Adapted from chef Tracy Miller at Local restaurant in Dallas.
Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 30 mins
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Whisk together 3/4 cup sugar and 3 eggs until thick. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer. Whisk a few tablespoons warm milk into the egg mixture, then pour the mixture into the pan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture coats a spoon, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the creamy peanut butter. Strain into a bowl. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cream, the peanuts, vanilla and salt and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Scrape the chilled peanut butter mixture into an ice cream maker and prepare according to the manufacturer's directions.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Using an electric mixer, combine the crunchy peanut butter, the remaining 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup chocolate chips on medium speed. Whisk together the remaining egg and the baking soda, then mix into the crunchy peanut butter mixture until combined. Place tablespoon-size balls of dough 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake until golden, about 16 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets.
- In a small saucepan, bring the remaining 1/2 cup cream to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips until smooth. Cover to keep warm.
- Assemble the ice cream sandwiches and drizzle with the chocolate sauce before serving.
- Use store-bought ice cream.