Are you looking for a delicious graham cracker ice cream recipe (or just a yummy no churn ice cream recipe that will impress all your guests?!) This copy cat graham canyon ice cream recipe, based off of the delicious BYU Creamery’s ice cream flavor, is so yummy. It’s full of graham cracker, honeycomb candy, and vanilla ice cream.
One of the most popular things to eat at BYU is ice cream from the BYU Creamery. It’s honestly some of the best ice cream I’ve had, and it’s pretty inexpensive, too. I would always get a kids scoop, and it was more than enough. They have tons of different flavors, and they are all creamy and delicious.
When I first got there, there were some people who told me about a flavor that had been discontinued called Graham Canyon. It sounded so good to me! So imagine my delight when I found out they were bringing it back. I went to the Creamery as soon as I could, and I bought myself a scoop…and it was every bit as delicious as I had hoped it would be!
Since that time, whenever we would go to the BYU Creamery, I couldn’t resist getting it (even if there were other flavors that were tempting me! I don’t know what it was about this Graham Canyon ice cream…I couldn’t get enough. It just was graham cracker, with these tasty morsels that tasted like chocolate covered toffee.
Well, since we’ve moved about seven hours from any BYU Creamery, I obviously haven’t had my favorite ice cream in awhile. Lately, I’ve been really craving it. So, I decided to try and see if I could make this yummy graham cracker ice cream at home.
I first searched the web to see if BYU puts out the ingredients in it – and they did! That’s where I discovered it had honeycomb crunch, which is something I’d never heard of. Upon further research, it’s a common candy in Europe, but it’s not as easy to find here in the states! There was a candy shop in Salt Lake that carried it, but since I’m nowhere near Salt Lake anymore, my only options were to purchase it on Amazon or make it myself. I decided to make it myself, and I shared that yummy chocolate covered honeycomb recipe yesterday! It’s definitely worth making sure you have in this. Beyond that, most of it seemed pretty simple, and I just improvised with the ingredients I had on hand.
Let me tell you – it turned out SO good. I felt like it tasted just like my memories of the Graham Canyon ice cream at the BYU Creamery. I opted to make it a no churn version, which turned out great. If you wanted to do this in an ice cream maker, I’m sure you could – just use a vanilla base ice cream and add in the rest of the ingredients.
This definitely satisfied my craving, and I will be making it quite often I am sure!
Graham Canyon Ice Cream Recipe: Graham Cracker Ice Cream
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 8 honey graham cracker squares, pulsed in food processor
- 1/2 cup crushed chocolate honeycomb candy, if you can't find in store, use this recipe
- Place whipping cream in a large bowl (I recommend a pyrex bowl with a lid). Whip with hand mixer until peaks form (about 10 minutes.)
- Whip in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until everything is combined and creamy.
- Mix in the pulsed graham crackers (they should be very fine) with a rubber spatula until they are incorporated very well.
- Finally, mix in the crushed honeycomb candy.
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 6-8 hours.
- Makes about 1.5 quart. Cover with lid if possible.
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
Mmmm this sounds fantastic!
Chelsea @ Life With My Littles says
Okay first of all, this is hands down my favorite ice cream ever. Second, I am SO EXCITED that you put this up! We are actually at a family reunion in Provo right now and I have already had Graham Canyon three times (and we’ve only been up here four nights). It is THE BEST! So thank you thank you thank you for sharing!
I love when others know what this ice cream is! I can hardly wait to get back to Provo to try it again. For now, this is a pretty good substitute 🙂
My favorite flavor is cookies and cream. I would share the other maker with my mom.
It is a tie between German Chocolate Crunch and Almond Joy….both absolutely delicious. If I won 2 ice cream makers I would give one to my next pregnant friend. It would be sure to be appreciated!
Sandy Headtke says
My favorite ice cream is coconut. I would give tge other one to our church for a door prize atvone of our fund raisers.