Learn how to make this easy No Churn Cotton Candy Ice Cream Recipe. Enjoy delicious homemade cotton candy ice cream for a summertime treat everyone will enjoy.

Cotton Candy ice cream in dish.
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Kids love cotton candy and they love ice cream. So, it seemed liked the perfect idea to combine both into this easy and amazing ice cream recipe. 

I have been making homemade ice cream for years and it’s very simple. The entire family also loves Nutter Butter Ice Cream, No Churn Peach Ice Cream and Homemade Salted Caramel Ice Cream.

Cotton Candy ice cream in dish.

Why I love this recipe

You don’t need an ice cream maker to make this treat and the entire recipe is super easy. Enjoy homemade ice cream without any fancy machines and complicated ingredients. It is so easy and really delicious.

Each bite is so sweet and tasty. It is a family favorite around here and the kids just love it! It requires on a few ingredients to make this fun and full of flavor ice cream.

This recipe comes out so sweet there is no need to add in granulated sugar. If you love this, try Cotton Candy Popcorn, Cotton Candy Cake, or one of our Cotton Candy Desserts.

Ingredients

Ingredients for recipe - whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, cotton candy flavoring, food coloring.
  • Very Cold Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk, cold
  • Cotton Candy Flavoring (I buy mine on Amazon)
  • Food coloring in pink and blue, optional

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Step by step instructions

  • Step 1. Freeze the Loaf Pan. Place the loaf pan or container in the freezer at least 30 minutes before you begin. Also, freeze the bowl and whisk at least 30 minutes before you begin.
Bowl with whipping cream beat.

Step 2. Beat the whipping cream in a large bowl or stand mixer bowl. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form.  Make sure the whipping cream and condensed milk are very cold. 

Cotton candy flavor added to mixture.

Step 3. Stir together the sweetened condensed milk and cotton candy flavoring until smooth. Gradually add the milk mixture to whipping cream by GENTLY folding into whipped cream.

Mixture divided into 2 bowls.

Step 4. Divide the mixture into 2 separate bowls.

Food coloring added to each bowl.

Step 5. Color one bowl of the mixture with pink and one with blue food coloring.

Loaf pan with mixture.

Step 6. Next, remove the container from freezer and drop ice cream mixture by the spoonful into the container.

Mixture frozen and ready to serve.

Step 7. Freeze the cotton candy ice cream recipe overnight to get the desired consistency. Scoop and serve. Serve with cotton candy on the side if you like. This is optional but a fun way to garnish each bowl.

Pro Tips

  • Soft Ice Cream – This homemade ice cream is soft serve and melts quicker than store bought ice cream. We recommend not leaving it out for long periods of time.
  • Cotton Candy Flavoring – Cotton Candy Flavoring can be found in the baking section at most craft stores, or in the candy making area. We bought ours on Amazon.
  • Add in Sprinkles – You can also add sprinkles if you like. The kids love to add sprinkles and they go crazy over this recipe. They love when we make it!
  • Freeze Bowl and Beaters – I place my mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before whipping the cream to help whip it quicker.  
  • Sweetened condensed milk gives the ice cream base its sweetness. Do not substitute it because it will change the texture of the ice cream.
  • Use Different Colors of Food Coloring – We used pink and blue food coloring, but you can use what you have.

How Long will Homemade Ice Cream Last?

This homemade ice cream doesn’t last long in my house. But if stored properly, this ice cream will last about 1 month if covered. Wrap loaf pan with plastic wrap and then foil.

We do recommend serving this ice cream within about 2 weeks of making it. Ice crystals could form on the the ice cream and change the texture.

How to Store

Store inside an airtight container in the freezer. To ensure freshness, you might also want to put a piece of wax paper directly on top of the ice cream. Then place the lid on top.

This extra step will help to prevent ice crystals from forming on top. If you do not have a container with lid, you can freeze in the loaf pan. Just cover tightly with plastic wrap.

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Cotton Candy Ice Cream recipe

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Learn how to make this easy no church Cotton Candy Ice Cream recipe. Enjoy delicious homemade cotton candy ice cream for a treat everyone will enjoy.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Freeze Overnight 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 486

Ingredients

  • 2 cups very cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, cold
  • 2 teaspoons cotton candy flavoring
  • Food coloring in pink and blue optional
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Instructions

  • Place loaf pan or container in freezer at least 30 minutes before you begin
  • Place bowl and whisk in freezer at least 30 minutes before you begin
  • Be sure whipping cream and condensed milk are very cold
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk and cotton candy flavoring until smooth
  • Gradually add milk mixture to whipping cream by GENTLY folding into whipped cream
  • Divide mixture into 2 separate bowls (it will be about 3 cups each)
  • Color one bowl of mixture with pink and one with blue
  • Remove container from freezer and drop ice cream mixture by spoonfuls into the container
  • Freeze overnight
  • Serve with cotton candy on the side if you like

Recipe 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.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 486kcal, Carbohydrates 38g, Protein 7g, Fat 35g, Saturated Fat 22g, Cholesterol 131mg, Sodium 114mg, Potassium 305mg, Sugar 36g, Vitamin A 1343IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 239mg, Iron 1mg

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