Easy Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream {June Dairy Month}

For June Dairy Month as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias, I made the BEST Easy Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream you’ll ever taste! Peanut Butter ice cream just got better – and you don’t need an ice cream machine!

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It’s going to be 100 degrees today. Welcome June to the Sacramento area!

In fact, it’s been in the high 80s and 90s more days than I’d like to think about over the past month. I know this very well because we just got our first “summer” electricity bill. We had to run the air this month – it just doesn’t cool off enough at night before Jordan goes to bed to do the whole window-fan thing.

I guess our electric company has raised some of the rates or something because our bill for May was the same cost that we paid in JUNE of last year. You know, when it’s actually hot. I’m not looking forward to my bill next month. Or in August. I’m wondering if I should try to sell them a kidney, or if they’ll take cookies for payment?

I think we’ll be doing a lot of cold foods this summer – and eating a lot of ice cream. It’s a good thing that I made this on Friday – just in time to keep cool for the hot weekend.

Oh. My. Goodness people, this ice cream. Let’s skip ahead to the part where I tell you about it, mmkay? Because it’s seriously the BEST ice cream I’ve ever made.

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A few months ago my friend Ashton made Strawberry Cheesecake Easy Ice Cream. It sounded SO good I knew I wanted to make a version for myself sometime this summer.

Did you know it’s June Dairy Month at Safeway (and their affiliate stores)? All month you can take advantage of the Buy $15, Save $5 campaign with Everyday Dairy. If you buy $15 of participating dairy products, you get a $5 coupon to use on your next shopping trip. I bought some of my favorites last week when I shopped: Dannon Activia Yogurt, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, and Kraft Shredded Cheese.  Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Blue Diamond Almond Milk, and Land o’ Lakes Butter are all part of the program. Be sure to look for your coupon at check out – and use some of your items to make some great summer dishes!

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Now back to the most amazing ice cream you’ll ever taste. EVER.

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Let’s talk components, shall we?

It’s easy ice cream – no machine needed. That means I used a can of sweetened condensed milk and a tub of whipped topping. I used fat-free for both of those – but you can use regular. You an also substitute two cups of heavy cream (whip it first) for the Cool Whip.

Then, to make it peanut butter cheesecake I added a block of cream cheese (low-fat) and some peanut butter.

And, cheesecake needs a crust, right? The “crust” on this cheesecake is made of chocolate covered graham cracker cookies. You know, like the Keebler ones. You crush them with some butter to make a crust-like mixture that you add to the ice cream. I also chopped up some peanut butter cups, because you can never go wrong with those!

Freeze it overnight and you have the most indulgent, peanut buttery, amazing, easy ice cream ever.

Seriously, this is OFF THE HOOK.

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Who wants to smoosh their face in that?

Easy Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream

Easy Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream

The BEST Easy ice cream ever! This Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream will become a favorite, for sure. {Adapted from Something Swanky.


  • 8 ounces cream cheese (regular or low-fat), room temperature
  • 4 ounces vanilla yogurt (regular or light)
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk (fat-free is best)
  • 1 container (8 ounces) whipped topping (regular, low- or fat-free), thawed
  • 1/2 cup mini peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 12 chocolate covered graham cracker cookies
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened (regular or light spread)


  1. Crush chocolate covered graham crackers in a food processor. Add butter and pulse until the crumbs and butter come together.
  2. Beat cream cheese, yogurt, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and peanut butter with a hand mixer in a large bowl until no lumps remain. Fold in whipped topping.
  3. Add graham cracker mixture and chopped peanut butter cups and fold them into the ice cream mixture. Don’t stir too much - you want chunks running throughout, but you don’t want the graham cracker mixture to separate too much.
  4. Place mixture into a large Tupperware bowl or loaf pan, cover, and freeze until firm (at least 4 hours, but overnight is better).
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  1. I’m sure my other half would love to “smoosh” his face in that. He’s a peanut butter loving machine.
    Looks amazing Dorothy!
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  2. Oh my word this easy ice cream looks amazing! I absolutely love the taste of peanut butter and cream cheese together… I think they’re long lost lovers :) and I need to jump on this easy ice cream train (especially after misplacing a part to my machine). Your pictures are fab and so is this recipe!!
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  3. Oh my goodness…this sounds wonderful! PB and cheesecake in ice cream form…fantastic! It’s so hot today, I could really go for some now! :-)
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  4. This looks wonderful. I’m just wondering if there will be any left next weekend…???

