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Lucky Charms Ice Cream

Lucky Charms ice cream feels like Saturday morning cartoons and child-like wonder. This insanely easy treat will transport you back to your younger days and have you reminiscing about the good times. It is no churn and only requires a handful of ingredients, there’s no reason to say no! 

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Lucky Charms ice cream

What is Lucky Charms ice cream?

Lucky Charms ice cream is a no churn ice cream made with sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. It’s mixed with crushed up Lucky Charms cereal and packed with those extra special marshmallows, as well as whole cereal pieces. It tastes just like you’re eating a bowl of the classic cereal, just in frozen from. I cannot get enough of this stuff and I know you won’t be able to either! 

What you need to make Lucky Charms ice cream:

  • sweetened condensed milk
  • heavy/whipping cream
  • Lucky Charms cereal
  • vanilla extract
  • salt 

A delicious ice cream made with 5 ingredients, how could you not make this?! 

How to make no churn ice cream

It’s honestly unbelievable how easy it is to make no churn ice cream. You first make a base starting with sweetened condensed milk and your flavouring. Then, make some whipped cream and mix half of it with the condensed milk mixture. Take that mixture and add it to the rest of the whipped cream and mix. After that you could be totally done and pop it in the freezer. It really is that easy! 

A scoop of ice cream in a bowl from overhead.

How to make Lucky Charms ice cream 

Separate the marshmallows and cereal

Honestly, the most time consuming part of this recipe is separating the Lucky Charms cereal from the marshmallows. Everything else comes together so quickly! So, I recommend doing that first because it can kind of be a pain in the butt. You need 3 cups of just the cereal (no marshmallows) to grind up into a fine powder. Then you’ll need 2 cups of just the marshmallows and 1 cup of just the cereal to keep whole. Once you’ve done your separation, you can put the 3 cups of just cereal into a blender or food processor and grind it up. You’re essentially turning it into a flour, this won’t take more than a minute or two. 

Make the base

Next, start building the ice cream base. Mix the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl and set aside. Make sure this is mixed well. Then, add your heavy cream to the bowl of a stand mixer or its own bowl if you’re using a hand mixer. Mix with the whisk attachment on medium-high speed until medium to stiff peaks form. This will take somewhere around 5 minutes. You’re looking for the cream to have increased in volume and be firm enough to hold its shape. 

Add the magic

When your cream has been whipped, take about half of it and add it to your first bowl with the sweetened condensed milk mixture. Fold gently with a silicone spatula until the two have been combined. Next, take that mixture and add it to the rest of the whipped cream. Continue to fold gently until the entire mixture is well combined. Then, add in the ground up cereal and mix gently again until fully combined. Next, add in your marshmallows and cereal pieces – this is the most fun part! Gently mix one last time until everything has been evenly distributed. You’ll start to see your rainbow filled Lucky Charms ice cream come together. 

Freeze

Add your fully mixed Lucky Charms ice cream into a freezer safe container or a loaf pan. Cover and let freeze for at least 4-5 hours. This allows enough time for everything to firm up and become a true ice cream. You can leave your mixture in overnight, or even for a few days. It’s most important that it has at least 4 hours to freeze, anything after that is perfectly fine! 

Then, whenever you’re ready, you can grab some cones or your favourite bowl and spoon and scoop out your fun and colourful dessert to enjoy. You may need to let the ice cream thaw for a little bit because it does tend to get pretty firm. If you’re impatient, just use all the muscle you’ve got and scoop some out. I’m so obsessed with this recipe, I hope you are too! 

Can you use other cereals 

ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY! Omg there are infinite possibilities when it comes to cereal based ice cream. You can pretty much take this recipe and replace the Lucky Charms with any other cereal. Who’s saying I won’t do that for future recipes (wink, wink)? Something like Cinnamon Toast Crunch ice cream sounds really good to me. But the choice is completely yours whether you’d like to make this Lucky Charms ice cream recipe, use your favourite cereal instead, or get crazy and start mixing cereals! The amount of ice cream flavours you can customize is crazy, get creative!  

How to store 

Ice cream is literally the easiest thing to store because it goes in the freezer and just stays there. You can keep it in the original container you froze it in or you could use small reusable ice cream tubs to store them in smaller sizes. This is a great option for sharing, give your loved ones their very own Lucky Charms ice cream pint! Or you could separate your ice cream into single servings so that you don’t have to scoop it every time you want it. The smaller the container, the quicker it will thaw which makes it much easier to scoop out. Container choice is completely up to you and it won’t affect the ice cream in any way. 

You can keep Lucky Charms ice cream in the freezer for 3-6 months. Make sure that it is tightly sealed in whatever container you choose to use. 

Lucky Charms Ice Cream

Lucky Charms ice cream feels like Saturday morning cartoons and child-like wonder. This insanely easy treat will transport you back to your younger days and have you reminiscing about the good times. It is no churn and only requires a handful of ingredients, there’s no reason to say no! 
Prep Time20 minutes
Freeze Time5 hours
Total Time5 hours 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cereal, easy treats, ice cream, lucky charms, lucky charms ice cream, no churn ice cream
Servings: 10
Author: Gianna

Ingredients

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy or whipping cream
  • 3 cups Lucky Charms Cereal no marshmallows, ground into a fine powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups Lucky Charms marshmallows
  • 1 cup Lucky Charms Cereal no marshmallows

Instructions

  • Mix condensed milk, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Whip heavy cream in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment or with a hand mixer on medium-high until stiff peaks form. The whipped cream should be able to stand up firmly on its own.
  • Fold half the whipped cream gently into the condensed milk with a silicone spatula until combined. Then fold that mixture into the rest of the whipped cream and fold gently again until well combined.
  • Grind up the 3 cups of cereal without marshmallows into a fine powder. Add this powder to the ice cream mixture and gently fold in.
  • Add 1 cup of cereal pieces and 2 cups of marshmallows to the ice cream base and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Add mixture to a small loaf pan or freezer-safe container, cover, and keep in the freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight. When the ice cream has firmed up, serve and enjoy!

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