I have been beside myself excited about sharing this super simple, super delicious recipe with you guys. Some of you might think I’m crazy but cereal milk, as simple as it is, is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Ever since I was a young’n, I’ve eaten all my cereal, just to get to the milk – whether it’s cornflakes or cocopops, the milk, people, is always gold.

And it’s not just me who knows this. Commercial businesses have gotten a whiff of the goodness of cereal milk, with restaurants like London’s Hawksmoor to Momofuku Milk Bar in NYC churning out their own version of cereal milk, and even better, cereal milk ice cream.

Well now, with all but four little ingredients, you too can make your own.

It took me a couple of attempts to get this right, and in the process I had to eat litres upon litres of not-quite-perfect cereal milk ice cream. Oh woe is me. I think I was actually over complicating the matter, but now I’ve dumbed the recipe right down and somehow it works and it works good.

The only scary thing about this recipe is adding that extra 1/2 cup sugar, even when the cereal milk is already so sweet. But believe me, the sugar gives this ice cream its perfect creamy, fluffy texture.


Cereal milk ice cream
2 cups full cream milk
2 cups thickened cream
3 cups Crunchy Nut cornflakes
1/2 cup castor sugar
  1. Pre-freeze your ice cream maker bowl for at least 24 hours.
  2. In a bowl, combine milk and cream and stir through to combine. Add the Crunchy Nut cornflakes and let soak for 20-30 mins.
  3. Place a fine sieve over another bowl and scoop spoonfuls of cereal mixture, pressing the mixture to squeeze all the milk into the bowl. Repeat until complete, you should have about 3 cups of cereal milk liquid. (You can compost the waste from the cereal.)
  4. Add sugar and beat lightly with an electric mixer until dissolved.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  6. When you’re ready to churn the ice cream, place the frozen bowl on the ice cream machine, turn on.
  7. Slowly pour in the cream mixture and let churn for about 20 minutes.
  8. When ready, scoop into freezer proof container and store.
Makes 1.5L.

16 Thoughts on “recipe | cereal milk ice cream

  1. Thesuzchef on May 7, 2012 at 10:01 am said:

    Oh, I am definitely going to make this! I love momofuku’s cereal milk and have made that at home, but never took it to the next level with ice cream!

  2. Mmmmm how magical! It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!!!!!! But seriously, cereal milk ice cream sounds awesome. I just an inspiration to make a cereal milk dessert, maybe in tart form 🙂

  3. Thesuzchef: I saw the cereal milk recipe on your blog when you first posted it! You should definitely try the ice cream 😀

    Phuoc: I know, I was impressed by the fluffiness!! Ooooooh cereal milk tarts OMG. YUM!

  4. I make a version of this but I add Horlicks to upp the malt factor. It’s such a crazy but good ice cream isn’t it? 🙂

  5. This sounds amazing – I’m obsessed with cereal milk. My boyfriend leaves his when he has cereal and it drives me mad! I need an ice cream maker.

  6. cereal milk is the best!
    im so glad this is an easy recipe since im such a bad cook!
    thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. jenny c on May 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm said:

    Oh my god this looks so good!

  8. Lorraine: Ooooh horlicks would be divine! Great idea!

    Lucy: He LEAVES it? that’s the bit I look forward to! An ice cream maker is a wise investment 😉

    tastyfoodsnaps: Don’t worry I only share easy recipes cos I’m not such a great cook either haha.

    jenny: Sure is!

  9. mm so easy to make :9

  10. I remember swooning over this when we first had it at momofuku (though it was served in a pair with bbq sauce soft serve. The cereal milk was definitely the superior specimen)

  11. I’m not a fan of drinking milk itself, but adding cereal to it – corn flakes, Coco Pops, rice bubbles, even Nutri-Grain! – always managed to dull down the “milky” flavour. Not sure my dentist was too impressed, but he was the one who said I needed more calcium =p

  12. Good choice with the Crunchy Nut. LOVE that stuff

  13. Vivian: exactly. four ingredients!!

    Tori: BBQ soft serve? Ok! Now that is weird!!

    Rita: I owe you my life for the ice cream machine 😀

    Nic: I know right? I can just eat it out of the box 🙂

  14. I can’t wait to make this!! First I need to buy crunchy nut cornflakes! I only eat the regular kind with milk (crunchy nut is strictly for snacking only hehe)..

  15. YUM 🙂 I know some people think this flavour is weird like my boyfriend but i think he’s the weird one lol I can’t wait to try it and i never thought of using Crunchy Nut hehe I was going to use Frosties or just normal Cornflakes thanks for the idea 😀

  16. Su-yin: Hahaha I know.It’s suicide to eat Crunchy Nut as a breakfast – so much sugar – but it’s SO delicious!!!

    Daisy: lol I think he is weird too! Crunchy nut is great I think because it has the sweetness and nuttiness that I love.

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