Cadbury Crème Ice Cream

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A homemade chocolate ice cream recipe mixed with Cadbury Creme Eggs. If you’re a Cadbury Creme Egg fan, then you need to try this for your Easter dessert! Make this ice cream recipe ahead of time so it’s ready to go when the craving hits! 

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Two colorful bowl with scoop of chocolate ice cream

If you’re try to plan your Easter dessert, then let it include this Chocolate Cadbury Crème Ice Cream. It’s a homemade dark chocolate ice cream loaded with Cadbury Creme Eggs! I meeaaaaaan……love.

This was my first homemade chocolate ice cream and I have fallen totally in love. I have to say my KitchenAid ice cream maker doesn’t get nearly enough of a workout. More ice cream recipes please!

If you are like me, maybe you are a little intimated to make homemade ice cream. I promise you that there is nothing to be afraid of! It is seriously so easy and you might never buy store-bought ice cream again. Eh, that’s a stretch, but you know what I mean! 

An ice cream scoop with a scoop of chocolate ice cream on it

Easy base recipe for any homemade ice cream.

To make this ice cream you only need 4 simple ingredients:

  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Cocoa powder (dark chocolate preferred- I like Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • Vanilla Extract

The steps to make this are simple!

  • First you’ll heat a portion of the heavy cream together with the sugar and cocoa powder so that they dissolve into the heavy cream.
  • Then you’ll add the remaining heavy cream and refrigerate the mixer until it’s completely cooled.

Don’t forget to prefreeze your ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions. This after requires 12+ hours, so through that in the freezer a day ahead of time. 

A close up of two bowls, teal and red with a heaping scoop of chocolate ice cream in it

Helpful tips for the Cadbury Eggs

The key to keeping the characteristics of the Cadbury Eggs- ie the cream filling, I cut them into pieces and frozen them before adding them to the churning ice cream. This will leave your ice cream with chunks of the Cadbury Eggs as opposed to the filling mixing into the ice cream. It’s a win if you ask me.

So make sure you also toss these in the freezer ahead of time so that they have a chance to freeze too.

When adding the ice cream, it’s best to add once it reaches the soft-serve like consistency. Then save 1/3 of the chocolate eggs to add once you’ve poured it into your freezer-safe container. This guarantees you’ll have chunks throughout. 

An overhead view of heaping scoop of chocolate ice cream with chocolate sprinkles

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Cadbury Crème Ice Cream

  • Prep Time: 20 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 hours
  • Yield: 6 Cups

Description

A homemade dark chocolate ice cream with Cadbury Creme Eggs, enjoy this extra special Easter dessert. 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups heavy Cream
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate or vanilla extract
  • 10 Cadbury Crème Eggs (regular size)

Instructions

  1. Pre-freeze your ice cream maker attachment as directed, usually at least 15 hours.
  2. Combine 2 cups whipping cream with the sugar and the cocoa powder in a medium-sized saucepan. Heat medium heat, stirring just until it starts to bubble and sugar is dissolved.
  3. Let cool for a few minutes and add remaining 1 cup of heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract. Stir to combine. Refrigerate until completely cooled.
  4. Unwrap Cadbury Crème Eggs and cut into quarters. Freeze while your liquid mixutre is cooling.
  5. Once frozen, set up ice cream maker, and spin on low speed. Pour the liquid mixture into ice cream maker and spin on low speed for 3 minutes and then increase to medium speed for another 10 minutes.
  6. During the last two minutes, break frozen Cadbury Crème Eggs into small pieces and throw into ice cream mixer. Reserve 1/3 of the Cadbury Eggs to drop into the container after you add the ice cream.
  7. After 15 minutes, your ice cream should resemble soft serve. Stop the machine and spoon into a freezer-safe container, layering in the remaining Cadbury eggs.
  8. Freeze for at least 3-4 hours until desired consistency.

Notes

The total time for this recipe includes the pre-freezing of the ice cream. Put your container in the freezer the day before you plan to make this ice cream.

Nutrition Information:
1 cup
204
26.7g
16.5mg
21.6g
13.8g
26.6g
0g
1.7g
67.8mg
  • Category: Ice Cream
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Homemade chocolate Ice Cream, Cadbury, Cadbury Eggs, Easter Dessert, Easy Easter Dessert, Homemade Ice Cream, Homemade Ice Cream recipe,

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26 Responses
  1. Lisa

    This looks delicious and I’m about to make it to share with my sister. Can you clarify if I’m to use 3/4 cup or 1 cup sugar? The recipe states 3/4 c and the directions said 1 cup. I don’t want to use to much and definitely not too little. 😁

  2. Shelly

    This looks like a delicious alternative to actually eating the eggs. It looks like you used the mini eggs, do you think it would work with the regular sized creme eggs? I have a bunch of those lying around still but only 3 mini’s left. I’m tired of Easter candy, but I can’t say no to a dark chocolate ice cream with candy mixed in.

    1. Beyond Frosting

      Hi Shelly! I actually did not use the minis! I used the regular sized Cadbury eggs and them smashed them before freezing.

  3. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    2 of my favorite things combined into 1 fabulousness!! I’d probably eat the whole batch in a sitting. This looks beyond delicious!
    I love King Arthur Flour. There is a big store in VT. It’s about 3 hours away from me but every now and then we are in the area and I buy loads of stuff from them. Not to mention they have a great online store. 🙂

    1. Beyond Frosting

      That’s totally right Tina! I grew up in Southern Vermont but I haven’t ever been to their store. I am totally making a trip back next time I go home!

  4. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    It sounds like your boyfriend and my husband would get along swimmingly! The first thing my husband asked me to bake was rice krispy treats. I remember just looking at him, like, is that a serious request?

    This ice cream looks fabulous! I still haven’t braved homemade ice cream but I’d better hurry up about it before all the cadbury cream eggs are gone!!!

  5. Gloria // Simply Gloria

    Julianne, love this ice cream… very creative! Very tempting since my machine bowl is already sitting in the freezer and ready at any given moment! Looks like you had a blast with all the peeps over there with KA! #sojelly 😉

  6. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

    This looks like an irresistible ice cream!! Perfect for a night filled with OC housewives 😉

    1. Beyond Frosting

      I do love it, once I got the hang of using it. Turns out I just need to read the directions. My ice cream maker is the kitchen aid attachment!

  7. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

    This looks awesome Julianne! I love the chunks of cadbury eggs – great tip about freezing them first!

  8. Beth @ bethcakes

    You make the best ice creams! Seriously, love those chunks of Cadbury Creme Eggs. Awesome tip about freezing them too!

  9. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Oh, my! My husband would love this! There isn’t much he loves more than ice cream and Cadbury creme eggs.

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