Frozen Vanilla Easter Eggs

Holiday Dessert Ice Cream Recipes

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While the kids are out in the yard scouting for Easter eggs, you can be enjoying some of your own candied Easter Eggs with the rest of the family. Each one makes a light and refreshing dessert. You’ll want to make these ahead of time and store in the freezer until ready to serve. Leftovers can be stored for up to 1 month.


  • 3 pints soft vanilla ice cream
  • 1 C mixed candied fruit
  • 1/4 C light rum
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • Pastel food coloring
  • Plastic mold such as a melon, egg, or ice cube tray
  • Freezer wrap


Place the ice cream in a large mixing bowl. Add the candied fruit and rum. Mix together well, working quickly so the ice cream doesn't melt. Place the ice cream mixture into the mold. Place in freezer and freeze until firm (a few hours or even overnight).

Place a serving platter in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Un-mold ice cream and place on the chilled platter. Place back in the freezer for about 20 minutes.

Place the heavy cream and sugar into a mixing bowl. Mix until stiff. Remove ice cream and frost each egg with part of the cream mixture. Return ice cream to the freezer.  Divide the remaining cream mixture into as many bowls as you would like colors for the eggs. Tint each cream mixture with a different color of the food coloring.

Remove ice cream from the freezer. Use a pastry bag or baggie with one corner cut out to pipe the colored cream mixture onto each egg. Return to the freezer and freeze until firm. Once firm, remove and wrap each egg in the freezer wrap. Serve when desired.

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