Easy Homemade Red Velvet Ice Cream

12 February 2013

Be My Valentine?

I love ice cream.
Love. Love. Love.

A few years back, my roommate and I would make homemade ice cream EVERY WEEK.
I love this base recipe because you can create whatever flavor you want.
You don't need an ice cream machine.
All you need is 2 base ingredients, a freezer and your imagination.

Well, in honor of Valentine's Day, I created one of the best flavors to date:
Red Velvet

Now I have made Red Velvet ice cream in the past, but this is, by far, the top recipe.

You need to make this.
Even if it's not Valentine's Day.
Your sweet tooth will thank me (:

Easy Homemade Red Velvet Ice Cream

- 1 can fat free sweetened condensed milk
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream
- 3 1/2 cups crumbled red velvet cake
- 4oz 1/3 fat cream cheese, room temperature or warmed
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

First, figure out your red velvet cake crumbles. I took a red velvet box cake mix and made half of it. It made 3-4 cups of crumbles. The whole box called for 3 eggs...I used 2 and halved all the other ingredients. It came out perfectly. I'll probably use the other half of the mix to make red velvet pancakes. You can also just crumble a store bought red velvet cake or cupcakes.

Once you have your crumbles set aside, pour your heavy whipping cream into a large bowl. Do not try to use whipping cream or half & half to make this healthier. It will not whip up or work! Make sure your whipping cream stays in the fridge until you are ready so that it's as cold as possible. With an electric mixer, beat the cream until stiff peaks form. It will be thick like Cool Whip or whipped cream.

In a separate bowl, empty the sweetened condensed milk. Stir in the vanilla and room temperature cream cheese (I warmed mine in the microwave). Add in 2 cups of red velvet crumbles and stir until smooth.

Fold in the whipped cream. Once blended together, add another cup of red velvet crumbles. Adding the last cup now will keep these crumbles "chunkier" than the other ones because they have been thoroughly stirred. Reserve any other crumbles for topping.

Place the ice cream mixture in a freezer safe container and freeze for 6 hours.

Scoop out ice cream and top with extra red velvet crumbles. Try to refrain from eating the entire tub in one setting.


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  1. This looks INCREDIBLE! I'm definitely going to try it out.

  2. This sounds delish and dangerous all at the same time! Perfect timing for Valentines day!


  3. Wow, this looks and sounds amazing! I will have to try it this weekend and make it for my brother's birthday! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  4. Oh Kaitlyn! I have been searching and searching for the most perfect surprise for my hubby for V-Day. (he's very hard to buy for and he's a very picky eater) -- HE LOVES RED VELVET CAKE. And, this will be the topper of toppers for red velvet faves. Thank you so much for this. I can't wait to get him out of the house and make this and surprise him.

    You're the BEST!

  5. Yes, delicious and dangerous indeed!! I wonder if it'd even be possible to make this dairy free - not sure if there's a sweetend condensed milk or heavy cream nondairy alternative... but this looks so amazing, I'm actually thinking of making it sometime (when there are more people in the house than myself..-the dangerous part) and just forget about being vegan ;) YUM!


  6. Omg making this ASAP!


  7. Wow. This. Looks. So GOOD! I need to make this ASAP :)

  8. I'm so obsessed with ice cream, too. But I've been hesitant to try to make it. After reading this post I think I'm going to give it a shot!
    It's so nice to find another military spouse blogger :) I love you blog!

  9. I've been waiting for this recipe for hours ;) Thanks friend!
    Can't wait to give a try!

  10. Yum! I will have to pass this along to my parents because they love Red Velvet Cake!

  11. Hi Kaitlyn! Just found your blog and looove it. I have literally spent most of my afternoon going through old posts..nevermind that I am at work. Keep up the great work!

  12. ohhhhh and its so pretty as well!!

  13. Oh my this looks fabulous and what a great idea for a Valentine's Day treat! Beautiful food photography as well. Following you from Tea On Tuesday Hop.

  14. Oh how I wish I could eat this! I can't have dairy or gluten...or eggs lol but it looks yummy!!!

  15. following from wonderful food wed... please follow back

  16. I seriously need to make the gluten free version of this...YUM

  17. I made this last night for part of my Husband's valentine's day happies, I told him he had to wait until Tomorrow night to have any, but I let him lick the bowl, and he was a huge fan already!

  18. I love ice cream! I am pretty much addicted to it. I can't wait to try this recipie.

  19. Wow! That looks sensational!

    Stopping by from Tasty Thursday Hop

  20. Looks delicious and I love red velvet. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays. The next party is live!! http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2013/02/tasty-thursdays-29.html
    Thanks, Nichi

  21. This looks fabulous! I may make this for my husband's birthday party next month. ;)

    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!


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