Friday, April 23, 2010

Lucky Charms Ice Cream

My brother and I were never allowed to eat Lucky Charms as kids, which makes this concoction a particularly guilty pleasure. I love the pops of colors, the crunch, and the way the marshmallows melt on your tongue.
Lucky Charms are all about a high marshmallow to cereal ratio. So why not improve your odds be separating them out?

This is what I am talking about.

The secret to this recipe is soaking the milk in cereal so that it has that cereal milk flavor.

Fresh out of the ice cream maker.
Magically delicious.


1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups Lucky Charms cereal
1/3 cup sugar
4 eggs yolks
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup Lucky Charms marshmallows

Soak 1 cup of cereal in milk for 10 minutes. Drain the cereal from the milk and put milk in a pot with the sugar over medium heat. In a separate bowl, whip the egg yolks. Just as the milk is beginning to simmer, stir it into egg yolk bowl, half cup by half cup, stirring continuously. Add the egg yolk mixture back into the pot on the stove slowly. Continue to stir until the mixture thickens into a custard and coast the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and pour into a separate bowl. Add the heavy cream and vanilla. Cool in an ice bath or in the refrigerator. When mixture is cool, pour it into the ice cream machine and turn. When you've reach the consistency you want, stir the Lucky Charms marshmallows and remaining half cup of cereal in by hand.


  1. I wasn't allowed to eat lucky charms as a child either!!!!!

    1. i think alot of us lil niggaz was banned from the charmz when we was kidz.

  2. hi!! thanks so much for letting me know about your blog...!

    i love how the final product turned out, with all the marshmallow colours throughout... so pretty!


  3. Very cool recipe. Inventive use of Lucky Charms Cereal.

    I'm glad to meet another Ice Cream making fanatic. I look forward to reading more from your blog. Thanks!

  4. 1 1/2 what heavy cream? cups? table spoons? i want to try to make this soon...

  5. Sorry about that! Good catch! It should be 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream. Good luck and let me know how it turns out!

  6. Dude, That Looks Killer. I might have to make some Trix or Coco Puffs Cereal.

  7. I can't wait to try this!

  8. why wasn't you allowed to eat lucky charms when you was a kid

  9. Made it, LOVE it!! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. This looks divine! My daughter wants to try this for St. Patrick's Day and add mint extract and green food coloring. Thanks for your post!

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