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I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of getting excited about the playoffs and, of course, the Super Bowl. I mean, did you SEE that awesome return on Sunday?!?! Awesome. Pure awesome. And although my home team is soooo not going to the playoffs (can we say “not without a quarterback”), I think my watching experience just got kicked-up a notch, because I decided to Make Super Bowl 50 Even Sweeter with Skittles by making Skittles Rainbow Ice Cream for the big game (and probably every game between now and then, it’s so freakin’ awesome)…It’s like the rainbow of awesome landed on an ice cream cone and brought me Skittles wrapped in a package that’s sweet…and dairy-free…and gluten-free.
Before we begin, let’s take a second and do a little PSA…Never put skittles (solid whole or pieces) into ice cream to freeze, as this could cause tooth cracking–like ouch. But using skittles as a topping to be eaten immediately is okay, so I recommend it heartily. Especially on Rainbow Ice Cream. Or you can use the ice cream as a dip for chocolate candies. Or make a rainbow with some Starburst to put on top of your Rainbow Ice Cream. See? Very versatile ice cream–you can do anything with it. Heh.
And I should also share with you some thoughts on experimenting with the making of this recipe: THEY WERE ALL DELICIOUS. Each and every attempt. Yummy with a capital Y. But this recipe really works, and its gorgeous, too. Just remember to turn your freezer on. Otherwise, you end up making not-awesome.
Now, all that being said, you need to keep in mind that, under no circumstances should you feel obligated to buy 1,004 small bags of Skittles to make your Rainbow Ice Cream at home. However, Skittles is here to Make Super Bowl 50 Even Sweeter–and it’s working already…bwahahahaha. (Oh, maybe that’s not an evil thing requiring the eeeeevil laugh. Maybe?) Just in case, definitely feel obligated to buy a large bag (or two) from Amazon and go ahead and get the big bags of Starburst, too. And some caramel goodness (all the tasty friends of Snickers, my lovelies) to go with. Heck, just buy all the candy–it’s quick and easy on Amazon and you can get up to 20% off, so it’s like you’re saving time AND money by buying this tasty candy, right? RIGHT?! (that’s what I keep telling my husband)
Ok, I’ll just sit over here now and let you revel in the awesomeness that is this recipe. You’re going to love it. Unless you hate rainbows, Skittles and small puppies…then you probably never, ever need to come back to this site again–because that’s all we’re about.
Here’s your how-to photo tutorial, so you can guess what to do instead of reading the recipe, if you’re that kind of person. Heh.
Skittles Rainbow Ice Cream
- ¼ heaping cup of each color of the Skittles rainbow
- 5 cans coconut milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Starburst candy in each color
- Bite-size caramel chocolate candies for dipping
You can get all the candies here (and save up to 20% to Make Super Bowl 50 Even Sweeter).
- Separate the 5 colors of the Skittles rainbow - remember, you need about ¼ cup of each color. Had to do this first--just couldn't wait...
- To make the ice cream, open your coconut milk cans and scoop the thick cream part into a bowl, trying to get as little of the coconut water as possible. Discard coconut water or just set aside for chugging later, whatever.
- Add the powdered sugar, food coloring and vanilla to the coconut cream.
- Mix on high 2-3 minutes with a hand mixer until it becomes stiff and fluffy.
- At this point, I stuck the ice cream in the freezer, in the bowl as-is, then started working on the rainbow-ness. But the thing is, I wouldn’t leave it in there for longer than an hour. So, if you have to leave it and come back, that’s fine, but just come back VERY SOON.
- Pop each color of Skittles, individually, into your blender and crush those candies to a fine powder. This is going to be VERY loud, so cover your kiddo's ears.
- Place the crushed candies in separate bowls until all of the candy is crushed.
- Remove the ice cream from the freezer and put equal amounts of ice cream in each bowl with the crushed Skittles.
- Stir each color until mixed thoroughly.
- If you would like the color to be more intense, add a corresponding 10-12 drops of food coloring at this juncture and stir until mixed thoroughly (this is what I did, but it is absolutely unnecessary unless you're rainbow-obsessed like me).
- Place individual bowls of ice cream into the freezer for about an hour (or overnight, whatever), then place the colors together in the same bowl and pack tightly.
- When serving, be sure to get some of all the colors of the rainbow...it more fun that way.
- Begin consuming by the shovel-ful. End by licking the bowl clean and popping Skittles like popcorn.
- Use the chocolates to dip the ice cream if it's getting melty...use the Starburst to make little rainbows to decorate your Skittles Rainbow Ice Cream...heck, decorate the ice cream with some MORE Skittles. Just love that rainbow. Love it. Because it loves you...
I’d love to hear if you made your own Skittles Rainbow Ice Cream and what you thought, so drop me a line in the comments below!