There’s no need to limit the popular combo to sandwiches. Here, savory and sweet collide in this whimsical dessert with surprisingly sophisticated flavor. Resist overmixing the jam into the ice cream. You want large streaks of fruity sweetness to balance the salty peanut flavor. Top with chopped peanuts for extra crunch.
Salted Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream
1 1/2 cups (12 fl. oz./375 ml) heavy cream
1 1/2 cups (12 fl. oz./375 ml) whole milk
1 1/2 cups (14 oz./440 g) smooth salted natural peanut butter
3/4 cup (6 fl. oz./180 ml) light corn syrup
1/3 cup (3 oz./90 g) sugar
Pinch of salt
1 cup (10 oz./310 g) Concord grape jam (or desired flavor)
In a bowl, whisk together the cream, milk, peanut butter, corn syrup, sugar and salt. Cover and refrigerate until very cold, at least 2 hours or up to 1 day.
Pour the cold peanut butter mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions. As soon as the ice cream has finished churning, spoon half of it into a freezer-safe container. Top with dollops of the grape jam, using about half of it, and stir gently in a figure eight to swirl it into the ice cream. Top with the remaining ice cream and then with the remaining jam and again stir in a figure eight to mix.
Place parchment or waxed paper directly on the surface. Cover tightly and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours or up to 3 days. Makes about 1 1/2 quarts (1.5 l).
For this and many other summery treats to beat the heat, check out The Ice Creamery Cookbook: Recipes for Frozen Treats, Toppings, Mix-Ins & More, by Shelly Kaldunski