Prep your ice cream machine according to package directions. Some machines require you to freeze the bowl first and others you will need to have ice and rock salt.
Combine heavy cream, milk, sugar, salt and vanilla in a bowl or the base of your ice cream container you plan to use.
When you're ready to make the ice cream, pour mixture into your ice cream maker bowl. Follow instructions for your specific machine. Turn on machine and let it churn until it looks like frozen yogurt (about 25 minutes). At this point, you can mix in the chopped Reese's or leave them out and save for topping when serving. Then store in an air tight container in the freezer to become firm.
Scoop into a bowl when ready to serve and top with Reese's cups and a drizzle of hot fudge if desired. Enjoy!
Notes: This recipe makes about 1.25 quarts. If you'd like to double, you'll need to do two different batches.Peanut butter: You can mix in 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter to the base of the ice cream for a bolder peanut butter flavor (only use 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract if doing so). Storage: Store in the freezer in a covered container for up to 3 months.