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Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping

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
    2-3/4 cups


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 149 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Ashley
    Feb 21, 2020

    So Easy to make! I have been making this since it came out in Taste of Home in the 90s! My mom still has the page from the issue it came out in.

  • mlmckinney2
    Jun 27, 2019

    I have taken this to several church groups that I am involved with and everyone goes andquot;nutsandquot; for it. I get requests for the recipe all the time.

  • ms11145
    Aug 20, 2014

    This was a winner in my family.

  • jordache463
    Jul 24, 2013

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

  • 10kringk
    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.

  • BESH626
    Jan 1, 2012

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

  • ksandjs1
    Aug 9, 2011

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  • mrs_h
    May 4, 2009

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  • Angela
    Apr 26, 2009

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  • lois1049
    Jan 2, 2008

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