This No Churn Bubblegum Ice Cream Recipe is super fun and so easy to make right at home. The recipe only requires just 4 ingredients and can be made in just a few minutes time. The perfect summertime treat for adults and kiddos.
I remember rushing off to the ice cream stand to score myself a big bubblegum ice cream cone when I was a child. It was always one of my favorite flavors to order. Quite often it was a let down because I would watch the server scoop out my scoops and there would only be a few pieces of gum in that huge cone.
Last week, I took the kids to the ice cream stand for an evening treat. My kids are fans of bubble gum ice cream too! And, of course, they always complain theirs doesn’t have many bubblegum pieces. So I decided to make my own gum flavored and bubble gum packed ice cream right at home. With the hot summer weather here, we make super easy no churn ice cream right at home. Our No Churn Reese’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream has been our families favorite recipe so far this summer.
This recipe ended up taking me two attempts. The first time I made it, I tried melting down bubblegum with milk to get the flavor infused. BIG Mistake. It was a total failure. I achieved the perfect color and flavor but the stuff would not get hard. It was such a disappointment. The kiddos had noticed the container in the freezer and were anxious to enjoy a scoop or two. I felt awful.
I was bound and determined to make another batch to surprise them with. So this time around, I decided to use bubblegum flavoring. I found the flavoring at Hobby Lobby but I am sure you can find it at other stores too. I was worried the bubblegum flavor would not be strong enough but it provided awesome flavoring for our homemade ice cream.
I made a couple batches since I was wanting to snap some pics for the blog. Ice cream is one of the hardest things to photograph hence the melting in some of these pics. The kiddos devoured one whole batch on their own. They loved this stuff. I loaded it up with tons of bubblegum pieces. The flavors, colors, and texture was PERFECT.
The ingredients needed to make your own homemade bubblegum ice cream are so simple. You will need some heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, bubble gum flavoring (can be found at Hobby Lobby or other stores), and bubble gum. I purchased the traditional bubblegum balls at a local grocery store. I noticed the Dollar Tree carries bags of bubblegum balls too.
2 cup Heavy Cream
14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
Red or Pink Food Coloring
20 Gum Balls
1 tsp Bubble Gum Flavoring (available at Hobby Lobby)
Cut gum balls in half and set aside.
Whip heavy cream and food coloring until stiff peaks form.
Beat in condensed milk until color is uniform. Add additional food coloring if needed.
Spread 1/3 of mixture in loaf pan.
Distribute 1/3 of gum ball pieces on top.
Spread another 1/3 of mixture in loaf pan.
Distribute another 1/3 of gum ball pieces on top.
Spread remaining mixture in loaf pan.
Distribute remaining gum ball pieces on top.
Place in freezer for at least 5 hours.
Do you have a favorite easy homemade ice cream?
This ice cream recipe has now become my kiddos favorite that I have made.
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