If you look forward to the release of Creme Eggs every year,
then this Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream is for you!
Easter is almost here, and you know what that means! Yup, time for Cadbury Creme Eggs. Before we get into the recipe for this delicious ice cream, can we talk about the classic Cadbury Creme Egg “Bunny Auditions” commercial? I love that ad! I hope you know the one I’m talking about. Cadbury is holding auditions for the next Cadbury bunny, and all sorts of animals come in wearing Easter bunny ears. I seriously remember seeing that commercial every year since I was about 6 years old. And you know what? It never gets old. It’s a classic! Think about it…how many other commercials can run for 30 years and still not look ridiculously outdated? Ah, but enough reminiscing about 1980’s television. Let’s move on and talk about this delicious Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream!
As soon as the Cadbury Creme Eggs came out this year, I grabbed a handful and stashed them away in the back of the cupboard. (Creme Eggs are one of my wife’s favorite candy, so I have to hide them. Actually, she found them in about 2 days, but I convinced her to hold off and get her Creme Egg fix from this ice cream.) I’ve been on an ice cream kick lately. Yes, I know I have plenty of cakes and cookies coming out of the Spiced kitchen. But it’s starting to get warmer outside…and I want ice cream! I actually went looking for Cadbury Creme Egg ice cream at the store as I figured someone probably makes it. Nope. Well, it looks like Cadbury actually does (or at least did) make a Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream…but it was only available in Europe. So what did I do? I got in the kitchen and made a creamy vanilla ice cream and added in my own chopped Cadbury Creme Eggs. Problem solved!
Funny side note: the container of Cadbury’s version of this ice cream actually reads “Delicious vanilla ice cream with Cadbury chocolate chunks and added goo.” Seriously? Added goo? I’m sure they are referring to the creamy filling inside the Creme Eggs…but “added goo”? I decided to omit the additional goo in this recipe and let the Creme Eggs do all of the work here. I hope you don’t mind.
If you’re a Creme Egg connoisseur, then may I also suggest checking out this Cadbury Creme Egg Milkshake that I whipped up last year around this time.
Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 5 egg yolks
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 1½ Tbsp vanilla extract
- 4 large 1.2 oz Cadbury Crème Eggs, coarsely chopped, plus more for garnishing
- cocoa powder to garnish
- In a medium saucepan, heat the milk until it just begins to simmer.
- Meanwhile, whisk together the sugar, salt and egg yolks in a medium bowl. Gradually pour the hot milk into the egg yolk mixture, whisking vigorously the entire time.
- Return the entire mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon (6-7 minutes).
- Remove mixture from the heat and stir in the heavy cream and vanilla extract.
- Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a clean container. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic directly to the surface of the mixture. Refrigerate overnight.
- Pour the ice cream mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. Approximately half-way through the freezing process, add the chopped Cadbury Crème Eggs. Allow the ice cream maker to finish making the ice cream.
- Garnish with a sprinkle of cocoa powder and additional chopped Cadbury Crème Eggs before serving.