Celebrate the start of the summer with this homemade Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream featuring Patriotic Sixlets. This ice cream is made in the KitchenAid Ice cream maker and served in festive cones. This post is sponsored by Color It Candy. All views expressed are that of our own.
Looking for a tasty, homemade ice cream recipe with a touch of sweet candy? If so, this easy Sixlets Ice Cream recipe is for you! The base flavor is made with wholesome ingredients, and finished off with sweet red, white, and blue Sixlets and sprinkles. It is the perfectly icy, and creamy, summertime refreshment for kids and adults alike.
I don’t know about you, but our family is ready to kick off the summer with a bang! I am ready to celebrate my freedom this Fourth of July, along with all the great things this country stands for.
One of our favorite traditions each year happens to be Fourth of July sundaes. But, this year, I am mixing things up a bit with a Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Cones to celebrate all things summer & USA!
I took our super popular Vanilla Ice Cream made in the KitchenAid recipe, and kicked it up a notch with none other than red, white, and blue Sixlets.
Ice cream base ingredients
Sweetened condensed milk
Half & half
Heavy whipping cream
For the tasty element, I mixed in 3/4 cup of Sixlets. I also used an additional 1/2 cup with 2 tablespoons of sprinkles to top off the ice cream before freezing it.
Using the KitchenAid for ice cream
The ice cream bowl is typically insulted with water on the inside. It needs to be frozen for as long as possible. We keep ours in the freezer for at least 3 days before using. It needs to be ice cold to help the ice cream come together.
Use a rubber spatula when working with the frozen bowl. The ice cream maker bowl has a special coating that can easily scratch if you use metal on metal.
Best way to freeze homemade ice cream
For convenience of scooping and freezer, I use a parchment-lined baking sheet. I cover it tightly before putting it in the freezer to create harder ice cream.
Freeze for 8-24 hours before serving. I like to take my pan out of the fridge and let it sit for about 5 minutes before scooping to warm it up a bit.
Patriotic ice cream cones
To make my cones extra festive, I dipped the rims with white melted white chocolate and added Patriotic Sprinkles.
Scooping the ice cream onto the cones was pretty easy. Each cone features two full scoops of ice cream.
Of course, taking pictures of ice cream cones is a lot harder without help, but I winged it!
Best patriotic candies
If you are looking for some 4th of July candies for your very own candy, or ice cream bar, look no further than Color It Candy. They have an extensive assortment of Sixlets, Gumballs, and Pearls to suit any occasion! Check out the items featured in this post today!
- Shimmer White Gumballs
- Royal Blue Gumballs
- Red Gumballs
- Royal Blue Sixlets
- Shimmer White Sixlets
- Red Sixlets
Patriotic ice cream bar idea
Want more Patriotic Fun? We have collab’d with Dawn over at Cutefetti for this sweet post. Be sure to head on over to her blog to check out her adorable Patriotic Ice Cream Bar. I really love her red, white, and blue ice cream bar, and her decor. The balloons are too cute!!
Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream
- Ice Cream Maker
- 16 ounces half & Half
- 16 ounces heavy Whipping Cream
- 15 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups Sixlets reserve 1 cup for topping *see post for product details
- 2 tbsps patriotic sprinkles
- Whisk together your ice cream ingredients until fully incorporated.
- Add ice cream maker paddle to freeze bowl, lower motor head and lock it in place. Turn stand mixer to "stir" (lowest) speed. Slowly pour mixture into the ice cream maker (frozen bowl).Churn for up to 20-30 minutes, or until ice cream is soft serve consistency.
- Turn off the machine, and lift paddle. Add in Sixlets.
- Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Pour in ice cream..
- Top Ice cream with extra Sixlets and sprinkles
- Freeze for 8 hours or until hard ice cream consistency.
Andrea Metlika says
First, I love how much ice cream is on the cone. Second, I had no idea I could buy sixlets like this. I’m so making this ASAP!
Emily Liao says
Cannot wait to make these for 4th of July! Everyone will go bonkers for these :)
I am drooling all over your page..this ice cream looks absolutely delicious…love it
My kiddos and I made this together! We have been spending a lot more time in the kitchen lately and its so fun. They really enjoyed making this recipe but they enjoyed eating it even more! Thanks for this delish creation, we are adding it to our “make again” list!! I rated the recipe a 5 star, the comment wouldn’t let me select it so I did it in the recipe card!
Lisa | Garlic & Zest says
You’ve really outdone yourself with this! I love the idea of the ice cream bar — and those patriotic mix-ins really amp up this recipe. I’ll bet the kids LOVE this.