Homemade Cadbury Egg Ice Cream with a Chocolate Ribbon

Do you love Cadbury creme eggs? Then you'll love this Homemade Cadbury Egg Ice Cream with a Chocolate Ribbon. Such a great treat for Easter!

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When I was younger, my favorite commercial was the Cadbury Bunny Tryouts.  All of the animals, including a pig, a lion, a cat, a goat, and a tortoise, have bunny ears on pretending to be the Cadbury bunny.  Admittedly, it is still one of my favorites.  The lion, in particular, cracks me up every time.  “There’s only one Cadbury bunny,” the commercial states.  I would say the same is true of the Cadbury egg.  There’s only one Cadbury creme egg.

The Cadbury Creme Egg Diet

So true…

With Easter approaching, I’ve been looking for some yummy, Easter themed treats to put together.  I realized that with spring temperatures finally arriving, it was time to dust off my good ‘ole ice cream maker.

Do you love Cadbury creme eggs? Then you'll love this Homemade Cadbury Egg Ice Cream with a Chocolate Ribbon. Such a great treat for Easter!

(If you don’t yet have one of these, you seriously need to invest in one.  It makes it SO. EASY. to have homemade ice cream that is truly even better than store bought.  You can check it out here – Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker, Black)

When I was a kid, my mom had one of the old ice cream makers.  You know, the ones that required ice and rock salt.  I remember she would only set it up and use it in the garage, and I honestly don’t remember her pulling it out all that frequently.  She always said that it was so unpredictable – you just never knew if the ice cream would set up properly or not.

Well, let me tell you, that is definitely not a problem with this one.  You get amazing ice cream every time, and I still often can’t believe how freakin’ easy it is.  

Do you love Cadbury creme eggs? Then you'll love this Homemade Cadbury Egg Ice Cream with a Chocolate Ribbon. Such a great treat for Easter!

So, back to the Cadbury egg.  I  love Cadbury eggs and was brainstorming the other day about how I could use them (other then simply devouring them straight out of the wrapper, which is what usually happens).  Then, it came to me.  I could put them in ice cream!  

Cadbury creme eggs + homemade ice cream = Winning combination!

Do you love Cadbury creme eggs? Then you'll love this Homemade Cadbury Egg Ice Cream with a Chocolate Ribbon. Such a great treat for Easter!

So, I tried it, and I must say – it’s pretty delicious.  

First, I mixed together the ingredients for a simple vanilla base.  Once mixed, you dump it into the ice cream maker, and let the machine work its magic.  

About 15-20 minutes into the churning, you’ll want to start dumping the Cadbury eggs into it.  I have discovered, after various different ice cream flavor experiments, that if you are chopping up candy to add in, it is best to freeze it first.  So, you’ll want to start chopping your frozen Cadbury eggs up into small(ish) pieces and tossing them into the ice cream maker.

I used 8 Cadbury eggs in this batch, but if when I make this again, I will probably try 10-12.  Personally, if I’m going to have candy in my ice cream, I want there to be plenty of it.

Do you love Cadbury creme eggs? Then you'll love this Homemade Cadbury Egg Ice Cream with a Chocolate Ribbon. Such a great treat for Easter!

Note: The cream of the Cadbury’s will start to thaw pretty quickly, and it is pretty sticky.  Just be sure to separate the chunks as you toss them into the mixer, so it gets evenly distributed.

Another note: You want to start adding the Cadbury pieces when the ice cream has started to solidify, but before it is completely done.  The ice cream mixture will expand, and if you wait until the last minute, it won’t mix in as evenly because the machine will be too full.

The ice cream will be finished after about 25 minutes.  It will more than likely be very soft at this point.  So, I always transfer mine to a container (or two) and stick it in the freezer over night.  (I use these – Tovolo Sweet Treats Tub – Raspberry, and I love them.  FYI – These are one-quart containers, and my ice cream maker produces 2 quarts.)  This will help firm it up a bit more.  

Do you love Cadbury creme eggs? Then you'll love this Homemade Cadbury Egg Ice Cream with a Chocolate Ribbon. Such a great treat for Easter!

The great thing about this ice cream, though, is that it doesn’t really ever get hard.  It will stay a nice soft, scoopable consistency, even after being in the freezer for a few days.

Do you love Cadbury creme eggs? Then you'll love this Homemade Cadbury Egg Ice Cream with a Chocolate Ribbon. Such a great treat for Easter!

Oh, and let’s not forget the chocolate ribbon.  The easiest way to do this is to layer chocolate fudge into the ice cream as you are transferring it into the container.  Just place a layer of ice cream, then a layer of chocolate fudge into your carton.  And there’s no need to be stingy with the chocolate fudge.  Make sure it’s a decent layer.  None of this drizzling nonsense.  Continue layering until you have transferred all of the ice cream.  When you scoop this later, it will appear as if it has a chocolate ribbon within it.

Do you love Cadbury creme eggs? Then you'll love this Homemade Cadbury Egg Ice Cream with a Chocolate Ribbon. Such a great treat for Easter!

Here’s the recipe:

Homemade Cadbury Egg Ice Cream with a Chocolate Ribbon
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 c. whole milk
  2. 1 1/8 c. granulated sugar
  3. 3 c. heavy cream
  4. 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  5. 8-12 Cadbury Creme Eggs
  6. 1 jar chocolate fudge
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the milk and granulated sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.
  3. Turn the machine on: pour the mixture into freezer bowl, and let mix until thickened (about 20-25 minutes).
  4. After about 15 minutes, chop up Cadbury eggs and add them to the freezer bowl.
  5. When done, the ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture.
  6. Transfer ice cream to an airtight container, layering with chocolate fudge.
  7. Place in the freezer for at least two hours.
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21 Comments

  1. Wow, that sounds delish! Glad to know it’s not the kind of ice cream you have to make in an old-fashioned freezer with rock salt. That’s good…just so time-consuming. I’m always hungry when looking at recipe posts…LOL. Since I’m counting calories, gotta stay away from this & Cadbury eggs!

    1. Yeah, my mom was never crazy about her old ice cream maker. She has a new Cuisinart one now, and she loves it. So much easier! Recipe posts make me hungry too! Maybe that’s why I often have food posts…. Ha!

    1. Yes! You should! It is so easy to use, it’s amazing. And the ice cream turns out well every time. 🙂

  2. Yum I love homemade ice cream! This Cadbury egg ice cream looks so delicious! I have been wanting one of those newer types of ice cream makers. I am still using the old school ones where you have to add ice regularly and rock salt and it’s noise and takes a while to make. But at least it’s electric and I don’t have to sit there and crank it myself. LOL.

    1. Yes, that’s what my mom had. I highly recommend one of these. You literally just dump the ingredients in, and let it do it’s thing for about 25 minutes. That’s it! So easy.

    1. It was pretty divine. Haha! Thanks! Although, you can’t really go wrong with Cadbury and ice cream. Right?!

  3. Oh my yumminess! I love cadbury eggs and to stir them in the ice cream it would make it even dreamier.

    Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

    1. It was pretty delicious! Definitely didn’t last long. 🙂 Thanks for taking a look!

  4. This is bad. This is very bad. Cadbury eggs are one of my absolute favorites at Easter…and I’ve been junk food free for over 30 days. I think we just found our Easter dessert! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. Haha! I hear you. Cadbury eggs are very, very dangerous…as is this ice cream. If you make it for Easter, let me know how it turns out!!

  5. I have never tried Cadbury eggs but this ice-cream looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

    1. Oh my gosh, you should definitely try one! They are the best! Thanks so much for taking a look. 🙂

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