A bowl of this Salted Caramel & Peanut Ice Cream is an excellent way to end a warm summer’s day!
I’ve been hanging on to this recipe for a while now. Don’t get me wrong…it’s delicious! I just didn’t think it would be appropriate to post an ice cream recipe when there was still snow outside.
So why did I even make this ice cream while there was still snow outside? Great question! You see, I had a lot of peanuts. My wife had mentioned that I should pick up some nuts to snack on for when her parents came to visit. Cool, no problem. So I picked up a Sam’s Club size pack of peanuts. (That’s 3 pounds and 4 ounces of peanuts in case you were wondering.) When my wife saw the peanuts, she was all like “Why did you get those?,” and I was all like “Well, you asked me to.” Apparently I was supposed to get mixed cocktail nuts instead of peanuts. So I’ve been munching on peanuts for a long time now. We decided that I should use some of the peanuts in a recipe, and I happened to have some cream in the fridge…and so this Salted Caramel & Peanut Ice Cream was born.
Now that the summer sun has returned, I decided to pull this tasty Salted Caramel & Peanut Ice Cream out of the archives. If you’ve never made homemade ice cream, then stop reading this immediately. Go buy an ice cream maker. Come back and finish reading this. (Ice cream makers aren’t too expensive, and they make the process a piece of cake. How’s that for using one food analogy to describe another? And to be honest, it’s easier than baking a cake!)
For this ice cream, I used my go-to caramel sauce and just added it to the ice cream maker right before the ice cream was done. I was truthfully hoping that the ice cream would end up with a wonderful swirl of salted caramel, but it just all blended together instead. Oh well. It still tasted great! Here’s to a long summer with many nights of homemade ice cream on the back deck!