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Rolo Buttermilk Ice Cream

Updated On: Apr 26, 2024

Rolo Buttermilk Ice Cream. Yep you read that right. Chunks of Rolo candies nestled in creamy buttermilk ice cream…so darn good! If you’ve never tried buttermilk ice cream, add it to your list of must-makes because it is soooooo delicious and creamy.

Rolo Buttermilk Ice Cream

About 2 weeks ago, I had this crazy idea for this ice cream recipe.  I have had Rolo’s on the brain lately, I guess.  I have always loved them…the hard chocolate shell that gives way to the perfect caramel center. This Rolo ice cream recipe really hit the mark!

easy buttermilk ice cream with rolo candies

I had a jug of buttermilk that needed to be made into something when I saw this recipe on Smitten Kitchen  for Buttermilk Ice Cream.  I’d never had Buttermilk Ice Cream before, but what the heck.  I needed to use it up and this was a perfectly simple recipe.  Well, almost perfect.  If you go back 6 sentences, you’ll see that I have Rolo’s on the brain….so I decided to add chopped up Rolo’s to the mix.  I also had a small amount of mini chocolate chips hanging around (thanks to a teenager) so I tossed them in as well.  The results….WOW!  Really, wow!  Who knew that Buttermilk Ice Cream would taste that great, or the slight crunch of frozen Rolo chunks would be a welcomed addition to ice cream?  Not I, but I am a changed woman.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Heavy cream
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg yolks
  • Buttermilk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt
  • Rolo candies
  • Mini chocolate chips, optional but why not, right?
how to make buttermilk ice cream

How to make buttermilk ice cream

In a large heavy saucepan, combine the heavy cream and sugar, bring to a simmer over medium heat. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks together until light colored. Remove the cream mixture from the heat and drizzle a small amount, slowly into the egg yolks and whisk constantly.  Continue to drizzle small amounts into the egg yolks to warm them, whisking constantly.  Pour the egg mixture into the remaining cream mixture and whisk to combine. Cook the cream and egg mixture over low heat until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.  Cool slightly and then add the buttermilk, vanilla and salt.  Place the covered saucepan into the refrigerator to cool completely.

Per the ice cream makers manufacturers instructions, freeze the cream mixture.  Add the Rolos and chocolate chips just before the ice cream is in it’s final frozen state.  Remove from the ice cream maker and place in a container with a lid and freeze until solid.

Rolo Buttermilk Ice Cream

Rolo Buttermilk Ice Cream

Easy Rolo Buttermilk Ice Cream that will cool you off on a hot summer day! Chopped Rolo candies and mini chocolate chips nestled in creamy buttermilk ice cream.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine All Cuisines
Servings 8 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of Kosher salt
  • 16 Rolo caramel candies coarsely chopped (from 2 – 1.7oz packages)
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the heavy cream and sugar, bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks together until light colored.
  • Remove the cream mixture from the heat and drizzle a small amount, slowly into the egg yolks and whisk constantly.  Continue to drizzle small amounts into the egg yolks to warm them, whisking constantly.  Pour the egg mixture into the remaining cream mixture and whisk to combine.
  • Cook the cream and egg mixture over low heat until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.  Cool slightly and then add the buttermilk, vanilla and salt.  Place the covered saucepan into the refrigerator to cool completely.
  • Per the ice cream makers manufacturer’s instructions, freeze the cream mixture.  Add the Rolos and chocolate chips just before the ice cream is in it’s final frozen state.  Remove from the ice cream maker and place in a container with a lid and freeze until solid.

Equipment & Special Ingredients

Nutrition

Calories: 449kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 7gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 269mgSodium: 92mgPotassium: 159mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 1246IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 138mgIron: 1mg
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Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    YUMMY

  4. BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} says:

    I just came across your blog tonight. I happen to have some buttermilk in the fridge that I was wondering what to do with. I guess I’ll just have to go buy some rolos, because I’m pretty sure that I won’t stop thinking about rolo ice cream, until I make some. 🙂 I’m excited to check out your other recipes.

  5. marla {family fresh cooking} says:

    Back again for more 🙂 We would love if you submitted this and any two other dessert recipe links to this weeks Get Grillin’ event 🙂 xo

  6. Oh my Heather…this looks just amazing! I will now have Rolos on the brain after this! I can see why you’re a changed woman!

  7. Wow, this looks fantastic, my kids would be all over this!

  8. Kimmy Bingham says:

    I love rolo ice cream. There’s a commercial version up in Canada I’m obsessed with. I go through an entire tub when I’m up there. I think it’s going to be next on my list to make!

  9. Rolos rock as does this ice cream! My kids would go crazy for this treat 🙂

  10. Barbara | Creative Culinary says:

    You have had Rolos on the brain ever since our conversation months ago when you and I thought they were the ONLY candy worthy of being included in a cookie. Or a bar. Or…obviously…ice cream! Very nice indeed my dear.

    Now wondering. Can we buy Rolos in bulk?

  11. In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    Please won’t you be my neighbor?!

  12. DessertForTwo says:

    Awesome! That first photo made me drool!! 🙂

  13. Paula - bell'alimento says:

    Next time I’m at the store I’m picking up a bag of Rolo’s just to make this ; ) xoxo

  14. Alan Cooke says:

    OK, it’s not even fair to post something that awesome on such a hot day!! That looks sooo good and your pictures are incredible!! I prefer Riesens over Rollo’s, but FROZEN rollo’s just might win me over 🙂
    @alanecooke

  15. Sweets are growing on me, Heather! And I am growing, too, sadly. LOL I’m with Marnely on the buttermilk and photography! This is a summer treat!

  16. I will eat your ice cream, sitting next to Nelly. And if she won’t eat the Rolo pieces, I will. Rolos are Awesome! Love the addition of buttermilk in your ic–a little tang is good for the soul:)

  17. Marnely Rodriguez says:

    Wow! Rolos are the BF’s favorite candy but I just cannot seem to love them! Love the butermilk ice cream idea and gorgeous photography darling! I might just need to make this for him in 118 days!

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