Cheeky Cheats Bubblegum Ice Cream Bars

Embrace your inner child and go crazy for Bubblegum Ice Cream Bars! This cheats recipe is a little bit cheeky because all you need is store-bought ice cream, Bubblegum Flavour for Icing and Food Colour Gels. We’ve picked our favourite bubblegum colour combination but you can choose any colours you like.

Prep:
30 min
Cook:
Freeze overnight
Serves:
12

Ingredients

  1. 1.5L vanilla ice cream
  2. 2 tbsp Queen Bubblegum Flavour for Icing
  3. Queen Red Food Colour Gel
  4. Queen Blue Food Colour Gel
  5. Queen Yellow Food Colour Gel

Method

  1. Step 1

    Line 1.5L capacity loaf tin with plastic wrap, ensuring the plastic wrap hangs over the sides of the tin. Set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Scoop vanilla ice cream out of packaging and cut into small chunks. Place in bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and beat until the ice cream has softened. Mix in Bubblegum Flavour. Place ¼ of the bubblegum ice cream mixture into the bottom of the lined tin, level, and place in the freezer.

  3. Step 3

    Divide remaining ice cream evenly into three bowls, place the bowls in freezer and remove them one at a time to colour with food colour gel.
    Colour one bowl pink using 1 or 2 drops of Red Food Colour Gel.
    Colour one bowl blue using 1 or 2 drops of Blue Food Colour Gel and half a drop of Yellow Food Colour Gel.
    Colour one bowl purple using 2 drops of Red Food Colour Gel and 1 drop of Blue Food Colour Gel.

  4. Step 4

    Remove the tin from the freezer and add a coloured layer, freeze for 5 minutes, and repeat until all layers have been added. If any of the bowls of ice cream become too frozen, leave out to soften a little before adding to the loaf tin. Cover completely with plastic wrap.

  5. Step 5

    Using a marker on the plastic wrap, mark a spot for each ice cream stick. Use 12 sticks in two rows of six. Use a sharp knife to pierce the wrap in 12 places and push wooden ice cream sticks through the plastic wrap. Freeze overnight.

  6. Step 6

    To serve, remove ice cream from tin by lifting the plastic wrap. Using a hot knife, slice into 6 even slices, then cut each slice in half to create 12 individual ice creams.