This Skittles Ice Cream lets you taste the rainbow in the sweetest and creamiest way! I'm sharing with you my easy no-cook ice cream recipe that can be made with any color and flavor of Skittles candy that you want. It's perfect for kids and grown-up candy lovers all year round.
Candy and ice cream go together like peanut butter and jelly. In fact, I can't think of many candies that wouldn't work well as an ice cream flavor.
When it comes to sugary sweet candy, I find they work best in a non-custard ice cream. That means I don't use any eggs in this recipe and it's also a no-cook recipe. And it couldn't be easier!
Are you ready to taste a deliciously cold and creamy rainbow?
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
If you're a fan of Skittles candies, you're going to love this ice cream because it tastes JUST like Skittles! It's sweet and fruity and you'll basically feel like you're tasting the rainbow... A frozen rainbow!
Not only is it delicious, but this is one of the easiest ice cream recipes ever. It only has a few steps and you don't need to do any cooking at all. The hardest part is waiting for it to chill!
Skittles ice cream is so fun to serve for birthday parties, Easter celebrations, or summer festivities.
You don't need much to make this ice cream... Just a few simple ingredients! Here's everything required (be sure to check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions):
- Heavy cream
- Whole milk
- Granulated sugar
- Skittles: I recommend using all one color or a mixture of colors that will work well when blended together. I like to use reds, pinks, and purples because when mixed together, they make a pretty shade of pink
Though this is a no-cook ice cream recipe, you will need an ice cream maker to process it. If you have a KitchenAid mixer, I highly recommend the ice cream maker attachment!
🌈 What color Skittles to use
Like I mentioned above, I don't recommend just opening a bag of Skittles and using the whole thing. You'll want to think about what color you want your ice cream to be!
Using the whole rainbow, will likely make a brown-ish color ice cream, which won't be very appealing.
I recommend either deciding on a single color to use or using a complementary mixture that will result in an appealing color.
I bought a big bag of Wild Berry Skittles and picked out the red, pink, and purple ones. As you can see, this mixture resulted in a super pretty shade of pink!
🍦 How to make Skittles ice cream
OK, now for the ice cream making process... It's so easy, it's almost silly!
All you have to do is whisk together heavy cream, milk, sugar, and salt in a large bowl until combined.
The sugar will start dissolving, but you're also going to let the mixture sit in the fridge for a while, so it doesn't have to be completely dissolved.
Next you're going to stir in the Skittles candies in the color or colors of your choice.
Cover bowl and let mixture chill in fridge for at least 4 hours, stirring on occasion.
Now it's time to strain the Skittles out of the milk and cream mixture. I recommend putting a strainer over another large bowl and pouring the mixture through.
All of the color should be gone from the Skittles and they'll be white.
And your milk and cream mixture will be a pretty pink!
Pour the strained milk mixture into an ice cream maker. And process according to manufacturer's directions until ice cream thickens and is nice and creamy.
I will likely take about 20 minutes.
The Skittles ice cream will still be too soft to enjoy, so transfer it to containers and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.
I know... I told you the waiting is the hardest part.
But once it's frozen, you can scoop it into bowls, top off with some more candy, and enjoy!
As you can imagine, Skittles ice cream tastes exactly like Skittles candy. It's perfect for anyone who's obsessed with the candy or anyone who's craving a fun fruity and creamy treat.
And you really can't beat that color!
Of course all colors of Skittles are different flavors, so if you prefer one flavor to another (lime Skittles for life!), you may want to stick to just that color.
The 3 Wild Berry colors I used all work so well together for a delicious berry flavor.
⏲️ How to store
Of course you'll need to store your Skittles ice cream in the freezer! I highly recommend these ice cream containers. They hold a quart of ice cream, have great flexible covers, fit nicely in the freezer, and are easy to clean.
When stored properly, this homemade ice cream should keep fresh for 2-3 weeks. You can keep it for longer, but it may start getting freezer burn after too long.
🍋 Can I use Sour Skittles?
You can! I haven't tried Skittles ice cream with Sour Skittles, but I bet it would be absolutely delicious. The contrast of the creaminess and sour flavor would be so interesting.
A Sour Skittle slushie would also be yummy.
If you can find Smoothies flavored Skittles, they'd also make for a fantastic ice cream!
🛒 Can I buy Skittles ice cream?
Skittles brand has actually made a couple different frozen treats, but they can be tough to find, especially in the U.S. And they don't make an actual ice cream.
🍭 More recipes with candy
If you're candy-obsessed like I am, I've got you covered with plenty of sweet and delicious recipes! Here are some of my favorite desserts and drinks that involve candy:
- Starburst Ice Cream
- M&M Pancakes
- Sour Patch Kid Margaritas
- Milky Way Donuts
- Bubblegum Simple Syrup
- Sweet Tart Shot
- Jelly Bean Ice Cream
- Homemade Rock Candy
- Rosé Sour Patch Kids
- Skittles Fudge (from Suburban Simplicity)
This sweet and fruity Skittles ice cream can and should be enjoyed during ice cream season and beyond! It's especially great if you have leftover Halloween or Easter candy... But I'm obviously not at all opposed to buying full bags of Skittles just to make it!
What candy would be in your ideal ice cream?
Skittles Ice Cream
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 ½ cups whole milk
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup Skittles (I recommend using all one color or a mixture of colors that will work well when blended together. I like to use reds, pinks, and purples)
- In a large bowl, whisk together heavy cream, milk, sugar, and salt until combined.
- Stir in Skittles candies in the color of your choice. I use all red, pink, and purple for a pretty pink ice cream.
- Cover bowl and let mixture chill in fridge for at least 4 hours, stirring on occasion.
- Strain Skittles candies out of mixture (they should be mostly white) and pour strained milk mixture into ice cream maker. Process according to manufacturer's directions, likely running for about 20 minutes.
- Transfer ice cream to containers and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.