Homemade Mermaid Ice Cream Recipe

12 Servings
6 hr 15 min

Mermaid ice cream is another magical treat to add to your collection.

Just like with the unicorn ice cream, this colorful dessert is extremely easy to make when you need a mermaid dessert.

Homemade Mermaid Ice Cream

Using just a few ingredients, you can make your own ice cream with mermaid-y colors for an under the sea themed party.

The ice cream itself is very sweet and each color has the same flavor.

Mermaid ice cream in a cone with sprinkles.

Part of the magic here is keeping this recipe extremely simple.

You don’t need an ice cream maker or even anything that fancy at all to whip up this homemade ice cream to add to your dessert table.

Scooping mermaid ice cream out of the pan.

Planning a themed party is a lot of work. Keeping a few simple recipes on hand is key to maintaining your sanity.

Make this homemade ice cream the day before or even the morning of your party.

It only takes 4-6 hours to freeze, so prepare the mixture and then work on all your other mermaid desserts while it hardens.

Can you tell I am typically a frazzled, last-minute mess and I am assuming you are too?

In any case, here is a simple ice cream recipe with colors fit for all the merpeople of the land!

Scooping mermaid ice cream to reveal colors.

Eight-year-old me wants to do an Ariel hair flip in the pool over this ocean swirly goodness.

Mermaid Ice Cream Ingredients

(Measurements are in the printable recipe card below)

  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Vanilla
  • Blue, green, and violet food coloring
  • Mermaid sprinkles
  • Ice cream cones
Cone of mermaid ice cream.

How to make Mermaid Ice cream

Whip the cream and vanilla in a mixer on high until stiff peaks form.

Add sweetened condensed milk and whisk for another minute.

Divide the mixture into separate bowls. Use a larger bowl for the blue color.

In process steps to make mermaid ice cream.

Add food coloring to each bowl to make blue, purple, and green.

Place half of the blue into the container you use to make ice cream – a loaf pan, casserole dish, or insulated container for homemade ice cream.

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Drop dollops of half of the green ice cream and the purple ice cream.

Add remaining colors of the mixture, layering to alternate all the colors.

Layering ice cream colors for mermaid ice cream.

Tamp the dish down to remove air bubbles.

Smooth the top of the ice cream mixture with the back of a spoon.

Freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight.

Top with mermaid sprinkles and serve.

Sprinkles on blue, green, and purple ice cream with cones and dish in the background.

Fantastical Mermaid Recipes

  • No-bake Mermaid donut holes that are fun to decorate.
  • Mermaid cookie cups that look like little tide pools.
  • Swirly ocean colored Mermaid cupcakes.
  • Mermaid cookie pizza for a unique and tasty dessert.
  • Quick and easy Mermaid candy fudge.
  • Sparkly Mermaid bark candy that the kids can have fun decorating.
  • Mermaid party popcorn that’s perfect for goody bags or movie night snacking.
Mermaid ice cream in the dish and in a cone.

Are you planning an under the sea themed party? If not, you can also try this birthday ice cream recipe.

For more creative ideas, see how my sister threw an epic ocean themed party for my niece.

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Homemade Mermaid Ice Cream Recipe
Recipe details
  • 12  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 6 Hours Total time: 6 hr 15 min
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  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Neon blue food coloring
  • Neon green food coloring
  • Purple food coloring
  • Sweet Shop mermaid sprinkle mix

Add whipping cream and vanilla to a mixer and whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 2-3 minutes. Add sweetened condensed milk and continue to whisk for one more minute, scraping down sides of the bowl halfway through the mixing.
Divide mixture into separate bowls. Use a larger bowl to make more blue ice cream and two smaller bowls for purple and green. Add food coloring to each bowl and mix well.
Place half of the blue into a loaf pan or casserole dish and spoon dollops of half of the green and purple. Add remaining blue and green and purple. Tamp the dish to remove air bubbles. Smooth the top with the back of a spoon.
Freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight.
Serve topped with mermaid sprinkles
Jennifer Soltys
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