“Colorful neon swirls, sprinkles and glitter creates one fun, homemade unicorn ice cream! An easy no-churn recipes that’s great for making ice cream with kids!”

Visual learner? Watch me make this unicorn ice cream from start to finish!


I told myself years ago that I was NOT going to get involved with the whole unicorn craze! Nope nope nope! I shall not. It’s the same thing I said about the whole cake pop thing.

Then Starbucks just HAD to introduce that limited-time only unicorn frappuccino. With everybody posting it on their social media,  the unicorn magic sucked me right in!

As I stated on my Instagram, the drink tasted like purple Fabuloso and pregnancy glucose drink. Ughh! I was not impressed at all!

unicorn ice cream recipe homemade

But then again I can’t help but be drawn to the bright neon colors and glitter that represents all things  unicorn. It speaks to my inner child. Walmart released it’s new Unicorn Sparkle  ice cream last month and it’s been on my mind ever since.

I know that it’s nothing but vanilla ice cream & cake flavored ice cream, frosting and food coloring but who cares! It’s pretty. It’s fun. It’s magical. It’s unicorn!

I decided to give unicorn ice cream a try using a super easy no-churn ice cream recipe. It’s one of my favorite kid-friendly ice cream recipe  that I got from PBS. It the perfect ice cream base for when I don’t want to pull out the ice cream maker or fool with eggs.

unicorn ice cream recipe homemade

I have no shortage of nieces who love unicorn everything, so I invited my neice Judah over to help me create a batch of this unicorn ice cream!  Besides, I confess that  it brings me great joy to occassionally fill my nieces and nephews up with junk food and then send them back home for my siblings to deal with. Hey isn’t that part of being an aunt?!

Making unicorn ice cream was such a fun diy project, and if you have kids that are into the whole unicorn magic thing, you’ve got to try it! I thought my boys would shy away from this project since they are in the  “ewww girly stuff” stage, but they jumped right in! Nobody can resist the unicorn magic!!  I can see this activity being a big hit at princess, tie-dye, or unicorn birthday sleep-overs.

unicorn ice cream recipe homemade

This no-churn ice cream is heavenly. Super creamy ( well hello heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk), sweet and full of vanilla flavor. Feel free to add in another extract or flavoring for a different taste. You can find birthday cake flavoring in baking stores and Amazon, which is the flavor of many store-bought unicorn themed foods or just stir in a bit of buttercream frosting! We left it out since we just wanted vanilla.

We used this gorgeous neon food coloring for this unicorn ice cream. It created colorful ribbons and swirls of bright green, electric blue, hot pink, and glowing purple. It was sooooo freakin, pretty and looks so much better in person!!!

You can add in some edible glitter if you want, but we opted for covering the top with colorful shaped spinkles. And because unicorn flavor MUST have glitter in my book, we brushed the rims of ice cream cones VERY lightly with Karo syrup and then added colorful glitter sprinkles.

unicorn ice cream recipe homemade

How beautiful are these glittery cones! It’s so…unicorn!


The Recipe

Unicorn Ice Cream

By Divas Can Cook
Recipe type: ice cream
Prep time
Total time
Serves
5

Ingredients

  • 2¼ cups heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • sea salt, pinch
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • neon food coloring (purple, pink, green, blue)
  • Shape sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and salt.
  2. Beat with chilled beaters, until mixture is fluffy and able to hold stiff peaks.
  3. Gently fold in the sweetened condensed milk until no streaks remain.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly into four bowls.
  5. Stir food coloring into each bowl (1 color per bowl)
  6. In a freezer-safe container, spoon the mixture into the container, layering the colors.
  7. Swirl very lightly if desired, too much swirling will mix the colors, turning it brown.
  8. Sprinkle the top with shape sprinkles.
  9. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  10. Serve in a bowl or on a cone.

Notes

Want a birthday cake flavor? Stir in a little bit of buttercream frosting before adding the food coloring.
For best results use a container that is deep, and stack the colors on top of each other.