Caramelized Peanut Butter Ice Cream

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May is the month for summers in India and summers have set in well in most parts of our country. While many parts of the country have been crippling in scorching heat, we are lucky to have an envious weather even in the month of May. Though mornings and mid-days do face the summer scorch, we have been fortunate enough to receive occasionally scant, pleasant showers in the evenings. But, this does not stop us from dwelling on juices, cool drinks and ice creams on almost everyday basis to soothe ourselves from the heat in the day.

Since my previous stint with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, I haven't posted any ice cream recipes. In fact, I haven't made much at home apart from a couple of flavors. Every time I make, it's gone much before I can capture it for this space! ;) With temperatures at peak this summer season, I have been whipping more ice creams, experimenting with different flavors that I hadn't done in the past.


I recently made this Caramelized Peanut Butter Ice Cream which turned out fabulous. We relished it thoroughly and I thought it's a must share recipe, coz I made it fat free, the gelato way. I made this ice cream from scratch, but I believe using a Peanut bar or Indian Chikki would be a cheat version of this Ice Cream. I haven't tried that yet, so if you have tried, do let me know how it turns out to be.


Caramelized Peanut Butter Ice Cream

INGREDIENTS

400 ml milk
1 tbsp corn flour
150 g damerara sugar
100 g roasted peanuts
1 tsp of vanilla essence
A pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS

Add the corn flour to the milk and heat it through till the milk thickens. Stir continuously. Once the milk becomes thick, remove from flame and keep aside to cool.

Roast the peanuts. Remove their skins. Grind them to powder in a mixer and keep aside.

Next caramelize the sugar. Heat the sugar on a medium low flame with a tsp of water and swirl around gently so that the sugar doesn't burn. Once the sugar has melted keep a close watch on it. Let it brown and caramelize. Turn off the flame and add the roasted, powdered peanuts and salt and mix well. Allow to cool.

Once cooled, grind the caramelized peanuts to a paste in a heavy duty grinder along with the vanilla and 1/4th of the thickened milk. Once the peanuts have released butter and are thoroughly fine, add in the remaining of the thickened milk and pulse again.


Chill thoroughly, then freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. In case you do not have an ice cream maker, then try this. Transfer to freezer proof air-tight container. Freeze for an hour or two until the edges have started setting in to ice. Remove and pulse again. Freeze again. Repeat for another 2-3 attempts to break the forming ice. Serve!

To frost the cone, melt some dark chocolate in a double-boiler. Dip the mouth (open end) of the cone into the melted chocolate and invert it. Allow the chocolate to drip down naturally. Before the chocolate sets, coat the chocolate with some crushed peanuts. Allow to set (may be in a fridge if u like). Scoop out the ice cream and serve a nice dollop on the frosted cone. Top it with chocolate chips.


The best part of this recipe is that I haven't used any cream. Being made with milk alone it's a guilt free indulgence. The corn flour worked wonders, making it creamier and giving it a good texture that an ice-cream needed. Without an ice-cream maker at hand, I was immensely glad with the final result. Not being too high on sweetness, it tasted great with bold flavors of peanut butter hinted mildly by caramel and vanilla flavors. I am sure to try various other flavors with ice creams this summer.

So if you are being severely reprimanded by the scorch of the day and if it's only cool treats like ice creams that helps you beat the heat, then you must give this a try!

43 comments:

  1. Yep i loved it :)
    nice pics

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  2. Wow....yummy...all tempting pics....love it..anything with peanut is my fav ...

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  3. Too tempting & irresistible icecream, love peanut flavour so would love to try soon...

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  4. Simply mouth watering !!
    Awesome clicks too

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  5. Loooks so creamy and yummm...loved the color too!

