Rainbow Ice Cream




Introduction: Rainbow Ice Cream

About: A Melbourne based digital marketer. I spend a lot of my spare practicing food photography and trail running.

A lovely tasting colourful ice cream perfect for kids parties, Halloween or just a fun dessert.

It's a simple recipe which doesn't require an ice cream machine. Just a few basic ingredients and a little creativity: kids will love to help out with making this dessert.

What you'll need

  • 1 can condensed milk (397g / 14oz)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Food colouring of your choice
  • Extra sprinkles and candy to decorate

Step 1: Whisk the Condensed Milk and Vanilla

This should only take a few seconds to combine. There's no need to overwhisk.

Step 2: Whip the Cream

In a separate bowl whip the cream using an electric beater until stiff peaks form.

Step 3: Fold the Cream Into the Condensed Milk.

Use a spatula to gently fold in the cream.

Step 4: Colour Your Ice Cream

Divide mixture into 4 small bowls. Then add a few drops of colour into each bowl and gently stir in.

Step 5: Make the Ice Cream!

Add colours randomly to a medium freezer proof container and then use a knife to swirl and make patterns.

Step 6: Add Toppings to the Ice Cream

Choose your favourite candy and sprinkles and add to the top of the ice cream.

Step 7: Freeze Ice Cream

Freeze ice cream for 2-3 hours then enjoy.



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22 Discussions

QUIET INNOVATIVE, I AM GOING TO USE COLOURS THAT MATCH FRUITS as i will use fruits as topping. mango, strawberry etc etc

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Great idea! Be sure to share your creations here :)

Your pictures are seriously beautiful! The added confetti is a great touch.

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When you write "Heavy Cream" what % do you mean? I would be expecting 35%.

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Yes, 35% milkfat is what I used.

this is a really cool idea and its something to with your family or if your bored

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Theyre mini m&ms and also star tops sprinkles. I got them from the supermarket here in Australia.

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Hi! Your ice cream looks delicious, but I wanted to verify something before I give it a shot. Do you mean evaporated milk, or sweetened condensed milk? Thanks for a great tutorial :-)

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Thanks for the feedback. You'll use condensed milk. Evaporated milk would be a good reduced sugar option, but would taste nasty ;)