I love this time of the year. The weather is getting warmer. The birds are beginning to sing in the morning. The garden is showing signs of life again. Oh yeah, and there’s Easter candy. I love Easter candy. Peeps. Cadbury Creme Eggs. Those addicting Sweet Tart gummies. Even the peanut M&Ms taste better when they are pastel colored!
This year, in honor of perhaps the most iconic Easter candy out there, I decided to combine Cadbury Creme Eggs with another one of my favorite desserts…ice cream. How can you go wrong with these two together!? And Cadbury Creme Eggs happen to be my wife’s all-time favorite candy. So you can imagine the look on her face when she came home and found 4 boxes of eggs on the counter. What? I had to have extras to experiment with!
On the first attempt, I used all chocolate ice cream…but the chocolate way overpowered the fondant creme. It basically tasted like a chocolate milkshake. Not that chocolate milkshakes are bad…just not what I was going for this time. So after a couple more attempts, I settled on 1 scoop of chocolate ice cream and 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream. The chocolate flavor is definitely still noticeable, but I feel like the fondant creme flavor comes through, too. (And by fondant creme flavor, I mean pure sweetness…but isnt that pretty much what the filling of a Cadbury Creme Egg is?) This milkshake is delicious…but rich. I am fairly certain I couldn’t finish an entire glass by myself. Good thing I had my wife around to help! (And even my dog tried to help out at the end…too bad for him that chocolate and dogs don’t mix!)