Peppermint Candy Ice Cream


Jazz up store-bought vanilla ice cream with peppermint candies and white chocolate for a winter dessert that's completely . No one will know this peppermint ice cream is semi-homemade!

Peppermint Candy Ice Cream
Photo: Philip Ficks
Prep Time:
30 mins
Freeze Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
5 cups


  • 1 ¾ quart vanilla ice cream

  • 4 ounce white chocolate

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla

  • ½ cup striped round peppermint candies, broken (about 15 candies)


  1. Place ice cream in a very large bowl. Let stand at room temperate until soft enough to stir, about 20 to 30 minutes.

  2. Place chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl. Cook on medium for 1 to 11/2 minutes or until just melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir melted chocolate and vanilla bean paste into softened ice cream. Transfer mixture to a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Sprinkle with candies; gently swirl in with a spoon. Cover and freeze until firm, about 3 to 4 hours. Makes 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

466 Calories
28g Fat
48g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 466
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 195mg 15%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 268mg 6%
Folate, total 12mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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