Butterfinger Ice Cream

May 26, 2010 by Ali


The name says it all. :)

All of the goodness of homemade vanilla ice cream + one of my favorite candy bars in the entire world = the best Butterfinger ice cream.


So give in to the temptation of that beautiful orange-and-blue-wrapped candy bar calling your name in the checkout aisle. (Even better, walk on the wild side and pick up two!) Then let your ice cream maker do its magic, and enjoy every…marvelous…sweet…creamy…indulgent…delicious bite.

Butterfinger Ice Cream

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 4-6 cups icecream


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup milk (I used 2%, but whole milk would be creamiest!)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Butterfinger bars, crumbled (plus extra for topping, if you'd like)


Whisk together heavy cream, sugar and yolks in a saucepan over medium heat, until the mixture thickens and will coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and whisk in milk, vanilla and salt until combined. Refrigerate mixture for at least an hour or until it has chilled.

Then process the mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. About 5 minutes before it is ready, add in the crumbled Butterfingers.

Remove mixture from ice cream maker, and freeze until it reaches your desired consistency. Serve topped with additional crumbled Butterfingers if you would like.

Ali’s Tip:

As much as I love Butterfingers, feel free to experiment using other favorite (crumbled) candy bars for this as well!

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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13 thoughts on “Butterfinger Ice Cream

  1. We made this yesterday. It was quite tasty!!!

    - mudder01

  2. How much does this make? Is it easy to double?

    - KATHY

  3. I can’t let my hubby see this or he will demand that I make it right away… and my freezer is already packed with ice cream. I will definitely save this recipe for later. I know he will love it!

    - Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

  4. It’s a good thing I don’t have an ice cream-maker, or I’d be all over this. Hmmm, on second thought, maybe it’s not such a good thing, because this looks too good to miss out on. Must make a trip to the store now…. ;)

    - Carolyn Jung

  5. A couple questions: How much ice cream does this make? and Would it be good without the candy bars, as a stand-alone vanilla ice cream?

    - Erin

  6. YUM!! This looks delicious. I wish I would have done this with the ice cream I made a few days ago. Your photos are so tantalizing.

    - Memoria

  7. This ice cream looks sooooo good!

    - Kelsey

  8. I’ve been on such an ice cream kick lately. This just makes me want some more! : )

    - michelle

  9. Holy Cow! I need to make this immediately. I LOVE butterfinger anything!

    - SugarCooking

  10. This HAS to be better than the Edys version! I love to eat mine with hot fudge on top…..*drool*

    - Mandie @ (roaring)mama