If you've seen Cold Stone Creamery's Boo Batter Ice Cream, you'll love my version of the popular Halloween ice cream. The best part is that you can make it at home because you don't need an ice cream maker!
This copycat Boo Batter No Churn Ice Cream is the perfect treat for celebrating Halloween! It makes a great dessert, potluck dish and is ideal for a Halloween birthday! Loaded with chocolate bars, cookies and candy, it's like your loot bag exploded into a Halloween -worthy frozen treat.
Kids will love this ice cream and it is bound to conjure up all sorts of fun, childhood Halloween memories for adults!
Halloween Ice Cream
Halloween is all about indulging in candy and now it's about ice cream too. This Halloween Ice Cream is not only easy to make, it really fun and festive. Plus, it's never too cold for ice cream...
Black Ice Cream
Black ice cream became a huge trend a few years back. Although it's often made with activated charcoal, not black food coloring, as I use. However, since activated charcoal is a little harder to come by and has a mild flavor of its own, I opted for black food coloring. The color of black ice cream is best achieved by using a super black food coloring. I use Americolor (affiliate link)
If you use regular food coloring, you will need to use a lot to get it this color and it could leave the ice cream with an aftertaste. However, you can buy both the regular and super black food/icing coloring at cake decorating supply stores, Michaels arts & crafts or on amazon etc...
Black Food Coloring
What goes in, also must come out!
Black food coloring is also one of those things that you'll want to be sure you warn your crowd about. Because once it goes in, it must come out. I discovered this when I fed my kids a party cake with black food coloring and they were calling me to the bathroom in a panic. Realizing that there were probably a lot of other party-going kids and parents out there experiencing similar freak-outs, I called everyone that was at the birthday party and gave them the heads up. Fun...
Cake Batter Ice Cream
Just like Cold Stone's Boo Batter, this ice cream is deceiving. Because it's black, you may be expecting it to taste like licorice or similar. But it actually tastes like cake batter! I use both a cake batter extract and cake batter Oreo cookies in the mix. And if you like cake batter flavor, be sure to try my Birthday Cake Batter and Ice Cream Crepes and my No Bake Birthday Cake Cheesecake (with Oreo crust)!
No Churn Ice Cream
No churn ice cream is quick and easy to make. But be warned, they tend to melt faster than your typical store bought ice cream or ice cream made with an actual ice cream maker. Give my other no churn ice creams a try!
So if you're looking for something a little different this Halloween (or looking to use up some leftover candy) then you'll love this Boo Batter No Churn Ice Cream !
Halloween Candy Cupcakes
And if you like candy themed Halloween treats, check out my Halloween Jack o’lantern Bucket Cupcakes!
Boo Batter No Churn Ice Cream
- hand mixer
- 1 tsp Princess Cake and Cookie Emulsion * or cake batter extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- 14 oz. - can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted and cooled
- ¾ tbsp super black food coloring * I use Americolor brand
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream well chilled
- 4 chopped up mini kit kats
- 8 chopped/crushed cake batter Oreo cookies
- candy corn
- broken pieces of mini Kit Kat chocolate bars
- candy eyes
- waffle cones - optional
- Chill a medium bowl and beaters (from electric mixer) in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
- Combine the sweetened condensed milk, melted butter, black food coloring, cake and cookie emulsion or cake batter extract and salt into a separate large bowl and whisk together. * You may need to add a little more black food coloring to get the color you want. But remember it darkens when it freezes and you want to use only as much as needed (seee NOTES)
- Chop the Kit Kat Bars in about ½ inch pieces.
- Crush (or chop) the Oreo cookies (I put them in a ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin).
- Add the crushed Oreos, chopped Kit Kats and about 2 tbsp of smarties to the black mixture.
- Whip the whipped cream to stiff peaks in the chilled bowl.
- Gently fold in the whipping cream into the black condensed milk mixture.
- Transfer the ice cream into a container you can freeze (I use a loaf pan). Garnish with additional pieces of Kit Kat chocolate bars, candy corn, candy eyes and smarties.
- Cover tightly and freeze for several hours until solid (8 hours or overnight).* I put the loaf pan in a large container.