Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving | Sweet Potato Casserole Ice Cream

I mentioned a few weeks ago, when I went to the KY Proud Food Show, that I had sweet potato casserole ice cream.  I was OBSESSED.  So much so that I made it at home! 

The ice cream that I tried at the food show was good; it had the nuts, marshmallows, and a sweet ribbon running through the ice cream.  However, my favorite part of sweet potato casserole is the crunchy topping.  So I made my topping separate and sprinkled it on top. 

Sweet Potato Casserole Ice Cream
 {Sweet Potato Casserole Ice Cream}

Sweet Potato Casserole Ice Cream
 {I made the base only slightly sweet so that the topping and it didn't compete}

How did I make this you ask?  I simply modified my sweet potato casserole recipe from a few years ago, and viola!  Ice cream perfection!  This is the perfect dessert for those who do not like pumpkin pie or are adventurous.  This is different, but I'm all about different and new!

Sweet Potato Casserole Ice Cream

Makes 2 quarts

2 pounds sweet potatoes (KY Proud)
2 cups brown sugar, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup pecans, chopped
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  1. Cook sweet potatoes until tender.
  2. Cool the potatoes, and then puree them in a blender of food processor.
  3. Add 1 cup brown sugar, heavy cream and vanilla to the potatoes.
  4. Put potato mixture in a container and cool overnight in the fridge.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350.
  6. Mix remaining 1 cup brown sugar, pecans, flour, and butter together until crumbly.
  7. Place pecan mixture on a baking sheet and bake until crispy, about 10-15 minutes.
  8. Once the pecan mixture is cooled, break into pieces.  Save in an air tight container.  This will be the topping for the ice cream.
  9. Freeze potato mixture according to manufacturer's directions.
  10. Serve potato ice cream with topping.
This was such a hit at work where I convinced about 10 people to try it.  The Hubby hates sweet potatoes so he didn't even try which was okay with me because that meant more for me!

I won't judge you if you add whipped cream too!   Do you do traditional desserts for Thanksgiving? 

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