_DSC3618-3_DSC3624-3I know, you’re already feeling guilty about how much you ate at Thanksgiving and you are making up for it by eating healthy. So you probably don’t want to eat ice cream, even if it is peanut butter cinnamon ice cream with fudge sauce.ice cream dyptic 2_DSC3614-2_DSC3632-3_DSC3643-2

But, just in case you exercised restraint at Thanksgiving and want to treat yourself to something sweet, here’s the simple and delicious recipe._DSC3613-2_DSC3618-3_DSC3653-2Make it now or save it for later… ice cream dyptic_DSC3657-2PEANUT BUTTER CINNAMON ICE CREAM + FUDGE SAUCE

Adapted from Joy the Baker and The Perfect Scoop

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE ICE CREAM:

2 1/2 cups whole milk, divided

1 cup sugar

pinch of salt

2 cinnamon sticks

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/2 cup half and half

2-3 large spoonfuls peanut butter

FOR THE FUDGE SAUCE:

3/4 cup half and half

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

6 ounces semi sweet chocolate, finely chopped

1 tablespoon butter

PROCEDURE

FOR THE ICE CREAM:

Heat 2 cups of the milk, the sugar, salt and cinnamon sticks until the mixture just begins to boil. Set aside and let steep for 20 minutes.

In a small bowl whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup milk and cornstarch until smooth.

Remove the cinnamon sticks from the milk mixture.

Add the cornstarch mixture to the milk mixture and simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened to the consistency of pudding.

Remove from the heat and whisk in the half and half.

Chill in the refrigerator until cold, then freeze in an ice cream maker.

When the ice cream is almost finished, add several spoonfuls of your preferred peanut butter and mix until distributed. There should be ribbons of peanut butter throughout the ice cream.

Store the ice cream in a covered container in the freezer until ready to use.

FOR THE FUDGE SAUCE:

Heat the half and half, brown sugar, and cocoa powder over medium heat, whisking to combine, until just boiling. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate and butter, whisking until smooth.

Serve the ice cream alone or drizzled with fudge sauce.