Super Easy & Yummy No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream Recipe

This homemade easy no churn cotton candy ice cream recipe is absolutely amazing! It’s so easy even your kids can help and no ice cream churn, salt and ice needed. This yummy homemade ice cream is bright, colorful, sweet, airy and delicious. Your family will love this no churn cotton candy ice cream recipe.

Finished No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream recipe shown in a pyrex pan with drops of no churn ice cream in blue and reddish purple next to cotton candy and an ice cream scoop
This no churn cotton candy ice cream is almost too pretty to eat!

?No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream Recipe

Let’s make cotton candy ice cream the easy way! No need for fancy equipment or a truckload of salt, this simple no churn cotton candy ice cream recipe is a breeze to make with no special equipment required.

Cotton candy and ice cream are two things that make me think of a special event–combined, they are a delicious and refreshing treat that will make any day special.

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?How to Make Easy Cotton Candy Ice Cream Recipe

It’s so easy to make your own homemade ice cream, with just a few ingredients, including some cotton candy flavoring. This homemade cotton candy ice cream recipe it is budget friendly and the kids can help make it.

No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream
Cotton candy ice cream would be perfect for a circus themed party!

?Ingredients Needed for Ice Cream Recipe

?Directions to Make No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream Recipe

In no time at all, you can have a batch of homemade cotton candy ice cream, and you don’t need an ice cream machine or anything fancy to make it! 

Step 1

Place loaf pan or container in freezer at least 30 minutes before you begin.

Step 2

Place bowl and whisk in freezer at least 30 minutes before you begin.

Step 3

Be sure whipping cream and condensed milk are very cold.

Step 4 - No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream

Step 4


In a large bowl or stand mixer bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form.

Step 5 - No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream
Be careful not to pour too much of the cotton candy flavoring in!

Step 5

In a medium bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk and cotton candy
flavoring until smooth.

Step 6 - No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream

Step 6


Gradually add milk mixture to whipping cream by GENTLY folding into whipped cream.

Step 7 - No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream

Step 7


Divide mixture into 2 separate bowls (it will be about 3 cups each).

Step 8 - No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream
Use separate bowls for the red and blue coloring.

Step 8

Color one bowl of mixture with pink and one with blue.

Step 9 - No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream Candy

Step 9

Remove container from freezer and drop ice cream mixture by spoonfuls into the
container.

Step 10

Freeze overnight.

No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream
If your kids are cotton candy fans, this cotton candy ice cream will be a hit!

?Serving Suggestions

Scoop like you would regular homemade ice cream. Serve with cotton candy on the side if you like. We also love the idea of serving topped with sprinkles.

??Storing Your Homemade Cotton Candy Ice Cream

This homemade ice cream is very soft and melts quicker than store bought ice cream. Store the leftover ice cream (if there is any) in an air tight container in the freezer. Try to limit the amount of time that this ice cream is left out on the countertop!

Finished No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream Recipe
Cotton candy ice cream is the most colorful treat!

How Long Does Homemade Ice Cream Last in the Freezer?

Homemade ice cream doesn’t have all of the preservatives that store bought ice cream does. It is only meant to last for a month or so in the freezer. The air tight container will help prevent crystals from forming. No-churn ice cream recipes tend to be more fragile and won’t last as long as traditionally made homemade ice cream.

What’s The Difference Between Churn and No Churn Ice Cream

  • No-churn ice cream recipes are much quicker and easier to make with less mess.
  • No-churn ice cream recipes do not contain eggs.
  • Most no churn ice creams call for sweetened condensed milk rather than granulated sugar because they are never heated to dissolve the sugar fully. The sweetened condensed milk will remain silky at a lower temperature.
  • The texture of no-churn ice cream tends to be lighter with less grit.

No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream

No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream

The only thing better than cotton candy and ice cream, is combining the two!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours 8 seconds
Total Time 12 hours 10 minutes 8 seconds

Ingredients

  • 2 cups very cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk, cold
  • 2 teaspoons cotton candy flavoring ** see notes
  • Food coloring in pink and blue, optional

Instructions

    1. Place loaf pan or container in freezer at least 30 minutes before you begin.

    2. Place bowl and whisk in freezer at least 30 minutes before you begin.

    3. Be sure whipping cream and condensed milk are very cold.

    4. In a large bowl or stand mixer bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form.

    5. In a medium bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk and cotton candy flavoring until smooth.

    6. Gradually add milk mixture to whipping cream by GENTLY folding into whipped cream.

    7. Divide mixture into 2 separate bowls (it will be about 3 cups each).

    8. Color one bowl of mixture with pink and one with blue.

    9. Remove container from freezer and drop ice cream mixture by spoonfuls into the container.

    10. Freeze overnight.

    11. Serve with cotton candy on the side if you like.

Notes

This homemade ice cream is very soft and melts quicker than store bought ice cream.

Cotton Candy Flavoring can be found in the baking section at most craft stores, or in the candy making area.

You can also add sprinkles if you like.

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