Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream + Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Some people eat their emotions.

Some people fall into a pit of despair so deep however they’ll go out of their way to create some ungodly concoction to cry over; behold, my peanut butter pretzel ice cream with chocolate covered salted pretzels. This, my friends, is misery personified. Mmmm, misery.

The concept is simple: make ice cream, throw peanut butter in the creme anglaise, churn, add salted pretzels shards, coat more pretzels in chocolate and assemble. ENJOY. Easy! This is ridiculously good.


Peanut Butter Pretzel Ice Cream

(an original recipe)

1 cup milk

100 g sugar

2 egg yolks

1 1/2 cup cream

3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter

3/4 cup crushed salted pretzels

Chocolate covered pretzels

chocolate and whole salted pretzels (too easy!)


1. Heat milk in a small saucepan while beating your egg yolks and sugar in a separate bowl.

2. Once warmed, slowly pour the hot milk over the yolk/sugar mixture whilst stirring constantly. This is to temper your eggs.

3. Pour the mixture pack into the saucepan, add peanut butter and whisk until it has dissolved. Continue to heat and whisk until mixture has become thick like custard.

4. Remove from heat and allow to cool then place in refrigerator to cool overnight, or at least 6 hours.

5. Prepare in ice cream maker as per manufacturer’s instructions – as ice cream is churning pour your pretzels into the machine.

6. Melt chocolate either in a microwave or over a double boiler. Coat your salted pretzels, dangle and allow excess chocolate to drip off (I employed the use of two chopsticks for this step) and place on baking paper to cool in the refrigerator.

7. Once everything is prepared scoop ice cream into cute ramekins and adorn with your chocolate pretzels.

Sweet ice cream, salted crunchy bits, chocolatey coating; this dessert is a walking contradiction but believe you me it may just be the most delightful comfort food you’ll make this Summer. And if this what pours out of me when I’ve had a bad week, well… maybe I should keep to my bad moods a little more often. Emotional eaters unite!

PS. I’ve started a facebook page so drop by and say hello! I might just become a little less ~emo~ if you do!

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  1. jessica’s avatar

    omg. everything about this post is my whole life!


  2. Irishbaker’s avatar

    I adore a salty/sweet combination & ice cream with add ins.This sounds perfect for me.. now all I need is an ice cream maker :P


  3. jess white @athriftyfoodie’s avatar

    ha what a great post. This looks amazing! thanks for sharing!


  4. Julia’s avatar

    sweet and salty, with all my heart I love that combo. Keep up with the bad mood, I’m liking the ice cream it’s producing ;)


  5. Blog is the New Black’s avatar

    Um, wow… this looks to die for!


  6. Laura @ SweetSavoryPlanet’s avatar

    I can definitely go for this. Love that salty crunch that pretzels give!


  7. Jey’s avatar

    This sounds amazing, can’t wait to try it!!


  8. Joanne’s avatar

    I used to think I ate my emotions…but this ice cream is making me realize I wasn’t do it to it’s fullest potential.


  9. Taylor’s avatar

    This is the ice cream of my dreams!! I can’t wait to make it!!


  10. nyc kiddo’s avatar

    Bright idea and aside from pretzel we can also put some pretzel stick on it just to make it more appealing to the eyes of the kid.


  11. Bethanie Humphreys’s avatar

    This sounds heavenly! I just did a sweet-salty post on Monday, chocolate peanut butter potato chip cupcakes :)


  12. Yatee’s avatar

    I think I would very much like to try “misery personified” … it looks amazing! And I adore chocolate covered pretzels … I might try this with chocolate covered pocky instead mmm.


  13. JasmyneTea’s avatar

    That looks dangerously addictive, something I’d love to sob over, lol. Hope next week is better for you!


  14. Shannon | dinnerordessert’s avatar

    I think this is the perfect sweet and salty ice cream flavor!


  15. DK @ Excuse Me Waiter’s avatar

    oh yum! that ice cream looks devine!!!


  16. Spencer’s avatar

    Wonderful combination. I am sure it would taste great.



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