As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, I’m sharing a fantastic recipe with you today for homemade Milky Way® Bites Ice Cream – a perfect dessert for your next game day party!
We’ve been sharing quite a few of our favorite recipes for game day parties and tailgating these days – ‘tis the season for football, homecoming, apple-picking and all sorts of fun Fall activities! I love this time of year and the best part is spending time with great friends, enjoying great food!
And no game day party would be complete without an awesome dessert like this Milky Way Bites Ice Cream! If you love Milky Way bars as much as I do – you will absolutely LOVE this ice cream!
This Milky Way Bites ice cream is made with a ‘double-dose’ of delicious Milky Way flavor – first a creamy and decadent ice cream base is flavored with melted MARS Milky Way bars, giving it that wonderful and distinctive flavor of chocolate-malt, caramel and milk chocolate. This ice cream by itself is pretty fabulous – BUT it gets even better! Next, we stirred in Milky Way Bites candy plus an extra drizzle of caramel sauce during the churning process to give this ice cream even more delicious Milky Way flavor!
Have you tried the Milky Way Bites yet? They are delicious, bite-sized cubes of your favorite candy bar and they come already unwrapped in convenient bags, so when the craving strikes – you can just pop ‘em in your mouth! The Bites come in both Milky Way and SNICKERS® flavors.
And, as some extra incentive for you to give these Bites a try, we’re also sharing a coupon for MARS Milky Way® and SNICKERS® Bites candy as part of the MARS #GAMEDAYBITES campaign! Just click on the image below to receive your coupon and be sure to spread the word and share these coupons with a friend! (As an added bonus, if you share these coupons with a friend, your coupon value will double!
Kids and grown-ups alike will love this ice cream so be sure to make this Milky Way Bite Ice Cream for your next game day party!Print
- 4 egg yolks, room temperature
- 4 1.84-ounce Milky Way candy bars
- 1 cup whole milk, divided
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 1 7-ounce bag Milky Way Bites
- ¼ cup caramel sauce
- In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Set aside.
- Unwrap the Milky Way candy bars and cut them up into 4 or 5 pieces.
- In a heavy bottomed saucepan, place the cut pieces Milky Way bars and about ½ of the milk. Over medium low heat, begin to melt the candy, stirring constantly. Gradually add the remaining milk and cream (about ½ cup at a time) stirring to continue to melt the candy bar but being careful not to let the mixture start to simmer. If needed, using a wooden spoon, press the nougat from the candy bar against the side of the hot pot to help it melt and dissolve.
- Remove from the heat (it’s OK if there are still some small unmelted pieces of candy bar in the cream mixture.
- Take about a cup of the hot mixture and very slowly drizzle it into the bowl with the egg yolks – constantly whisking while you add the hot mixture. (A slow drizzle will prevent the eggs from cooking as you add the hot cream mixture.)
- Once your egg mixture is smooth, slowly pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan with the rest of the hot cream and candy bar mixture.
- Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens a bit and coats the back of a spoon. (This will take less than 5 minutes as well, and again, do not bring the mixture to a simmer or boil, or it will curdle.)
- Remove the pan from the heat and pour the mixture through a fine strainer into a bowl.
- Cover the bowl with a large piece of plastic wrap, pushing the plastic down to touch the top of the custard. (This will prevent a skin from forming on the custard as it cools.) Refrigerate overnight.
- Churn in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. As you get to the last few minutes of the churning process, pour in the Milky Way Bites and caramel sauce and allow it to churn a minute or so more until mixed throughout.
- After churning, freeze again for 4-6 hours before serving.