Goodness. She also has a link to a recipe that she used and then modified — the original recipe had agave, she changed it to have stevia so I guess you could use hers or the other recipe depending on your taste.

        • Erin Sarah September 27, 2008 at 6:47 am #

          Thank-you so much!

  22. Sherry September 23, 2008 at 6:11 am #

    Wow, this sounds scrumptious! I’m going to try this next week! Thanks for sharing!! :D

  23. Lynn September 23, 2008 at 5:53 am #

    This looks really good.

  24. Laura@heavenlyhomemakers September 23, 2008 at 5:36 am #

    This recipe sounds SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!! The boys were asking me recently if I could make some ice cream. I may just have to!! I’ve used maple syrup in mine and it is very good!! I usually just make vanilla, but chocolate and peanut butter? YUM!

  25. Tammy L September 22, 2008 at 10:30 pm #

    Yum! That looks sooo good!! :)

    Thanks for participating in Kitchen Tip Tuesdays, by the way. :) You always have such good stuff to share! :)

    Will you be posting about your tomato canning adventure soon? :) I’d love to hear what all you made! :)

    • kalei February 13, 2009 at 9:24 pm #

      Hey, thanks for the recipe it really will make a good dessert for Valentine’s Day!