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Moose Tracks Ice Cream Recipe {No Churn}

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Moose Tracks Ice Cream Recipe is arguably the easiest and most delectable vanilla based ice cream with ribbons of fudge, chocolate, and peanut butter cup studded in an easy no churn ice cream. This has quickly become my family’s favorite ice cream. I kid you not!

That was a mouthful – but so is this No-Churn Moose Track Ice Cream with 3 simple ingredients and the mix-ins; you cannot go wrong. Vanilla ice cream rippled with crunchy and smooth chocolate fudge sauces (much like the original Moose Tracks fudge) with creamy chocolate and peanut butter Reese’s Peanut Butter cups.

Love easy ice creams? Try my popular old-fashioned chocolate ice cream, this Lemon Gelato Ice Cream and never forget this classic and nothing plain about it, old-fashioned vanilla bean ice cream.

Pan filled with Moose Tracks Ice Cream with three scoops on top ready to go.

Why is it called Moose Tracks?

This easy homemade ice cream is called Moose Tracks because of the shape of the peanut butter cups when you cut them in half. They look like the tracks left by a moose – kind of, we’re just going to go with it!

Where did Moose Tracks Ice Cream Originate

Denali Flavors teams up with ice cream-producing dairies across the country to manufacture an array of regional and store-branded products, including many varieties of Moose tracks® ice creams.

However; it was back in the mid-90’s that the Original Moose Tracks took off. Original Moose Tracks is the unmistakable combination of Famous Moose Tracks Fudge and peanut butter cups in vanilla ice cream. Available across the country in many local grocery stores.

Moose Tracks is privately owned by a wonderful husband and wife team who have branched out with other flavors of moose tracks to include mint moose tracks, extreme maximum fudge moose tracks, chocolate moose tracks, brownie moose tracks to name a few. Check out their fun, bright website for more of the story.

Moose tracks ice cream no churn scooped into small bowl with rustic spoon and checkered napkin behind with pine bough in shot.

This copycat Moose Tracks Ice Cream recipe will become your go-to recipe when you cannot find it in stores, or are just craving your favorite ice cream. Add as much or as little of the yummy mix-ins as your heart desires!

If you remember the “you got your chocolate in my peanut butter” commercials- well, don’t raise your hand- but you surely remember the craze surrounding the invention of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. When Moose Tracks Ice Cream first came out, it was the same way.
Just taste it, and you will see what I mean!

Why You Will Love No-Churn Moose Tracks Ice Cream

  • Gourmet Ice Cream Shop Taste | This is a decadent and flavor-filled ice cream treat for the chocolate lover in us all.
  • Crowd-Pleasing | Since this is a particularly rich flavor, you may only need a scoop. And this recipe serves 14 ½ servings. So, it is easy to make it for a larger crowd. (Whether you have one scoop or two, I will never tell!)
  • Easy | With just a few ingredients it comes together in minutes!

Moose Tracks Ice Cream Ingredients

What is in moose tracks ice cream? For the full list of ingredients and directions print the recipe card at the end of this post.

Moose Tracks Ice Cream Labeled Ingredients.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream | Real, heavy fresh cream makes the best ice cream consistency.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk | Please do not mistake this for the evaporated milk. You need the sweetness and syrup texture of this sweetened condensed milk.
  • Vanilla | Use regular vanilla extract, or a richer variation would be to use vanilla bean paste.
  • Hot Fudge Topping | Get your favorite brand from the store or try your hand at making homemade chewy hot fudge sauce.
  • Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups | Mini cups are the best for cutting in half and putting into the mixture! I also found some super mini peanut butter cups from Trader Joe’s. Allergic to peanut butter? Use almond butter cups!
  • Magic Shell Fudge | You can buy the Hershey’s or Smucker’s variety at the grocery store. Or you may want to try my recipe and make your own healthier Homemade Magic Shell.

These are my favorite mix-ins and what is traditional in the original moose tracks ice cream recipe.

In fact, after you see how easy this recipe is, you’ll likely be wanting to try other no-churn ice cream recipes like my Circus Animal Cookie Ice Cream.

Or, for elegant ice cream for the next luncheon, serve this Rose Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe. Take your next 4th of July celebration to the next level with this festive Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream.

Pin with three images, top Circus Animal Ice Cream in bowl with cookies around, middle rose pistachio ice cream in pan and bottom red, white and blue ice cream in cup.

How to Make Easy Moose Tracks Ice Cream

Okay, it is this easy to make this delicious homemade chocolate and peanut butter ice cream right in your kitchen and enjoy all the creamy goodness in about 6 hours!

Step 1 | Mixing the Ingredients

Get a large mixing bowl or your stand mixer bowl and measure out the vanilla ice cream base ingredients. Begin with the heavy whipping cream and whip until stiff peaks form – as if you were making homemade whipped cream.

Slowly add the other two ingredients; sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla, and whip the mixture for less than a minute.

Step 2 | Adding Mix-Ins Making Moose Treacks

Take out a loaf pan or an ice cream container, and line it with parchment or plastic wrap if desired. This will make scooping more effortless, and you can take the entire frozen solid mixture out and slice it if you want!

Now spoon in half the creamy sweet ice cream mixture into the pan. Here’s the best part
Okay, get ready – now you will pour on the fudge sauce and sprinkle the layer with some of the mini Reese’s cups. This is also where you can add some of the Magic Shell if you want that crunchy fudge ripple in your chocolatey ice cream.

