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Cereal Milk Ice Cream Recipe

This delicious Cereal Milk Ice Cream Recipe is a homemade ice cream flavored using cereal milk – the best milk leftover at the end of a bowl of cereal that has all the best flavors of the cereal infused into it! It’s probably one of my favorite recipes!Cereal Milk Ice Cream | Salty Canary

Cereal Milk Ice Cream Recipe

You’re probably wondering how much cereal it takes to flavor cereal milk ice cream … and it’s a lot! I used 8 cups of cereal to infuse 3 cups of milk (which the cereal absorbs most of) with cereal flavor in order to get 1 1/2 cups of cereal-flavored milk. But it’s worth it! You can definitely taste the cereal in the ice cream!  

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You can make cereal milk ice cream using your cereal of choice, but I decided to make Froot Loops cereal milk because the rainbow colors are fun and I love the slightly fruity flavor!

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This is seriously one of the best ice cream flavors I’ve made yet! I’m surprised there was any ice cream left to photograph because I kept “taste-testing” it.

Cereal Milk Ice Cream | Salty Canary

The full, printable recipe is below, but here’s the list of ingredients:

  • milk
  • Froot Loops
  • heavy cream
  • vanilla
  • granulated sugar
  • salt
  • egg yolks

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And a large bowl to soak the 8 cups of Froot Loops in 3 cups of milk. 

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I think making homemade ice cream is pretty easy. I use an ice cream maker so it only takes me about 30-40 minutes to make ice cream from scratch (and some of that is time spent waiting while the ice cream maker churns – perfect for cleaning up the kitchen so when you’re done, you’re done!), and then you get a batch of delicious, creamy ice cream to share with family and friends! 

I know a lot of people are making ice cream at home right now and the above ice cream maker might be sold out, so here are a few other ice cream maker options. I don’t have them, so I cannot personally recommend them, but they look cute!

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I always plan to make my ice cream the day or night before I “need” it so that it has time to harden more in the freezer. You can definitely eat it right out of the ice cream maker, but it will have a better “ice cream” consistency and texture and will scoop better onto a cone if you allow it to firm up in the freezer overnight.

I use either this ice cream container or this larger 1.5 quart size ice cream container, but I’ve also previously just lined 13×9 baking pans (see photo below) with parchment paper and then covered the ice cream with more parchment paper before sticking it into the freezer.

And then the next day, I filled my ice cream bowl with a couple of scoops of Cereal Milk Ice Cream and topped it with more Froot Loops!

Cereal Milk Ice Cream | Salty Canary

Cereal Milk Ice Cream | Salty Canary

Cereal Milk Ice Cream


  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 cups Froot Loops
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 egg yolks


  1. Soak the 8 cups of Froot Loops in 3 cups of milk for 1 hour in a bowl in the fridge. After an hour, remove and strain the cereal-flavored milk into a bowl. You should get about 1 1/2 cup of cereal-flavored milk.
  2. Next, combine the cereal-flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half the sugar, salt, and vanilla in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking intermittently.
  3. While heating, combine the egg yolks and the other half of sugar in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. When the milk mixture has come to a boil, pour ⅓ of it into the egg mixture and stir. Then pour another ⅓ and stir, and then the final ⅓ and stir.
  5. Next, pour the entire mixture back into the saucepan and heat, stirring constantly for 2 minutes, but do NOT let it come to a boil.
  6. Then transfer the mixture to a clean bowl, allow it to come to room temperature, and then refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  7. After the mixture is chilled, follow the manufacturer's instructions on your ice cream maker to make the ice cream.
  8. Transfer ice cream to a freezer safe container for storing.
  9. When serving, top with extra Froot Loops!
  10. Enjoy!
If you like my Cereal Milk Ice Cream be sure to check out my other cereal milk desserts and treats: 

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