If you have not tried Friendly's Peanut Butter Sauce, you have not enjoyed ice cream in an amazing way. I will show you how to make a copycat Friendly's Peanut Butter Sauce at home.
Until recently I never went to a Friendly's before. I recently went to Orlando, and in jest, I suggested we should go to Friendly's. My friend said we should go. So we did if you have never been to a Friendly's, that alone is magical. For me, it was like how Denny's should be. The menu was broad, the food was good. Then there was ice cream. I am not a fan of ice cream. Having worked at a Dairy Queen in high school and college, my love of ice cream diminished. I flew too close to the sun, and my love of ice cream was forever slashed after coming home wearing ice cream every day for a couple of years. That much contact with ice cream is unnatural, it killed my love of ice cream.
I was game, my friend was oh like you should try it here, it is amazing. I had always heard about the peanut sauce, so I ordered something with the well-known peanut sauce. I was thunderstruck. The peanut sauce was magical. Peanut butter sauce on ice cream was magical. I knew that was a recipe I needed to work on. I asked if I could buy some from the restaurant, no, it was not for sale. So what did we do? We went back again and again.
So today, I have for you, my version of Friendly's Peanut Butter sauce, but I will say if you don't live near on in your area, as they are only up north, and in Orlando, you should stop there. Have a patty melt, and save room for ice cream. I mean to stop there and have ice cream with peanut butter sauce.
My recipe makes about a pint and a quart of a pint. I store mine in a canning jar in the refrigerator. It stays fresh for a couple of weeks. You will need to heat this up for a moment or two before serving, it hardens back up in the refrigerator. If you do not want to use corn syrup, I recommend Golden Syrup, it is just like corn syrup but it is made with sugar cane.
Copycat Friendly's Peanut Butter Sauce
You can't get this famous peanut butter sauce just anywhere.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream ( you can use half and half)
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup natural peanut butter smooth is recommended
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, add heavy cream, corn syrup, sugar, salt, and natural peanut butter. Stir continually until the mixture is uniform. Cool off sauce, and then add vanilla. Store left over sauce in the refrigerator.