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It’s super hot down here in Nashville compared to back home in North Dakota where they just had snow recently. I find it funny how there is such a huge difference in weather between both places, but being in the Nashville heat I want something cold, just not the snow. So why not have some bubble gum ice cream? It will bring out your inner child!
If you don’t want bubble gum as the flavor than I suggest using this cotton candy flavor instead. You don’t need to add in any of the candy into the ice cream if you don’t want to and cotton candy will make a great substitute for this childhood treat. Want to make it even better? If you opt for the cotton candy, than add some cotton candy clouds and make it into a sundae! Talk about a sugar overload!
Above are some products that I personally use and recommend for this recipe and to have for everyday use. Besides the obvious ice cream machine, you will definitely need the bubble gum flavoring for this recipe. It’s not necessary to have the bubble gum pieces per say, that is really just for texture and extra fun.
bubble gum ice cream
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- pinch salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp bubble gum flavor
- gum pieces
- food color optional
- place the cream, milk, sugar, bubble gum flavor, and vanilla into a pot and bring to a boil, whisking to make sure the sugar dissolves. place the ice cream base into the fridge overnight to cool and to let the flavor increase. following the manufacturer's instructions of your ice cream machine, turn the base for 20-25 minutes. once the ice cream is ready from turning it, add a drop of food coloring and let it swirl for a minute and then turn off the machine. swirl the ice cream with the gum pieces. freeze until set and then top with some sprinkles and eat all of the yummy ice cream!