The beauty of Fluffernutter Ice Cream is the rich combination of sultry and alluring flavors that appeal to even the most discriminating palates. For those of you who don’t know what a Fluffernutter is, it is normally a peanut butter sandwich with marshmallow spread. In this exceptional ice cream, we replace the bread with a custard base and a hint of vanilla.
Fluffernutter Ice Cream

Fluffernutter Ice Cream
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Fluffernutter is a uniquely American culinary creation, often dismissed by chefs, but oh so appreciated by kids of all ages.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 Quart
  • 2 Cups heavy cream
  • 1 Cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup peanut butter, preferably smooth
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1/2 Cup butterscotch chips
  1. Fill a large bowl or pan with ice and water. Place a large, clean bowl in the ice bath and fit the bowl with a fine-mesh strainer.
  2. In a large, heavy-bottomed, nonreactive saucepan over medium heat, combine the cream, milk, and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until hot but not boiling.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Remove the cream mixture from the heat. Slowly pour about half of the hot cream mixture into the yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Transfer the yolk mixture back to the saucepan with the remaining cream mixture and return it to medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula and being sure to scrape the bottom of the saucepan so it doesn’t scorch, until the liquid begins to steam and you can feel the spatula scrape against the bottom of the pan, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Remove the custard from the heat and immediately pour it through the strainer into the clean bowl you set up in the ice bath. Let cool, stirring occasionally.
  6. When the custard has totally cooled, cover the bowl tightly and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or preferably overnight. When you are ready to freeze the custard, transfer it to an ice cream maker and spin according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Right after spinning, fold in the Marshmallow Fluff and chips.
  7. Eat immediately, or transfer to an airtight container, cover, and freeze for up to 1 week.
We've added to this marvelous recipe, crushed peanut butter cookies with butterscotch chips. This is an option, but if you do it, use 1 Cup crushed cookies, and omit the chips in the regular recipe.


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