Saturday, July 30, 2011

Buckeye State Ice Cream

As predicted, once I started I can't stop. This is my second ice cream in as many days, with plans to make another batch tomorrow. But when it is this easy and this good, there's nothing stopping me. And until my freezer gets full or my waistline gets thick, I can't stop and won't stop.

Today I give you the Columbus favorite, the Buckeye State. With all the flavors of the candy, and in homage to the team, this ice cream deserves the title (or maybe the team deserves the ice cream?). Anyways, this will just about knock your socks off, because as my Mom says, "This tastes exactly like a Reese's Cup!" But better Mom, way better.

Buckeye State Ice Cream from Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream at Home
2 cups whole milk
1 TB plus 1 tsp cornstarch
1-1/2 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1-1/4 cups heavy cream
2/3 cups sugar
2 TB light corn syrup
2 TB honey
4 oz. chocolate (55% to 70%) chopped

Then make it per Jeni's instructions! It literally only takes about an hour, total. So fast and easy, it's a bit scary. I might not be able to stop. Ever.

Peanut butter and cream cheese. Tempting

Hello, peanut buttery goodness.


Melted chocolate only makes this ice cream better.
The ice cream maker, doing its thing.
I promise I'll stop spouting Jeni's praises soon and start coming up with my own ice cream ideas. And I even promise that I'll get off this ice cream kick. Someday.


  1. Wow, that looks incredibly rich and delicious! I especially love the chocolate swirled in, yum!

  2. Having just bought our first ice cream maker I totally share your joy at home made iced treats. I'm book marking this recipe ;0)

  3. This looks awesome! I've also been going crazy over this cookbook - I've made the salty caramel, roasted cherry-goat cheese, and a peach-brown sugar one that was sort of a combination of some different recipes. I may have to try Buckeye state next, it looks amazing...that or watermelon lemonade, which sounds super refreshing after all the hot weather we've been having where I am. Yum! Jeni's is seriously amazing. :)

  4. Yes, all the recipes look delicious! I can't wait to try them all and try some inventions of my own. They'll all go on here!