Super Easy & Yummy No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream

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 summer–combined, they are a delicious and refreshing treat!

If your kids love cotton candy, they will be super excited to try cotton candy ice cream.

No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream
This no churn cotton candy ice cream is almost too pretty to eat!

Easy No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream Recipe

Out of ice cream, craving it, and don’t want to run to the store?

No problem!

It’s so easy to make your own homemade ice cream, with basic ingredients. 

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

Ingredients Needed

How to Make No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream

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.

No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream

Step 4


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

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.

No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream

Step 6


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

No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream

Step 7


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

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.

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

Step 9

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

No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream Candy

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 Suggestion

Serve with cotton candy on the side if you like. We also love the idea of serving topped with sprinkles.

Storing 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!


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

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 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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