Milky Way Ice Cream

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing


about 3 quarts

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Our children don't have a lunch program at their school. So, once a month, another lady and I volunteer to cook a hot meal for all 150 students. And, since the teachers don't have a break in their schedules, twice a month we also make lunch for them—and sometimes prepare Milky Way Ice Cream for dessert! Every family has its traditions. We serve homemade ice cream for birthdays. I'm constantly looking for new recipes—that's how I found this one.


  • 16 ounces Milky Way candy bars
  • 1 quart heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 cups cold whole milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate fudge pudding mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix


  1. In a large saucepan, melt candy bars with 2 cups cream. Beat eggs and remaining cream. Whisk into chocolate mixture. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat.
  2. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. In a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold into chocolate mixture. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  3. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. When ice cream is frozen, transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving.

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