Recipe Box, Peanut Butter Fool

I am a fool for both peanut butter and this easy way to make “ice cream”

peanut butter fool

“Fool” or “Foole” is an English culinary term for dessert, traditionally berries buried in custard or whipped cream

The base is super easy, sweetened condensed milk and thawed Cool Whip or beaten heavy whipping cream


Now here’s the fun part, add anything you like!

I used mini peanut butter cookies, chocolate peanut butter cups, and peanut butter bites*

*I recently discovered these, they are a handy little snack- I’ll grab 3-4 to get me through the morning if I don’t have breakfast.  Look for them in the peanut butter section

Mix the milk and whipped cream together in a large bowl or directly into a freezer container


You can add the mini cookies and chocolate cups whole or cut them into smaller pieces for more even distribution and easier eating

I did cut the peanut butter balls into 1/4s


Cover the container and freeze for 4 hours before serving

peanut butter fool with chocolate
peanut butter fool 1


Prep Time 5 minutes
Freeze 4 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 can 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 oz Cool Whip thawed OR 1 pint heavy whipping cream whipped
  • Mini peanut butter cookies broken into smaller pieces if desired
  • Mini chocolate peanut butter cups cut into smaller pieces if desired
  • Skippy Peanut Butter Bites cut into 1/4s


  • Combine milk and whipped cream in large bowl or plastic container. Stir in remaining ingredients in any amount you desire. Cover and freeze for a minimum of 4 hours before serving. Keep frozen.
Keyword beachy dessert, easy ice cream, frozen, ice cream dessert, no churn ice cream, peanut butter

Psst…Did you notice my new pumpkin plates?

peanut butter fool

I found some dinner size ones at Pier 1

Stop back tomorrow and I will show you how to paint pumpkins in watercolor and announce a pumpkin table runner giveaway!

This recipe seems to be starting a flavor of the month trend!

July was the patriotic red white & blue  Inside Out Berry Pie

inside out berry pie

In August it was  Chocolate Mint Cookies and Cream

chocolate mint icecream

September is Peanut Butter Fool

peanut butter fool 1

What will October bring?


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Celebrate and DecorateRustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&JThe Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Full Plate ThursdayWork it Wednesday

Poofing the Pillows,  Creatively Crafty,  Your Inspired Design



15 Responses to “Recipe Box, Peanut Butter Fool”
  1. Oh my word! That’s about a million calories worth of wonderful!

  2. Jenna, this has to be delicious! Some of my favorites are in this recipe…Nutter Butter’s and Reeses’. I know that it has a few calories, but worth the splurge I am sure!

  3. Jodi says:

    O M G!!! <3

  4. Trisha says:

    I love making ice cream like this but had no idea it was called “fool”…you learn something new everyday!!


  5. We love peanut butter and OMG this looks amazing!!!…and I love that it is easy!!! πŸ™‚

  6. I am so excited to see that I can make my own ice cream (without a machine) with my favorite fixings! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    How can I notice your pumpkin plates with peanut butter ice cream doo-dads on top? I love peanut butter so much I’ve started buying the giant double-jar pack at Costco. Crunchy of course.I don’t know of these peanut butter bites of which you speak. Must investigate and mix in ice cream right away.

  8. Mary says:

    Jenna, Peanut butter, chocolate, and ice cream are my hubby’s three favorites. I’ll have to look for those peanut butter bites πŸ™‚

  9. I love a good fool (and that sounds a bit strange, doesn’t it?), but have only ever had the fruit variety. This looks sinfully delicious!

  10. AnnMarie says:

    Oh boy, I have to try this ASAP! This sounds so good and we are all peanut butter lovers in my house. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Michelle says:

    Looking forward to October!
    Not sure how you are going to top September!

  12. JESS44903 says:

    Umm…I’ll take a LARGE bowl of this!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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