My recent success with home-made ice cream got my creative juices flowing. I thought I had re-invented the wheel when I came up with the idea of making ice cream from melted candy corn. My bubble was burst when I googled it and found out that I was not the first one with the idea. There aren't many recipes out there but I found a couple. I followed one recipe fairly closely but changed a couple of things. This is a no-egg ice cream, with only three ingredients; candy corn, heavy cream and milk.
Just a head's up:
This ice cream base needs to chill overnight and then the ice cream needs to firm up in the freezer for several hours. Plan accordingly!
I didn't think I would like candy corn ice cream but it was surprisingly good. I kept eating it by the spoonful as it was freezing!
Candy Corn Ice Cream
- Ice cream machine
- Freezer safe container with lid
- 14 ounces Candy Corn
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 1 ¼ cups milk
- Add two cups cream and the candy corn to a large heavy bottomed pot.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the candy corn begins to dissolve.
- Turn the heat down and cook on low until the candy corn is dissolved. Stir often to prevent burning.
- Pour it through a strainer if there are still small undissolved pieces of candy corn.
- Pour directly from the cooking pot, through a mesh strainer, into a large plastic heat proof storage container.
- Add the additional cup of heavy cream and the milk. Give it a stir, put the lid on and chill the ice cream base overnight in the fridge.
- The next morning, or when completely chilled, pour into your ice cream maker. Churn and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.
- You can add candy corn pieces to the ice cream when it comes out of the machine. I chose to go the smooth route. And, it was really smooth ice cream.
- NOTE: This ice cream never got really firm in the ice cream machine. I spooned it into a glass loaf pan, covered with plastic wrap, then foil, and put it int the freezer for several more hours. It took longer than the other ice creams I have made to become hard, but it finally did after a few hours.
Approximate nutrition information is provided as a convenience and courtesy only. You are encouraged to do your own calculations if precise data is required.