  5. Michele says:

    Wow! This looks to-die-for. Def trying this!

  6. Hold up! I’m coming over right now!
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  7. I hope you realize how dangerous an easy ice cream recipe is. Especially one involving peanut butter and cream cheese. Swoon.
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  8. Yep, heating up today, just like yesterday! Bring on the heat Sac…and I definitely need one of these yummy cool treats!
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  9. Wow oh wow. This looks amazing. I love that you don’t need an ice cream machine! :)
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  10. I’m definitely not looking forward to our PG&E bill either… And just a WEEK ago, it was raining!! What is with the weather in our area??

    Now I have a dilemma… I thought I wanted your seven layer ice cream pie for my birthday, but now… I love ice cream. I love peanut butter. I love cheesecake. I love the combination even more.

    Can I have a month of birthdays???
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  11. Must. make. immediately!!! No Safeway stores in our area not in the right state!
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  12. Your ice cream recipes are my favorite because of how easy they are! Seriously, and they are incredible delicious. I mean, peanut butter CHEESECAKE ice cream! Wow. Pinned and already my mouth can imagine the ecstasy it will experience.
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  13. Oh, I feel you. I don’t think we get quite as hot in Virginia, but I’m a HUGE baby about the heat. I just can’t take it! I suspect we’ll be in the 90′s most of the time from here on out…and that makes me want to cry in an air-conditioned room ;) I think this ice cream will make the summer much more bearable!
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  14. I definitely need to try this condensed milk ice cream thing. I’m so bad at keeping up with trends. This is on my list, though. We don’t have air conditioning in our house. Luckily, it doesn’t go much over 90 here, but trying to sleep in the heat can be rough. I’m grateful when my electric bill comes, though. Eat more ice cream. You’ll be fine. ;)
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    • I hope so!! I never had A/C growing up, but once you live with it you get so used to being cool. Now I can’t even visit my parents on really hot days. :)

  15. I love your mix in choices for this one!! Chocolate covered graham cracker? One of my favorite store bought cookies!
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  16. Yummmmmmm!

  17. Ok wait a sec, I had no idea you could make ice cream that looks that good without an ice cream maker!!! Yum!!
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  18. D.I.Y. this happens to be “dairy month” “cool whip®” is “non dairy” if you want you can use “dream whip®” (you make it with milk) second, those are not “mini” Reese’s® those are Reese’s® “miniatures” that you used. Also, you can use crumbled up graham cracker crust. (If you don’t like too much chocolate) I love to make this stuff except, I’ll use reese’s® minis (sort of like the ones you find in “Moose tracks” ice cream have you heard of a “Dickeys BBQ®” “banana crumbles”? It’s like an ice cream parfait. It’s made with. Vanilla. Ice cream, layered with bananas, and vanilla. Wafers. You should try to make one of these.(they don’t have them available at the dickeys BBQ in my area)

    • Thans Mary! I know that Cool Whip is nondairy, however I prefer to use it in my easy ice cream so that I can make it more fat-free. I did note in the post that you can sub heavy whipping cream (2 cups – then whip it). Thanks for catching the Reese’s…but well. Any Reese’s would work fine! They’re chopped so it doesn’t matter. I prefer not to buy store bought graham cracker crusts as I feel like they taste like the tin they came in, and I happened to have grahams in my pantry, but you can certainly use what you like!

  19. I am most definitely trying this out! YUM!
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  20. This looks so good Dorothy!! Putting on my to-make list!!
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  21. That ice cream looks incredible!!

