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Red Velvet Ice Cream Recipe

Making your own homemade ice cream gives you the chance to come up with a variety of fun new flavors. This Valentine’s Day, why not change up your regular dessert by serving up a unique ice cream instead of cake? With this red velvet ice cream recipe, you can enjoy your favorite Valentine’s treat in a delicious new way. And the best part is that you don’t need an ice cream maker to prepare it!

Making your own homemade ice cream gives you the chance to come up with a variety of fun new flavors. This Valentine’s Day, why not change up your regular dessert by serving up a unique ice cream instead of cake? With this red velvet ice cream recipe, you can enjoy your favorite Valentine’s treat in a delicious new way. And the best part is that you don’t need an ice cream maker to prepare it!

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What Do I Need to Make Red Velvet Ice Cream?

This simple no-churn ice cream recipe is the perfect sweet treat for Valentine’s Day. And since there’s no need for an ice cream maker to whip up this easy treat, you can prepare your own frozen dessert at home with just a few minutes of prep work and a few simple ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to make red velvet ice cream:

  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Milk
  • Red food coloring
  • Cream cheese
  • Granulated sugar
  • Red velvet cake crumbs

Red velvet ice cream ingredients

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How Do I Make Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream?

Once you have your ingredients gathered up, you’ll just need a few minutes to whip up this simple treat. In fact, the hardest part about this no-churn recipe is waiting for your ice cream to freeze! To make homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker, just follow these four easy instructions:

Step One: Beat the Whipping Cream

Pour the heavy whipping cream into a mixing bowl and beat on high speed until soft peaks begin to form, making sure not to over-mix the cream as you’re beating.

Step Two: Add the Ice Cream Ingredients

When the cream has thickened, add the milk, sugar, and cream cheese. Mix on low speed to keep the ingredients from splashing out, then gradually increase the speed. Continue mixing until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined and the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Ice cream ingredients in a white bowl.

Step Three: Mix in the Cake

Add the food coloring to the bowl and stir slowly until the ice cream is tinted. Then, add the red velvet cake crumbles. Fold the cake pieces into the ice cream until they’re well distributed.

Red velvet crumbs in a bowl with pink ice cream.

Step Four: Freeze the Ice Cream

Pour the ice cream mixture into a cake pan and transfer the dish to the freezer. Store the ice cream in the freezer until it’s fully frozen, which typically takes 6 to 8 hours but could take up to overnight.

Scoops of red velvet ice cream in a bowl.

What is No Churn Ice Cream?

No churn ice cream gets its name because it’s made without the need for churning. Traditional ice cream made in an ice cream machine gets thick and creamy because a motor inside the machine is constantly churning the ingredients until the cream begins to thicken.

And while churning your ice cream is the traditional way to prepare that delicious sweet treat, there’s an easier way. With the help of heavy whipping cream, you can prepare your own no-churn ice cream that doesn’t require an ice cream machine at all.

Overhead view of red velvet ice cream.

Red Velvet Ice Cream Tips & Tricks

You won’t believe how easy this ice cream recipe is to make! And with these helpful tips and tricks, you’ll want to try all kinds of different flavors once you whip up your first batch of no churn ice cream.

  • Use any type of red velvet cake. Since this recipe is made with cake crumbles, there’s no need to get fancy with your red velvet cake! You can use a boxed mix to prepare your cake at home, purchase a premade cake from the grocery store, or just use a couple of slices of leftover cake in your ice cream.
  • Use a chilled bowl. To get the right consistency in your ice cream, it’s important to work with cold ingredients. In addition to using cold cream and milk, try chilling your bowl, too. A few minutes before you start preparing your ice cream, place your bowl in the freezer. Then, add the ingredients and blend to ensure all your ingredients stay nice and cold while you work.
  • Cover with plastic wrap before chilling. To keep your ice cream from getting freezer burn on the top, try covering the container with plastic wrap. Wrap the plastic tightly around the entire dish to ensure it stays tight as the ice cream freezes.
  • A metal pan makes freezing easier. Since metal pans heat and chill much more quickly than plastic, using a metal loaf pan is the best option for this recipe. To ensure your ice cream freezes quickly and thoroughly, place your loaf pan in the freezer while you’re preparing your ice cream. Then, transfer the finished ice cream mixture to the pan, cover, and return it to the freezer until the ice cream is solid.
  • Transfer to an airtight container for longer storage. Once the ice cream is frozen solid, it’s a good idea to transfer the ice cream to another container. While the metal pan will help your ice cream solidify more quickly, it doesn’t protect the ice cream from freezer burn. To ensure your frozen treat stays fresh for months, transfer it to an airtight container for storage.

Head of red velvet ice cream.

Red Velvet Ice Cream Recipe

Making your own homemade ice cream gives you the chance to come up with a variety of fun new flavors. This Valentine’s Day, why not change up your regular dessert by serving up a unique ice cream instead of cake? With this red velvet ice cream recipe, you can enjoy your favorite Valentine’s treat in a delicious new way. And the best part is that you don’t need an ice cream maker to prepare it!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Velvet Ice Cream
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Freeze Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 395kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pour the heavy whipping cream into a mixing bowl and beat on high speed until soft peaks begin to form, making sure not to over-mix the cream as you’re beating.
  • When the cream has thickened, add the milk, sugar, and cream cheese. Mix on low speed to keep the ingredients from splashing out, then gradually increase the speed. Continue mixing until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined and the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Add the food coloring to the bowl and stir slowly until the ice cream is tinted.
  • Then, add the red velvet cake crumbles. Fold the cake pieces into the ice cream until they’re well distributed.
  • Pour the ice cream mixture into a cake pan and transfer the dish to the freezer.
  • Store the ice cream in the freezer until it’s fully frozen, 6 to 8 hours or overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 139mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1486IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1mg
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