Tin Roof Ice Cream


July is national ice cream month!  And I will, only somewhat shamefully,  admit to recently picking up a box of Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake bars, a childhood favorite.  (Have those gotten smaller or  have I just gotten bigger?)

But, I wish I would have celebrated ice cream month every single day with this ice cream.  Sadly, it didn’t last in our house anywhere near a month.  This ice cream is oh-so-good.  A delicious vanilla base that I already raved about, chocolate-covered peanuts, and an old school fudge ripple.  How could you possibly go wrong with that combination?  Really, the only way this could be even better in my opinion would be with the addition of a caramel ripple – which I may try next time.

I’ve never heard of tin roof ice cream, and what a travesty. Have I mentioned I really liked it? Yum.  It actually reminds me a bit of Dairy Queen’s peanut buster parfait, but it’s better, of course.  Despite being made of three components, this ice cream is still incredibly easy to put together.  The peanuts take no time and the fudge ripple comes together in just a few minutes.  Once everything is chilled, you are ready to go and then after that  you are ready to eat one of the best ice creams ever.

I honestly didn’t even realize I was only supposed to use half of the chocolate-covered peanuts, so I used them all.  I would definitely go this route again because otherwise, I don’t think it would be enough. I also used salted peanuts even though the recipe called for unsalted because I’m a big fan of salty-sweet combos.  Other than that, I made no changes to this recipe, because it doesn’t need changes.

Tin Roof Ice Cream

  • now this just sounds awesome! i haven’t made my ice cream yet, but i do have some time off coming and this sounds like a winner!

  • Ooooo, yummee!!!!

  • If I only had an ice cream maker… I agree with you on the salty peanuts…but wait, did you say you’d never heard of Tin Roof ice cream before?

  • Joy

    That looks so, so good. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I am going to have to try this.

  • ash

    my favorite store bought ice cream is Tin Roof… so when I bought Perfect Scoop a few years ago, this was my first ice cream to make. Its so good! I also like salted peanuts for this! 🙂

  • Looks delicious Elly! I love ice cream!!!

  • I’ve never heard of this flavour either but i lurve chocolate and peanuts. I best go make some ice cream while its still july.

  • David is the King of the scoop!!!

  • This sounds fantastic. I am a huge fan of ice creams that involve a mix of chocolate and peanut butter!

  • looks delicious! Perfect ice cream.

  • Erin

    This is one of my favorite ice creams ever!

  • Mmmm, I made this recipe myself a year or two back, and you’re right on with the Peanut Buster Parfait analogy. Personally this is my favorite vanilla ice cream base from the book, though they’re all good. 🙂

  • David Lebovitz is a national treasure (even tho he lives in Paris, his sensibilities are pure American). Perfect Scoop is one of my favorite books, and your version of tin roof looks completely delicious. YUM!