  22. You do know how much you are killing me with these ice cream you keep posting!?! I mean, I love ALL of them and they are so easy and so good looking and I just want them! And I also want those temps! I think you would love it if we could trade place for the summer it only get to about 70-75 during the day and we do not even own an air conditioner! It’s cools off the second the sun sets!
    Ok, but seriously? I love this ice cream! Great job!
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  23. I think you managed to get all my favorite ingredients into one dessert! This sounds amazing! (looks amazing, too)
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  24. Sounds like the perfect hot-weather treat to me! Love the flavors! :)

  25. Love how easy this is to make! And since it has peanut butter cups, I know I’ll love it! Thanks for another yummy recipe!
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  26. This sounds really good – my hubby is a peanut butter fanatic and I’m sure he would love this recipe!
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  27. Totally want to smoosh that in my face! Beautiful picture too.
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  28. Perfect perfect PERFECT! That’s what this recipe is. Pinned!
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  29. That’s crazy about your electric bill. I think they should totally take cookies as payment!! This ice cream looks super duper good! Yum!!

  30. This recipe looks absolutely delicious, I hopped over here from I should be mopping the floor to grab the recipe.

    Lee :)

  31. What. The.

    You better have saved me some!
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  32. Send some of that warmth to Minnesota! It was 46 degrees when I woke up to go to the gym this morning. BRRRR!!!! Eventually it will warm up and I can enjoy some of this ice cream to cool down!
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  33. what are you doing to me?!!!? This is all of my fav flavors together in ice cream form? Yum. just yum!

  34. I just want to dive right into these! Pinning!
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  35. Anything peanut butter and cheesecake is right up my alley. :)
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  36. This sounds awesome! I LOVE the chocolate covered graham crackers addition! I’ve never had those before – BRILLIANT!
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  37. *Raising hand* I want to smoosh my face in that. Holy moly!
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  38. sounds scrumptious!

  39. Sold! It’s also 1000+ degrees here in the southern parts of California, and I definitely need no excuse to whip up more no-machine frozen desserts. This sounds absolutely delectable, right alongside cookie butter cheesecake ice cream. Thank you!!
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  40. I want to smash my face into that creamy goodness! It has finally warmed up in Seattle so you can bet your bottom dollar, I will be making this ice cream.
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  41. That does sound amazing!
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  42. I am a sucker for some ice cream and my husband loves peanut butter. I think this may be making an appearance in my home soon!
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  43. Wow, easy is right! I foresee many variations on the whole cheesecake idea. I love all the low-fatness too. Very sly of you slipping that in there too ;)
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  44. Such an interesting mix, I will have to try this because it looks damn good!!
    Meg @ Sweet Twist recently posted..Chocolate Covered Pretzel & Caramel CookiesMy Profile

  45. If this is how I get to celebrate Dairy Month, count me in on the celebration! This looks awesome Dorothy!
    xoxo Liz
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  46. Yum! Peanut butter and cheesecake are two of my favorite flavors! I bet this ice cream tastes incredible!
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  47. OK … you made me drool … I saw the title and thought “you really don’t want to look, do you?” … I looked, I drooled and saved this recipe … darn you! Of course, I thank you :)
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  48. Dorothy. This ice cream! I don’t even have words….
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  49. This sounds so good. I’d love it if you would bring this over to my Saturday Spotlight party to share. Hope to see you there!


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  50. This looks amazing!!! Love that you can make it without an ice cream maker!
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  51. stephanie says:

    Just curious why fat free sweetened condensed is best? ( I have only full fat at home.) Thanks!!!

    • You can use either! I just like the fat-free because I feel like I can eat more. :) It’s why I use the fat-free Cool Whip too – but you can substitute fresh whipped cream instead. :)

  52. Made this recipe and it was SO GOOD! The ice cream last three days I think between my husband and I. Definitely will make again and check out your other ice cream recipes!


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