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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27 Responses to “Carrot Cake Ice Cream”

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    Migle — August 21, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Oh MY!!! That looks stunningly amazing! Can’t wait to try! 🙂

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — August 21, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Hi Brandy, I hopped over here from Joanne’s blog. Glad to discover your blog, I’m looking forward to reading more 🙂 The ice cream social is a fab idea. And so is this carrot cake ice cream!

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    Karen — August 21, 2012 at 10:54 am

    This sounds SO good. At first I thought it was an actual carrot cake crumbled up into the ice cream, but no! So, good job on making it taste like the real thing!

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    Beth — August 21, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I can’t even believe how great this looks. Joanne, you’ve done it again!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 21, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I just made something that resembles carrot cake and heated up my house something fierce – THIS is the right idea! I’m in heaven with these flavors!

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    katie — August 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Seriously… why did you go there. Carrot Cake is my all time favorite. Now I need to make this and put (yet more) ice cream in my belly!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — August 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Um….HOLY YES.

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    Rhonda (@diningalone) — August 21, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    That looks so good! I just bought some carrot cake ice cream at the store but this looks so much better.

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    Joanne — August 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Thank you SO much for including me in this super fun social! <3<3

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    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook — August 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Really looks fantastic. Two favorites in one. Can’t beat that!

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    Hotly Spiced — August 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    You are so right. Joanne always does blog the best recipes. And this is another great recipe. I’d love to try this.

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    Saguna — August 22, 2012 at 3:40 am

    These look amaze-balls (and I don’t use that particular turn of phrase very often, especially in the context of food).

    Yes, getting an excuse to lick cream cheese frosting in ice cream form- this is one of the many reasons why we love you so much Joanne!

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    Amy (Savory Moments) — August 22, 2012 at 6:53 am

    This ice cream looks awesome! I love carrot cake and bet this is great!

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    Faith — August 22, 2012 at 8:25 am

    LOVE Joanne, and her fabulous blog. And this stunning ice cream is just another reason why.

    Joanne — I think you’re brilliant for sneaking veggies into desserts when you can…especially when the end result is something like this!

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    Rachel Cooks — August 22, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Mmmm….love these flavors! Looks fabulous!

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    Shannon — August 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    what a fun idea for the ice cream social, and joanne is pretty much the total package 😉 i’m all about sneaking veggies into desserts whenever possible, and love this ice cream!!

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    Reeni — August 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I was totally thinking this was cake smashed up in ice cream too! But to make the ice cream actually taste like carrot cake is genius! My taste buds are jealous.

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    jacquie — August 22, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    oh my this does look good. quick question though – why the reduced fat cream cheese rather than regular? especially given the sour cream, heavy cream, suagr etc. it is after alll ice cream – we are not talkng low calorie here at all nor should it be about that. different texture?

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    Tessa — August 23, 2012 at 2:38 am

    This is genius. Absolutely with you on the cream cheese frosting thing!

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    Javelin Warrior — August 24, 2012 at 9:29 am

    On Fridays, I share my favorite food finds in a series called Food Fetish Friday – and I love Joanne’s ice cream! So I’m featuring it as part of today’s roundup (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and thanks so much for sharing the inspiration…

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    Amy @ FragrantVanillaCake — August 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Wow! I love this idea! Carrot cake ice cream sounds divine! I can even imagine serving it with some warm carrot cake, and no frosting needed since the ice cream would provide the creaminess!

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    Elizabeth — August 25, 2012 at 11:32 am

    This looks and sounds pretty amazing – I do love carrot cake! My only objection to it is that it’s orange. Not that there’s anything wrong with orange… it’s just not red.

    But I have an idea how it could be fixed: use beets instead of carrots. I think they’d stay red in icecream. (They didn’t when I used them to make not-carrot cake. The resulting cake was stunning-looking – and delicious as well – but not even remotely red. It looked like chocolate cake.)

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    vianney — August 28, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Loving this~

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    Keeley @ My Life on a Plate — September 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

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

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