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How to Make Peanut Butter Sauce for Ice Cream

How to make peanut butter sauce for ice cream

Most people love peanut butter or at least have tried it and it also has its own special day every year on January 24th: “National Peanut Butter” Day! That is why we decided to create a post to honor this delicious and addictive treat called peanut butter. Keep reading to learn how to make peanut butter sauce for ice cream, the history, and types of peanut butter and so much more!

History of Peanut Butter

History of Peanut Butter

The peanut plant originated from South America and it was also used by Incans from Peru back in 1500 B.C. by grounding the peanuts and adding them to their drinks. Aztecs also ground roasted peanuts to make a paste and that they added to their food.

In modern times, peanut butter’s popularity is credited to George Washington Carver, also known as the father of peanuts. A lot of people incorrectly believe that he invented peanut butter as he has helped the world today discovered 300 ways to use peanuts. It is all thanks to him that we all grew up to love peanut butter.

We also have 2 inventors to thank for inventing the machinery used and the manufacturing process for peanut butter today, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg & Marcellus Gilmore Edison.

Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the inventor of Kellogg’s cereals, patented the process of making raw peanuts to become peanut butter back in 1895. He developed this to help older people who could not chew meat find a substitute for their source of protein.

Marcellus Gilmore Edson from Canada has patented the product peanut paste which is the result of grounding roasted peanuts. These two inventors made peanut butter more accessible to buy and store in our homes.

Peanut butter made its first public appearance and was first sold at St. Louis World Fair back in 1904 and has been a popular food item ever since. 

Nutrients in Peanut Butter

Peanuts are a great source of protein, contain healthy fats, and are low in carbs and peanut butter is packed with nutrients such as vitamins B6, B3, E, magnesium, folate, and copper.

Peanut Allergies

Peanut allergies are the second most common food allergy in children and one in every 200 adults are allergic to peanuts. Symptoms of peanut-allergic reactions include skin rashes, swelling, tightening of the throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, and diarrhea for some. May institutions have been declared to be nut-free to accommodate the people who are allergic to peanuts. Be careful consuming peanut butter when you are around someone that is allergic to it.

Types of Peanut Butter 

Types of Peanut Butter

  • Crunchy: This is the type of peanut butter where some coarsely ground pieces of peanuts are left in the mixture for additional texture and crunch. Crunchy peanut butter also contains more fiber and contains lesser saturated fat than the creamy kind.
  • Creamy: This type of peanut butter has more protein as compared to its crunchy counterpart. It also contains more vitamin E.


How to Make Peanut Butter Sauce for Ice Cream

How to Make Peanut Butter Sauce for Ice Cream

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions:

  1. Combine peanut butter, corn syrup, brown sugar, and whipping cream in a small pot or saucepan.
  2. Put the pot on low heat and continue until the texture is smooth.
  3. Continue simmering and stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved which should take around 4 minutes.
  4. Make sure to not overcook the mixture as it will become thick. If you have overcooked it, you can add a bit of water to dilute it.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool down.
  6. Once it has cooled down, you can put it in a resealable container or use it immediately as a topping for your ice cream or any other desserts.

How to Make Peanut Butter Sauce for Ice Cream

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions
 

  • Combine peanut butter, corn syrup, brown sugar, and whipping cream in a small pot or saucepan.
  • Put the pot on low heat and continue until the texture is smooth.
  • Continue simmering and stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved which should take around 4 minutes.
  • Make sure to not overcook the mixture as it will become thick. If you have overcooked it, you can add a bit of water to dilute it.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool down.
  • Once it has cooled down, you can put it in a resealable container or use it immediately as a topping for your ice cream or any other desserts.

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