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The Best Ever Candy Cane Ice Cream

By Kelsey Banfield |

Candy CaneIce cream at Christmas may sound a little strange but, trust me, this stuff is delicious. It doesn’t require any custard making or any special equipment. In fact, all you need are three ingredients and you have a delicious ice cream all set to enjoy! Spoon this up with some chocolate holiday cookies for a fun, and decadent, dessert. Better yet, take it over the top with some amazing homemade hot fudge sauce to make a Christmas ice cream sundae that is to die for.

Candy Cane Ice-Cream

1 pint good quality vanilla ice cream

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

4 candy canes, crushed

1. Set the vanilla ice cream on the counter and let it come to room temperature. Pour it into a mixing bowl and stir in the peppermint extract and crushed candy canes. Then, return it to the ice-cream container and place it back in the freezer. Allow to refreeze before serving. Enjoy!

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Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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6 thoughts on “The Best Ever Candy Cane Ice Cream

  1. Liz the Chef says:

    Great that I don’t have to make the ice cream!

  2. alissa says:

    Does it re-freeze as fluffy? just wondering how that works. would really love to try this as I love LOVE peppermint ice cream but am afraid it will come out rock solid…

  3. Mariel says:

    Alissa, I’ve made this before and it re-freezes fine as long as you don’t allow it to get too melty while you stir in the candy!

  4. Stay says:

    Can you use any flavor candy cane? Substitute the peppermint extract with candy cane sugar(candy cane crushed very fine). I’m not a hugeeee fan of original.

  5. Sarah says:

    This is the dumbest recipe,not that you can actually call it a recipe. It is just a mix-in that is then re-chilled for correct consistency. I came here looking for an actual ice cream recipe not this. Now I know to ignore all pinterest pins from this site.

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