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Lucky Charms Ice Cream Recipe


Just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day, we’re so excited to share this Lucky Charms ice cream recipe! I will fully admit, when I was a kid I would make an all-marshmallow cereal by picking out the colorful, crunchy marshmallows from the Lucky Charms box and boy, was it good! So when I got a text message showing me a Lucky Charms-flavored ice cream, there was no doubt I was creating my own version! I put my 4 year old to work, sorting out the marshmallows from the frosted oats. I was a proud mama when I noticed he refrained from eating them all and actually followed my instructions! I honestly thought they would all end up in his belly!


I went to my trusted ice cream base (we’ve used it here and here), that was adapted from Jeni’s and altered it to make one “magically delicious” (sorry, I had to!) Lucky Charms ice cream that actually tastes like the cereal, but even better!! The marshmallows do soften, but they keep their yummy flavor and make beautifully colorful swirls in the ice cream. It’s truly my absolute favorite ice cream recipe base! No eggs, which I love and very easy to make.

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, we decided to make mini ice cream cones for the little leprechauns that will be partaking in this fun dessert. How cute are those?! We picked them up at our grocery store!

We scooped mini cones and everyone loved this frozen Lucky Charms treat! This ice cream is very creamy (the secret ingredient is cream cheese!!) and delicious, and perfect for celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day or great to make with kids too. Enjoy and stay sweet!

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Recipe
Serves: 1 quart
Measurements Ingredients
  • 2 cupswhole milk
  • 4 teaspoonscornstarch
  • 1½ cupsheavy cream
  • 3/4 cupsugar
  • 2 tablespoonslight corn syrup
  • 1⁄4 teaspoonkosher salt
  • 4 tablespoonscream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoonvanilla extract
  • 4 cupsLucky Charms marshmallows
  • 1/2 cupmarshmallow fluff
  1. In a bowl, stir together 1⁄4 cup milk and the cornstarch; set aside
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together remaining milk, heavy cream, sugar, syrup, and salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes, watch it carefully as it will boil over quickly!
  4. Stir in the cornstarch mix and then return to a boil and cook. Stir constantly until thickened, about 3 minutes.
  5. Place the softened cream cheese in a bowl and pour in 1⁄4 cup hot milk mixture.
  6. Whisk until completely smooth. No lumps in the cream cheese.
  7. Add it back into the main mixture and stir all together. Add in the vanilla
  8. Put the mixture, covered in the refrigerator. It must be completely cooled so leave it for a few hours or overnight.
  9. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker; process according to manufacturer's instructions.
  10. When the ice cream is thickened, add in the marshmallows fluff and 4 cups of Lucky Charm marshmallows and churn a few times until incorporated. Do not over mix.
  11. Pour into a container to freeze.
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12 responses to Lucky Charms Ice Cream Recipe

  1. March 8, 2017

    So lovely! And can I just say I am obsessed with that golden scoop?!?

    1. Eden
      March 8, 2017

      Thank you Mariana!!! I love that scoop too!

  2. March 9, 2017

    This is so adorable! An ice cream like this one would make me so happy!

    1. Eden
      March 9, 2017

      Haha!! I promise it’s SO good too!! And easy to make!

  3. March 14, 2017

    Love the idea ! Thank you !

  4. Callie
    March 17, 2017

    yum! how many boxes of Lucky Charms did it take to get 4 cups of marshmallows?

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  7. March 18, 2017

    At our local Mennonite store, we can get a bag of just the Lucky Charms marshmallows. Saves trying to eat just the oatie bits by themselves.

  8. April 10, 2017

    This looks so incredible and so easy to make!

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  10. August 13, 2017

    That looks soo adorable and delicious!!! Thank you for sharing your recipe 🙂 will definitely give this a try!

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