Superman Ice Cream Recipe! Ultimate Guide

You don’t have to be Superman Ice Cream to make it at home. You can use ingredients found in your home or just a few basic ice cream maker recipes to make delicious ice cream every time.

Superman Ice Cream

There are some super easy and inexpensive homemade ice cream recipes you can use to make homemade ice cream in the easy of your own home without wasting any money.

Kids love this brightly colored ice cream flavor, and we’re sharing a delicious homemade no-churn Superman ice cream that you and your kids can make together.

This easy no-churn ice cream recipe is gluten-free, egg-free, and nut-free. I added notes below explaining how you can make your homemade Superman Ice Cream artificial dye-free too.

Why you’re going to Love This Superman Ice Cream Recipe

  • An Easy No-Churn Ice Cream Recipe – No-churn ice creams are the easiest to make, and you don’t even need a fancy machine.
  • For something a bit less bright, try making no-churn chocolate ice cream next!
  • Fun to Make with Kids – If you have kids, let them help you make this fun recipe! They will especially enjoy adding the coloring to the mix to see how it changes.
  • Delicious Fruity Flavor – The combination of vanilla extract and jello in this recipe gives Superman ice cream a very light fruity flavor. You’ll be able to tell the flavors apart, but they will blend to create one overall fruit flavor that is delightful.

What is Superman Ice Cream?

If you’ve never heard of or seen this brightly colored treat, it may be because of where you live. Superman Ice Cream is quite popular in the midwestern region of the United States, particularly in Michigan.

The blue part of Superman Ice Cream in Michigan is usually another Midwestern secret, Blue Moon ice cream. It’s a secret because nobody knows what flavor it is, other than “blue”!

Ingredients in Superman Ice Cream

  • Heavy Whipping Cream – To add air to ice cream without using an ice cream maker we are whipping heavy cream and folding it in gently.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – You will need 14 ounces (by weight), which is one standard-sized can of sweetened condensed milk.
  • Using this thickened, sweetened milk is a shortcut that replaces the traditional custard used in churned ice cream recipes.
  • Vanilla Extract – With the fruity flavors in Superman ice cream, vanilla extract softens the overall flavor of the ice cream and makes it perfect.
  • Food Coloring – To get bright, vivid Superman colors, blue, red, and yellow food coloring is needed.
  • Jell-O Mix – This ice cream ingredient is a little bit different! Jello does a few things with this recipe. It adds more color, and a light fruity flavor, and makes the ice cream softer and easier to scoop.

Ingredients

  • Heavy cream, 2 cups 
  • Sweetened condensed milk, 14 oz 
  • Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon 
  • Red food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Blue food coloring

How to Make Superman Ice Cream From Scratch?

  1. Add the heavy whipping cream to a large, chilled bowl.
  2. Use a hand mixer (or your stand mixer) to whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  3. In another large bowl, add the sweetened condensed milk and the vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.
  4. Carefully fold the whipped cream into the sweetened condensed milk mixture. The goal is to try and keep the mixture light and fluffy.
  5. Divide the base evenly into three bowls. Add blue food coloring and berry blue Jell-O mix to one of them. Add red food coloring and cherry Jell-O mix to the second bowl. Add yellow food coloring and lemon Jell-O to the last bowl.
  6. Stir each bowl until combined. Add more food coloring if needed to reach your desired colors.
  7. Dollop the colors into a shallow freezer-safe dish, alternating colors. Avoid stirring the colors together for best results.
  8. Freeze for 5-6 hours, or until firm. Scoop and serve!
Superman Ice Cream

How to Store Superman Cream

Store this fun Superman ice cream in the freezer in an airtight container with a piece of either parchment or waxed paper pressed on top for up to one month.

Tips for Making this No Churn Superman Ice Cream Recipe

  • Use quality ingredients – When making homemade ice cream, you’ll want to make sure you are using high-quality ingredients for the best outcome.
  • Chill out – If possible, always start with chilled ingredients. This is important for homemade no-churn ice cream recipes and ice cream maker recipes.
  • For this recipe, I suggest putting your mixing bowls and your can of sweetened condensed milk in the fridge at least an hour before you start.
  • Don’t skimp on the fat – High-fat milk and creams are essential when making homemade ice cream. Opting for a low-fat option often leads to icy ice creams and inconsistency in the texture.
  • Don’t Overmix – If you whip the cream past the stiff peaks stage, it will curdle. Whip just until the whipped cream holds a peak that doesn’t bend when you lift the beater out of it.
  • Don’t go crazy with the add-ins – If you’re adding in additional ingredients, pick one or two and make sure they are chopped into pieces no larger than a blueberry or pea.
  • Don’t skimp on the sugar – Sugar not only adds sweetness to homemade ice creams, but it also helps with the texture. Sugar is essential for the creamy texture of ice cream. When adding food coloring – Start with a small amount and add more if needed. The amount you’ll need will depend on if you’re using gel, liquid, or powdered colors. If you’re using gel colors, keep in mind that the colors will darken with time.
  • Don’t add extra Jell-O – Six total tablespoons of Jell-O powder is the most I would recommend that you add to this recipe. Any more than that will change the texture of the ice cream too much.

