How to Make Unicorn Ice Cream (You Know You Want To!)

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

May 25, 2023

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Trust me when I say – your kids will think you are the COOLEST ever for making this! Plus, bonus points for the fact that it’s an incredibly easy no-churn recipe that doesn’t require an ice cream maker. Read on to find out how to make unicorn ice cream, a delicious multi-coloured dessert packed with sprinkles and sparkle!

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My unicorn-mad daughter spied a recipe for unicorn ice cream recently and has not stopped talking about it since! In a moment of weakness, I said we would plan an ice cream party over the summer with some fun ice cream flavours, lots of toppings and invite over a few friends – needless to say, we had to pick a date and time immediately, people were invited and there was no backing out!

Unicorn ice cream will have top billing on the day, so I’ve been practicing (all in the name of research…) to get it just right. While a little sparkle and plenty of swirling colours are the main priorities, I also want it to taste good!

We have finally tweaked and tasted enough to determine this unicorn ice cream recipe is our go-to from now on. It’s incredibly easy, with no ice cream maker required, so why not whip up a batch?

If you are planning on throwing a unicorn-themed birthday party (don’t miss our unicorn party food ideas!), this unicorn ice cream would make a great dessert choice too.

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How to Make Unicorn Ice Cream

Unicorn ice cream - Mykidstime

Serves 8-10


  • 397g tin of condensed milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 600mls double or whipping cream
  • 3-5 gel colours (2-3 drops of each)
  • Mini marshmallows
  • White chocolate chips or chunks
  • Edible glitter (optional)
  • Sprinkles in a mix of colours and shapes

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  1. First, get your equipment ready. Line loaf tins with clingfilm, or use other freezable containers to store your ice cream.
  2. Pour the condensed milk and vanilla into a large bowl.
  3. Whip the cream to soft peaks, then fold into the condensed milk until all combined, taking care not to knock all the air out of the cream.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly into several smaller bowls (one for each colour you are using).
  5. Add 2-3 drops of your first colour into the first bowl, then repeat with each colour (one colour per bowl).
  6. Alternate scoops of each colour into the tin/container, and scatter in a few marshmallows, sprinkles, glitter and choc chips between the layers.
  7. Use a knife or skewer to swirl the colours together gently (you don’t want the colours to get too ‘muddy’).
  8. Top the finished container with more sprinkles and treats, then cover and freeze overnight before serving.

That’s it – it’s so simple!

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Would your kids love this unicorn ice cream? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

How to Make Unicorn Ice Cream (You Know You Want To!) - Mykidstime

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Published On: May 25th, 2023 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: July 12th, 2023 / Tags: , , , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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