Step 3 | Add the Second Layer

Pour on the remainder of the ice cream mixture and then add the rest of the mix-ins. Use your judgment as to how much you use. Like it loaded, add lots — like it light, add a few and keep some in reserve for serving. That’s the beauty of making your own homemade ice cream, keep it lower carb by limiting how many mix-ins you add!

This will be your top layer, so grab a butter knife and give the top an excellent gentle swirl to make it gorgeously marbled!

Use a Figure 8 or twisting motion with the knife inserted shallow works best! If desired, add a few additional peanut butter cups.

Cover with foil, wax paper or plastic wrap.

Now pop the pan into the freezer and allow it to harden to the consistency you would like, see below for recommended freezing times.

  • For a Soft-Serve texture Moose Tracks Ice Cream, freeze the mixture for about 1-2 hours.
  • Firm at the edges but soft in the center consistency, it will be ready in 3-4 hours.
  • Or, for a firm and scoopable consistency of an old-fashioned ice cream store, freeze the homemade ice cream for 6 or more hours.
Moose Tracks Ice Cream scooped into waffle cone, leaning against the ice cream container.


  • Adding marshmallows or other flavors would make it an entirely different “track” a rocky road moose track.
  • Add a swirl of rich, thick caramel sauce for Caramel moose tracks.
  • Make Chocolate Moose Tracks by adding 3 tablespoons quality cocoa powder when blending batter with a pinch of salt.
  • Add brownie bits for brownie moose tracks.
  • Try using my edible cookie dough for Cookie Dough Moose tracks!
Moose tracks ice cream in pan, with swirls of chocolate and peanut butter cups.

Organic dairy products seem to have a creamier flavor and consistency. That is why I like to use them for my creamiest recipes, like ice creams!

If you are going to mix another batch for a second pan, be sure to wash the bowl well before beginning. If there are leftover oils from the cream in the bowl, the cream will not whip up easily.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk?

The answer here is a resounding NO. It will not work in this recipe. Sweetened condensed milk is milk that has added sugar and is slow cooked to a thick, creamy concoction.

What is the benefit of a no-churn recipe?

No churn simply means you do not need an ice cream machine. But typically, no-churn recipes do not have eggs- like this recipe. And it is much easier to make and get to the freezer in a hurry.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

My gluten-free Celiac friend was happy to learn that both Hershey’s Shell Topping and Smucker’s Magic Shell are gluten-free products. Just check all of your ingredients to be sure. Furthermore, Reese’s cups are gluten-free too!

Top Tip

Place a layer of plastic wrap or waxed paper pressed down on the ice cream to keep ice crystals from forming on top. Then place the lid on if you have one.

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Moose Tracks Ice Cream Recipe (No Churn)

Author: Kathleen Pope
5 from 13 votes
Moose Tracks Ice Cream Recipe is arguably the easiest and most delectable vanilla based ice cream with ribbons of fudge, chocolate, and peanut butter cup studded in an easy no churn ice cream. This has quickly become my family's favorite ice cream.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Sweets
Cuisine American
Servings 10 -6 servings
Calories 292 kcal



  • In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer with the whisk attachment whip the whipping cream until stiff peaks form, then slowly add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Whip until combined, about 45-60 seconds.
  • Stir in desired amount of peanut butter cups into ice cream batter.
  • Layer half the ice cream mixture base into a 9×5 loaf pan (lined with parchment or plastic wrap to make scooping or slicing easier).
  • Pour on the desired amount of hot fudge mixture and add drizzle of Magic shell if desired.
  • Add the rest of ice cream batter and add more Reese’s, hot fudge and magic shell, using a butter knife, gently swirl to combine. Freeze until firm, about 6 hours or overnight.


✱ Kathleen’s Tips

Freezing Times
  • Soft Serve consistency, within  1-2 hours
  • Firm at the edges, soft in the middle 3-4 hours
  • Firm and scoopable all the way through 6+ hours
Allergic to peanut butter? Use almond butter cups!
  • Adding marshmallows or other flavors would make it an entirely different “track” a rocky road moose track.
  • Add a swirl of rich, thick caramel sauce for Caramel moose tracks.
  • Make Chocolate Moose Tracks by adding 3 tablespoons quality cocoa powder when blending batter with a pinch of salt.
  • Add brownie bits for brownie moose tracks.
  • Try using my edible cookie dough for Cookie Dough Moose tracks!
To keep ice crystals from forming on any ice cream, press a piece or plastic wrap or waxed paper snugly onto the top of the ice cream, then place lid on or use foil to seal. 


Calories: 292 kcal Carbohydrates: 23 g Protein: 5 g Fat: 21 g Saturated Fat: 13 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g Cholesterol: 67 mg Sodium: 64 mg Potassium: 194 mg Fiber: 0.01 g Sugar: 23 g Vitamin A: 806 IU Vitamin C: 1 mg Calcium: 144 mg Iron: 0.1 mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

The Fresh Cooky is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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    1. The hot fudge stays on the softer side, but definitely firms up, if you use more of a chocolate sauce, I’m not sure how that will respond to freezing. Magic shell will definitely harden into nice chocolate chunks. Hope you love it!

  1. 5 stars
    One of the easiest most delicious ice cream recipes out there! My little nieces and all the adults in the family thoroughly enjoyed the flavours, and I can’t believe how little hands-on time it required! Thanks – brilliant recipe! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Moose track Ice Cream is one of my go-to flavors at ice cream shops. This was my first time making it at home and wow, it came out so creamy and delicious! I will be making this all summer long!