Can I make Superman Ice Cream without Red Dye?

If you are looking to make your fun ice cream because you’re avoiding Red 40 dye, or food dyes in general, this recipe is perfect for you, with a few simple changes.

Instead of adding Jell-O powders to the ice cream, use flavor extracts. An all-natural cherry extract should be food-dye-free. Choose lemon extract and raspberry extract (or blue raspberry flavoring) without dyes as well.

The amount of this you add will vary depending on the type of flavoring you use, so check with the manufacturer, or just add a few drops to start.

Are There Other Names for Superman Cream?

Because DC Comics hasn’t officially licensed the Superman name to any ice cream companies, you’ll sometimes hear this flavor referred to as “Scooperman”, “SuperScoop”, “Super Kid” or “Superhero” ice cream.

Superman Ice Cream

What should I do with the leftover Jell-O Powder?

You will end up with three partial boxes of Jell-O powder after making this recipe. A 3-ounce box of Jell-O is about 6 tablespoons, so you can make Superman Ice Cream 3 times with a small box of each flavor.

Save the powder in an airtight container until the next time you make Superman ice cream, or make a partial box of Jell-O using this ratio:

2 Tablespoons of Jello Powder to 1/3 cup boiling water. Stir to dissolve then add 2/3 cup cold water. Chill until firm.

or 4 Tablespoons of Jell-o to 2/3 cup of boiling water. Stir to dissolve then add 1 1/3 cups of cold water. Chill until firm.

Recipe!

Superman Ice Cream

Superman Ice Cream Recipe!

Kids love this brightly colored ice cream flavor, and we’re sharing a delicious homemade no-churn Superman ice cream that you and your kids can make together.
This easy no-churn ice cream recipe is gluten-free, egg-free, and nut-free. I added notes below explaining how you can make your homemade Superman Ice Cream artificial dye-free too.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 People
Calories 298 kcal

Equipment

  • pan
  • Mixing bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup Heavy cream,
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Red food coloring
  • blue food coloring
  • 14 oz Sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract,

Superman Ice Cream without Red Dye

  • 1 tbsp berry blue Jell-O mix
  • 1 tbsp cherry Jell-O mix
  • 1 tbsp lemon Jell-O mix

Instructions
 

  •  Add the heavy whipping cream to a large, chilled bowl.
  • Use a hand mixer (or your stand mixer) to whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • In another large bowl, add the sweetened condensed milk and the vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.
    Carefully fold the whipped cream into the sweetened condensed milk mixture. The goal is to try and keep the mixture light and fluffy.
  • Divide the base evenly into three bowls. Add blue food coloring and berry blue Jell-O mix to one of them. Add red food coloring and cherryJell-O mix to the second bowl. Add yellow food coloring and lemon Jell-O to the last bowl.
    Stir each bowl until combined. Add more food coloring if needed to reach your desired colors.
  • Dollop the colors into a shallow freezer-safe dish, alternating colors. Avoid stirring the colors together for best results.
     Freeze for 5-6 hours, or until firm. Scoop and serve!

Notes

  • Instead of Jell-O powder, you can use flavor extracts. Try blue raspberry, cherry, and lemon flavors
  • To make this recipe dye-free, use natural flavor extracts instead of Jell-O powder, and natural food coloring.
  • The amount of food coloring and flavor extracts needed will vary based on the type and brand that you choose.
  • Homemade ice cream can be stored in the freezer for up to one month. Keep it in an airtight container with a piece of plastic wrap or wax paper pressed to the surface of the ice cream to keep ice crystals from developing.
  • Homemade ice cream should be easy to scoop if you let it soften at room temperature for 5 minutes after removing it from the freezer.
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2 thoughts on “Superman Ice Cream Recipe! Ultimate Guide”

  1. 5 stars
    “Wow, this Superman Ice Cream recipe looks amazing! Can’t wait to try making it at home. Thanks for sharing!”

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