Exactly nine years ago I was on the search for a unique Halloween dessert when the idea of making Wicked Good Candy Corn Ice Cream hit me. I always have candy corn around at the holidays because hubby loves it. I make this ice cream every year but this time I made a slight tweak, so I updated the recipe with new step-by-step instructions.
Full ingredients list & measurements provided in the recipe card.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- This ice cream is easy to make.
- Serve candy corn ice cream to your guests and see if they can identify the flavor. Probably only hard-core candy corn enthusiasts will guess correctly.
- Make ahead of time and keep frozen until ready to serve.
- Candy corn ice cream is adored by adults as well as kids.
- Ice cream machine
- Bowl with lid
- Freezer-safe container with lid
Place candy corn into medium saucepan and add 2 cups cream.
Heat over medium-low heat stirring constantly until candy corn melts.
When almost all the candy corn has melted remove the pan from stove.
There will be solids in the bottom that will not melt.
Place a fine mesh sieve over a medium bowl.
Pour the candy cream mixture through the sieve, catching the solids.
The small amount of undissolved solids can be discarded.
Pour the remaining cup of cream and 2 cups of milk into the bowl.
Stir well to combine the melted candy with all the dairy products.
Cover the bowl tightly and refrigerate for several hrs or overnight. Must get cold!
Pour the ice cream mixture into the frozen bowl of ice cream machine.
Churn until the ice cream starts to firm up to a soft serve consistency.
Place the ice cream in a freezer container with lid and freeze until hard
Serve ice cream when it reaches your desired consistency. Cover to re-freeze.
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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!
Wicked Good Candy Corn Ice Cream
- Ice cream machine
- Freezer safe container with lid
- Bowl with lid
- 14 ounces Candy Corn
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 1 cups milk
- Add two cups of cream and the candy corn to a medium heavy-bottomed pot.
- Cook over medium-low 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. There will be small bits of candy that will not melt.
- Pour liquid directly from the cooking pot, through a mesh strainer, into a large heatproof 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.
- The ice cream will still need several hours in the freezer to hardem=n before serving.
Approximate nutrition information is provided as a convenience and courtesy only. You are encouraged to do your own calculations if precise data is required.
We take every effort to ensure that the estimated meal cost per serving is accurate. We use a meal cost analysis application that estimates the cost of a recipe based on groceries purchased at a Walmart store in my geographical area, northern California.
Emily @amummytoo says
I had to Google to find out what Candy Corn is as we don't have it here. Found a shop that sells it - will give it a go 🙂 Pinned. Thanks very much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. 🙂
Mandi Welbaum says
This looks so good. Thanks for sharing this quick easy recipe with us.
Awesomeness happening here. Love it and I LOVE CANDY CORN, too. Best wishes, Linda Following you..
This sounds awesome. I love candy corn so I may just have to give this a try !
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile says
Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Trivia, I love having you. You Ice Cream looks delicious, I love the color too. I featured you on Friday's Features.
Can't wait to see what you share next week.
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile
OH MY! This ice cream looks EPIC! 🙂 Hahaha A friend of mine LOVES candy corn & she would go ape for this ice cream! I'll have to tell her about it! 😀 I followed you here from the Marvelous Mondays party, btw. And I'd like to invite you to come share this with us at Tasty Tuesdays this week. We're specifically looking for Halloween recipes to be featured in a roundup and this would be perfect! You can find this week's party here: https://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/tasty-tuesdays-31-call-for-halloween.html
I'm not a candy corn fan, but this intrigues me. My kids will want to try it......yup, they will. Good excuse, yes?
Sara Howe says
Oh this sounds good!!! I'd love if you'd stop by and link up over at Candy Corn Recipe Round-Up
Carrie @ Frugal Foodie Mama says
Oooooo.... I love anything candy corn and it is amazing that this can be made with just 3 ingredients! 🙂 Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!
Laura Dembowski says
I love baking with candy corn and think this is such a creative idea! Can't wait to try it!