Halloween Candy Ice Cream
I love November 1st. Do you know why? Because there is plenty of leftover Halloween candy to eat and I sure do LOVE Halloween candy.
This year, however, there seems to be more than the usual amount. I know some may view this as a problem. Not I. I see this as the perfect opportunity to make Leftover Halloween Candy Ice Cream.
The beauty of this recipe is that the candy is already supplied. You can be brave and have your kids blindly select candy from a bag or you make an executive call and pick the ones you love the most.
I bought Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream for mine, but this is one of those recipes that is all about individual preferences. If you have a favorite, use it. If you don’t, do eeny-meeny-miny-mo in the freezer section and see what happens. I do suggest selecting a single flavor ice cream and one that does not already have mix-ins.
Soften the ice cream in the freezer for a bit; give it a spin in the food processor with your chopped up candy and you have your very own creation.
Best of all, there are absolutely no tricks involved…only treats!
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- 1 - 28 ounce container Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream
- 2 cups leftover Halloween candy that has been chopped into big pieces
- For the ice cream:
- Allow the ice cream to soften in the refrigerator for 45-60 minutes.
- Spoon the ice cream into a food processor that has been fitted with the dough blade. Sprinkle the candy pieces over the ice cream.
- Pulse on/off initially and then leave the processor on briefly until the candy has been mixed into the ice cream. Do not overprocess or the candy will be broken into tiny pieces.
- Transfer back to the ice cream carton. Cover the top with plastic wrap, making sure that it touches the entire surface of the ice cream. Place the lid on top of the plastic wrap and return to the freezer to set, 2-3 hours.
- Betsy's tidbits:
- Any flavor of ice cream will do. I recommend using one that does not have mix-ins included.
- If using a pint size container, soften in the refrigerator for 30 – 45 minutes and mix in 1¼ cups candy.