popping candy ice cream in a cone

Popping Candy Ice Cream

Popping candy ice cream is a dessert which will be a hit with the kids.

When you add the popping candy lots will pop as they’re added to the ice cream. It’s best to also add extra candy on top when serving for a bit of extra pop.

popping candy ice cream in a cone

Popping Candy Ice Cream

A fun looking ice cream filled with popping candy.
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: ice cream, popping candy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Freeze time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups full cream milk
  • 1 1/2 cups thickened cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup popping candy


  • Heat milk, cream and sugar in a saucepan over a med-high heat until simmering. Remove from heat before boiling.
  • Whisk yolks in a bowl until pale then slowly pour in 1 cup of the hot milk, all the while whisking.
  • Pour the yolks back into the saucepan of milk and whisk until combined then add salt and vanilla essence. Continue heating on medium heat until liquid thickens (about 3 minutes).
  • Pour liquid into an airtight container and add to fridge overnight.
  • The next day, pour the custard base through a strainer and add to ice cream maker. Churn according to manufacturers instructions.
  • When ice cream is almost hardened, add popping candy. Once churned, add to an airtight container and freeze for at least 3 hours.

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