If you grew up eating the iconic Pink Peppermint Ice from Fannie May, then you will love this homemade version! These simple white chocolate and peppermint candies use organic ingredients and make a sweet gift for any holiday.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
I have made my own version of of Pink Peppermint Ice that has much better ingredients than the iconic Fannie May. This super simple candy recipe is made with just four ingredients! And this pastel pink candy is the perfect homemade gift for anyone on Christmas or Valentine's Day. If you'd like to wrap them up I used a candy cup (same size as mini cupcake liners) and put in three pieces per cup, just like Fannie May used to do. Then I put a four cups into a cute little box and tied it with a ribbon.
This easy Pink Peppermint Ice recipe tastes just like the iconic original, but even better because I use organic ingredients! These little bite sized candies are peppermint white chocolate with the traditional crunch that makes them so addicting!
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Ingredients for Pink Peppermint Ice
Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Pink Peppermint IceDifficulty: Easy
226 grams (8 ounces) organic white chocolate, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon organic peppermint flavor
50 grams (1/4 cup) organic peppermint crunch
1/8 teaspoon Suncore Foods Organic Pink Dye
- To create a double boiler, fill a small saucepan with about 1 inch of water. Place a heatproof bowl on top, do not let the bowl touch the water. Add about 80% of the white chocolate into the heatproof bowl and melt until it reaches 100°F on a chocolate thermometer. Remove from heat and add in the remaining 20% of chocolate and let it come down to 89°F.
- Add in the peppermint flavor and the pink dye and stir to combine completely. Then add in the peppermint crunch and stir to combine completely.
- Pour the white chocolate mixture into the candy molds, only filling them about half way. Place the tray on a baking sheet, so they set up evenly. Place the baking sheet in the freezer to set the chocolate and so they will remove easily from the molds. Allow to set for a couple hours, then remove candy from molds.
- Store in a cool dry place, or in the fridge.
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