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Unicorn Ice Cream

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Colorful unicorn ice cream is easy to make and sure to bring all the smiles to your yard.

This is an extremely simple rainbow ice cream recipe that is no-churn, so no ice cream maker needed.

Three ice cream cones with scoops of unicorn ice cream

Quick and Easy No-Churn Unicorn Ice Cream

If you’re planning a unicorn party, themed birthday bash, baby shower, or any other event where colorful ice cream fits, be sure to give this post a pin.

This ice cream is very sweet and every color tastes the same.

In the future, I plan get creative and use other flavorful ingredients to make the colors.

For now, this ice cream recipe is perfect if you need quick and easy.

If you’re anything like me, you need quick and easy quite often. 😉

Colorful ice cream cone with sprinkles

Unicorn Ice Cream Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can, 14 oz, sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pink, Orange, Yellow, and Blue food coloring
  • (I used Neon Pink, Neon Blue, and regular Yellow food coloring. To make the orange, I used a ratio on the box of the food coloring: 4 drops yellow to 1 drop red. I did this four times to get the desired orange color.)
  • 6 tablespoons rainbow jimmies
  • Additional sprinkles for serving
  • Ice cream cones
Pan of unicorn ice cream with scoops taken out

Unicorn Ice Cream Directions

Add heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract to a mixer and whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 2-3 minutes.

Add sweetened condensed milk and continue to whisk for one more minute, scraping down the sides of the bowl halfway through the mixing.

Divide the mixture into separate bowls.

Bowls of ice cream mixture

Use a larger bowl to keep more white ice cream.

Adding food coloring to ice cream bowls

Use four smaller bowls to make pink, orange, yellow, and blue.

Colored bowls of ice cream mixture

Add food coloring to each of the small bowls and mix well.

Sprinkles on top of colored ice cream

Add 2 tablespoons of rainbow jimmies to the white mixture and stir well.

Add 1 tablespoon of rainbow jimmies to each of the colored bowls and stir well.

Layer of white ice cream in a loaf pan

Place a layer of white ice cream mix into a loaf pan.

Dollops of colored ice cream

Add dollops of the colored mixtures on top of the white.

Swirling colored ice cream with a knife

Swirl with a knife after each layer.

Swirled unicorn ice cream in a loaf pan

Tamp the dish and freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight.

Serve topped with additional rainbow sprinkles.

Unicorn ice cream with an ice cream scoop

Unicorn Ice Cream Recipe Notes and FAQ’s

What kind of sprinkles do you use in unicorn ice cream?

The sprinkles used in the mix here are standard rainbow jimmies. Cake Mate Unicorn Love Sprinkles are the topping on the cone.

What does no-churn ice cream mean?

No-churn ice cream is ice cream that doesn’t require an ice cream maker. Rather than a bulky machine to constantly mix the ice cream mixture, you simply put it in a container and toss it in the freezer. 

Does no-churn ice cream taste good?

Yes, no-churn ice cream is delicious. It’s also a lot quicker and easier to make than traditional ice cream.

Ice cream cone with two scoops of unicorn ice cream

How do you make heavy whipping cream from scratch?

If you want to go super-homemade or you don’t have heavy whipping cream on hand, you can make your own heavy whipping cream. To make 1 cup of heavy cream, mix 2/3 cup whole milk with 1/3 cup melted butter. That’s it! 

What is the best container for homemade ice cream? 

If you’re making enough ice cream to last for several days, you want to use an airtight container like Tupperware or something similar. Look for containers that are designed for freezer storage, because some plastic gets brittle when it’s frozen. Scroll down to see my favorite ice cream container that’s also great for stacking!

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If you make homemade ice cream often, these containers are awesome! They stack nicely in the freezer if you make more than one batch, too.

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09/25/2021 11:51 am GMT
Yield: 12 servings

Unicorn Ice Cream Recipe

Three ice cream cones with scoops of unicorn ice cream

Colorful unicorn ice cream that's no-churn and easy to make for your next magical party.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1 can
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • neon pink food coloring
  • orange food coloring
  • yellow food coloring
  • neon blue food coloring
  • 6 tablespoons rainbow jimmies
  • additional sprinkles for serving
  • ice cream cones

Instructions

  1. Add whipping cream and vanilla to a mixer and whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add sweetened condensed milk and continue to whisk for one more minute, scraping down sides of the bowl halfway through the mixing.
  3. Divide mixture into separate bowls. Use a larger bowl to make more white ice cream and four smaller bowls for pink, orange, yellow, and blue.
  4. Add food coloring to each small bowl and mix well. Add 2 tablespoons of rainbow jimmies to the white and 1 tablespoon of rainbow jimmies to each color. Mix Well.
  5. Place dollops of mixture into a loaf pan, swirling with a knife after each layer. Tamp the dish and freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight.
  6. Serve topped with unicorn sprinkles.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 0gSugar: 32gProtein: 5g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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