Turn your favorite candy bar into your favorite ice cream. Candy Bar Ice Cream is the perfect solution to leftover candy bars.
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 and it’s Candy Bar Ice Cream.
If you don’t have leftover candy from Halloween you are going to either need to raid the kid’s candy stash or to head to the store and buy your favorite candy bars so you can make this Candy Bar Ice Cream.
Candy Bar Ice Cream Ingredients
- 6 oz. of candy bars. Six ounces is three full size candy bars. I used a combination of Milky Way, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, and Twix. You could use any candy bar but you are going to melt some of the candy so if the candy bar has nuts or a cookie base, that will not melt but it still works.
- Milk. I use a combination of whole milk, half and half and whipping cream.
How to Make Candy Bar Ice Cream
- Cut the candy bars into small pieces.
- Melt 4 oz. of the candy bars into a cup of milk either in the microwave or in sauce pan on the stove top. Stir consistently so it doesn’t burn or boil.
- Stir until the candy bar melts and mixture is smooth. If you used candy bars with nuts or cookie you will have lumps but like I said, that’s fine!
- Allow this mixture to cool. Place in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
- Add in remaining ingredients to cooled mixture.
- Put into ice cream maker and process according to manufacturers directions.
- When it is done processing, or almost done stir in the remaining chopped up candy bar. If you put the candy pieces in too early it may clog up on the bottom of the ice cream maker.
I love the creaminess of this ice cream – it reminded of soft serve ice cream when it was first processed. It firms up if you put it in the freezer. My favorite way to keep my ice cream stored is in this insulated ice cream tub.
I can’t wait to try it with some other candy bar flavors. I’m thinking we’re going to love Snickers!
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Candy Bar Ice Cream Recipe
Candy Bar Ice Cream
- 6 oz. candy bar chopped, divided. Such as Milky Way, Snickers, Rolos, Reese Peanut Butter Cup, 3 Musketeers
- 1 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cup half and half
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla
- Melt 4 oz. of chopped candy in one cup of milk in microwave or in a pan on the stove top.
- Stir often so it doesn't burn.
- Stir until candy melts into milk. Cool mixture.
- Add in remaining ingredients except for the 2 oz. of remaining chopped candy bar.
- Put into ice cream maker and process according to directions.
- When ice cream is almost done processing, stir in remaining 2 oz. chopped candy bar.
Tips & Notes:
Originally posted Oct. 29. 2012
Recipe slightly adapted from Food Network Magazine.