Ever wish you could take all of your favorite candy bars and cookies and enjoy them in a scoop of ice cream? Well, your wish has been granted! No Churn Candy Bar Cookie Ice Cream takes less than 30 minutes to make, is so easy your kids can make it for you, and is ready to enjoy in as little as 4 hours! What better way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month?
NO CHURN ICE CREAM – THE PERFECT SUMMERTIME KIDS ACTIVITY
No Churn Ice Cream has become THE thing in our house this summer. It is so incredibly easy to make it’s a favorite activity for the kids in the kitchen. In less than 30 minutes with only 4 ingredients in the base ice cream, my kids’ imaginations go wild with new flavors to create. If you can put it in ice cream and freeze it, you can add just about any type of mix-ins to build your very own delicious personalized ice cream.
FOUR INGREDIENT BASE ICE CREAM
Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some of the crazy ice cream flavors we’ve concocted lately. All of the No Churn Ice Cream flavors start with the same base. It’s so incredibly simple I don’t know why we haven’t been making this sooner. Get ready to make some delicious ice cream!
The base for any No Churn Ice Cream is four ingredients:
2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
(1) 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Yep, that’s it. That’s all you need for the base ice cream.
1. First, start with a cold mixing bowl and attachment. This is key for beating the heavy whip cream.
2. Beat the heavy whipping cream to stiff peaks.
Whip cream should be stiff so that mixing attachment stands up on its on in the whipped cream. Be careful not to over whip.
3. Add sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and pinch of salt. Mix slowly just to combine.
4. Remove bowl from mixer. Base ice cream can be frozen without any mix-ins to create a vanilla ice cream. Or, it’s time to customize your own ice cream flavor!
CREATE YOUR VERY OWN ICE CREAM FLAVOR
Here’s where your imagination can run wild. Since we are an allergy family, if we can go to an ice cream parlour we often are limited in what we can eat depending on flavor combinations. But at home we can create our dream flavors. For this No Churn Candy Bar Cookie Ice Cream, we decided to add some of our favorite chocolate candy – Kit Kat bars, Dove Dark Chocolates, and Dove Salted Caramel Chocolates. To balance all of that chocolate, we chose Girl Scout Trefoil cookies to add for a cookie crunch. Throw in some caramel and chocolate ripples and this ice cream sounded like heaven!
Add any candy bar and cookie your heart desires to create your very own personalized ice cream flavor. To maintain the consistency of the ice cream, do not add more than 4 cups total of any mix-ins. Otherwise your ice cream will be way more candy bar and cookie than ice cream.
For any swirls, keep the total amount to 1/2 cup or less. Any more and the ice cream will be too soft. We chose caramel and chocolate sauce, but the possibilities are endless. Strawberry jam? Marshmallow fluff? Frosting? Yep, we’ve use them all!
ADDING THE MIX-IN INGREDIENTS
Once the base ice cream is complete, remove the bowl from the mixer and gently fold in your mix-ins. Be careful not to mix to much or the base ice cream will deflate. This will affect the consistency of the ice cream. You can fold in all of the mix-ins at one time.
We added the following to create our No Churn Candy Bar Cookie Ice Cream:
1 cup chopped Kit Kat pieces
1 cup chopped Dove Dark Chocolate pieces
1 cup chopped Dove Salted Caramel Chocolate pieces
1 cup Girl Scout Trefoil Cookie pieces
ASSEMBLE THE NO CHURN ICE CREAM
Once the mix-ins have been folded in, you can assemble your ice cream. If you do not plan to add any swirl flavors, you can pour the entire mixture into a freezer safe container.
We wanted to add a chocolate and caramel swirl to our Candy Bar Cookie Ice Cream. First, pour half the ice cream mixture into a freezer safe container. Next, pour half of whatever swirl you want to add over the mixture. Gently swirl the flavors into the ice cream mixture to create ripples.
Our swirl flavors were: 1/2 cup chocolate sauce and 1/2 cup caramel sauce. We added half of each of these to the first half of the ice cream mixture.
Next, add the remaining ice cream mixture and repeat with the rest of the swirl flavors.
FREEZE NO CHURN ICE CREAM FOR FOUR HOURS OR OVERNIGHT
To freeze the ice cream, place a sheet of parchment paper over the top of the ice cream. This will help prevent ice crystals from forming on the ice cream as it freezes. Cover tightly with a lid and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
ENJOY EASY AND SIMPLE NO CHURN CANDY BAR COOKIE ICE CREAM
With just a few short simple steps, No Churn Candy Bar Cookie Ice Cream is ready to enjoy, filled with all of your favorite candy bar and cookie pieces.
We decided to increase the yum factor of our No Churn Candy Bar Cookie Ice Cream by adding some chocolate and caramel sauce. You can never have enough chocolate and caramel, right?