Rainbow ice cream recipe

No Churn Rainbow Ice Cream Recipe

Are you looking for a fun colourful dessert perfect for kids parties and celebrations? We’ve got you covered.

Keep reading to learn how to make rainbow ice cream. Another recipe which is part of this month’s theme: kids ice cream. Check out our cookie monster ice cream for another party dessert kids will devour.

How to make rainbow ice cream video

This is a really quick no-churn ice cream recipe anyone can make if they have 5 minutes spare. There’s similar ice cream available in supermarkets but it’s a lot more fun to make your own. You will also avoid all the extra ingredients that get added to retail ice cream.

The inspiration behind this ice cream

The office I work in at home doubles as my daughter’s bedroom. Directly behind my computer screen is a mammoth painting she did when she was five. As you can see, it’s a rainbow. Every kid loves rainbows and it seems like half of the adult world loves them too. So I decided a rainbow ice cream would probably be just as popular!

Kids Rainbow Picture

The painting in my “office”.

I used the common food colours for my ice cream that are available practically everywhere: blue, yellow, green and pink. Mix these colours to create some unique ones.

Rainbow ice cream is super easy to make

I made this no churn ice cream in under 10 minutes. I’ve made a quick summary of the steps in the picture below. It’s really a case of combining the condensed milk with vanilla then folding it into whipped cream. Then the fun part is colouring it and adding some extra tasty stuff on top! Keep reading for a breakdown of these steps.

Steps to make rainbow ice cream

5 steps to make rainbow ice cream

What you need to make rainbow ice cream

  • 1 can condensed milk (397g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 500ml cream
  • food colouring of your choice
  • extra sprinkles and candy to decorate

The steps

Combine condensed milk and vanilla in a bowl.

A bowl of condensed milk and vanilla

Mix condensed milk and vanilla

Add cream to a bowl and beat until stiff peaks form.

A bowl of cream with a beater next to it

Whip cream until stiff peaks form

This cream is ready to be transformed into rainbow ice cream.

A bowl of whipped cream

This cream is ready to make ice cream

Fold in the condensed milk gently.

A bowl of cream, condensed milk and a spatula.

Fold condensed milk into cream gently.

Add equal amounts of the mixture into separate bowls and mix in colouring. Now spoon the colours into a suitable container and add to the freezer.

Here’s the ice cream added to my dish.

I then add the sprinkles and cover with cling wrap before freezing.

Ice cream with a colourful design

Ice cream with a colourful design

The finished rainbow ice cream

Rainbow ice cream with scoop next to it

The finished rainbow ice cream

It scoops surprisingly well. Who knew no-churn ice cream could taste so good?

A scoop of rainbow ice cream on bench

A scoop of rainbow ice cream

Could you say no to this?

Super colourful rainbow ice cream in a dish with a scoop

A super colourful looking dessert.

Scoop your ice cream and add to cones or a bowl. Yum!

Scooped rainbow ice cream in a dish.

Scooped rainbow ice cream ready to devour.

Top with your favourite sprinkles and candy.

A scoop of ice cream with M&M minis on top.

Cover with extra M&M minis!

A perfect dessert for birthdays!

The perfect birthday dessert.

The perfect birthday dessert.

If there’s any leftovers, have a bowl yourself. You’ve earned it πŸ™‚

A bowl of rainbow ice cream

Have a bowl for yourself too

That’s it, now it’s your turn. I hope you enjoy making this rainbow ice cream.

Rainbow ice cream recipe
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Rainbow Ice Cream Recipe

Create a fun ice cream that's fulll of colour - ideal for birthdays and any other fun events.
Prep Time10 mins
Freeze time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: ice cream, rainbow


  • 397 gm condensed milk 1 can
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups thickened cream
  • blue, yellow, green, pink food colouring
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles and candy to decorate


  • Combine condensed milk and vanilla
  • Whip cream until stiff peaks form
  • Fold condensed milk into cream
  • Spoon mixture into separate bowls then add a few drops of different food colouring to each.
  • Scoop the ice cream into a container one colour at a time. Be creative and make a pattern that you like.
  • Top with sprinkles and any candy you enjoy like M&Ms.
  • Cover with cling wrap and freeze for three hours.
  • Enjoy your ice cream in a cone or bowl.



  1. Kat (The Baking Explorer) October 23, 2017
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