Wednesday, June 26, 2013
FOOD: Peanut Butter Sundae Topping
When we lived in Memphis, we had a family tradition of going to Baskin Robbins almost every week. Haley would always get the brightest, most colorful ice cream they had (which consisted of mysterious flavors in bright green, blue and purple) and Pat and I would share a Reese's Cup sundae. Our favorite part of that sundae was the warm, rich peanut butter sauce that they would layer in the sundae. We always got extra because we couldn't get enough of the stuff. If they sold it by itself, I'd gladly eat a bowl of peanut butter sauce.
Now that we live in Pittsburgh, sadly there isn't a Baskin Robins near us to satisfy our peanut butter sauce cravings, so I decided that I needed to make my own! This recipe isn't the exact same as the one from Baskin Robbins, but it's still pretty darn good. Now that it's summer, I will be keeping a big jar of this stuff on hand to drizzle on my ice cream cones (or just eat by the bowlful :)
Peanut Butter Sundae Topping:
(Adapted from this recipe.)
INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup Karo syrup, 2 tablespoons butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter.
INSTRUCTIONS: Combine all of the ingredients above in a saucepan except for the peanut butter. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until all ingredients are combined. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Let cool completely and store in refrigerator.
Makes 1 1/2 cups.