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Carrot Cake Ice Cream

This carrot cake ice cream gives you all the taste of cake packed in a delicious sweet frozen treat. Get into the kitchen and make this right away!

This carrot cake ice cream gives you all the taste of cake packed in a delicious sweet frozen treat. Get into the kitchen and make this right away!

My brother is always accusing me of trying to sneak vegetables into his desserts.

I have no idea why.

Okay, so there may have been a chocolate zucchini cake, a sweet potato layer cake, and quite a few strawberry rhubarb pies featured at our past family gatherings…

This carrot cake ice cream gives you all the taste of cake packed in a delicious sweet frozen treat. Get into the kitchen and make this right away!
…and I may or may not have refused to tell anyone what was in them until they took their first bite…

…but is it my fault that they just don’t know what’s good for them?

I think not.

This carrot cake ice cream gives you all the taste of cake packed in a delicious sweet frozen treat. Get into the kitchen and make this right away!

And what’s good for them is to eat a dessert that perhaps maybe has little specks of vitamin A and beta-carotene scattered throughout.

Did I mention those specks were caramelized in brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and ginger, and then encased in a luxuriously rich cream cheese ice cream?

Yeah.  You don’t have to feel too bad for them.  I know I don’t.

This carrot cake ice cream gives you all the taste of cake packed in a delicious sweet frozen treat. Get into the kitchen and make this right away!

This ice cream really does taste miraculously like carrot cake, which is fabulous given that, besides red velvet, carrot cake is just about my favorite kind of cake.  (It’s obviously a cream cheese frosting thing.)

It was so good that I didn’t tell anyone I’d even made it until I devoured more than half the quart.

Sharing…not exactly my strong suit.  At least not when something this tasty is involved.

I think not.

This carrot cake ice cream gives you all the taste of cake packed in a delicious sweet frozen treat. Get into the kitchen and make this right away!

Looking for more delicious ice cream treats? Try my no churn cherry amaretto ice cream, peanut butter Oreo ice cream or my apple butter gingersnap ice cream.

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Carrot Cake Ice Cream

This carrot cake ice cream gives you all the taste of cake packed in a delicious sweet frozen treat. Get into the kitchen and make this right away!

Yield: 1 quart ice cream

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cold sour cream
  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • Pinch of coarse kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon ginger

Source: Joanne from Eats Well With Others adapted from Food & Wine

Directions:

Chill a medium mixing bowl and the beaters of an electric mixer. In the bowl, beat the cream cheese at medium speed until soft and smooth. Add the sugar 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the sour cream, followed by the heavy cream. Add in the salt, lemon juice, and vanilla. Beat just until thick and smooth. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In the meantime, melt the butter and brown sugar in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add in the carrots, cinnamon and ginger. Saute until butter/brown sugar mixture has thickened and reduced and carrots are cooked. Place in a bowl in the refrigerator overnight.

The next day, chill the mixer beaters again. Using the chilled beaters, beat the cold ice cream base, going from low speed to medium, until loose and creamy, about 3 minutes. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. In the last five minutes of mixing, pour in the carrot/brown sugar/butter mixture. Churn until combined. Serve immediately or, if too soft, freeze for an hour or so in a covered container until it has reached desired frequency.

Today’s post was brought to you by Joanne from Eats Well With Others. Joanne is sweet, funny and soon to be a doctor. She is the total package. Now I sound like a dating site, but you get the gist. She was also one of the first people to start commenting on my blog when it was just a little baby blog. When she is not busy running and studying she is also whipping up awesome looking food in her small NYC kitchen. Anyone who can whip up beautiful food in a small kitchen deserves a pat on the back!

Check out some of her delicious food!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Basil Buttercream Frosting

Summer Lemon-Vegetable Risotto

Meyer Lemon Rosemary Sticky Buns

Wasabi and Crystallized Ginger Dark Chocolate Brownies

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Keeley @ My Life on a Plate

Thursday 13th of September 2012

This looks amazing! You are the ice cream queen. Carrot Cake is my hubby's favorite.

vianney

Tuesday 28th of August 2012

Loving this~

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