Cotton candy is the flavor of summertime fun and this cotton candy ice cream recipe hits the spot. No churning and no ice cream maker required – just four simple ingredients and you’re ready to go!
Here are some of my tried and true tips for How to Make No-Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream at home:
Make it Cold!
My best tip for making homemade ice cream is to make sure everything is extra cold when you start. Chill your mixing bowl, whisk, and loaf pan for at least 30 minutes in the freezer before you get started. Also, be sure that your cream and condensed milk are very cold.
This tip will help you get delicious results every time! Starting with cold utensils and ingredients guarantees the perfect texture for homemade ice cream.
Get Those Swirls
I love the pretty pink and blue cotton candy swirls in this recipe! To get this effect, I divided the mixture in half so I could get both pink and blue colored ice cream.
Then, I alternated adding pink and blue scoops to the freezer container. This naturally gives the finished ice cream a swirled effect. It’s a big hit for kids of all ages!
Here are my answers to common questions about this recipe:
Where do I get cotton candy flavoring?
The cotton candy flavoring is what really makes this recipe unique. You can order it online or you can find it in most craft stores, either in the baking or candy making section.
Can I just pick one color?
Yes! If you’d prefer just pink or blue for this cotton candy ice cream recipe, simply skip the step where you divide the mixture. Fold your color choice into the entire mixture and then add it all to your freezer container.
Or you can play with other color combinations. Try pink, blue, and white by dividing the mixture into thirds and leaving one uncolored. Or blend pink and blue together for a cute purple color. Have fun and get creative!
What type of freezer container should I use?
I love the traditional loaf pan for making homemade ice cream, but you can also use special freezer-safe, reusable ice cream containers.
A 9×13 pan will also work, but keep in mind that the larger the surface area, the more likely your ice cream might get freezer burn.
How long will this cotton candy ice cream recipe last in the freezer?
If you keep your ice cream in an airtight container, it will last for about one month in the freezer. But considering how delicious this cotton candy ice cream is, I doubt it will last that long!
Don’t forget to check out this No-Churn Rainbow Ice Cream recipe.
Did you make this cotton candy ice cream recipe? I’d love to see your creations on Instagram! Make sure to tag your post with #azbrecipes or #azestybiterecipes so I’ll be sure to see them. Enjoy!
This homemade ice cream is very soft and melts
quicker than store-bought ice cream.
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