Whimsical unicorn ice cream
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Magical unicorn ice cream

Do you have a fairy princess living in your house? We definitely do! Are you looking for a simple dessert that will make her eyes sparkle and her imagination run wild? Try this magical unicorn ice cream, the next ice cream in our Ice ice, Baby! Series.

The best bit: kids can help

Miss M loved making this magical unicorn ice cream with me. Almost as much as she enjoyed eating it. We took it to her kindergarten to share with the other kids for her birthday and the verdict was definitely positive!

Miss M helped pour the cream and condensed milk into the bowl, and chose and mixed the colours. Finally, she was responsible for the overabundance of glitter and unicorns. When the other kids at kindergarten heard that Miss M “made it herself,” they wanted me to come in and make some more with them.

Why is Germany different?

Trust me, I have asked myself that so many times. On many levels, there are no differences. However, there are some significant differences, particularly in baking and in some areas that you would not expect.

Germany does not have whipping cream. The normal cream is quite runny, like very rich milk. Instead, if you want whipped cream, you buy a packet of cream stabiliser and add it to the cream you want to whip.

Fortunately, they do have double cream here. In order to get the right consistency, I combined the German cream with double cream. If you do not have this problem, just go ahead and use whipping cream.


The ice cream is a simplified vanilla ice cream (and it is wonderful and simple on its own). Once mixed, it is separated into smaller amounts and coloured, before being combined then swirled together.

I used gel food colouring to get nice bright colours without making things runny. I also found some little unicorn cake sprinkles, which Miss M went a little overboard on. Add the edible gold glitter and you have something to behold!

Why not mermaid ice cream? Or galactic ice cream? 4th of July?

The beauty of this magical unicorn ice cream is that it is so flexible. It does not have to be a unicorn, it can be anything your, or your little one’s heart desires.

You can also find mermaid, galaxy and Frozen sprinkles. Change up the colours and the theme and you can make this any type of ice cream you want. Try some of these alternatives:

  • Blue, green, teal and purple ice cream, with fish and star sprinkles and glitter would be great mermaid ice cream.
  • Black, grey, white and yellow ice cream with glitter and stars would definitely suit a Star Wars party. Alternatively, swap to blue, red and green, the colours of the light sabres.
  • Looking for something for a 4th of July party? How about red, white and blue ice cream stripes with stars and a bit of glitter for good measure? You could freeze some raspberries and blueberries in between layers to make it healthier.
  • What about pink and blue ice cream for a baby shower or gender reveal party? You could foreseeably also hide your gender clue in the ice cream.

This ice cream can be adjusted to suit whatever you are celebrating!

Make some magical unicorn ice cream with your little one!

If you are looking for something to make with your little one, which tastes good, doesn’t take much time and is very fun, look no further. It really will make your child’s eyes sparkle in delight. He or she will also feel so proud that they can make it almost without assistance.

Choose your theme and make some today!

Still trying to decide which ice cream to make? Check out the other flavours in our Ice ice, Baby series. Don’t forget to try the free quiz to find out what your ice cream choices say about you.

Unicorn ice cream! Ice ice baby series
Magical unicorn ice cream

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

2 hours, 15 minutes


Servings: 12 servings

Whimsical unicorn ice cream in a bowl

Do you have a fairy princess living in your house? We definitely do! Are you looking for a simple dessert that will make her eyes sparkle and her imagination run wild? Try this magical unicorn ice cream – she can even help you make it!


  • 400 mL normal cream (Schlagsahne)
  • 375 mL double cream
  • 1 (397 mL) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar or essence
  • Approx. 1/4 tsp. gel food colouring for each colour you wish to use
  • Edible glitter
  • Colourful or theme sprinkles


  1. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl from your stand mixer, add the cream(s), condensed milk and vanilla and whip well until soft peaks start to form.
  2. Separate the mixture into the number of bowls to match the number of colours you want to use. Add the food colouring, one colour per bowl, and stir until well combined. Use as much food colouring as needed to achieve the vibrancy that you want. We used 6 colours: red, pink, yellow and purple, and mixed green and blue to make turquoise.
  3. Spoon the coloured cream into a standard loaf pan (glass if you have it), creating colour blocks. Once you have used all of your colours, repeat twice until all of your cream mixtures are in the pan.
  4. Run a silicone spatula through the ice cream a few times in each direction to swirl the colours together.
  5. Finally, top with glitter and sprinkles.
  6. Cover the loaf pan with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 6 hours, or until the ice cream has set.


I find gel food colouring achieves the most vibrant colours. However, if you prefer, you can use food colourings with a natural basis (such as essential Waitrose “natural pink food colour”).

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    • Rachael Matthews

      It’s actually a really simple and delicious vanilla ice cream at its core and you can use any colours you want to make it into whatever you want. Do let me know if you decide to go in another direction!

      I just thought of a new one: pinks and oranges (coral) and white with frozen raspberries and dark chocolate chips for a flamingo theme.

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