Layers of vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge, salty caramel, chopped peanuts and chunks of Snickers candy bar make this an ultimate frozen treat.

Snickers Ice Cream

In my neck of the woods summer is still in full force. And truth be told, while I don’t handle the heat very well much of the time, I am soaking up these remaining hot summer days. I don’t even want to think about fall and the cold that will inevitably follow.

And while summer’s here, I’m going to keep churning out the ice cream recipes, if you don’t mind.

Snickers Ice Cream

Here’s an ice cream your whole family is sure to love. There’s a reason why Snickers is one of the most popular candy bars— you just can’t go wrong with chocolate, caramel and peanuts. Put all of that into an ice cream and you’ve hit a homerun.

Speaking of home runs, go out and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Snickers Ice Cream

Snickers Ice Cream
Layers of vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge, salty caramel, chopped peanuts and chunks of Snickers candy bar make this an ultimate frozen treat.
Yield: Makes approximately 1½ quarts
For the ice cream:
  • 1 cup (237 ml) whole milk
  • ¾ cup (150 grams) sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups (475 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Caramel sauce (recipe follows)
  • Chocolate fudge sauce (recipe follows)
  • ½ cup (85 grams) peanuts, chopped
  • 1 cup (150 grams) snickers candy bars, chopped (about 10 snack size bars)
For the caramel sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons (43 grams) unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup (65 grams) sugar
  • ½ cup (120 ml) heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
For the chocolate fudge sauce:
  • ½ cup (100 grams) sugar
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) light corn syrup
  • ½ cup (120 ml) water
  • 6 tablespoons (32 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
To make the ice cream base:
  1. Heat the milk, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl and stir in the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Chill thoroughly in the fridge, at least a few hours or overnight.
To make the caramel sauce:
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, and continue to cook for several minutes until mixture turns golden brown.
  2. Remove from heat and add heavy cream a little bit at a time, whisking constantly. Mixture will bubble violently at first. Add the vanilla extract and coarse sauce and whisk until smooth. If chunks of caramel remain, return to medium low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Chill completely in the fridge.
To make the chocolate fudge sauce:
  1. Combine the sugar, light corn syrup, water and cocoa powder in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract. Chill completely in the fridge.
To assemble the ice cream:
  1. Freeze the ice cream base in an ice cream machine according to manufacturers instructions. Add half of the peanuts and chopped Snickers bar during the last 5 minutes of churning.
  2. Working quickly, spread a layer of the caramel sauce and chocolate sauce on the bottom of a large bowl or container. Spoon some ice cream on top and drizzle with more sauce, peanuts, and chopped candy bars. Repeat until you have used all of the ice cream. You will have caramel sauce and chocolate sauce left over.
  3. Place in the freezer for a few hours to firm up. Serve with additional caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, peanuts and chopped candy bars, if desired.
Components of this recipe have been adapted from The Perfect Scoop.

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11 Responses to Snickers Ice Cream

  1. I’m loving your ice cream recipes so much! And even if I prefer fruit based ice creams I think I won’t skip this one because, as you said, there’s a reason why snicker bars are one of the most delicious snacks on earth and making them in ice cream form sounds just too appealing to let it go!

    xo, Elisa

  2. This looks like such a fabulous treat! Yum!

  3. If I could re live my childhood summers I would want this on my ice cream eat list! Really I think snickers can make anything better.

  4. Never too much ice cream in the summer! Love this!

  5. This looks perfect! Yum! I can’t believe summer is almost over. I’ve been making ice cream more and more to hold onto the last of summer.

  6. Mmmm…my favorite sundae is a “peanut buster” and this Snickers ice cream concoction of yours fits the bill for these last precious summer days, Annalise! Love the whole salty-sweet and chocolate and peanuts thang goin’ on. Thanks so much for sharing. Pinning!

  7. Erin R. says:

    Niiice. I like ice cream the best when it has things in it I can chew, so it drives me crazy when the things are all busted up or tiny little flakes or something. Bravo on the giant chunks of snickers!

    Also, your jar of caramel sauce looks so beautiful, all pale and creamy.

    • Annalise says:

      I’m the same way! The chunks of snickers are definitely one of many great things going on in this ice cream. Oh, and that caramel sauce? I finished it off with a spoon, during a late night craving. So good!

  8. Snickers in ice cream form?! You are a genius!

  9. Alison Lewis says:

    you are SO talented!

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