Let me just say that I am not exactly happy right now.

Love My Peanut Butter Ice Cream | Sempre DolceNo, not at all. It seems like everybody, EVERYBODY(!), is posting no churn ice cream recipes.


Declaration: Lexi Starnes posted a recipe for no churn ice cream last summer before it became a hot trend.

I was cool before everyone else was – do you hear me?? I beat you guys to it!

Why are you looking at the screen like that?

Love My Peanut Butter Ice Cream | Sempre Dolce Love My Peanut Butter Ice Cream | Sempre DolceAlright, I’ll shut up… but I won’t forget it!

That said: hey guys! I have some no churn ice cream for you. (although half the fun of this recipe is RUINED now… but we won’t say why, will we…) For the next few weeks I am going to share three different variations on a theme of no churn ice cream.

Trend or no trend, this ice cream is the bomb! Seriously. I love, love, love, this stuff. It is absolutely dreamy… and creamy. (don’t judge my delirious state – three little girls running around the house all day = #auntiegonemad)

I don’t think I will ever drag the ice cream machine out from the garage again. Okay, maybe one day if I’m feeling adventurous, but why? This ice cream base provides just about everything you could want in this summer classic. And the variations are endless – absolutely e…n…d…l…e…s…s… #chocolate #mint #vanilla #cookiedough #doublechocolate #espresso #peanutbutter #hotfudge #smores #chocolatechip

Love My Peanut Butter Ice Cream | Sempre DolceLove My Peanut Butter Ice Cream | Sempre DolceDo you get my point?

This is one of the most exciting desserts for me. Every time I write about it I get pretty pumped; three basic ingredients and the sky’s the limit!

You skeptics out there: shut off the noisy machine and listen to me, this stuff is awesome. No, I don’t want to hear about technicalities and such and such and such as to why this is not true ice cream (blah, blah, blah). I’m not on Chopped, Iron Chef, or whatever, I am just trying to present to you the world’s best ice cream ever.

Have I said enough? Have I made my point?

Okay let’s get NO churning!

Oh! I also have some super excited news for you: I, my friends, am hosting a giveaway!!


Enjoy, good luck, happy 4th of July, and cottura felice!!

Love My Peanut Butter (no-churn) Ice Cream

A super easy ice cream that tastes like frozen peanut butter pie!

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  • 12 (regular size) peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 4 oz box Reeses pieces
  • 2/3 C. peanut butter
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 C. (1 pint) heavy whipping cream


  1. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer), whip heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together condensed milk and peanut butter. Add in vanilla and stir until combined.
  3. Fold in whipped cream until thoroughly combined.
  4. Gently fold in peanut butter cups and Reeses pieces.
  5. Pour into a freezer safe (two quart) container and freeze until firm, about 8 hours or overnight.
Now on to the giveaway – here are the juicy details!!

Okay, here’s the deal: I am giving away A one year subscription (a $96 value) to Land of Nosh (a premium recipe sharing and meal planning site) and one $40 gift card to Target (a total value of over $130!)

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target gift cardThe giveaway starts today (July 3rd) and ends Thursday, July 16th.

A few months ago, Marcia from Land of Nosh contacted me about a couple of recipes. Through our correspondence, I learned about her amazing concept and I must say, I was impressed!

Land of Nosh is a super cool site that helps you get your meal planning in order. But it goes beyond that. Here is a snippet from her email that I think describes well some of their offerings and a little of the why behind the concept:

My husband, Cade and I just launched our very own (startup) meal planning website called Land of Nosh (https://www.land-of-nosh.com/). Our goal is to make planning meals enjoyable for everyone! This idea came to us over a year ago when I couldn’t find the exact setup I wanted for planning meals for our own family, so I convinced my husband (a programer by trade) to build it for me. In a nutshell, users will be able to save their favorite recipes, create reusable Meal Plans, schedule them to a calendar, shop with an automated & categorized list, and then easily keep their place within a recipe when cooking. Our site also has a neat social following aspect similar to Pinterest: users can view/add recipes and Meal Plans created by their friends. I could go on and on about it…. I’m so excited. =)

Cade dreamed up the “Cook It” view feature which allows you to easily cross off each completed step and added ingredient and therefore keep your place as you cook. You can even cook multiple recipes at the same time, and quickly switch between them. This is what that “Cook It “view looks like:

cook it viewPretty cool, huh?

I got on there myself to poke around with some of the features and can’t wait to utilize it further! Let me just say that I think the winner will be quite happy with their prize!

