Yahoo! The fourth of July is this weekend! Let’s celebrate with this crazy easy Red, White and Blue M&M Ice Cream. It’s no churn, so you don’t even need an ice cream maker. It has M&M’s which are always a win. And also, because I felt like it, this Red, White and Blue M&M Ice Cream also has a layer of fudge AND a layer of caramel. How’s that for summer ice cream amazingness?!
Growing up the in the Pacific Northwest, the 4th of July was always the start of summer for us. That is because, usually, without fail, the weather up until that point was pretty craptastic. We’d have to wait until then to have a BBQ, play outside and chase after the ice cream man. No need to chase after the ice cream man now that I know homemade ice cream is so easy to make.
Side note: are there actually ice cream men now a days? Like legit ice cream men in the cool little trucks? My kiddos would love it but we never see them!
Anywho, childhood nostalgia aside, it’s not that using an ice cream maker is all that difficult but no churn ice cream is SO SO easy. I have made a few batches of ice cream already this spring and I haven’t even taken my ice cream maker out. I just can’t justify it when no churn ice cream is so easy!
Take this Red, White and Blue M&M Ice Cream for instance you only need 7 ingredients. I could’ve cut the ingredients down to 5 or even 4 and just made a good ol’ fashioned M&M Ice Cream but I really, really, really wanted to make this the perfect decadent dessert to celebrate with. This means I had to add a layer of caramel sauce AND a layer of hot fudge.
Kate@DiethoodJune 30, 2016 at 8:05 am
Oooooh fudge and caramel AND m & m’s!!! YOU are going to be my kids’ favorite blogger! :-D
Michelle @ The Complete SavoriJune 28, 2016 at 9:46 pm
I agree, the addition of the hot fudge and caramel is totally worth adding a couple more ingredients. :)
DeeJune 28, 2016 at 10:25 am
I love no churn ice cream, and this would be perfect for the 4th!
withsaltandwitJune 28, 2016 at 7:15 am
This is perfect for the Fourth! Full of the perfect colors and will taste amazing too!
Michelle NahomJune 28, 2016 at 4:44 am
This is such a yummy treat! There is no way I am just limiting myself to the 4th of July! :) And we still have ice cream trucks here…sometimes we see them on the road near our house but they often show up at soccer games and other events too.
dinnerthendessertJune 27, 2016 at 10:47 pm
This is a perfect treat for the Fourth of July! Thanks for the great idea!
Jessica SegarraJune 27, 2016 at 4:48 pm
My girls would love this!
thefoodhunterJune 27, 2016 at 7:58 am
What a fun recipe for summer!