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Cotton Candy Ice Cream

Cotton Candy Ice Cream

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Cotton candy reminds me of the county fair. The long strands of pink and blue spun sugar are a special treat. It inspired me to create an ice cream that would be delicious and popular. 

My kids have always been fans of the sugary novelty but it's hard to find and when we do discover it, it's expensive. 

Quandry solved!

Make it at home in your ice cream maker. My recipe couldn't be easier.

Learn how to make cotton candy ice cream

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I found spun cotton candy at the grocery one summer day and an idea was formed. Cotton Candy Ice Cream was born. 

Now my kids usually enjoy cotton candy at the Great American Ballpark and they usually always indulge in the sticky blue and pink strands.

Amazingly enough I'm OK with it. Know why? A typical serving of cotton candy at the ballpark is made up of about 2 tablespoons of sugar. Spun sugar spreads and looks like so much more.

We only used a few handfuls of the stands and added them to the ice cream during the final stages of production.

I used a recipe from Paper & Stitch blog as the basis for my recipe. I reduced the amount of sugar because I used cotton candy syrup in my recipe. According to the kids, it turned out AMAZING! 

Cotton Candy Ice Cream | Home & Plate | www.homeandplate.com | Learn how to make cotton candy ice cream at home in your ice cream maker.

Because it is summertime, I found the syrup and the spun sugar at the grocery store in the summer seasonal section. 

My boys were ecstatic when I came home with the ingredients. This was great bonding with my boys. After all, we are talking cotton candy. 

Cotton Candy Ice Cream | Home & Plate | www.homeandplate.com | Learn how to make cotton candy ice cream at home in your ice cream maker.

The boys were my official taste testers as as we adjusted the amount of syrup and sugar to add to the recipe. 

The next ice cream creation they have requested is s'mores ice cream. Time to get creative.

What is your favorite flavor?

Cotton Candy Ice Cream | Home & Plate | www.homeandplate.com | Cotton candy reminds me of the county fair. Long strands of pink and blue spun sugar are a special treat.
Cotton Candy Ice Cream | www.homeandplate.com | Learn how to make cotton candy ice cream at home in your ice cream maker.

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