McDonald's Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry Copycat Recipe

If the photos of this McDonald's Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry copycat don't want you to stop everything you're doing and run to the store to buy ice cream, we strongly admire your self-control. They say Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year but that's debatable since the Easter season definitely has some of the best candy. Whether you've got Cadbury Creme Eggs stockpiled 365 days a year, or are loading up on them at the drug store as we speak, the good news is you can make this McDonald's limited menu item in your own kitchen any time.

We got this McDonald's Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry copycat recipe from Susan Olayinka, the recipe developer and food blogger who created The Flexible Fridge. Luckily for us, she's got a range of recipes in her arsenal from savory to very sweet. This at-home version of a McD's seasonal favorite is the perfect dessert for springtime, or any time — again we are not judging those who hoard Cadbury Creme Eggs all year round.

Gather the ingredients for McDonald's Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry copycat recipe

The first step in this McDonald's Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry copycat recipe is to buy a McFlurry machine. We're messing with you. It would probably break all the time anyway. No, the first step is to make sure you've got all the ingredients for this icy, cream concoction at your disposal. 

You'll need 4 cups of vanilla ice cream; 2 tablespoons of double cream; and 4 Cadbury Creme Eggs (plus a few more for using as a topping at the end). An optional addition to this recipe would be chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, or both. 

A note about double cream. While it's common on store shelves in the U.K. (where Olayinka is based), it might not be as easy to find stateside. If you can't locate double cream, it's definitely not a deal-breaker. "Half and half or heavy whipping cream will substitute perfectly for double cream," says Olayinka. As for the type of vanilla ice cream, Olayinka ensures us that "any good quality vanilla ice cream would do well!"

Put ice cream, Cadbury Creme Eggs, and double cream in a blender

The ingredients have been assembled. Your only job now is to put them in the blender. In order for the Cadbury Creme Eggs to effectively chop and fold into the ice cream, a high speed blender is your best bet. Olayinka confirms, "You do need a high-speed blender for this as it will incorporate all of the ingredients more effectively. I used my Ninja blender."

Add the ice cream, double cream, and Cadbury Creme eggs to the blender. You can alternately layer the ice cream and chocolate pieces, or just place in the blender one ingredient at a time. The beauty of a high-speed blender is that it doesn't take too much strategic stacking to whip everything into the perfect McFlurry-consistency.

Pulse the blender until chocolate and ice cream are incorporated

Once all the ingredients have been added to the blender, it's time to put this McDonald's Cadbury Creme Egg copycat recipe to the test. Just how sharp are your at-home McFlurry skills?

The instructions call for you to pulse the blender about 10 times, basically pulsing until the chocolate candy eggs and ice cream are fully incorporated. You should be familiar with the overall look of a McFlurry, not quite a milkshake but not just plain ol' ice cream either. The ice cream should appear whipped and fluffy, and the Cadbury Creme Eggs should be looking more like Cadbury Creme chunks and flakes.

Serve McDonald's Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry copycat in a dessert glass

Yes, you're already done. This is the last step — transferring this homemade McDonald's Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry to a vehicle for consumption. Olayinka likes to serve hers in nice dessert glasses, and she gets fancy with chocolate sauce too. "I used chocolate sauce and layered it in the glass before putting the ice cream in," she explains. So if you want an Instagram-acceptable copycat McFlurry (try the copycat Oreo McFlurry), you know what you have to do. 

If you don't have time to be bothered with making a parfait out of this ice cream mixture/Easter magic and just want to get down to business and enjoy it, we support that too.

McDonald's Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry Copycat Recipe
5 from 38 ratings
No need to leave the house for McDonald's Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry, you can make this tasty Easter treat right at home.
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 McDonald's Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry copycat in glasses
Total time: 6 minutes
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tablespoon double cream or heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Cadbury Creme Eggs (plus more for topping)
Optional Ingredients
  • chocolate sauce
  1. Add the ice cream, double cream and Cadbury Creme Eggs to the blender.
  2. Pulse the blender about 10 times, until the chocolate and ice cream are incorporated.
  3. Serve in a dessert glass.
  4. Top with Cadbury Creme Eggs and chocolate sauce.
Calories per Serving 695
Total Fat 40.0 g
Saturated Fat 22.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 446.4 mg
Total Carbohydrates 63.1 g
Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
Total Sugars 56.5 g
Sodium 336.2 mg
Protein 20.2 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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