Melissa's Cuisine: Cotton Candy Ice-Cream

Friday, April 08, 2011

Cotton Candy Ice-Cream


Pure sugar.  Fluffy sticky pure sugar.  Can it get much better?  How about cotton candy in this form:
Cotton candy ice-cream!  Oh yes, I did  just go there!  We had a carnival at SEM and Mike and I each got a bag of cotton candy.  I wanted a fun and creative way to use it (I did eat my fair share though!)  Then it hit me, cotton candy ice-cream!  It's good.  Really good.  But I'll warn you, it's super sweet! Mike and I both agreed that just a couple spoonfuls is enough, more than that and you'll end up with a stomach ache or a sugar high...probably both.  Don't say I didn't warn you :)

You will need:
3/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 bags cotton candy (about 4 ounces)
3 egg yolks

1. In a medium saucepan, warm milk, sugar, salt, 1/2 cup of cream and vanilla.

2. Stir in cotton candy, one chunk at a time until it completely dissolves.  My cotton candy dissolved the second it hit the milk.

3. Remove milk mixture from heat, cover, and let it steep for 30 minutes.

4. Re-warm the milk mixture.

5. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks. Add 1/8 cup of the warmed milk mixture to the eggs and whisk until combined.

6. Pour yolk mixture into milk mixture.

7. Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture thickens.

8. Stir remaining 1 cup of cream into custard to cool.

9. Chill thoroughly in fridge. (At least 3-5 hours, overnight is even better)

10. Churn ice-cream in your ice-cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Mine took about 30 minutes.


11.  Store ice-cream in a freezer safe container.  I did find that this ice-cream is a lot softer than other ice-creams I've made, and it melts a lot faster! 









9 comments:

  1. Yum! I'm not a big ice cream fan, but I have bought this flavor when it was available at DQ and I loved it. I'm sure this is just as good. :)

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  2. oh. my. gosh! i cannot tell you how much i LOVE cotton candy!!! i have to make this now!! thanks so much for sharing! p.s. im you newest follower you should come and check out my blog sometime! madisonavenue2011.blogspot.com...feel free to follow me back :) haha.

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  3. Happy Sweet Saturday!

    We must be on the same wavelength! I woke up this morning thinking of making a dessert with cotton candy! Then I saw yours! I am printing this luscious looking ice cream off. It looks so creamy and good and I love the color.

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  4. Happy Sweet Saturday!

    We must be on the same wavelength! I woke up this morning thinking of making a dessert with cotton candy! Then I saw yours! I am printing this luscious looking ice cream off. It looks so creamy and good and I love the color.

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  5. I'm going to have to try this! My boys love cotton candy!

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  6. oh man! how perfect is this ice cream?! it looks so cold & sweet & tasty & delicious & perfect for a warm spring day!

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  7. LOL this is not what I expected to find before clicking this recipe! I'll definitely have to try this though! It looks good.

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  8. What a creative idea! Love it!

    I just Stumbled this yummy recipe. Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday.

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  9. Hiya! I am so excited to get to know if you have a lot of subscribers to your blog?

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