Peppermint Candy Cane Ice Cream Recipe: All You Need for Christmas by 30Seconds Food

Peppermint Candy Cane Ice Cream Recipe: All You Need for Christmas

After you taste the first bite, this peppermint ice cream recipe just may become a holiday tradition in your family. Not only is it a festive dessert, this ice cream recipe also just tastes like Christmas

To add even more decadence to this holiday peppermint ice cream recipe, stir in some chocolate chips. Simply amazing. Keep this Christmas ice cream in an airtight container in the freezer for unexpected guests or just to eat while watching all those fun holiday movies. 

A fun gift idea is a hand-crank or electric ice cream maker, the non-perishable ingredients for this ice cream, along with a printout of this easy peppermint recipe. Who wouldn't appreciate that? Ho ho ho!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 hour (approximately) plus time to freeze
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour plus time to freeze 


Ice Cream

  • 4 cups half and half
  • 6 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 12 candy canes, crushed fine in a blender or food processor
  • 4 candy canes coarsely crushed (added after churning)

For Churning

  • ice cream maker
  • rock salt
  • ice


  • chopped or whole candy canes

Here’s how to make it:

  1. In the ice cream maker’s container, combine all the ice cream ingredients except the 4 coarsely crushed candy canes. Mix well.
  2. Churn the ice cream according to the manufacturer’s directions, using the rock salt and ice.
  3. When ice cream is done, stir in the coarsely chopped candy canes. Transfer the ice cream to a large airtight container and freeze at least 5 hours before serving. (You can freeze overnight.) Serve with more chopped candy canes or whole candy canes for garnish.

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Vanilla $4 & Up
Sugar $3 & Up
Candy Canes $2 & Up
Ice Cream Makers $15 & Up
Rock Salt $3 & Up
Blenders $25 & Up
Food Processors $20 & Up
Chocolate Chips $3 & Up

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Donna John
Oh, my. This sounds delicious, Gwen Johnson ! I'm sitting here imagining homemade chocolate fudge sauce dripping down it. I am so making this soon. Thanks for sharing!!
Elisa Schmitz
Want. This. Now! Yummy!!
I would put a scoop of this in my coffee on Christmas! 🎄

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