Cotton candy ice cream burritos might sound like something you made up in a dream after going to bed hungry, but they’re 100% real. You can make one of these at home—and as weird and turducken-like as their name may be, we swear they’re actually delicious.
These creative desserts are surprisingly easy to make. All you need is some cotton candy (store-bought or made from a machine), ice cream, and toppings. The cotton candy serves as your sweet tortilla. Make for any kids’ party or end-of-summer celebration to impress all your friends. And don’t forget your phone—because you’re going to want to capture all the angles on this one.
Watch the video below to see how easy this recipe really is.
Cotton Candy Ice Cream Burrito
Serves 2 (serving size: 1/2 burrito)
Active 20 min. Total 20 min.
1 (2 oz.) scoop vanilla ice cream
2 (2 oz.) scoops rainbow sherbet (or flavor of choice)
1 oz. packaged cotton candy (1/2 oz. blue, and 1/2 oz. pink)
1/2 cup fruit-flavored cereal (such as Fruity Pebbles)
1/2 cup rainbow candy sprinkles
1. Place scoops of ice cream and sherbet on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze until scoops are set, about 10 minutes.
2. Wearing food-safe gloves, open folded piece of cotton candy through the middle (making a larger, flatter rectangle). Place on a sheet of wax paper (so cotton candy doesn’t stick to surface), and layer the different colors. You should have an 8- x 12-inch “sheet” of cotton candy.
3. Place half of the cereal and candy sprinkles down the center of cotton candy. Top with scoops of ice cream and sherbet; sprinkle again with remaining half cereal and candy sprinkles.
4. Roll cotton candy as you would a burrito. Fold one end over top of ice cream (folding rectangle almost in half), tuck sides in toward center, and roll the rest of the way, tucking all of the goodies inside with the “seam” at the bottom). Cut in half, and serve immediately (the cotton candy will start to dissolve after a few minutes, so get it while it lasts).