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Sweet Potato Ice Cream


Okay, this is the first time I'm using sweet potatoes to make ice cream. I bought some purple color sweet potatoes earlier. So, I decided to use them instead of the usual orange color ones. The end result? Just delicious, tastes like sweet potato pie filling; but, frozen and creamier in this case. If you like sweet potatoes, do give this recipe a try.




Recipe adapted from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

Sweet Potato Ice Cream

Ingredients

1 lb (450 g) Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 Cup plus 2 Tbsp (280 ml) Whole Milk
2/3 Cup (140 g) Packed Light Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Pinch of salt
A few drops of freshly squeeze lemon juice

Method

Place the cubed sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook for 20 minutes, or until tender when poked with a sharp knife. Drain the sweet potatoes and let cool to room temperature.

Pour the milk into a blender and add the brown sugar, sweet potato pieces, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. Puree until very smooth, at least 30 seconds. Add lemon juice to taste. Press the mixture through a mesh strainer, using a flexible rubber spatula.

Allow the mixture to cool thoroughly, then freeze it in an ice cream maker.

Comments

  1. gorgeous!!!

    got my cookbook yesterday, btw. Thanks so much- I absolutely love it!! It's so perfect for me.

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  2. this looks delicious! i always love finding new recipes for sweet potatoes. now i must get my hands on an ice cream maker..!

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  3. WOW Ive never seen a purple sweet potato and IN ice cream! Looks great!!!

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  4. My goodness, all your recipes and photographs are absolutely to die for! I need to stop reading now, you`re making me hungry!

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  5. This looks like Filipino ubi ice cream!

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  6. Loved the color. I bet it would taste great.

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  7. This sounds incredible! I've got an ice cream maker, but I hadn't thought of sweet potato ice cream. I know where to pick up purple sweet potatoes, too. I don't normally wish for hot weather (I prefer it cool and foggy), but I just caught myself wishing that it would stop raining and become ice cream weather for a day.

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  8. This definitely looks like Filipino ube ice cream (or purple yams). Another popular Filipino ice cream flavor is macapuno (type of coconut), which is usually paired with the ube ice cream. Yum and brings back good memories!

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  9. I love the color! I've never seen a purple sweet potato before. Great recipe and photos!

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  10. Gorgeous color! I love sweet potatoes, but I never thought of using them for ice cream. Added to my stumble page...

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  11. I am trying this recipe today. Has anyone here ever tried chocolate sweet potato bread from the bread machine? I make a loaf every week! Great alone, or under a bit of ice cream.

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  12. Fantastic blog, I really enjoyed making this food. Thanks from Mike at Interiors for Homes Ltd www.interiorsforhomes.co.uk

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  13. Im new to your site which I am really enjoying!

    This photo just caught my eye and although I don't have an ice cream maker, am wondering if I might give it a go in some other way? Think I can just pop it in the freezer and hope for the best?

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  14. I think I may buy an icecream maker so that I can make this. I love purple sweet potatoes!

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  15. it was so good! thank you so much. my kids were so excited that i let them have ice cream for dinner :)

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  16. How did you make this beautiful white background in these pictures?

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  17. @Anonymous: A piece of white cardboard will do the trick.

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  18. How many servings does this recipe yield?
    Thanks!

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  19. @Erin: The recipe yield about 1 Quart (1 Liter) of ice-cream.

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  20. This is a huge crop in Philippines...nothing new but wish it was more popular in US. Saw some silly article that a person in NC patented these...which is funny since they are all over the place in Asia.

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