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Superman Ice Cream Recipe

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it’s the tasty and delicious Superman Ice Cream! If you grew up in the Midwest, you’d know exactly what superman ice cream is! This is a mouth-watering dessert that everyone remembers having in their childhood and still do up to this day. This ice cream is a delicious blend of three different flavors, all with three different colors. These colors are red, blue, and yellow, which are the colors that also represent the ice cream’s namesake, and that is, you guessed it, Superman!

These three flavors swirl together to create a really yummy ice cream that everybody enjoys, especially children. And this is because of its fun name, bright colors, and really great taste that keeps you coming back for more. If you want to find out how this ice cream came to be and what its different flavors are then read ahead.

So Where Does Superman Ice Cream Come From?

So for the most part, the origins of the Superman Ice Cream are still a bit obscure. But we can say for sure that this ice cream became the most popular in the Midwest, in Detroit, Michigan to be very specific. A lot of people believe that it was first introduced to the general public by a company that made beer, called Stroh Brewing Company. Though this was in the 1920s. And the superman comics came in the late 1930s, so it didn’t have its name quite yet.

It might sound strange that a brewery would suddenly start producing ice cream but actually, this happened because of the prohibition in the 1920s. Both alcohol production and distribution had been banned. Left without a source of any other income, the Stroh Company decided to branch out. And that’s how they started to produce and sell sweet drinks, ice cream, and malt products. And that’s how it is believed the ice cream first came to be and recognized by people. Though it really didn’t have a specific name, it later adopted its nickname from the Superman comics because of the same colors, and it just stuck.

What is the Flavor of Superman Ice cream?

The ice cream gives you a really great blend of three amazing flavors. As we’ve already mentioned, this ice cream has three colors red, blue, and yellow and these colors represent different flavors of the ice cream respectively. All these flavors swirl together to blend into one delicious treat! Here are the flavors according to their colors:


The red color that comes to the ice cream is typically from cherry pop, this is the main ingredient in the red flavor. Additionally, people also uses strawberries and cherries as the red part of the ice cream.


You traditionally get the blue flavor by a flavor famous as ‘blue moon’. Blue moon is an interesting flavor that can’t actually be accurately described in words. The closest anyone can say is that tastes like a mixture of bubble-gum and marshmallows. An interesting blend to be sure. This flavor is more frequently found in Superman Ice Cream. However, blueberries and other flavors are also popular for this ice cream


You almost always get the yellow flavor by lemons. To contrast the really sweet flavor of the cherry pop and blue moon, some lemon is perfect. This helps the overall flavor blend in well together.

What Does Superman Ice Cream Consist Of?

After it originally became a favorite in Detroit, many other places made their own version of this ice cream. Everyone added their own flavor to this treat.

Most commonly, this ice cream consists of three different flavors, all swirled together to make one ice cream. But also some people like taking plain vanilla ice cream and adding red, blue, and yellow artificial food coloring to it. This just gives you a vanilla ice cream with different bright colors. And then there are some people who also like to add some flavoring to the vanilla ice cream as well. For example, for red they add strawberry essence. For blue, they add bubblegum or blueberry flavoring. And some lemon extract for the yellow part.

How to Make Superman Ice Cream:


  • 4 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 pints strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large egg white (optional)


  • Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Mix the sugar, water and salt for 3 minutes.
  • Cool the syrup for 15 minutes.
  • Mix the strawberries and the syrup and also the lemon juice in a blender machine until smooth.
  • Optional – mix the egg white into the mixture then freeze.


Superman Ice Cream is sure to be a hit in any family! Try it for yourself today!

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