How to Make Cotton Candy Ice Cream

Two foods come to mind when I think of summer treats: cotton candy and ice cream. So why not mix the two together for the most epic of summer desserts? The creamy, smooth ribbons of this no-churn, cotton-candy flavored ice cream is the ultimate complement to the fluffy clouds of spun sugar. Made with only four simple ingredients, cotton candy ice cream is the easiest and tastiest recipe to make on a smoldering summer day. Learn how to make this magical goodness below!


Things You’ll Need

  •  2 cups heavy cream
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk (1)
  • 1/2 cup cotton candy syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink gel food dye
  • Cotton candy (optional)


Step 1: Mix ice cream base

Pour two cups heavy cream into a large mixing bowl. Mix on high speed for five minutes until stiff peaks form. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and cotton candy syrup. Add in pink food dye and mix well. Pour ice cream base into a 9-inch by 4-inch pan or glass dish. Cover and freeze for at least eight hours or overnight.


Step 2: Add cotton candy and serve

Remove container from freezer. Allow ice cream to thaw and soften, about five to 10 minutes. Scoop out cotton candy ice cream, and place in cones or bowls. Add fresh cotton candy on top for a pop of color, if desired. Serve immediately, and enjoy!



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