Back when I was bartending at The Chancery (ten years ago!), this dessert was the bane of my existence. Why? Because the bartenders had to make it. We had a Kitchenaid mixer behind the bar and on a busy Friday or Saturday night when you’re knee-deep in frozen margaritas, martinis and bloody Mary’s, the last order you want to see come through is a Peanut Butter Cup. Worse, you usually want to punch the server that rang in the order. Always a curse-worthy moment.
Now that those days are just a faded memory, I can happily (and leisurely) recreate the dessert in my own kitchen — for myself, or when I really want to impress — for friends.
- 3 generous scoops of vanilla bean ice-cream
- 1 T. chocolate syrup
- 2 T. chunky peanut butter
- Whip cream, for garnish
- Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (or cut a regular size in half), for garnish
- In a stand mixer, whip the ice-cream, peanut butter and chocolate syrup.
- Drizzle chocolate syrup around the inside of a pint glass, about half-way down.
- Pour/scoop the ice-cream mixture into the prepared glass.
- Garnish with whip cream and peanut butter cup.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Last week I stayed home from work three days. One of my symptoms was a sore throat. I know you’re not supposed to eat ice-cream or any kind of dairy product for that matter (and I should add that I didn’t have a latte for an entire week which is a major feat for me), but ice-cream always makes everything feel better. I mentioned this to my coworker Carrie, and the next day she brought in a pint of Vanilla Bean ice-cream for me. (The perfect excuse to blog about this dessert!)
I meant to only take a bite. I’m still very congested and don’t want to be even more congested. However, you can’t just take a bite of this dessert. It’s simply impossible. I ended up scarfing the entire pint.
Whatever. My throat and belly thanked me for it!