Cotton Candy Ice Cream

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If you haven’t tried making your own cotton candy ice cream you have to give this easy, no churn, recipe a try! It’s a simple homemade ice cream that the whole family loves!

Pin showing the finished cotton candy ice cream

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This cotton candy ice cream recipe is the perfect summer treat! It’s fun, frosty, and perfectly chilly for those hot summer months. Truth is, we’re an ice cream loving family so we eat this delicious recipe year round.

A bowl full of the finished cotton candy ice cream

You can whip up a batch of this tasty homemade ice cream in no time and the whole family will be thrilled! It goes great in this cotton candy Frappuccino as well!

Here’s what you’ll need to make cotton candy ice cream:

This recipe is really easy, it is a no churn recipe that starts with regular vanilla ice cream an we’ll spice it up with flavoring, coloring, and additions to make it summer perfection!

Cute little cups full of finished and topped cotton candy ice ream.

You’ll need vanilla ice cream, cotton candy, heavy cream, LorAnn cotton candy flavor, and red or blue food coloring (if desired). I’ve linked the cotton candy flavoring so you can get that online if it’s easier!

This delicious recipe comes together in no time, check it out below!

A pin showing the finished ice cream and title in the middle.

How to make homemade ice cream:

Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or use a glass pan. 

Mix ice cream, cotton candy, heavy cream, LorAnn Cotton Candy Flavor in a large bowl until well blended. Add a drop of food coloring to desired color. (optional)

Pour mixture into a container and smooth the top.

Cotton candy on top of a bowl full of ice cream

Place a sheet of parchment paper on the surface and press out air bubbles (stops icicles forming). 

Cover with lid, freeze 4+ hours or until desired hardness. 

Remove from freezer, remove paper. Scoop with ice cream scoop and serve in bowls or cones. 

Two bowls full of ice cream ready to be served.

Do I need to add coloring to this recipe?

I think the coloring is fun and festive but you definitely don’t need it. It’s not going to impact the flavoring or the consistency of the ice cream.

Feel free to skip the coloring if you don’t want to add it! If you want to get fancy you can definitely make a swirled color by separating the batch and the combine the two colors and swirl before freezing!

Here we see the finished ice cream ready to be served.

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You have come to the right place for tasty desserts. Not only do I have a whole collection of no cook fudge recipes I also have a variety of cookies, cakes, and no bake desserts!

Yield: 6 Servings

Cotton Candy Ice Cream

Here's a shot of the finished cotton candy ice cream recipe.

If you haven't tried making your own cotton candy ice cream you have to give this easy, no churn, recipe a try! It's a simple homemade ice cream that the whole family loves!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 ½ cups cotton candy (any color)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp LorAnn Super-Strength Cotton Candy Flavor
  • Red or Blue Food Coloring if needed

Instructions

  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or use a glass pan.

  2. Mix ice cream, cotton candy, heavy cream, LorAnn Cotton Candy Flavor in a large bowl until well blended. Add a drop of food coloring to desired color. (optional)

  3. Pour mixture into a container and smooth the top.

  4. Place a sheet of parchment paper on the surface and press out air bubbles (stops icicles forming).

  5. Cover with lid, freeze 4+ hours or until desired hardness.

  6. Remove from freezer, remove paper. Scoop with ice cream scoop and serve in bowls or cones.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 4g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

The blue finished ice cream ready to be served.

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