Convert An Ice Cream Recipe To A Candy Recipe

by James Stith
(Chicago, IL)

How do you convert an ice cream recipe to a candy recipe?

Here's an ice creams recipe that has the creamy taste that I want to replicate in a candy. I cannot figure out how to convert this to a candy recipe.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 TBSP fresh lemon juice
1 TBSP fresh grated ginger
1 pint cream

Mix and freeze. No cooking used

I want this creamy taste in a candy. I would greatly appreciate your advice.

Thank you,

Hi James,

This is a very interesting question and one that I'm not certain I know the answer to. I have to admit that I've never actually converted an ice cream recipe into a candy recipe before! :)

Having said that, looking at your ingredients, it looks like you might be able to simply boil the mixture until you reach the desired candy stage temperature. (Check out the candy syrup stages to determine what temperature you need).

Do you want to make more of a soft toffee, or a fudge, or a hard candy?

Adding a little butter and corn syrup to the mixture might help you get a better result as it does tend to lend a stabilizing element to the candy mixture.

I'm very interested in hearing how this experiment of yours turns out. Give it a try and report back here using the comment link below.

Also, if anyone else comes along and can offer tips for James on the best way to convert this ice cream recipe into a candy recipe, please do share them below.

I'm the type of person who tends to follow a recipe with an occasional substitution of flavor or some minor tweaks, so I'm probably not the best person to ask about recreating an ice cream recipe into a candy recipe. :)

Let's see what happens!

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