Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream

Creamy homemade vanilla ice cream with chunks of moist red velvet cake throughout and swirls of cream cheese frosting.

Creamy red velvet cake ice cream with cream cheese frosting swirl recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Why do light bulbs have to be so complicated? I almost always buy the wrong light bulbs because I never know what to look for on the box. Tell me I’m not alone there. Normally I don’t think much about light bulbs, that is, until one needs to be replaced. And now the lights in the living room are too bright for what I really want. Which led me to doing the super boring, grown-up thing… researching light bulbs.

Why are there so many options? From size and style to wattage and of course color. But even beyond that you have to know the numbers too, which I didn’t until this weekend. At least now I’ll know what to look for when I need new bulbs… which is pretty much now since I can’t handle bright white bulbs in a room that should otherwise have a warm and cozy feel.

Hopefully that’s the last time I ever talk about light bulbs but I’m not making any promises.

Creamy red velvet cake ice cream with cream cheese frosting swirl recipe from @bakedbyrachel

It’s kind of strange to be posting yet another ice cream recipe on a snowy day, but with Valentine’s day less than a week away, it needed to be shared sooner than later… because it needs to be part of your plans. If not for Valentine’s day, definitely for your post Valentine recipe plans.

Whether you make red velvet cake or cupcakes for the sole purpose of making this ice cream or you have leftover cake or cupcakes and want something fun to do with them… besides the obvious, eating them as is. That gets boring, right? It must.

So, make cake and frosting fresh, or save your leftovers and whip up this crazy delicious ice cream!

A creamy homemade vanilla ice cream with chunks of moist red velvet cake and swirls of sweet cream cheese frosting throughout! A fun dessert for the entire family!

Creamy red velvet cake ice cream with cream cheese frosting swirl recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: Serves 4-6+

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 24 hours

Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream

Creamy homemade vanilla ice cream with chunks of moist red velvet cake throughout and swirls of cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients:

Ice cream:

  • 1C whole milk
  • 2C heavy cream
  • 3/4C granulated sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1C red velvet cake cubes

Frosting:

  • 2oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1C powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream

Directions:

  1. Add 1 cup heavy cream to a large bowl with a mesh strainer on top.
  2. To a small saucepan, add remaining heavy cream, whole milk, granulated sugar, salt and vanilla. Cook over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. When mixture begins to steam, slowly pour 1 cup hot milk mixture into egg yolks, while whisking continuously. Pour egg mixture into saucepan, stir to combine. Continue cooking over medium heat until mixture coats the back of a spoon or spatula.
  3. Pour egg mixture through mesh strainer into reserved heavy cream. Stir and cool to room temperature over an ice bath. Cover and chill thoroughly, roughly 4-6 hours.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare red velvet cake (or cupcakes) as directed. Chill cake overnight.
  5. When ready to proceed, slice 1 cup worth of cake into 1-inch cubes. Place on a baking sheet and freez for 30 minutes.
  6. Churn ice cream according to manufacturer's directions.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare frosting. In a medium bowl, beat together ingredients with a hand blender until smooth. Transfer to a piping bag or plastic bag, fit with a round tip.
  8. In a freezer safe container, create layers of ice cream, red velvet cake cubes and frosting. Alternate layers and gently swirl if desired. Freeze until firm, at least 4-6 hours or overnight.

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20 Responses to “Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream”

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 9, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Love the real red velvet cake chunks in this ice cream! Definitely a must for Valentine’s day dessert!

    • Rachel — February 10th, 2015 @ 8:08 am

      Agreed! :)

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    Chelsea @ Gal on a Mission — February 9, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I am with you on the lightbulbs! Why must there be so many different kinds and varieties.

    Now this red velvet ice cream looks amazing! It’s supposed to be chilly here on Valentine’s Day, but I am so making this! Pinned. :)

    • Rachel — February 10th, 2015 @ 8:09 am

      Thanks so much Chelsea!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — February 9, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    The frosting part is key. I bet this is fantastic!

    • Rachel — February 10th, 2015 @ 8:09 am

      It absolutely is (key and fantastic) :)

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    sue|theviewfromgreatisland — February 9, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I love that you kept a light touch with the red velvet, it’s lovely!

    • Rachel — February 10th, 2015 @ 8:09 am

      Thanks Sue!

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    JulieD — February 9, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Yes! this looks lovely!

    • Rachel — February 10th, 2015 @ 8:09 am

      Thanks so much Julie :)

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — February 9, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I want to dive head first into this bowl, Rachel! Gorgeous!

    • Rachel — February 10th, 2015 @ 8:10 am

      Thanks Megan! :)

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    Amanda — February 10, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Oh my word! This is AMAZING! I love everything about this ice cream!

    • Rachel — February 11th, 2015 @ 7:21 am

      Thanks Amanda!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — February 10, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Yum, this looks so amazing! I love that it has cream cheese frosting swirled in…how yummy. Totally need to try this!

    • Rachel — February 11th, 2015 @ 7:22 am

      Thanks Rachel!

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    Liz+@+Floating+Kitchen — February 10, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Looks delicious! I don’t mind all the ice cream recipes (despite all this crazy snow!). Keep ’em coming! This is so perfect for Valentine’s Day.

    • Rachel — February 11th, 2015 @ 7:22 am

      Thanks Liz! :)

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — February 17, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I’ve wanted to make red velvet ice cream for years and yet somehow I have failed to make any. As for light bulbs other than the edisons I just bought from a project, I cannot recall the last time I bought light bulbs! Guess those energy efficient ones are paying off…

    • Rachel — February 18th, 2015 @ 7:33 am

      You’ve got to add this to your ice cream plans then – sooner than later ;)

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