Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping Recipe
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Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping Recipe

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Reports Karen Buhr of Gasport, New York,"Whenever there's an ice cream social at church, this scrumptious topping is requested. It's easy to make."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:22 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 22 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Peanuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 149 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt. Cover and microwave on high for 2-1/2 minutes or until mixture boils, stirring twice. Add peanut butter; stir until smooth. Stir in evaporated milk.
  2. Serve warm over ice cream. Sprinkle with peanuts if desired. Cover and store in the refrigerator. To reheat, microwave at 50% power for 30-60 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2-3/4 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p13

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"This was a winner in my family."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"I want to stuff my face with this stuff! MMMMMMMMM!!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2012

"This is actually a decent recipe, but the title is really inaccurate. This is more of a caramel peanut butter ice cream topping. My fiance loved this recipe, since he likes caramel and peanut butter, but I was looking for a purely peanut butter sauce. I should have known that there would be a really prevalent caramel taste, with the boiling brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, and salt, so it's probably partially my fault, but I still think the title should be changed."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"Amazing! My peanut butter loving husband is crazy about it."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2008

"don't you mean to reheat 30-60 seconds not 30-60 minutes it would boil over and burn"

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