What says summer more than ice cream? What could make it even better? Skittles? Find out how I was able to create no-churn Skittles Ice Cream!
My three kids love getting into the kitchen with me to make fun treats. They enjoy it when we just figure out a way to make something completely new. It is like our own fun science experiment. That was the case this month when I teamed up with Skittles® and SocialStars™ to see what we could create with their America Mix as part of their #SkittlesAmericaMix campaign.
We usually have friends over for July 4th. We all bring our favorite foods with us and eat all night long while enjoying the fireworks in our neighborhood. Our evening is capped off with ice cream. That’s been what we’ve done for years.
I usually stick with the basic vanilla with red, white and blue sprinkles. B-ORING! I wanted to do something different.
I learned that I could find Skittles® had an America Mix, 14 oz bags at my local Dollar General store. That is when it hit me – maybe I should create a fun dessert where we could use these. My oldest asked me if there was a way that we could ever make ice cream and I though that was so smart!!
I had to look at my own recipes to see if there was a way for me to do this. After a bit of research and thinking, I was able to come up with a simple recipe. Next was to give it a try in the kitchen.
First, we whipped up our heavy cream. It is important that you allow it to peak before you add any other ingredients to the mixture. Then, fold in your sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. You want it to be nice and creamy.
While that was mixing, we melted the Skittles® (with a little water) on the stove. It is important to allow it to all dissolve completely.
Once melted, blend this in with the ice cream base. Use your mixer so that it is very well blended. It may look a little runny, but it will set once frozen.
Pour into a metal pan (I used a pie pan as that is all I had handy and it worked great).
Allow to set in your freezer for at least 4 hours. Then scoop, top with moreSkittles® (if you wish) and enjoy!
My kids all thought it was pretty good, but it was a favorite of my 7 year old. She asked me for a bowl every single day until it was all gone!
Here is the simple recipe so that you can make this too!