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Candy Land Dream Ice Cream | Sempre Dolce Usually I’m not on top of things. No chocolate chip cookies for National CC Cookie Day, doughnuts for National Doughnut Day, or pie for PI Day. I just don’t generally plan that well. Even my Easter post that I actually DID prepare ahead of time (the photos, at any rate), got delayed due to a crazy venture – see post for that story. That said, you can imagine how pleased I was to learn that it is now National Ice Cream Month and I was unintentionally on top of it! (truth be told, even for a foodie I’m getting a little sick of all these national food days/months – am I the only one?)  I have three ice cream recipes to share with you guys – one I have shared already – so how awesome is that? I love it when I’m on top of things, even when it’s unintentional.

Candy Land Dream Ice Cream | Sempre Dolce Today’s ice cream recipe is very intentional (Lexi’s words of the day: intentional & unintentional) and is a candy overload bomb!

Candy Land Dream Ice Cream | Sempre Dolce For this combination I, with the help of my dear mother, chose candies that we thought the most all across favorites. However, you really could use which ever candy you desire, as long as it takes freezing well.

I think the part I am most excited about is how this ice cream is flavored. Going off inspiration from afore mentioned Easter dessert, I used melted Hershey’s Kisses for the chocolate base (normally I would just use cocoa powder), so that candy infiltrates every part of the ice cream. The afterthought was: you could have just used a Hershey’s bar… BUT before you judge my slow thinking state, remember that I was going off of the pie (Easter dessert) recipe which uses melted Kisses. If I were making it today though, I would just use a bar instead – I think you would get the same taste. I mean, Hershey’s Kisses and Hershey’s milk chocolate bars taste the same, right? I’m not imagining that?

Candy Land Dream Ice Cream | Sempre Dolce If you do decide to swap bar for kisses, I’m not exactly sure on the quantity – maybe a 7oz bar? But don’t take my word for it since I haven’t tried it yet!

The other candies involved are Kit Kats, M&M’s (of course!) and Snickers. Again, you could insert a lot of other candies, if you like. This is basically just an idea – you, my friends, take it from there!

Cottura felice!

Candy Land Dream Ice Cream | Sempre Dolce The lowdown: This creamy ice cream gets its chocolate flavor from melted Hershey’s Kisses and is studded with your favorite candies. So fun and perfect for summer!

Also, as a side note don’t forget to enter the giveaway going on right now and through next week (July 16th). For details see my last post. You can enter there or in this post below the recipe. One person is going to win A one year subscription to Land of Nosh (a premium recipe sharing and meal planning site) and a $40 Target gift card!

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Candy Land Dream Ice Cream
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  • 1 C. Kit Kats, chopped (about 12 Fun Size bars)
  • 1 C. Snickers, chopped (about 10 Fun Size Bars)
  • 1 C. Mini M&Ms
  • 25-30 (depending on how strong you want the chocolate flavor - see note below) chocolate kisses
  • 2 C. (1 pint) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. In a small microwave safe bowl, melt kisses in 30 second intervals until melted (see note below); set aside.
  2. If you have not chopped the candy (Kit Kats & Snickers) yet, go ahead and do so.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer), whip cream until stiff peaks form.
  4. In a large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk with melted kisses. Add in vanilla.
  5. Fold in whipped cream until thoroughly combined.
  6. Gently fold in candies (M&Ms. Kit Kats, and Snickers).
  7. Pour into a (2 quart) freezer safe container and freeze 8 hours, overnight, or until firm.


When I made this, I only used 20 kisses but the flavor wasn't very strong. I would use at least 25, but probably 30. :) When melting the kisses be sure to stir during intervals. When ready there may still be some small lumps, but stirring should smooth them out (of course, if it doesn't, continue to microwave until it does). Just make sure you don't overheat!



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10 Comments on Candy Land Dream Ice Cream

  1. Sues
    July 9, 2015 at 12:37 pm (2 years ago)
    This is one of the prettiest ice creams I've seen!! I just love that candy infiltrates every part of it... And the color is awesome, too! Reply
    • Lexi
      July 9, 2015 at 2:04 pm (2 years ago)
      Aww... thanks, Sues! :) Reply
  2. Beeta @ Mon Petit Four
    July 9, 2015 at 5:19 pm (2 years ago)
    I can see all children (and adults) swooning over this! Love all the fun colors, and the fact that it's got some of my favorite candy bars mixed in! :) Reply
    • Lexi
      July 9, 2015 at 9:55 pm (2 years ago)
      Thanks, Beeta! We're all kids at heart, right?? ;P Reply
  3. Kathleen @ Yummy Crumble
    July 10, 2015 at 3:10 am (2 years ago)
    This looks awesome! I love all the candy you used and the fact that you used melted hershey chocolate. :) Reply
    • Lexi
      July 10, 2015 at 9:23 am (2 years ago)
      Thanks! The melted Hershey's tasted good in pie, so why not ice cream too? ;) Reply
  4. Karen @ The Food Charlatan
    July 10, 2015 at 11:57 am (2 years ago)
    This sounds amazing! Love the title :) Also I'm SO with you, I'm not a national food holiday fan. It bores me, haha. Reply
    • Lexi
      July 10, 2015 at 3:09 pm (2 years ago)
      Thanks, Karen! I usually don't come up with titles other than what states the obvious, but just plain "peanut butter ice cream" or "candy, I don't know, overload?" just wasn't going to cut it. :) Why don't we get together and create one day of the year that's a NO food holiday? I mean, national sugar cookie day; are you serious?? ;P Reply
  5. amanda
    July 13, 2015 at 2:17 am (2 years ago)
    This is so fun!!! Reply
    • Lexi
      July 13, 2015 at 9:15 am (2 years ago)
      Thanks, Amanda! :) Reply

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