Christmas Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

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Old fashioned ribbon candy is available at Weaver’s Orchard’s farm market!


  • Crush candy canes or peppermint ribbon candy to make 1½ cups. Set the crushed candy aside.

(To crush the candy canes, we unwrapped them and put them in a plastic zipper bag. Then we took turns smashing them with a hammer on the concrete porch floor. However, I recommend placing the candy canes in a bag and smashing them with a rolling pin on a counter top or clean cutting board.)

Mix thoroughly:

  • 1 quart half and half
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Pour the mixture into the freezer bowl of your ice cream maker and turn the machine on. When it’s slushy, add the candy. Continue churning until it has thickened to your liking. With a rubber spatula, scrape the ice cream into an airtight container and store it in the freezer until serving time. Serve with your favorite Christmas cookies!