No churn Puppy Chow Ice Cream recipe has decadent swirls of peanut butter and lots of puppy chow mixed in. Anyone that loves puppy chow needs to try this tasty ice cream.

Puppy chow ice cream in cones.
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Puppy Chow Ice Cream is a delicious blend of ice cream with all the flavors of puppy chow mixed in. There is lots of peanut butter, Chex cereal coated in powdered sugar and chocolate chips.

Each bite of Muddy Buddies ice cream is a rich and creamy treat everyone will enjoy. The chocolate and peanut butter flavor combine for the perfect ice cream recipe.

If you love Puppy Chow snack mix, this recipe will be a hit.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • No Churn. You do not need any fancy gadgets or ice cream machines to make this homemade treat.
  • Chocolate and Peanut. This combination is heavenly.
  • Simple ingredients. The entire recipe comes together fast with very little prep work.

Ingredients

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips. I like to use semi-sweet because it cuts down on the sweetness.
  • Peanut butter. Creamy peanut butter is best.
  • Chex cereal. You can use rice or corn Chex.
  • Powdered sugar. Sift to remove any lumps.
  • Heavy whipping cream. Make sure this is cold.
  • Sweetened condensed milk. This gives the ice cream its sweetness.

Get the complete list of ingredients at the bottom of the page.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Chex Mix. You can use any variation of Chex cereal in this recipe. I Have used rice or corn Chex and both worked great.
  • Store bought Muddy Buddies. You can purchase a bag of this snack mix already made at the grocery store if you need to save time.
  • Funfetti Puppy Chow. Substitute this for regular puppy chow for a fun twist.
  • Lemon Puppy Chow. Lemon fans will like this lemon-flavored substitution.

How to Make Puppy Chow Ice Cream

Bowl of chocolate chip and peanut butter.

Step 1. Melt the chocolate. Combine the chocolate chips and peanut butter together in a small microwave safe bowl. Then melt the ingredients on 30 second intervals.

Chex cereal added to bowl.

Step 2. Add the Chex cereal. Fold the cereal into the mixture until it is evenly coated. Then toss in the powdered sugar and set aside.

Mixing bowl with sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream.

Step 3. Get out a separate large bowl. Whip the cocoa powder and heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Then fold in the sweetened condensed milk and muddy buddy cereal.

Ice cream mixture in loaf pan.

Step 4. Spread the ice cream mixture into a loaf pan. Freeze for 5 hours.

Puppy chow ice cream in cones.

Storage

You can store this recipe in the freezer for about two months covered in plastic wrap. You can also transfer it to an airtight container.

However, I suggest eating this within 2 weeks for the best flavor. We love this recipe so much and it rarely last that long.

Expert Tips

  • Creamy Peanut Butter. I found that smooth peanut butter worked much better than crunchy peanut butter when making the muddy buddy mix. It combines much better.
  • Whipping Cream. Make sure this is well chilled before using. It will help the ice cream mixture to freeze faster.
  • Make in advance. Feel free to make the Muddy Buddies in advance. Store inside an airtight container and then use when ready to make the ice cream.
  • Chill the bowl and beaters. Place the mixing bowl and beaters of the hand mixer in the fridge or freezer to chill before using. The ice cream mixture will freeze faster.
  • Gluten free. Chex Cereal in corn or rice varieties are gluten free. However, the pre-made bags of Muddy Buddies usually contains wheat ingredients. If you have dietary restrictions, make sure to look at the labels.

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Puppy Chow Ice Cream

4.67 from 6 votes
No churn Puppy Chow Ice Cream recipe has decadent swirls of peanut butter and lots of puppy chow mixed in. Anyone that loves puppy chow needs to try this tasty ice cream.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 653

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Combine the chocolate chips and peanut butter together in a small bowl. Microwave the ingredients on 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until all the chocolate is melted.
  • Fold in the cereal until it is evenly coated in the cereal.
  • Toss the chocolate coated cereal in the powdered sugar until the cereal is evenly coated in powdered sugar. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whip the cocoa powder and heavy cream until stiff peaks begin to form in the cream.
  • Fold in the sweetened condensed milk and muddy buddy cereal until the condensed milk is homogenous with the whipped cream.
  • Pour the ice cream mixture into a 9×5 inch loaf pan and allow the ice cream to chill in the freezer for 5 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can store this ice cream in the freezer for about two months covered in plastic wrap or transferred to an airtight container.
I found that smooth peanut butter worked much better than crunchy peanut butter when making the muddy buddy mix.
You can use any variation of Chex cereal in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 653kcal, Carbohydrates 68g, Protein 13g, Fat 40g, Saturated Fat 21g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 12g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 87mg, Sodium 249mg, Potassium 536mg, Fiber 5g, Sugar 51g, Vitamin A 1198IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 255mg, Iron 6mg

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