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Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping

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Since it’s eleventy-billion degrees, it’s time for some ice cream. What goes better with ice cream than peanut butter ice cream topping?

{The correct answer is nothing!}

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping - a fast and easy recipe for your ice cream sundaes! Just a few minutes to the best ice cream topping ever!

I really, really miss Blockbuster. Same goes with Hollywood Video and all those mom and pop video rental places. Maybe I’m aging myself but there’s just something about walking into a video rental store and looking at all the options, picking up the DVD cases and reading the movie descriptions that I really miss.

Going to Blockbuster for a movie night was an event, right? Remember that? I could spend an hour in there perusing all the options. And I’d always find something good to rent, even when I knew nothing about any of the new release movies before walking into the store.

Now? Now I can spend hours (literally) on Netflix and Amazon trying to find something to watch on date night and nothing looks good. Being all digital totally makes you judge a DVD by its cover. And since I’m about 100 years old, or so it seems, I haven’t heard of any of the movies out and none of them look good at all.

So, last weekend, Mel and I gave up on finding a new movie to rent and we rented Pretty Woman instead.

You guys know that’s my favorite movie ever, right? And Mel wanted to rent it. #whyIlovehim

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping Recipe

You guys, I’m not exaggerating when I say Pretty Woman is my favorite movie. It’s probably been 10 years since I watched it in full and I can still recite the entire thing.

This is how obsessed I was with the movie: when I was in college I literally wore out the VHS tape. As in, I was watching it and the tape broke and my boyfriend at the time had to go out and buy me a new tape that second because I had a meltdown. #truth

The only thing that would have made our date night Pretty Woman watching better is if we had eaten huge ice cream sundaes smothered with peanut butter ice cream topping. Because as obsessed as I am with that movie, Mel is that obsessed with peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping - a fast and easy recipe for your ice cream sundaes! Just a few minutes to the best ice cream topping ever!

I have a secret about this recipe: I’ve been holding out on you. I made it last August and never shared it. Probably because by the time I made it pumpkin was all the rage and then it was fall and who eats ice cream in fall?

{Um, that would be me!}

So…what can I say about this peanut butter sauce? It’s freaking fantastic. I mean…it’s liquidy sweet peanut butter that you pour over ice cream. Make yourself a sundae with this sauce and hot fudge and OMG.

To be honest, this ice cream topping didn’t even make it to the ice cream. I *may* have eaten more of it with a spoon. And I *may* have put it in my coffee. <–That was a good decision, BTW.

This recipe has only 4 ingredients: peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk, water, and vanilla. You heat them all together until a thick syrup forms. That’s it. It probably takes 10 minutes and you have the perfect sauce for ice cream, milkshakes, pancakes, and more.

Yes, I said pancakes. #dontjudge

If there is one thing you need for your ice cream sundaes this summer, it’s this sauce.

Peanut Butter Sauce for ice cream sundaes!

Because, I mean, peanut butter on ice cream. RIGHT???!!

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Servings: 1 cup

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping

Make your own DIY Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping at home! Easy, just a few ingredients, and it tastes so good!


  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter — I use Skippy Naturals
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until smooth. Add water and stir until it is incorporated. Remove from heat then stir in the vanilla.
  2. Transfer sauce to a jar to cool. It will thicken as it cools. To make it pourable, just heat it in the microwave for a few seconds, then stir and drizzle or pour over your favorite ice cream. Store covered at room temperature.

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  1. Oh my! Can’t wait to try this I love peanut butter and ice cream!

  2. First no blockbusters now retail stores are disappearing! Macy’s closing all brick and mortar. So very sad. However what did make me happy was making Banana pancakes and drizzling with your PB sauce. Yummmmy

  3. OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!!
    I was just craving some chocolate icecream with peanut butter, and I stumbled upon your post!! So yes, at 1:30am I just made this deliciousness!!!!! I could just drink it!
    Thank you!!!!

  4. Can you store this in the refrigerator for weeks at a time?

  5. Oh my goodness! Just made this and it is DELICIOUS! I used almond butter instead of PB because I am allergic to PB and that would make this less tasty for me ?

  6. I just made this to dribble over cheesecake and it’s the perfect sweetness. Thank you.

    Rating: 4
  7. Absolutely delicious ? make it now! I also made strawberry sauce and poured both sauces over good plain vanilla ice cream.

    Rating: 5
  8. I’m making a sundae bar for a family gathering. Can this be made in a small crockpot? Or should I make it ahead of time and warm it in crock?

  9. How long does this keep for?

    Rating: 5

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