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No Churn Unicorn Ice Cream is a fun way to make ice cream. The secret ingredient is Kool-Aid and no ice cream machine is needed!

No Churn Unicorn Ice Cream is a fun way to make ice cream. The secret ingredient is Kool-Aid and no ice cream machine is needed!

  • Fun Recipe

I have been wanting to do something fun for awhile. I know this unicorn phase is actually something to make that is fun. How do I know this? Well, I admit when I created my Unicorn Kisses Cocktail coming up with the concept was a lot of fun.

So could I do unicorn magic again? What would be different and fun that I could create? All these questions went through my mind.

No Churn Unicorn Ice Cream is a fun way to make ice cream. The secret ingredient is Kool-Aid and no ice cream machine is needed!

  • Online

I was browsing online trying to get inspiration for ice cream recipes that would not require an ice cream maker. I know many of these recipes are popular because I saw success with my Strawberry Moscato Sorbet. That recipe was made in a ziplock bag in the freezer.

I really wanted to do an ice cream. Then I saw something interesting. It was a no churn ice cream recipe. It only had a few ingredients. The secret ingredient was Kool-Aid. That is right Kool-Aid ice cream.

It was intriguing and simple this recipe I saw. That was when a light bulb lights up in my head. I could use that recipe as a base and do a unicorn ice cream version that is different.

No Churn Unicorn Ice Cream is a fun way to make ice cream. The secret ingredient is Kool-Aid and no ice cream machine is needed!

  • No Churn Unicorn Ice Cream

I knew I had purple pearl dust and silver edible glitter stars left from the unicorn cocktail. Instead of mixing in the Kool-Aid into the ice cream why not swirl it and use two different packets so it is colorful. Use the purple pearl dust and the edible glitter to give it that magical feel.

No Churn Unicorn Ice Cream is a fun way to make ice cream. The secret ingredient is Kool-Aid and no ice cream machine is needed!

I had to do the base recipe different if I was going to swirl the Kool-Aid. The answer was obvious, mix the milk and sugars together first. Another obstacle was what flavor Kool-Aids to use in this. The flavors not only had to make look “pretty” and unicorn-like but had to complement each other as well.

When I was at the store I was looking at the drink packets. I knew I wanted a pinkish red, and yes cherry did come to mind, I quickly decided on no for that. Why? I saw Strawberry Fin and the Blue Raspberry Lemonade. Colors and flavor were perfect for this Unicorn frozen treat.

It tart and sweet. Then throw in a dash of magic with that shimmer and stars.  This is the perfect warm weather treat. It is simply unicorn perfect!

  • Video

No Churn Unicorn Ice Cream

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Serves 6

No Churn Unicorn Ice Cream is a fun way to make ice cream. The secret ingredient is Kool-Aid and no ice cream machine is needed!

Ingredients

  • 2 pkgs unsweetened Kool-Aid, 2 different flavors
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon purple pearl dust
  • 1/2 teaspoon edible silver glitter stars

Directions

  1. In a bowl, add the sugar, milk, and half and half.
  2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add one packet of the Kool-Aid and swirl it into the mix. It will clump, if it clumps, press the clumps up against the bowl to break it up.
  4. After the first packet is swirled into the mix, add the second packet.
  5. Do the same thing as you did with the first one, swirl the Kool-Aid into the mix.
  6. After that is swirled in, add the purple pearl dust.
  7. Like the Kool-Aids, simply swirl it in.
  8. Finally, top off with the edible glitter stars. Just slightly swirl them.
  9. Place the mix in the freezer and let it freeze for 8 hours to overnight.
  10. Scup it into some bowls and ENJOY

by Recipe by Dee Samaan of Seduction in the Kitchen

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36 Comments
  • Denise Wright
    June 14, 2017

    Nothings better than no churn ice cream! I didn’t even know they made edible stars and glitter. How cool and perfect for a unicorn theme!

    • Deanna Samaan
      July 16, 2017

      Yeah! I went into my cake making past to remember that they sold edible glitter and pearl dust. Thank you!

  • ally
    June 15, 2017

    Super dooper recipe! And, the video was fabulous! I watched the whole thing!! xo

  • Hadia
    June 16, 2017

    Such a fun recipe, Deana! Such a great idea to use the Kool-Aid!

  • Doreen Simpson
    June 17, 2017

    The grand kids will go mad over this ♥

    • Deanna Samaan
      July 16, 2017

      This is great for kids to help make! Thank you so much!! 🙂

  • The kids would love this on a hot summer day.

  • Angie
    July 12, 2017

    Looks delicious and Magical! My kids would love it!

  • Cynthia
    July 13, 2017

    What a creative idea! And so easy to make. I’m obsessed with the unicorn trend, love it too much!

    • Deanna Samaan
      July 16, 2017

      I admit I kinda am a little obsessed with unicorn trend right now myself 🙂 Thank you so much!! 🙂

  • Tony
    July 13, 2017

    Looks Yum. Have to give this a try. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Chef Dennis
    July 13, 2017

    I’ll never turn down ice cream. What a fun recipe, thanks for sharing it with us!

  • Lisa
    July 13, 2017

    What a great (and easy) recipe! Love that no ice cream machine is needed.
    Thanks for sharing!
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  • Ramona
    July 13, 2017

    Who thought it would be simple to make your own ice cream. The perfect treat for summer.

    • Deanna Samaan
      July 16, 2017

      No Churns are simple ice creams to make. Thank you so much!! 🙂

  • Elena
    July 13, 2017

    Oh my Gosh the colors of that ice cream are really cute. This seems like a fun recipe and I have to try it.

    • Deanna Samaan
      July 16, 2017

      Thank you so much!! 🙂 That was my hope to create a fun kid friendly recipe!

  • Cassie
    July 13, 2017

    Love a unicorn inspired recipe and this looks fantastic! You had me at no churn!! I haven’t tried making icecream yet for that exact reason

    • Deanna Samaan
      July 16, 2017

      No Churn is the easiest ice cream recipe to make 🙂 Thank you so much!! 🙂

  • Terri Beavers
    July 13, 2017

    Oh wow, that looks like the kind of dessert my grand kids would go crazy over. I’ll have to gather all of the ingredients when shopping this weekend and try to make this.

  • I am totally on board with these no churn ice creams! The Kool-Aid is such a fantastic idea!

  • Adriana Lopez Martn
    July 14, 2017

    How cute and lovely is this. In love with the stars too very creative. And I bet is tasty too. Perfect for a birthday party. And the fact that you do not need to churn is an advantage, no ice cream machine needed =)

    • Deanna Samaan
      July 16, 2017

      This would be soo cute for a unicorn themed party! That is a great idea!! Thank you so much!! 🙂

  • Carol Cassara
    July 14, 2017

    Cool! No need to churn it so that’s definitely easier than most ice cream recipes that I see online. I can’t wait to make this one when the family comes over! I’m sure the kids will love it!

    • Deanna Samaan
      July 16, 2017

      I have an ice cream maker but I never can work it right LOL So I love no churns they are easier to make for that reason 🙂 Thank you so much!! 🙂

  • nana
    July 15, 2017

    This sounds great I would love to do one , I don’t have a ice cream maker but maybe I going to have to come up with a idea. lol thank you

    • Deanna Samaan
      July 16, 2017

      That is what is great about this recipe, you dont need an ice cream maker 🙂 Thank You!

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