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.
No Churn Bubblegum Ice Cream
- 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.
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they were very cute and fine
Hello, I’m going to attempt to make this, but wondered if it’s necessary to cut the pieces in half? I wanted it as authentic as possible for my husband’s birthday. I recall stores keeping them whole. Thank you!
Sorry about that last comment, that’s the problem when you use the copy and past feature. I meant to say that I’d like to feature you on the Happiness is Homemade Link Party and quote you with that comment. You sure make creating ice cream look easy.
I just made this, put most of it in my freezer for the no churn way and then put about one serving in my hand churn icecream maker because I’m too impatient to wait 5 hours😂. This was so yummy! I made mine blue and I think next time I will make it without the actual bubble gum and use something like pink melting wafer chopped smaller. My daughter swallowed all the bubblegum I think, not sure about my son. I love this so much I don’t think I could go back to icecream shop bubblegum icecream!
At what point do you put the main ingredient (bubblegum flavoring)?
Hi there! is it just heavy cream or heavy whilping cream? Thanks! Cindy
Hi Cindy! You will be using heavy whipping cream for this recipe. Thanks much-Jen
I am unable to find heavy cream in my area. Only heavy whipping cream is available. Do you know how that will change the recipe of substituted?
Looks delicious. I wonder if I’d be able to make this dairy free.
What I’m also wondering: don’t your kids accidentally eat (swallow) the bubblegum then, if you put pieces of it in the icecream? Or do they take them out wihh their fingers and put them aside?
Of course, I stumble across this recipe for bubblegum ice cream in mid-January when it’s 19 degrees outside! Can I hold out until warmer weather to try this? Probably not…I just ordered some bubblegum flavoring on Amazon! This was my favorite when I was a kid. I’m looking forward to trying this easy version of it.
Melissa French, The More With Less Mom
This is so cute. Thanks for posting. Hello from Motivation Monday.
Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut
This looks amazing! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Mondays! I will be featuring this recipe on my blog tomorrow! :)
T'onna @ USS Crafty
Oh my! Bubblegum is my favorite ice cream flavor! I’m pinning this for later!
Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party
Heather D. (@GirlGoneMom)
So fun! Thanks for linking up at Motivation Monday!
No churn ice cream is the best isn’t it? I had no idea there was bubble gum flavoring – going to need to try this one. Found you on SITS.
Gosh, this brings back memories! I loved gumball ice cream as a kid (who didn’t?) Though I’ve got an ice cream maker, I’m a sucker for no-churn and my husband is crazy for sweetened condensed milk. I’ll have to try this soon. Pinning for sure!
This reminds me of the cone shaped ice creams that had the bubble gum at the bottom. The ones that never had enough bubble gum but were SO delicious! I seriously need to give this try because this looks amazing.
Wow! This sounds so good!