No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream with Salty Candied Peanuts

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Creamy chocolate ice cream filled with crunchy sweet and salty candied peanuts.  No ice cream maker needed!

No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream with Salty Candied Peanuts - the ice cream is SO creamy

I was hesitant to make an ice cream that Matt wouldn’t like (ahem, peanut hater), but ultimately I couldn’t resist.  Besides, he’d choose a vanilla base any day while I am a sucker for chocolate.  Especially when that chocolate has something fun in it.  These crunchy chunks of candied peanuts are the perfect compliment to the creamy chocolate base.  Again, this ice cream is so easy to make.  It’s joining my ever-growing list of no-churn obsessions.

No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream with Salty Candied Peanuts - love that you don't need an ice cream maker

No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream with Salty Candied Peanuts
Creamy chocolate ice cream filled with crunchy sweet and salty candied peanuts. No ice cream maker needed!
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: ~1½ quarts
  • 473 milliliters (2 cups) heavy cream
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk (I used fat free, but any type would work)
  • 50g (½ cup + 2 tablespoons) unsweetened cocoa powder (any kind will work, I used a lighter cocoa powder for a more milk-chocolatey flavor)
  • 15 milliliters (1 tablespoon) vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups Salty Candied Peanuts (recipe below)
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, cocoa and vanilla; mixture will be very thick; set aside
  2. In the large bowl of an electric mixer with whisk attachment, beat cream on high speed for several minutes, just until stiff peaks form
  3. Once cream is ready, gently fold ⅓ of it into sweetened condensed milk mixture; gently fold in remaining cream until fully combined; fold in candied peanuts
  4. Pour ice cream into a regular-sized loaf pan or ice cream storage container; wrap well with seran warp or tin foil and freeze for 6 hours or overnight
Base from Martha Stewart

Salty Candied Peanuts
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 2½ cups
  • 150g (1 cup) chopped peanuts, roasted and unsalted
  • 110g (~1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 20 milliliters 4 teaspoons water
  • 2½g (1/2 teaspoon) table or kosher salt
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  2. Cook peanuts, sugar and water in a small heavy duty sauce pan over medium high heat, stirring regularly until sugar begins to caramelize
  3. When mixture begins to bubble, stir quickly until sugar is completely crystalized (it will appear very sandy and dry), about 3 minutes
  4. Continue to cook while stirring constantly until sugar re-melts and turns a dark golden brown (~3 minutes); be careful not to burn
  5. Remove from heat and stir in salt
  6. Spread nuts out onto prepared baking sheet and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes; break peanuts up into small chunks and place in an airtight container until ready to use (up to two weeks)


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18 Responses to “No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream with Salty Candied Peanuts”

  1. Joanne July 24, 2014 at 7:30 am #

    Well, this post has left me with very mixed feelings because I’m kind of with Matt on the vanilla base but TOTALLY with you on the peanut love! I’m also never one to turn down ice cream, so…pass me a bowl!

  2. Jersey Girl Cooks July 24, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    Love the crunchy peanuts in this. Actually I would eat a handful before the ice cream too…lol!

    • Keep It Sweet July 25, 2014 at 8:00 am #

      Oh trust me, it’s necessary;-) Thanks, Lisa!

  3. Rachel Cooks July 24, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

    holy crap this looks good! Love the salty sweet combo.

  4. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 25, 2014 at 7:39 am #

    This ice cream sounds so yummy!! Love those peanuts in there!

  5. Jennifer | Bake or Break July 25, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    You’re killing me with all this ice cream because I want to make ALL OF IT! This may be my favorite one yet!

    • Keep It Sweet July 31, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

      Well, I made and ate all of it… whoops! Thanks, Jennifer:-)

  6. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction July 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    Love those salty candied peanuts!

  7. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie July 25, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

    Oh yum! And crazy because I was just planning to make a very similar ice cream, no churn chocolate with toasted almonds! I normally would pick vanilla based ice creams too but choc-almond is one of my dad’s favorites so I am making it for him.

  8. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) July 25, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

    ooooooh girl I’ll come visit and eat Matt’s share for him ;P I also love the chocolate ice cream with fun stuff! Esp. when it’s sweet and salty and crunchy delicious candied peanuts!

  9. Polly @ Tasty Food Project July 25, 2014 at 11:22 pm #

    Yum! I love sweet and salty flavors together! I’m such a big ice cream fan so this is something that I will definitely enjoy!


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