Bubble Gum Ice Cream Recipe

Bubble gum ice cream is one of the most whimsical of flavors, a total immersion into a child's world – sort of like cotton candy. What could be better than bubble gum and ice cream together, at the same time? Ah … if only you could blow bubbles with it too! (We don't recommend trying – it would get kind of messy.)

This is a perfect flavor for a children’s birthday party or a family reunion. (Click here for more ice cream party ideas.) Dress it up with mini-marshmallows, chocolate sprinkles, chocolate shavings or a big swirl of whipped cream. The ice cream is so rich and smooth that grownups won’t be able to help themselves from enjoying it too.

bubble gum ice cream

For a bright pink bubble-gum-looking ice cream, add a drop of red food coloring when the mixture has chilled, before churning, and mix well.


2 cups cream
2 cups milk
2/3 cups sugar
70-100 grams of your favorite bubble gum
5 egg yolks

Homemade Bubble Gum Ice Cream Recipe

  1. Warm the milk, cream and sugar in a medium saucepan to a simmer.

  2. Add the bubble gum pieces.

  3. Remove from heat and allow to steep for about an hour.

  4. Place a sieve over a large bowl. Strain the milk, removing the bubble gum.

  5. Return milk to pan and reheat until warm.

  6. Slowly pour the warm milk over the egg yolks, whisking constantly.

  7. Return mixture to pan and cook over medium flame until it thickens. The mixture should coat the back of a spoon (about 82 C / 180 F on a candy thermometer).

  8. Strain the mixture through a sieve into a large bowl.

  9. Chill the mixture well.

  10. Churn in your ice cream machine.

Have fun!

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