Candy Cane Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on January 3, 2018

This candy cane chocolate chunk ice cream is a delicious way to enjoy candy canes.  Unlike peppermint ice cream this has a vanilla base with candy cane pieces and chocolate stirred in.  You will love it!

Candy Cane Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

First of all, let me apologize to any New Years resolutioners who are cutting this kind of thing out of their diet at the moment.  We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled healthy eats after this.  In fact, my intention for the blog for 2018 is to share more healthy dinners so those will be coming at you soon!  This recipe however goes out to anyone who has a ton of candy canes left.  And to any Canadians who looooooove a certain candy cane ice cream but can never find it in stock, like me!


That ice cream to which I am referring is called Candy Cane Chocolate Fudge Crackle and I absolutely love it, but can never find it in our local store.  It’s not your regular peppermint ice cream, it’s just a vanilla base with candy cane pieces and wonderfully meltable chocolate pieces.  SO good!  That was what I was going for with this ice cream.

Candy Cane Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

I’m not going to lie, I didn’t put a ton of effort into this recipe, thinking I probably wasn’t going to share it. I just wanted to use up some candy canes so I used a tub of regular vanilla ice cream, crushed up candy canes and a batch of chocolate magic shell and made this masterpiece.  And it turned out so delicious I just had to share it!  In fact, it turned out so good that next year I may make my own vanilla ice cream base for it, but for now this was just perfect.   So I realize it probably isn’t the best timing, but I want to share this recipe anyways, because it really is SO good.  If you have some extra candy canes give this a try.  Or if this is your favorite ice cream and there are no candy canes in sight, some regular red and white peppermint candies will do just fine 🙂

Candy Cane Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Candy Cane Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
  • 1 (1.66L) tub of your favorite vanilla ice cream (or if you prefer to make your own, you favorite recipe of vanilla ice cream equaling about 6 cups)
  • 6 crushed up candy canes or peppermint candies(about 1/3 cup)
  • 3/4 - 1 cup semi sweet or dark chocolate (chocolate chips are fine)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  1. In a small microwavable bowl combine the chocolate and oil and microwave in short bursts until completely melted, no unmelted pieces remaining.  Set aside to let cool.

  2. Remove ice cream from the freezer and let sit for 5 minutes on the counter.

  3. Peel the plastic off the candy canes and crush in a sealed plastic bag with a rolling pin or can of some kind.

  4. In a loaf pan or another similarly sized container add a layer of vanilla ice cream.  Sprinkle with candy cane pieces and drizzle with chocolate.  Add another layer of vanilla ice cream and repeat until all ingredients are used up.  Return ice cream to the freezer to firm up again before enjoying.

Recipe Notes

I like to save a little of the chocolate magic shell to drizzle over top just before enjoying but it's not necessary.

This ice cream is best after it's been in the freezer a few days as the candy canes begin to soften just a little, but can be enjoyed right away as well.

Be sure to crush your candy canes fairly well.  Some of the garnish pieces in my pictures were a little too big.  I would say no larger than 1/2 cm pieces would be good.

Candy Cane Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream


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1 Charlotte Moore January 3, 2018 at 05:18

I love mint and chocolate. Looks colorful too.


2 Heidi @ Food Doodles January 3, 2018 at 08:27

Mmm, me too ?


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