Cotton Candy

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Ample Hills Creamery

Ample Hills Creamery

By Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna

Published 2014

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This is the most popular kids’ flavor in our shop. When we took it away for a few weeks one time, the children in the area revolted. They picketed the shop, started a letter-writing campaign, and threatened to scream and cry until our eardrums burst. Well, not really. But there were a bunch of kids (and parents) that were very angry. Now this blue ice cream is a permanent flavor at the shop. It tastes just like a frozen scoop of freshly spun cotton candy, but believe it or not, we make it with an all-natural flavor extract from Nature’s Flavors, along with blue vegetable-based food dye. So this seemingly most unholy flavor of ice cream is actually all natural! Go figure.


  • 1 recipe Walt’s Dream
  • 2 teaspoons Nature’s Flavors cotton candy flavor extract
  • Blue food coloring


  1. Prepare Walt’s Dream according to the recipe directions. After cooling the base in the ice bath, add the cotton candy extract and stir to combine. Add the food coloring drop by drop to achieve the desired color.
  2. Transfer the cooled base to an ice cream maker and churn it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Transfer the ice cream to a storage container. Serve immediately or harden in your freezer for 8 to 12 hours for a more scoopable ice cream.