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Valentine's Day Sweet♥ Homemade Ice Cream

Make with the Kids!

 ... grab a spoon!

Sweet♥ Ice Cream

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

2 cups cream

1/2 cup of sugar (or less to taste)

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup crushed candy canes

1/4 cup Sweet♥ candies

1/4 cup red hots

1/4 cup pink & white chocolate candies (like M&M's)

Directions:
Put first four above ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to incorporate.  Then, put the vanilla base mixture into an ice cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions.

With 5 minutes chrun-time remaining, add a handful each of crushed candy canes, red-hots, pink and white M&M candy, and Sweethearts candy!  After the ice cream is done churning, take it out and put into a large container or individual novelty containers like the mini Chinese take-out boxes, and add the remaining candy, gently folding it in.   I picked up  really cute individual mini Chinease take-out boxes from World Market (they're in the South but you can shop online here).  I knew someday they'd make adorable ice cream novelties.

If you don't have an ice cream maker, with store-bought vanilla ice cream, allow ice cream to soften for 5-10 minutes, stir in above candy mix-ins, and refreeze. Or, make your own Sundae: simply serve ice cream in sundae cups and have individual mix-ins with other toppings for a good old fashioned ice cream sundae bar!

 

Cynthia Dartley is Publisher/Editor of Macaroni Kid, a FREE weekly newsletter featuring recipes/crafts, events and activities for kids and their families.  Follow her on Face BookTwitter and Pinterest.

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