Get ready to indulge in a unique fusion of flavors with Takis ice cream, a creative spin on your usual go-to snack. If you’ve never tried Takis, the spicy rolled tortilla chips, you’ve probably at least seen them on TikTok. They’re a versatile ingredient for both spice and texture; many foodie creators put them inside chamoy-covered-pickles, wrap them in Fruit Roll Ups, or simply munch on an entire bag for ASMR.
In this article, you’ll learn how to make DIY Takis ice cream at home, and even explore the art of rolled ice cream featuring these fiery chips.
Table of Contents:
- What do Takis taste like?
- Homemade Takis Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Machine
- Making Blender-Only Takis Ice Cream
- Rolled Ice Cream with a Twist - Using Crushed Fuego Flavored Takis
- Make EASY DIY Takis Ice Cream at Home
What do Takis taste like?
Understanding your flavor profile is an essential part of ice cream making —especially when creating unusual flavors like Takis ice cream. If you’re unfamiliar with the flavor, think corn tortilla chips, but with the added complexity of sour lime and spicy chili pepper heat that adds a kick to every bite. Takis are not quite Doritos, and they’re not quite Hot Cheetos. They’re spicy, they’re savory, and they’re super satisfying.
It only makes sense that Takis ice cream would be the perfect combo of sweet and spicy; hot and cold. Plus, their accessibility and long shelf-life makes them an easy ingredient to find and keep on hand for DIY ice cream.
Comparing snack options for DIY ice cream
When it comes to adding snack foods to homemade ice cream, it's essential to keep in mind your personal taste preferences. Takis Fuego, Nitro, or Takis Blue Heat are all great options for a spicy ice cream that omits the cheesy flavor of Hot Cheetos (though Hot Cheetos ice cream is also a power-player that shouldn’t be ignored). However, if you tend to gravitate towards milder options within snack categories such as pretzels or sour cream & onion chips, know that Takis pack quite a bit more heat.
Homemade Takis Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Machine
Enjoy the unique combination of sweet and spicy by making homemade Takis ice cream without using an ice cream machine. This simple recipe requires just three main ingredients: heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, and crushed Fuego Takis. For a blue color instead of red, you can substitute Fuego for Takis Blue Heat flavor. One of the best parts about Takis as an ice cream ingredient? Their stunning color.
Ingredients needed for Homemade no-churn Takis Ice Cream
- 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup crushed Fuego flavored Takis (or Takis Blue Heat—depending on the color you’d like)
- In a large mixing bowl, pour the cold heavy whipping cream. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer with whisk attachment on medium-high speed, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. This should take about 3-4 minutes.
- In another bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk with half of the crushed Fuego flavored Takis. Gently mix them together to create a smooth mixture that has some crunchiness from those deliciously spicy chips.
- Carefully fold in whipped heaving into your creamy concoction - being sure not too over mix as it could cause loss of airiness which is essential when creating perfect texture without use machine assistance .
- Transfer your ice cream mixture into a 9x5 inch (23x13 cm) loaf pan or any other freezer-safe container. Smooth the top and sprinkle remaining crushed Takis on top, lightly pressing them down to ensure they stick.
- Cover with something to prevent freezer burn and freeze for 6+ hours until it's solid enough to scoop.
This homemade no-churn Takis ice cream is perfect for those who love experimenting with different snack categories and enjoy trying new combinations.
Making homemade Takis ice cream without an ice cream machine is a simple and delicious way to enjoy the unique flavors of this snack. With some extra effort, you can also create rolled ice cream with Fuego flavored takis for a truly innovative dessert experience.
Making Blender-Only Takis Ice Cream
Did you know there’s an even easier way to make Takis ice cream, that just requires you to blend and freeze? When you use an ice cream mix like Hijinx, here’s all that you need for this blender-only Takis ice cream recipe:
- HIJINX ice cream mix
- 1½ cups hot half & half or water*
- ¾ cup Takis (Fuego for a bright red, or Takis Blue Heat for a bright blue result) + ½ cup crushed Takis to mix in (optional)
Note: For a lighter version use water. For a creamier version use half & half.
- Pour the hot water or half & half into a bowl. Add in ¾ cup Takis and let it sit for 20 minutes. Strain the Takis.
- Microwave the strained liquid for about 1 minute (until hot).
- Using a blender, combine one packet of HIJINX ice cream powder with the half & half or water. Blend for one minute or until thoroughly combined.
- Let the mixture rest for 30 minutes on your counter.
- Transfer to a freezer-safe container with an airtight lid.
- Freeze for 4-6 hours. Thaw and enjoy!
OPTIONAL: Mix in an additional ½ cup of Takis for added crunch. Also, when you’re ready to taste test, you can even add some crushed Takis over the top as a garnish.
Hijinx takes out all the ice cream chemistry, so you can make something different than you typical chocolate ice cream without any extra effort of making rolled ice cream (see below) or making ice cream in an ice cream maker. PLUS, if you’re feeling extra low-effort, just throw the Takis right into the blender—the texture’s a bit different, but you’ll be able to omit that milk-straining step. It’s an edible DIY experience that you can customize to your own tastes.
Rolled Ice Cream with a Twist - Using Crushed Takis
For those who love rolled ice creams as well as bold flavors like salty snacks or Hot Cheetos, try making rolled ice cream with crushed Fuego or Takis Blue Heat.
Preparing Your Work Area for Rolled Ice Cream Creation
Rolled ice cream does take some extra prep and skills. To make rolled ice cream, you'll need a chilled metal surface such as a baking sheet or marble slab. Place the metal surface in a freezer for no less than 30 minutes prior to beginning. While waiting, gather all necessary tools and ingredients: an offset spatula or scraper, heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk (following our previous recipe but without adding crushed takis), and of course - crushed Fuego flavored Takis.
Recipe for Fuego Takis Rolled Ice Cream
- Mixing: In a large bowl, combine heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk until smooth. This mixture serves as your base for creating rolled ice cream.
- Pouring: Remove your chilled metal surface from the freezer and pour about 1 cup of prepared ice cream base onto it. Spread evenly using an offset spatula or scraper. If you need a visual reference, check out the full video posted above.
- Add Crushed Takis: Sprinkle generously your spicy, crushed Takis . Make sure to distribute them evenly across the surface of your ice cream base. If you’d like to add any additional mix-ins like Oreos, M&Ms, Nutella, or Chamoy, now is the time.
- Freeze: Allow the mixture to freeze for about 5-10 minutes or until it reaches a semi-solid consistency. You can use this time to crush more Takis if needed.
- Rolling: Once frozen, carefully scrape and lift sections of the mixture using an offset spatula or scraper. Roll each section tightly into rolls and place them in a serving dish. Serve immediately—enjoy!
Congratulations. You've successfully created rolled ice cream with crushed Fuego flavored Takis - a unique combination that's sure to impress anyone who loves both sweet treats and spicy snacks like Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. You might even like other spicy ice cream recipes like Chili Oil Chocolate Caramel.
Make EASY DIY Takis Ice Cream at Home
In conclusion, making DIY Takis ice cream is a unique and exciting way to enjoy this popular snack. With just a few basic components, you can craft an enticing and zesty dessert that will leave your guests amazed. Whether you choose to make traditional scoops or opt for the trendy rolled version, there are plenty of ways to customize your Takis ice cream with toppings and mix-ins.
If you're ready to take on the challenge of making Takis ice cream at home, but want a fast and easy way to do so, head over to Hijinx Ice Cream today! Plus, you can try out ice cream versions of your other favorite snack foods like Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Oreos, Doritos, and more. Whatever your foodie daydream, Hijinx makes it a reality.