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In just a few days a large infusion of candy may hit your house! If you don’t have trick or treaters at your house you may be giving out candy to trick or treaters. If you are like me, you over buy because you hate to run out of candy! As a result I usually end up with a few bags of candy left over.
Well, if you’re looking for something fun and a little different to do with that candy I have an idea for you. Candy Bar Ice Cream.
If you don’t have leftover candy you can raid the kid’s stash when they are not looking. They won’t mind once they taste this ice cream!! Or if you have to, go to the store and buy some candy bars. This ice cream is worth it.
You will need 6 ounces of candy bars for the ice cream. Six ounces is three full size candy bars. I used Milky Way because they are one of my favorites but I think it would also work treat with Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Rolos or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I would just avoid candy bars that have a crunch, cookie base as you need the candy bar to melt.
Cut the candy bars into small pieces.
Place a glass bowl into a pan of simmering water (don’t let the water touch the bottom of the bowl). Pour in the sweetened condensed milk and the chopped up candy bar.
Stir until the candy bar melts and mixture is smooth.
Add in the milk and half and half.
Put mixture into refrigerator and allow to cool for at least two hours. Put into ice cream maker and process. When it is done stir in the remaining chopped up candy bar.
I love the smoothness of this ice cream – it reminded of soft serve ice cream.
I can’t wait to try it with some other candy bar flavors. I’m thinking we’re going to love Snickers!
Recipe slightly adapted from Food Network Magazine.
- 6 oz. candy bar, chopped, divided. Such as Milky Way, Snickers, Rolos, Reese Peanut Butter Cup, 3 Musketeers
- 1/2 C sweetened condensed milk
- 1 C whole milk
- 1 C half and half
- Place a heatproof bowl into a sauce pan of simmering water (don't allow bowl to touch the water).
- Add in sweetened condensed milk and 4 oz. chopped candy bar.
- Stir until melted and smooth.
- Remove bowl from saucepan.
- Add in milk and half and half.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours
- Process in ice cream maker.
- Stir in remaining 2 oz. chopped candy bar.