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You might assume that with a husband and three boys, my life would be all about sports. But it’s just not so. At least – not from them. Instead, I am the football aficionado in this house. I come from a long line of football fans, and I follow my team no matter what their season is like. College football or professional – I love it all. And while my husband and kids aren’t that knowledgeable about it, they LOVE to watch the Big Game with me. I think it’s mostly because I love to whip up tasty treats to celebrate the occasion.
This year, along with our favorite tailgating (or homegating as the case is this year with a new baby on board) feast, I am whipping up a big batch of SNICKERS® & Skittles® No Melt Ice Cream. These are a mother’s DREAM. Delicious faux ice cream that is easy to make and won’t get messy! My kids love it, and because it doesn’t melt, I don’t have to follow them around with a wet wipe as they eat it.
It’s such a versatile recipe – you can add anything you want to the basic recipe. But we love the SNICKERS version because it allows us to add some of our favorite toppings. And the Skittles version is so colorful and bright and PERFECT for little kids. You can even use food coloring to make your team’s colors! SO MUCH FUN!
For these, we headed out to Walmart to get supplies. Off to the candy aisle I went to pick up a pack of SNICKERS Minis and a bag of Skittles. There are so many varieties! I may have bought more than I needed…
I bought the rest of my ingredients, as well and then headed home to create my masterpiece!
If you want to make your own, here’s what you need for the basic ice cream recipe:
4 oz cream cheese (softened)
7 oz marshmallow creme
8 oz frozen whipped topping (thawed)
8 graham crackers
To create the Skittles and SNICKERS versions here, you will also need:
food dye (if desired)
1/4 C Skittles candies
12 SNICKERS minis
To begin, mix together in a large bowl the cream cheese, marshmallow creme and whipped topping. Be sure to fold it together gently, as you want to keep it light and fluffy.
Next, crumble the graham crackers into crumbs using either a food processor or, if you’re like me, a plastic baggie and some palm action. Add the crumbs into the mixture.
Stir it all together, and there you have your basic “ice cream” recipe. If you felt like it, you could stop there, divide into individual scoops and freeze. But there’s no way we are stopping here. We want to make these things AMAZING.
First up, let’s do the SNICKERS No Melt Ice Cream.
Chop up 6 fun size or 12 mini SNICKERS into large chunks.
Then, add the candies into the Ice Cream mix. Stir it together gently until it’s well combined. Then, simply use an ice cream scoop to scoop out individual servings onto a foil pan.
Place into the freezer for 3 – 4 hours until it’s nice and cold. Serve with your favorite ice cream toppings. For a truly “no melt” experience, I suggest serving your SNICKERS version in a waffle bowl with some hard shell chocolate syrup, chocolate whipped cream and a cherry on top! YUM!
For the Skittles version, we need to divide our basic ice cream mix into three bowls. Into each bowl, squirt a few drops of food dye.
Mix each one until it is the color you desire. I wanted a nice pastel rainbow effect, so we made yellow, pink and blue.
You can mix in some Skittles if you’d like, but I prefer to add them on top once I’ve scooped them out onto their foil pans.
Once again, simply put in the freezer for at least 3-4 hours.
Once your ice cream is well frozen, you can remove them and serve. You can serve them however you want! On an ice cream cone (no drips!), in a bowl or even stick a popsicle stick into them and serve them that way!
We just set them out on a plate and let people help themselves. Make sure to have some extra Skittles on hand to be sprinkled on top!
This is such an easy and amazing treat. It’s the perfect thing to take with you in a cooler or have at home as you watch on TV.
So much excitement for the big game! What will YOU be making for your crowd? Share your favorite recipes in the comments. I’d LOVE to hear how you celebrate!