Whoppers are his favorite candy so when I incorporated them into a plain vanilla ice cream base many years ago he instantly declared this as his favorite ice cream. It's so easy to make. The ice cream base is adapted from a Ben & Jerry's recipe. It has a creamy texture and a mild taste making it a good background for any kind of fruit or more substantial add-ins such as Whoppers.
Whopper Ice Cream
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla **
2 cups heavy or whipping cream
1 cup milk
1/2 cup crushed Whoppers
Chopped Whoppers, in desired quantity
Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Add vanilla, cream, milk and crushed Whoppers and whisk to blend.
Process according to your ice cream maker's instructions. When done, stir in chopped Whoppers. Some people like a high candy to ice cream ratio, others not so much. You be the judge of how much candy you want to add in!
Makes 1 quart
** I always have a canister of vanilla sugar in my kitchen so I used 3/4 cup of vanilla sugar, omitting the liquid vanilla. To make vanilla sugar, add split vanilla beans to sugar in a canister or jar. Stir every now and then, until the sugar has a vanilla scent. Add more sugar and/or vanilla beans, as needed, to maintain a full container. It's wonderful stuff, great for baking, whipped cream, even in a cup of coffee!
Instead of just adding chopped Whoppers to the ice cream I like to crush some of the candy, too. This gives the ice cream more of a malted milk taste rather than tasting like vanilla ice cream with candy in it. Doing so also gives you little flecks of chocolate throughout the ice cream mixture.