Seriously amazing - sweet potato ice cream. Yep.
Sweet Potato Ice Cream Recipe
- 1 medium sweet potato (mine was 12 ounces)
- 1 can coconut milk (this brand is free of additives and is BPA-free)
- 3-5 tbsp coconut oil (the more you add, the better it will freeze and thaw for later eating)
- 2 eggs (or 4 egg yolks, if you have uses for the whites elsewhere - I don't, usually, so I like to keep it simple and just use the whole egg, although it makes it not quite as rich and creamy--so you can add more coconut oil!)
- 2 tbsp (or to taste) maple syrup (honey would also work)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg (plus more for decorative sprinkling)
So simple, right!?
Note: You will need an ice cream maker for this recipe - we use a very basic on/off ice cream maker from my mother-in-law - you may be able to find a friend or relative who will lend you one, or treat yourself and buy one of these Cuisinart ones (they come in cute colors!) for only $40! Most basic ice cream makers involve a metal insulated bowl you store in the freezer when not in use, and a simple motor base you put it on with a cover. Or, you can go all out and buy this plug-in one that freezes it for you while it works. My friend Jessie bought one of these and it is very cool!!
1. Bake or microwave the sweet potato till it's soft. Baking is probably better but I didn't have my oven on and didn't want to turn it on for one little sweet potato, so... I microwaved mine for 7 minutes.
2. Blend the sweet potato, coconut milk, coconut oil, and maple syrup or honey in a blender till smooth. This will also cool it off a little.
3. Add eggs and spices, blend.
4. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and turn it on. That's it!!
When I served this to husband we got a little ice cream sundae bar going and I brought out toppings--coconut flakes, raw cashew chunks, nutmeg for sprinkling... yum yum! It really does taste a lot like pumpkin pie, although less plant-ey, you know how pumpkin sometimes has that taste? This was pure richness and delicious spice. It got all the raves from husband. And hey, what a great dessert; it has vegetables in it! ;) And it was the perfect dessert after dinner last night following a kettlebell class workout. Yay safe starches!
Try it at home!!