Not only organized meal planning, but a calendar so that you can see what meal is on which day? Then there’s the grocery list and the “Cook It” feature… Yes, somebody is going to be a happy camper! 


One of the things I particularly like is being able to cross off items. You can mark off items on your grocery list and even better, cross off completed steps in recipes, so once it’s done, it’s done. If you’re anything like me, you step away from a recipe and when you come back, have to find your place all over again! Not so with this baby – reading steps a million times, begone! 


I’m really not good at this sort of thing, so the only further thing I can say, is to check it out for yourself – I think you’ll have some fun! Wait, did meal planning and fun just go together??

Signing up for the free trial is a breeze. There is no credit card info required and no time consuming questions, so there is NO reason why you shouldn’t try it right now!

Okay, so the gist of this giveaway is (this is sort of a two part deal, here): To enter, write a comment below with an idea for a new ice cream variation or just say hello. Once you have done that, you are entered. That’s it. Done. Finis. However… once you have entered you will be directed to some optional ways to get extra entries. The one I am the most excited about though, and would highly encourage you to do, is the social media challenge. I would love to hear from you guys and know what you think of the ice cream, so again I highly encourage participation in that, if you desire!

Also, in addition to the giveaway, (this is the reason I want your ice cream ideas!) from the comments and anyone who participates in the social media challenge, I am going to  pick one combination idea that I think sounds super awesomely yummy. The combination that “wins” I will make and then post (crediting the creator, of course!) on the blog sometime this summer… so get your creative genius on!

Have fun, and good luck!

A BIG thanks goes out to Marcia from Land of Nosh for her generosity in making this giveaway possible! THANKS MARCIA!!!

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*Disclosure* This is not a sponsored post. Part of the prize is coming from the generosity of Land of Nosh. :)


40 comments on “Peanut Butter Ice Cream + A Giveaway!!”

  1. I just started eating peanut butter again (my doctor's office mistakenly told me I had a peanut allergy a couple years ago) and this looks so good. I have yet to try any of the no churn ice cream recipes I've collected but I think it's time.
    • Oh no! You need to make up for those years of no peanut butter! ;) I really can't say enough about no churn ice cream, it's so easy and delicious! :)
  2. There is a recipe on Pinterest called Peanut Butter Lasagna that looks awesome. It uses Nutter Butter Cookies, Vanilla Pudding, Cool Whip and Peanut Butter Cups. What Peanut Butter lover could resist that one?
  3. I would love to see a Snickers type ice cream recipe! I love this particular one. My fiance is going to flip when she tries it!!!
    • I have a candy combination coming this week which includes Snickers - but an all Snickers one would definitely be worth thinking about, thanks for the idea!! :)
  4. Lexi, you crack me up! I'm sure all your no-churn ice cream recipes are glorious. This one sounds right up my alley with the peanut butter cups. I personally love swirling in instant coffee with espresso beans for a coffee-flavored ice cream (I'm a coffee-aholic!). Can't wait to see more of your ice cream recipes! :)
    • Ooh, what a great idea! There a few people in my family who would appreciate that. I have a mint one with chocolate covered espresso beans coming next week! ;)
    • Thanks, Zainab! You definitely need to try no-churn sometime. It's awesome because there are so many flavor possibilities and it's so crazy easy to make (and delicious)! :D
  5. I love peanut butter with marshmallow cream and salt flakes. I love peanut butter fudge with marshmallow topping. I love peanut butter ice cream with graham crackers. I love peanut butter off a spoon. I love peanut butter...
  6. ok, two things. first of all -- your ice cream recipe sounds incredible and the pictures are really great too :) . second, the land of nosh sounds so great! i pin potential recipes throughout my week on my pinterest board and then do my meal planning off of that. but it's really hard to search prior pins on your pinterest board and i've definitely been thinking there needs to be a better way to plan! in terms of future ice cream recipes i've gotta be honest....i usually only take my ice cream one or two ways. with chocolate, with peanut butter, or with both :p
    • Thanks! Chocolate + peanut butter = AWESOME!! ;) Land of Nosh is great because you can save recipes and do your planning all in one place - best of luck in the giveaway!
  7. Chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite! Another delicious combo is chocolate and raspberry...in ice cream or a rich chocolate cake drizzled with raspberry sauce, yummy!
  8. Hi Lexi Please help me 2 C. (1 pint) heavy whipping cream- C.= cup = 240 or 250 ml? 1 US pint = 0.473 litre? Thanks Vivi from Brasil

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