scotcheroo ice cream
It is a darn shame that this was the first time I used my ice cream maker this summer. That’s not to say this is my first time having eaten ice cream this summer because, hello, ice cream. I actually might be a little ashamed (or proud?) to tell you just how much ice cream I have consumed thus far this season.
But that is neither here nor there — what is important is this ice cream, ladies and gents. This homemade scotcheroo-flavored ice cream. This glorious, homemade scotcheroo-flavored ice cream. This magical, glorious, homemade scotcheroo-flavored ice cream. This — well, you get my point.
Pause: Do you know the goodness I am referring to that is a scotcheroo? I first tried the treats when I was a reporter in Iowa and we had potlucks every now and then so as to boost workplace morale (and/or have an excuse to eat cheese dip from a slow cooker and five different kinds of dessert for lunch. #memories). I’m pretty sure I wolfed down no less than threeve of the yummy little chocolate-covered, peanut buttery and butterscotchy crispy bars right after my first-ever bite. It was instant love. And I haven’t had a scotcheroo since.
Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when I was sitting in the dark in my living room at 3:30 a.m. feeding the wee one, which has now also become the time I brainstorm recipe ideas (because staring at the wall officially has lost its luster), and I was craving ice cream, as one does at 3:30 a.m. But not just any ice cream — homemade, and with peanut butter, butterscotch and chocolate. Evidently, even my cravings are high maintenance. Then I suddenly remembered my long-lost love that is the scotcheroo and EUREKA! I exclaimed (in my mind, so as not to disturb the baby OF COURSE). Why not combine the two into one delectable frozen treat? And the next day, I totes did.
I’m just really glad you now know where and when I come up with recipes, by the way. It brings us closer.
So here’s what we have going on here: Peanut butter swirl ice cream plus butterscotch chips plus chocolate chips plus Rice Krispies cereal. Top it with some chopped dry-roasted peanuts, more Rice Krispies, some chocolate sauce and it all equals so. much. yum. It tastes just like a scotcheroo, too! I’m so glad it turned out so I could share it with you.
I’m also so glad it turned out because now I have something to snack on at 3:30 a.m.
Scotcheroo Ice Cream
- Prep Time: 12 hours
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 12 hours 5 mins
- Yield: 1 quart 1x
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup Rice Krispies cereal, plus more for topping
- Chopped dry-roasted peanuts, for topping (optional)
- Chocolate sauce, for topping (optional)
- Heat milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat until hot. Meanwhile, whisk sugar and eggs in a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer 5 minutes until mixture is thickened and a pale yellow.
- Pour milk into sugar-egg mixture. Whisk to combine, then pour mixture back into saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes until mixture thickens.
- Remove saucepan from heat and stir in 1/2 cup peanut butter. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl.
- Let mixture cool slightly, stirring often, then stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover bowl and chill in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.
- Churn chilled mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions (I use the KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment and I love it!). Stir in butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and Rice Krispies with a spatula, then swirl in remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter.
- Transfer ice cream to a storage container or bowl, cover and freeze at least 4 hours until hard. Serve topped with more Rice Krispies cereal, chopped peanuts and/or chocolate sauce, if desired.
P.S. Need more frozen treaty goodness? Here’s another ice cream recipe (with candied bacon and pistachios, Y’ALL) and I could live on these lime creamsicles forever and ever.
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Oh yummy! This ice cream sounds luxurious!
I really need to break out my ice cream maker! This post has me thinking about doing TO-DAY! Love love love all the texture/flavor of this recipe. Yummmy, girl!
I have just gone loco for this recipe! It is almost too good to be true. I might know what scotcheroos are but if they are look this delicious, I am making it today!
I’m impressed you have much brain power at 3:30 but I’m loving your style! This sounds delicious and I’m glad to know you love your KA attachment. I’ve been considering it for a while now…
Threeve. A combination of three and five, simply stunning. Haha, celebrity Jeopardy! Nice reference 😉
I do love scotcheroos and would imagine that they are amazing in ice cream form too.
My kind of ice cream!! Love all the mix ins!
Brilliant! Every good midwesterner loves scotcheroos.
This is epic!!! I ADORE Scotcheroos. Seriously could eat a whole pan. Love it!
Gahh this sounds amazing!!! I haven’t made homemade ice cream yet this summer, but I think it’s about time…! Love this, pinned!
Bri — You should totally get one! I love it so much.
Jenna — Haha, I’m so glad someone understands my weirdo humor. 😉
Lindsay — WORD. 😉
I don’t have an ice cream maker and I’m wondering why I don’t. This is definitely my kind of ice cream!
That looks insanely good, Stephanie! I have been without an ice cream maker for almost 4 years, but I just got a new one and am ready to put it to work!
This is the best looking bowl of ice cream I’ve seen in a long time!!! WANT.