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. I cant decide which I am more in awe of… the AMAZING photography or the amazing recipe! YUM! Just wow!!!

  2. This one’s getting bookmarked, for sure! And your photography is just getting better and better, Ben!

  3. This is exactly what I need with the warm weather we have right now. Your photos are stunning.

  4. HA I love that “everything is better with condensed milk” way of thinking. You sound right on point with that :) Once again, beautiful pics brother. Your action shots are something else. If food started a movie, you’d be my go-to camera guy.

  5. Just great pictures!

  6. You’re having fun with photography, I see. :) Foods are flying, dripping, etc., like crazy around here. LOL Great pix, Ben. And once again, great ice cream flavor. Had you stopped at tres leches, it would have been great enough for me. With peanut butter, I don’t think I can resist.

  7. That looks amazing, I love the photos too!

  8. Your photos are super duper awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am drooling! And you now motivate me to learn and understand my camera better.

    • Awww thank you! And I am happy you want to understand your camera better. I am sure you are going to have a lot of fun doing that :D

  9. That looks beautiful and oh so delicious! I love love love love the photographs! Gorgeous!

  10. holy mother of god.

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