Chocolate Peanut Butter has been one of Umpqua Ice Cream’s favorites since its introduction. The origin of Chocolate Peanut Butter as a flavor is generally attributed to H.B. Reese (founder of Reese’s). In 1917 he moved to Hershey, Pennsylvania. It was there that Reese was actually employed as a dairy worker for Milton S. Hershey, the founder of Hershey Foods Corporation, who inspired Reese to quit his dairy job and make his living in candy. Reese produced his signature candy, or penny cup as he called them (each costs a penny) until his death in 1963. Hershey’s then purchased the company. Since then many different treats have incorporated his amazing flavor combination, including cookies, doughnuts, popcorn and, of course, ice cream. With our Dutch chocolate ice cream ribboned with peanut butter and loaded with peanut butter chips, Umpqua Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream is a 21st century take on an old favorite. We like to think Mr. Reese would have approved.

 

Recipes:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Pie
1 box Oreo Cookies
6 tbsp melted Umpqua Dairy butter
1 1.75 carton Umpqua Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream 

Finely crush about 25 Oreos in a food processor. Mix with melted butter and spread in the bottom of a 9″ round pan for the crust. Freeze for about 10 mins. Meanwhile, lightly crush the remaining Oreos into large pieces. Pull the red round of Umpqua Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature until slightly soft. Scoop into the prepared pie crust. Top with remaining crushed Oreos and return to the freezer for about an hour. Cut and enjoy!