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Head-on view of a bowl of Cadbury Creme Egg ice cream topped with a creme egg with wrapped candy all around and second bowl of ice cream in background

Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream

This simple vanilla ice cream has chopped Cadbury Creme Eggs mixed in, making for the most delicious Easter ice cream treat!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easter Candy Desserts, Easter Desserts, Homemade Ice Cream
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours
Servings: 1 ½ quarts
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 6 Cadbury Eggs, roughly chopped (plus more for topping)

Instructions

  • Heat cream, milk, sugar, and salt in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly, until the mixture just reaches the point of simmer. Then remove from heat.
  • While cream/milk mixture is heating, lightly whisk the egg yolks in a separate medium-sized heat-proof bowl.
  • Slowly pour about half of the warm milk/cream into the bowl with the egg yolks, whisking while you do so. This will temper the eggs so they don't scramble.
  • Then pour the egg/milk mixture back into the pan with the rest of the milk.
  • Continue to cook over low heat, while whisking. When the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon, after about 5-7 minutes, remove the saucepan from heat.
  • Strain the egg/milk mixture into a separate large bowl and stir in vanilla.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap, making sure plastic wrap is touching top of liquid so skin does not form, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Once mixture is chilled, freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions, mixing in Cadbury Creme Egg pieces when ice cream is almost done processing.
  • Remove ice cream to airtight containers and put in freezer for at least 6 hours to continue to harden.
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