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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream Parfait

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Parfait is made with a cookie base and layers of chocolate ice cream sandwiched between a layer of creamy peanut butter mousse. Top with whipped cream and enjoy every heavenly spoonful!

When the weather starts to warm up, I love making creamy, refreshing no-bake parfaits! While I love my No-Bake Brownie Cheesecake Parfait , this Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Parfait is the perfect way to cool off in the heat of the summer!

Three peanut butter ice cream parfaits on a wooden board.

This ice cream parfait combines creamy peanut butter mousse with rich chocolate ice cream and layers it all parfait style with a cookie crumb base! It's a great dessert for any occasion and you can never go wrong with the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

Parfaits are easy to make but look so elegant and special when layered on a plate or in a jar. Other favorites include this creamy cappuccino parfait, easy Nutella tiramisu, or this tiramisu ice cream parfait!

Why You'll Love This Chocolate Ice Cream Parfait

  • Irresistible flavours: Chocolate and peanut butter are a favorite combination for good reason: they represent the best marriage of sweet and salty flavors.
  • Best texture combination: With creamy peanut butter mousse, rich chocolate ice cream, and crunchy cookie crumbs, this ice cream parfait offers a little bit of everything.
  • Perfect summer dessert: This Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream is a fun, no-bake dessert the whole family will love!

Ingredients for the parfait ice cream recipe

  • Cookie Crumb Base: You will need butter and cookie crumbs of your choice. I prefer chocolate chip cookie crumbs or shortbread cookie crumbs.
  • Peanut Butter Cream Mousse: Peanut butter chips and whipping cream with at least 30% fat.
  • Chocolate ice cream: For an easy, no-ice cream maker homemade chocolate ice cream, you’ll need whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, and unsweetened Dutch cocoa. You can also use store-bought ice cream in the chocolate parfait.
  • To serve: Whipped cream and sprinkles are optional, but recommended for a fun summer dessert.
Ingredients for the recipe.Ingredients for the recipe.

Substitutions and variants

How to Make a Peanut Butter Ice Cream Parfait Recipe

To start, make the cookie crumb base. Mix the cookie crumbs and melted butter together, then divide into 3 freezer-safe glasses. Refrigerate.

We prepare the biscuit base and put them in the glasses.We prepare the biscuit base and put them in the glasses.

Make your peanut butter mousse by heating some heavy cream until warm but not boiling. Remove from heat and add peanut butter chips, stirring until smooth, then add the remaining heavy cream, stir and place in the freezer.

Let's prepare the peanut butter mousse in a saucepan.Let's prepare the peanut butter mousse in a saucepan.

Remove the peanut butter mixture from the freezer, add the whipped cream and beat until soft peaks form.

Add the cream and whip until thick.Add the cream and whip until thick.

Prepare the chocolate ice cream by mixing the sweetened condensed milk and cocoa powder.

Mix the cocoa and sweetened condensed milk in a bowl.Mix the cocoa and sweetened condensed milk in a bowl.

In a large bowl, beat the cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in the condensed milk mixture into the chocolate until combined.

Mix the whipped cream with the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate in a bowl.Mix the whipped cream with the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate in a bowl.

Assemble the parfaits by adding a layer of chocolate ice cream over the cookie crumbs in the jar. Add a layer of peanut butter mousse and then a final layer of chocolate ice cream. Place in the jar until solidified. Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkles!

Add layers to the glasses.Add layers to the glasses.

Expert advice

  • Type of glasses to use: I recommend using whatever type of freezer-safe glass you have on hand, whether it’s a small glass jar or any other sturdy glass.
  • Ice cream parfait bar: Hosting a party? Set out your parfait glasses, ice cream, mousse, cookie crumbs, and any other ingredients and have your guests make the parfait! It won't be as frosty, but it will still be a delicious frozen dessert.
  • More decadent: If you love fudge, instead of peanut butter mousse, add a layer of double chocolate peanut butter fudge. It's rich and decadent!
  • Defrost slightly before serving: Let your ice cream parfaits rest for about 10-25 minutes before garnishing and serving, to achieve the best possible creamy, but not rock-solid, consistency.
Ice cream parfait on a wooden board.Ice cream parfait on a wooden board.

Can I use peanut butter instead of peanut butter chips?

I would probably start with 2-3 tablespoons of peanut butter and add more if needed. Since peanut butter chips are sweetened, you may need to add a small amount of powdered sugar to the peanut butter mousse to get the right sweetness.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes! If you serve a larger audience, this amount can be doubled based on your needs.

Can this recipe be made ahead of time?

Yes, I do recommend doing this! Assemble the chocolate peanut butter ice cream parfaits and freeze for a few hours or overnight.

You can also crush the cookies and store them at room temperature for a few days. Up to a day or two in advance you can prepare the peanut butter mousse and store it in the refrigerator and the chocolate ice cream without an ice cream maker can be made up to two weeks in advance.

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Three Parfaits on a wooden board.Three Parfaits on a wooden board.

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Parfaits are the perfect sit-out-and-eat-dessert dessert for hot days. Enjoy!

COOKIE CRUMB BASE

  • ¾ cup biscuit crumbs of your choice (chocolate or shortcrust pastry)
  • 2 spoons butter, melted

PEANUT BUTTER CREAM MOUSSE

  • ¼ cup mini peanut butter drops
  • 5 spoons whipping cream, whole or heavy cream (at least 30% fat), divided
  • ¼ cup whipping cream, whole cream or heavy cream (at least 30% fat)

CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

  • 2 cups whipping cream, whole cream or heavy cream (at least 30% fat)
  • 1 Candies sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
  • spoons Dutch unsweetened cocoa (sifted)

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PEANUT BUTTER CREAM MOUSSE

  • Heat 3 tablespoons of heavy cream until hot but not boiling, remove from heat and add peanut butter chips, stirring until smooth, add remaining 2 tablespoons of heavy cream, stir to combine, place in freezer for 10 minutes. Remove from freezer, add ¼ cup heavy cream and beat until soft peaks form. Set aside.

CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM

  • In a large bowl, mix the sweetened condensed milk and cocoa until smooth and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the condensed milk mixture into the whipped cream and mix well.

  • Remove the glasses from the refrigerator.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

  • On top of the base layer of cookie crumbs, add a layer of chocolate ice cream mixture, then the peanut butter mousse, and finally another layer of chocolate ice cream. Place in the freezer for about 2-3 hours or until solidified, or overnight. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkles. Enjoy!

Store uneaten portions of your parfait ice cream covered in the freezer for a day or two. Defrost slightly before consuming.

Calories: 915kilocalorie | Carbohydrates: 71G | Protein: 13G | Fat: 67G | Saturated fats: 41G | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 2G | Sugar: 52G | Vitamin A: 2265IU | C vitamin: 2.5mg | Soccer: 320mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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