Dear Easter Candy,
Thank you for being the very best of all the holiday candies. I mean, let’s face it; there really is no holiday that comes close in terms of manufactured sweet treats. Christmas candy canes ain’t got nothing on you. Valentine’s Day conversation hearts? Meh, they’re cute and all, but I could live without. You would think Halloween would have the best candy of all; after all, it is an entire holiday based around candy. But besides candy corn (which is likely to make you ill the second you eat one too many, which is every single time), Halloween candy is really just your typical every day candy. But Easter? You’ve got all the good stuff. Cadbury Eggs (the regular sized ones AND the mini ones) and Peeps. Easter candy is SO good, they’ve tried recreating Cadbury Eggs and Peeps for other holidays. But they’ll only ever be Easter candy to me. Easter candy, you win.
And now I think I might win by mixing the two best Easter candies with ice cream and creating Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream with Peeps Syrup. The only thing that could make this better would be jelly beans. But I feared that may be going overboard. Jelly bean ice cream? That might be a whole different ballgame that needs to be attempted.
Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream with Peeps Syrup (makes about 2 pints):
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- 2 eggs
- 3/4 C sugar
- 2 C heavy whipping cream
- 1 C milk
- 2 T vanilla extract
- 6 Cadbury Cream Eggs
- 7 Peeps, color of your choice
Best holiday candies ever! And no, there is nothing healthy about this ice cream. Thank you for inquiring.
But luckily, this is a super duper easy ice cream.
Start by whisking the eggs and the sugar together in a large bowl, until light and fluffy. Because you obviously don’t get enough sugar in that candy
Now, pour the heavy whipping cream, milk, and vanilla into the bowl with the eggs and whisk everything together.
Cover this mixture with plastic wrap and chill for about 4 hours, or overnight if you want to.
When the mixture is nicely chilled, pour into an ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s direction.
While the ice cream is churning, chop up your Cadbury Creme Eggs. Try not to eat too many of them. It will be tough. But you can do it.
When the ice cream is close to being finished, mix the Cadbury Eggs in.
Store the ice cream in a airtight container and freeze for at least 3 hours or overnight, until the ice cream hardens.
When you’re ready to serve your ice cream, you’ll definitely want some Peeps syrup on top, right? Right.
This was an experiment on my part. I put 7 Peeps in a small saucepan and turned the heat to medium-low. And waited.
And waited some more. Nothing happened. The Peeps did appear to be getting a bit fatter and I wondered if they would simply explode like they do when you put them in the microwave. Not that I do that.
So, I added a tablespoon of water. And bam! Instantly the Peeps started bubbling.
Check out this sad scene.
I stirred for a couple minutes and was rewarded with Peeps syrup. Simple as that!
You’re ready to enjoy! Serve a bowl of Cadbury Egg Ice Cream.
And then pour some Peeps syrup over the top. You can add an extra Peep on top for good measure if you want. I did.
Talk about a festive ice cream! The base was delicious and vanilla-y and the amount Cadbury Egg treats hidden inside was perfect. I obviously dug around my bowl of ice cream with my spoon to get all the good pieces out.
If you were having a group of people over for Easter, I think it would be fun to make a few different colors of Peeps syrup and give each person a different one. It’s so pretty! (yes, it’s really just artificially colored marshmallow fluff, but I don’t care).
That yellow Peep does look a bit sad to be sitting on top of his melted friends. But he got over it. Because I ate him, too. And it was delicious. For everyone who doesn’t like Peeps, I do not understand. Marshmallows covered in sugar? I have no words.
Oh, Easter candy; I thank you for your bountiful delights. I’ll miss you when you’re gone. And you know what the saddest part is about Easter almost being over? The next good candy holiday isn’t for an entire 7 months in October. Why do they do that??
What’s your favorite Easter candy?