I often wonder how many candy corn casualties occur each year. I have this theory that everyone begins life with a love for candy corn. But then comes one ill-fated day when they consume just one too many candy corn. Or more likely, one too many handfuls of candy corn. And then they’re turned off candy corn forever. Tragic. Lucky for me, I have a extraordinarily high candy corn tolerance. Sure, there are times I might hate it for an evening. But for the rest of life? Pshh, I don’t see that happening any time soon.
And when I saw this lovely recipe for candy corn ice cream, all I could think was “why didn’t I think of that?” Seriously, what is going on with my head that I never considered putting these two delicious entities together? And also, “I must make this ASAP.” Since Chelsee was throwing a pumpkin carving party over the weekend, I knew it was the perfect opportunity.
The ingredients are totally simple. Heavy Cream. Whole Milk. Candy Corn. I mean, does life get any better than this? How often do you make a totally amazing recipe with just 3 ingredients?
Candy Corn Ice Cream (makes about 1.5 pints):
• 3 C heavy cream
• 1.5 C whole milk
• 18 oz. candy corn
Put 1.5 C of the heavy cream into a saucepan over medium heat with almost all the candy corn. Though the recipe I followed didn’t call for it, I decided to save some candy corn to chop up and add into the final ice cream. I mean, I love the chewiness of candy corn and wanted to get some of that in the ice cream.
Watch as the cream turns orange. But really, stir until the candy corn starts dissolving.
Oh yes, my candy corn is starting to dissolve.
Then turn the heat off and let the cream come to room temperature. And watch it turn even orange-er 🙂
Once the cream is at room temperature, add the rest of the cream and the milk and put in an airtight container. Then put in the freezer for about 3 hours (the original recipe said to refrigerate it overnight, but I didn’t think that was necessary. Nor could I wait. Just make sure it’s chilled completely). Shake the container from time to time to get the candy corn loose.
Now you’re ready to put the mixture in your ice cream machine according to your manufacturer’s directions. Oh, the recipe I followed also told me to push the mixture through a sieve to get rid of the candy corn pieces that didn’t dissolve. Um, I wanted to keep those IN, so I skipped this step and put the ice cream right from the freezer to the ice cream machine.
I blended it on low-speed in my ice cream machine for about 20 minutes. And I also chopped up some more of the remaining candy corn and threw that in, too. Because why the heck not? If you’re going to do candy corn, you need to do it right.
Then you’ll want to put the finished ice cream in another airtight container and back in the freezer for about 2 hours. So much waiting I KNOW.
But then. It’s worth it.
Serve. With even MORE candy corn if you desire. I know, I’m tempting the candy corn Gods now.
This was pretty awesome. In a “why isn’t this being sold absolutely everywhere at this time of year?” kind of way.
Even without all the extra candy corn, this ice cream tasted exactly like everyone’s favorite Halloween treat. But creamier, of course. You could blindfold anyone, feed them a spoonful of this, and I guarantee they’d know right away that they were eating candy corn ice cream.
Also, have I mentioned how much better candy corn is when it’s slightly frozen? Yes, it does get better!
Come on, I mean candy corn season doesn’t last all that long, so you owe it to yourself to make the most out of it. Candy corn ice cream topped with and surrounded by candy corn is the perfect way to do so.
Just please, try not to overdo it.
Next up: I think I need to put this ice cream in a blender with another big bag of candy corn and create a milkshake out of it. What?
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Now, go and make this candy corn ice cream! Before you decide you don’t like candy corn or something like that.