I know, I know. Leftover candy? It’s a rarity in my house, but if you have any leftovers or manage to pick up sale candy after the big holidays to make this fun ice cream treat! We use different candies each time, but my favorites always include chocolate, caramel, and something with a bit of crunch. My kids love this because they think it’s like having their favorite ice cream shop right at home!
There isn’t an exact right way to make this, but I do suggest thawing your ice cream in the refrigerator for 1.5 to 2 hours before you make this instead of trying to do it on your countertop. It will allow the ice cream to soften and not just melt. If it melts too much, it can make your final product difficult to scoop.
Leftover Candy Ice Cream
48 ounces vanilla bean ice cream (or any other flavor ice cream or frozen yogurt base you prefer)
2-3 cups chopped assorted candy bars, cookies, or pretzels
Soften your ice cream by placing it into your refrigerator for 1.5 to 2 hours. Place the softened ice cream into a mixing bowl and gently fold in the chopped candy pieces. Place the ice cream back into the original container and freeze for 2 hours before serving.