Colorful, fruity cereal meets the smooth and dreamy world of ice cream in this Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream. Every scoop is loaded with the iconic rainbow crunch of a Saturday morning spent watching cartoons.
Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream
I made this ice cream a couple of different times in an attempt to get both the flavor and the texture I wanted. Let me just admit that the first attempt barely hit the “edible” mark.
I’m happy to tell you that the final version of this recipe is a solid two-thumbs-up! It is bright and flavorful ice cream with hints of fruity pebbles flavor in the creamy refreshing ice cream.
If you have a cereal lover in your life, this is for them. The main flavors of Fruity Pebbles cereal are lemon, orange, and cherry. The lemon juice in this recipe works nicely with those flavors.
It serves to brighten them while also cutting the sweetness of this cereal milk ice cream. If you prefer it without the added lemon flavor, this fruity pebbles ice cream recipe will turn out just fine without it.
Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream Recipe
You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:
- Fruity Pebbles cereal
- whole milk
- heavy cream
- fresh lemon juice
- vanilla extract
- kosher salt
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To start, add the cereal and the milk to a bowl and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then, place a fine mesh strainer over a large mixing bowl and pour the cereal mixture through it into the bowl. Discard the soggy cereal from the strainer.
Add the cream, lemon juice, sugar, vanilla, and salt to the cereal milk. Whisk to combine and then pour into the ice cream maker. Churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Serve immediately for soft serve ice cream or transfer the mix to an airtight container and store in the freezer for several hours or until ready to serve. Top each serving with a handful of Fruity Pebbles when serving for extra crunch.
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Fruity Pebble Ice Cream
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Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream
- 2 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal plus more for serving
- 1½ cups whole milk
- 1½ cups heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice about half of a lemon's worth
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- Combine the cereal and the milk in a bowl and let sit for 30 minutes. Place a fine mesh strainer over a large mixing bowl and pour the cereal mixture through the strainer into the bowl. Discard the soggy cereal from the strainer.
- Add the cream, lemon juice, sugar, vanilla, and salt to the cereal milk. Whisk to combine and then pour into the ice cream maker.
- Churn according to the manufacturer's instructions. Serve immediately for soft serve ice cream or transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer until ready to serve.
- To serve, scoop into bowls and top each serving with a handful of cereal.