|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 50g||64%|
|Saturated Fat 30g||151%|
|Total Carbohydrate 42g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||6%|
|Total Sugars 35g|
|Vitamin C 9mg||43%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you can have pumpkin pie ice cream, you can most certainly have sweet potato pie in a scoop of ice cream, right? Yes, please!
This recipe requires sweet potato puree which you can buy premade in a can, or you can make yourself by cooking the sweet potatoes in boiling water and then pureeing them in a blender.
Serve sweet potato ice cream with this delicious brown sugar pecan praline sauce or with dulce de leche. Butterscotch sauce would be excellent as well, or simply sprinkle toasted pecans or toasted coconut over the ice cream.
“I had my own doubts about this one but I ended up really enjoying it even as a sweet potato skeptic! If you feel like going the extra step you can make your own sweet potato puree but I found it’s still delicious even with a canned one. Definitely try this out before summer’s over!” —Noah Velush-Rogers
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
5 large egg yolks
1 cup sweet potato puree
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Heat cream, milk, and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved and mixture begins to boil.
In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks briefly; slowly pour about 1 cup of the hot cream mixture into egg yolks, whisking briskly as you pour.
Pour egg yolk-cream mixture back into the saucepan, whisking constantly. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon, or to about 175 F. Do not boil.
Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Whisk in the sweet potato puree, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 3 hours.
Churn in an ice-cream maker following manufacturer's directions. Transfer to a container. Cover, and freeze until firm, at least 1 hour.
Raw Egg Warning
Consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs poses a risk of foodborne illness.
- Dip a spoon in the egg and milk mixture and run a finger across the back of the spoon. If the path your finger makes is clear and the film on the spoon is not at all runny, the custard is done.