Desserts and Pastries — By Ben on 27 July 2009
Tres Leches Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Tres leches peanut butter ice cream

That is a long name for an ice cream, but this creamy and deliciuos treat really deserves it. I do realize that this is not a low-calorie and not-too-healthy dessert, but I really don’t feel guilty eating a little bit of it after a long 7-mile run. This is a great source of energy to keep me going, right? (Please say yes :-p )

So why is this a tres leches (three-milk) ice cream? Very simple, when I was about to make some peanut butter ice cream I realized I was out of heavy cream. But I had condensed, evaporated and regular milk so I decided to use them together. My mom’s desserts are always a hit because she uses a simple, yet powerful, secret ingredient. Instead of sweetening her desserts with sugar she uses condensed milk. Trust me, every dessert tastes better with condensed milk.

Tres leches peanut butter ice cream

Tres Leches Peanut Butter Ice Cream
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • •1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • •1 can evaporated milk
  • •1 cup milk
  • •1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • •3 eggs
  • •1 TBSP vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a medium pot combine the milks and peanut butter. Turn heat to medium until the mixture warms and the peanut butter melts together with the milk.
  2. In a bowl whisk eggs slightly. Slowly whisk in the warm milk.
  3. Return milk to the pot and add vanilla extract.
  4. Heat up the mixture over low heat. Keep stirring with a heat-proof spatula scraping the bottom of the pot.
  5. When the mixture thickens enough to coat the spatula (around 140°F) turn off the heat and let mixture cool in the fridge for about 4 hours.
  6. Follow ice cream machine directions to finish making ice cream.

¡Buen provecho!

Remember that there is only a couple of days left to enter our last Homemade Challenge. This month we are making ice cream. I am also sending this recipe to the following events:

The Great Peanut Butter Exhibition #7: Celebrations. Is there a better way to celebrate summer than with ice cream?

Joy of Desserts will publish the We All Scream for Ice Cream Roundup on July 31st. Don’t forget to participate.

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(36) Readers Comments

  1. Wow! That looks so good, and so tasty. I have this really nice fudge sauce that would work so well with the tres leches sauce. That would also be awesome on a banana split!

  2. I love the idea of using three different milks and the ice cream looks excellent!

  3. Now, this I have to try soon! Incredible. Love the falling sprinkles photo!

  4. OMG that looks mind blowing, amazing photograhy!

  5. Deary me, Ben, those photos are exquisite!!! I love the full-bodied taste that evaporated milk leans to ice-cream!!!

  6. Me encantó la primera foto… con ganas de meterle el dedo ahí donde parece que la nieve se va a salir!!

    Excelente fotografía Ben!! te estás convirtiendo en un maestro fotógrafo!!! :)

  7. This looks absolutely delicious Ben and love that photo with the falling sprinkles!

  8. What a combination! I love the idea of using 3 different types of milk and even better combined with the peanut butter! Beautifully photographed too.

  9. Ooo la la! Love tres leche anything, and this ice cream looks fantastic.

  10. Seriously! Your photos are getting more and more amazing. Peanut butter ice cream…swoon!

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