Confetti Fudge Ice Cream Recipe

Confetti Fudge Ice Cream Recipe

Confetti Fudge Ice Cream in dish

The look and flavor of this Confetti Fudge Ice Cream recipe is like a party in a scoop! The taste is total celebration!

This recipe is a taste sensation for birthday parties! The texture is creamy and the flavor would not only go great with any birthday cake…on its own, with the addition of a little bit of almond extract (which brings out a cake flavor) and fudge (duplicating a frosting), it tastes like cake and ice cream in a dish!

You can find these little confetti candies in the baking section of the grocery store with other sprinkles.

I have to admit, the first attempt flopped. You can’t add the confetti or the fudge before making the ice cream. The confetti becomes muddled in the ice cream and the fudge gives the ice cream a light chocolate tint which drowns out the colorful accents of the confetti. It looks more like crayons melting in mud.

You should add the fudge quickly or it will tend to melt into the ice cream. Pushing it straight down into the ice cream with the back of a spoon immediately after pouring the ribbons seems to work the best. And don’t rush and pour it all in, then push it down. Just a ribbon at a time. Then get it in the freezer as quickly as possible.

In this recipe, the addition of butter replaces the need for half and half.

You can also make this Confetti Fudge Ice Cream recipe without the fudge in the ice cream if you prefer…and voila! Confetti Ice Cream! Serve it with a sprinkle of confetti or nuts over the top.

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Confetti Fudge Ice Cream in dish
Confetti Fudge Ice Cream Recipe
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Confetti Fudge Ice Cream in dish
Confetti Fudge Ice Cream Recipe
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Confetti Ice Cream Ingredients
Fudge Ingredients
Part 1: Ice Cream Custard
  1. For this first part you'll need the whole milk, marshmallow creme, powdered sugar, butter and slightly beaten egg yolks.
    Confetti fudge ice cream ingredients for first part
  2. Put the whole milk, powdered sugar, marshmallow creme, butter and egg yolks in a large sauce pan.
    put first part ingredients in pan
  3. Over medium heat, stir ingredients until marshmallow creme and butter are fully melted. Stir occasionally until mixture just begins to boil. Stay with the pan because when the mixture starts to boil it's fast and rises quickly. Then remove from heat and chill thoroughly.
    stir and heat until it comes to a boil
Part 2: Making the Fudge
  1. You can make the fudge while the ice cream is chilling. For this you will need the cocoa powder, half & half, sugar, butter and vanilla extract.
    Ingredients for Fudge Sauce
  2. In a small or 2-quart sauce pan combine the cocoa and sugar. Mix together thoroughly.
    combine cocoa and sugar in saucepan
  3. Add the half & half cream to the cocoa and sugar mixture. Blend over low heat stirring frequently until the mixture comes to a boil.
  4. When the fudge comes to a boil, allow it to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Fudge sauce simmering
  5. Remove it from heat, add butter and stir until the butter has completely melted and is mixed into the fudge. Set aside to cool. Do not put it in the refrigerator.
    add butter to hot fudge sauce
  6. When the fudge has cooled to room temperature, add the vanilla extract and blend it in thoroughly. To keep from adding any hardened sugars or pan scrapings into the ice cream, I pour the sauce into a bowl, measuring cup or small bowl.
    Mix vanilla extract into cooled fudge sauce
Part 2: Making Confetti Ice Cream
  1. Now that the ice cream custard has chilled thoroughly, you will need the whipping cream, vanilla extract and almond extract.
    Confetti Ice Cream ingredients part two
  2. Pour the whipping cream, vanilla extract and almond extract into the custard and stir thoroughly. When blended, pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions.
  3. When the ice cream is done, pour it into your freezer container.
    Pour ice cream into freezer container
  4. Smooth out the ice cream with a spatula. Pour the confetti candies over the top.
  5. With a spoon, mix the confetti candies into the ice cream. If you use a clear container you can see if you're getting the candies blended throughout the ice cream. Make sure to stir completely down to the bottom of the container. Move quickly so the ice cream doesn't melt too much.
    confetti candies in ice cream
  6. Next, pour a single layer of fudge in a back and forth motion over the top of the ice cream starting at the top and working down, overlapping as little as possible.
    fudge over ice cream
  7. Using the back of a spoon, quickly push the fudge into the ice cream toward the bottom. Push straight down and do NOT mix it in. If you do it will turn all of the ice cream brown. When this ribbon is done, pour another ribbon on top and again, push it quickly down into the ice cream. You can add more or less, or none at all.
    Push fudge ribbon into ice cream
  8. When you're finished, you are ready to put the lid on your container and freeze it overnight or until it is firm.
    ice cream recipe ready to freeze
  9. Now that it's frozen through, scoop it into dishes and get ready to celebrate!
    Confetti Fudge Ice Cream Recipe

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