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Peanut Butter Ripple Philadelphia Style Ice Cream with Peanut Brittle and Pretzels

  • Author: Erin Clarkson
  • Yield: Makes one litre / one quart / one loaf pan worth 1x


Peanut Butter Ripple Philadelphia Style Ice Cream with Peanut Brittle and Pretzels



Peanut Brittle

  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 180g light corn syrup (glucose, golden syrup or honey would work here too)
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 225g Salted, roasted peanuts

Ice Cream Base

  • 500g (2 cups) heavy Cream
  • 150g (¾ cup) granulated sugar
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 250g (1 cup) whole milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste

Other Mix-ins

  • 250g smooth peanut butter, warmed slightly in the microwave until it is a little runny
  • 100g pretzels, chopped



  1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silpat, and grease lightly with cooking spray. Measure out the baking soda, and sift if there are any lumps. Set aside ready to be used.
  2. Place the corn syrup, sugar, and water in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Bring to a heavy boil, then add the peanuts. Cook, stirring frequently with a rubber spatula, until the mixture reaches 300°f / 149°c.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the baking soda, stirring quickly to combine. Working quickly, transfer the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, and spread with the spatula into a thin layer.
  4. Leave the brittle to set, before breaking up into chunks and chopping coarsely. Store in an airtight container or use immediately.


  1. Combine 250g (1 cup) of the Cream, Sugar, and salt in a small pot, and heat over low heat, stirring gently, until warmed through and the sugar has dissolved. 
  2. Remove from the heat and add the rest of the cream, the milk, and vanilla bean paste. Transfer to a container, and place in the refrigerator until completely cool.
  3. Place a loaf pan or whatever vessel you are going to use to freeze the ice cream in the freezer (A loaf pan works well for layering). 
  4. Churn the ice cream base in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. In the last 5 minutes of churning, add in the peanut brittle and chopped pretzels.


  1. Place a loaf pan in the freezer. Once the ice cream has finished churning, remove it from the machine. Layer a third of the mixture into the loaf pan, then drizzle over about a third of the warmed peanut butter, swirling with a knife. Repeat the layering process, layering up ice cream and peanut butter, until you have used up all your ice cream mixture - leave some peanut butter swirl on the top.
  2. Press a piece of wax paper directly against the surface of the ice cream, and freeze until solid, ideally overnight.


Ice Cream Base and peanut brittle from The Perfect Scoop