Easter Ice Cream with Mini Eggs and A Peep Swirl

Easter Ice Cream with Mini Eggs and A Peep Swirl

Easter candy is my favorite so I thought it would be fun to put mini eggs and peeps into ice cream! I took my leftover candy (typically leftover candy is rare but I bought extra) and made ice cream with it and it came out amazing! The crunchy candy coated chocolate is perfect with the creamy ice cream. The peep swirl adds an awesome texture!

The idea for this recipe

I have been making a ton of ice cream latey. I had a job at a gelato company and I learned all the tricks to great frozen desserts. When I stopped working there, I stopped making ice cream as much cause I didn’t have a good ice cream machine. Finally I started using liquid nitrogen and became obsessed again! I was snacking on some easter candy and I realized how good it would taste in ice cream. I made it a few days later and it is one of the best ice creams I have ever made. The peep swirl adds such a fun and unique element. There is a nice chewy marshmallow texture when it is fully frozen. This ice cream is so festive and delicious!

Make the ice cream base

Milk and cream are warmed up, and milk powder, sugar, and xanthan gum are mixed in.

milk powder with milk and cream

Freeze the ice cream

You can do this in your ice cream maker, but I used liquid nitrogen.

liquid nitrogen

I feel like some sort of witch every time I make liquid nitrogen ice cream.

making the ice cream

Prepare the mini eggs for the easter ice cream

I find something beautiful about broken eggs and broken candy eggs are no different. I used a potato masher to crush these and it worked really well.

break the mini eggs

mix the eggs into the soft ice cream, and then freeze it more.

stir them in

Prepare the peeps

Microwave the peeps for 30 seconds until then get really big and are super soft.

melt the peeps

Then just stir them into the ice cream. You want the ice cream to be fairly hard at this point but not fully solid. Stir the soft peep into the ice cream but make sure not to over-mix it until it disappears. Stir it in just enough to create a nice swirl.

create the swirl

Serve the easter ice cream with mini eggs and peep swirl

Put the easter ice cream with mini eggs into a serving dish and eat! I topped it with more peeps and mini eggs, but you don’t need it. The ice cream tastes great on it’s own!

Easter Ice Cream with Mini Eggs and A Peep Swirl

Chewy sweet peeps, with crunchy creamy mini eggs.Make this for your Easter Sunday dessert and you won’t regret it!

Easter Ice Cream with Mini Eggs and A Peep Swirl

Twists on easter ice cream with mini eggs

You could make this easter ice cream with store bought vanilla, just soften it a little and mix in the mini eggs and microwaved peeps, then refreeze it. You could also mix in creme eggs if you want but they aren’t my favorite.

For more info on making ice cream, this is a great guide if you have a machine, and this is a great guide if you don’t.

For more of my favorite ice cream recipes, check out my upside down peach cake with basil ice cream, caramel corn on the cob ice cream, or this burnt honey and basil ice cream!

Easter Ice Cream with Mini Eggs and A Peep Swirl

Ice cream loaded with Easter candy like Peeps and Mini Eggs.
Prep Time15 minutes
cool and freeze time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday, Sweets
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 560kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk buy good milk!
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1.25 cups nonfat milk powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup crushed cadbury mini eggs
  • 7 peeps

Instructions

  • Heat the milk and cream in a small sauce pot until steaming but not simmering. Whisk in the milk powder, sugar, salt, and xanthan gum. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in vanilla and chill until completely cold, a few hours.
  • Make in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • When mostly firm, like a soft serve texture, mix in the broken mini eggs.
  • Allow to cool in the freezer to harden further for like an hour or so. You don't want it to be fully solid, it should still be stirrable. Microwave the peeps for about 30 seconds until they get big and soft. Stir the peeps into the ice cream just enough to create a swirl.
  • Cool in the freezer another hour before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 1440IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 381mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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