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 in our Ice ice, Baby! Series.
Kids can help
Miss M loved making this ice cream with me. A
She 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.
Why is Germany different?
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. 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?
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.
Blue, green and turquoise 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 US Independence Day 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.
Magical unicorn ice cream
Makes approx. 1.2 Litres
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Run a silicone spatula through the ice cream a few times in each direction to swirl the colours together.
- Finally, top with glitter and sprinkles.
- Cover the loaf pan with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 6 hours, or until the ice cream has set.