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  6. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww looks damn yummy :) amazing pics dear. Awesome photography :)

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  7. Gorgeous!! What a great idea to incorporate Peanut butter in Ice cream, good one MD

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  8. This looks fantatastic! Peanut butter ice cream, what a dream! My kids would love it. I am a bit envious of you hot weather as it is unusually cool where I am. It is only to be 7 C. or 46 F. tops here and rainy. I could use a bit of hot weather. :-)

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  9. Cant take my eyes from the clicks, awesome and elegant icecream, love the addition of peanut butter, truly tempting..

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  10. Wow love the peanut butter ice cream..looks so inviting.

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  11. Very delicious looking icecream,must have been a heavenly treat for the hot day.Very nicely presented and love all the beautiful photographs.

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  12. Morethan Ice cream I'm interested on your Photgraphs. Awesome!

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  13. Very nicely presented..loved all your pictures..m sure it must be cool treat in hot days..

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  14. Lovely photos and awesome looking ice-cream from homemade peanut butter.

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  15. Wow - this looks and sounds amazing.

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  16. Wow.. delicious and mouthwatering... Love this recipe..

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  17. love this delicious soup of ice cream...YUM...it looks so beautiful...nice click..

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  18. simply great malika..hats off...

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  19. Mallika,

    Nice ice cream, you made it in home wonderful.

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  20. i m drooling over over over...simply bful.......awesome and the best clicks...
    irst time here...u have a lovely space...just started blogging..and love to add u in my list..
    ur comments/suggestions r highly appreciated..happy blogging...following u>>>>>>



    sanyuktagour(bayes)
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  21. Fabulous ice cream, perfect summer treat ! And the pictures are awesome...first time here you have a lovely space !

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  22. Oooh!! :) I am one of the "not a fan of peanut butter" people and yet those pics have me hankering for your icecream! Seems to have turned out really great!! Cheers!

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  23. Delicious mouth watering icecream.I love the clicks and presentation.

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  24. the ice cream looks so inviting,gr8 pics.

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  25. This ice-cream looks so delicious!! And perfect for summer :)

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  26. this looks fantastic, i love what you are doing here and i hope u dont mind me adding your blog link to my page! :O)

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  27. I mean, seriously...how DO you manage to do this?

    Adopt me, will you? Why? Well, I love ice cream - that's why. Adopt me just for this summer :P

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  28. wow !! simply delicious...its so very tempting..have to try this...thanx for sharin...

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  29. Yummmyyy now am screaming for icecream...looks too gud!

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  30. Wow, this is super delish!!! superb pics!!

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  31. i have no words!!!I'll say a must try one...thanks for sharing!

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  32. Can't help but agree that this ice cream is great for summers. I wouldn't mind such treats for winter too!!!

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  33. Great sounding ice cream....love all the photos on your blog..
    Thank you for stopping by my blog...
    Lots of great recipes... :)

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  34. Recipe is very interesting mallika.. I am just drooling over the picture .. I am bookmarking it and definitely give it a shot once all our cold and cough cycle are finished.. Photos are too good and hats off to ur work.

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  35. Awesome...both the pics and ice cream

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  36. cette glace doit être succulente et la présentation est magnifique, bravo
    bonne soirée

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  37. ♥♥ Olá, amiga!
    Passei para uma visitinha...♥
    Gosto do seu cantinho... sempre agradável, criativo e encantador... você é muito talentosa.
    Ótima semana! ♥
    ♥♥ Beijinhos.
    Itabira - Brasil ♥♥

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  38. Yum Yum! Love the luscious scoop.thanks for sending it over to the challenge :D

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  39. OMG..this looks tooooo good!

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  40. i tried it - tasted delicious. i also added instant coffee powder to neutralize the aroma of peanuts. thank you for the recipe, please post some eggless desserts.

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  41. Thanks Mani for your feedback. Addition of coffee sounds interesting, I may need to try that next time. I shall try my best to post as many eggless desserts as possible. Keep watching this space for more!

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  42. Itried it..tastes yum!!now waiting for the freezer to do its job :)awesomeguilt free recipe.thanks

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