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Sweet Potato Ice Cream

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I know what you are thinking: Sweet Potato Ice Cream? But this is one of the easiest, creamiest, delicious desserts. Limited time in the kitchen = more time to entertain and spend time with your loved ones and guests. It’s a complete win-win in my opinion 🥰️.

Sweet Potato Ice Cream in small white bowls on a dark background

Ice cream can be a tricky candidate for creation at home? Why because in coldness first of all the taste of sweetness greatly fades. So even if something does taste sweet at room temperature this does not mean that it will still taste sweet when cold. So you tend to need to add more sweetness in order to feel that it tastes “oversweet” .

A scoop of Sweet Potato Ice Cream in a small white bowl shot from above on a dark background

The other tricky candidate is the addition of spices. Sometimes they can taste far too mellow, sometimes a little further addition can be a bit overpowering. Do not worry about this beauty though – I have already written up everything with regards to the recipe for you. You can simply follow along 😉.

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Why is this Sweet Potato Ice Cream good for you?

Sweet Potaotes

Sweet potatoes are (as the name might suggest) a sweet root vegetable. They are grown all over the world and can come in different colors, usually white, orange, and purple. Sweet potatoes contain quite a bit of fiber, along with abundant amounts of vitamin A, C, and B6, along with manganese, potassium, and copper. The orange and purple sweet potato variety are also high in antioxidants. Vitamin A is so vital for our bodies and immune system. It, for example, protects our mucous membranes, particularly those around the gut lining. Vitamin A has also been linked to combating degenerative eye diseases and supports healthy vision.

A scoop of Sweet Potato Ice Cream in a small white bowl with a spoon shot from above on a dark background

Dietary fiber is so important and valuable for our digestive tract. Studies have shown that adequate amounts of fiber can lower your risk of colon cancer. In addition, test-tube studies have found that certain antioxidants in sweet potatoes promote healthy gut bacteria and may be associated with better gut health. Anthocyanins, which is a certain form of antioxidant found in the purple variety, may slow down the growth of certain types of cancer cells. The same antioxidants have also been to be particularly beneficial for the brain by lowering inflammation. Quite impressive for a “simple” dessert – am I right 😋?!

A scoop of Sweet Potato Ice Cream in a small white bowl with a spoon shot from above

How can I adjust this Sweet Potato Ice Cream Recipe to my Dietary Requirements?

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and nut-free. It can, therefore, be enjoyed by all dietary requirements.

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A scoop of Sweet Potato Ice Cream in a small white bowl with a spoon shot from above on a dark background

And there you have it for this week 🤗. I hope you enjoy this simple, yet delicious recipe as an easy dessert option during the entertaining season (i.e. now 😂). As always, please let me know how you are liking the recipe. You can leave a comment below and/or leave a review directly in the recipe. Happy Ice Cream making everyone 😍!!

Sweet Potato Ice Cream

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Ann Robejsek Course: DessertCuisine: Dairy-free Ice CreamDifficulty: Easy
Servings

10

large scoops
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Freezing time

6 – 8

hours

Sweet, delicious, and incredibly simple. This Sweet Potato Ice Cream is a perfect finisher for a festive meal. Without an ice cream machine needed!

Ingredients

  • 500 gr. Sweet Potato (orange or purple variety)

  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup (60 – 80ml.) maple syrup (depending how sweet you like it)

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml.) non-dairy milk (choose nut-free version if nut-free)

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

How to

  • Start by washing and peeling the sweet potato. Cut into small pieces and either cook or steam until soft (test with a knife that should easily pierce through) – ca. 15 minutes
  • Drain and freeze for ca. 6 – 8 hours
  • Once frozen, add to a strong food processor along with the maple syrup, non-dairy milk, and cinnamon. Process until smooth. You may have to press down the mixture a few times in between. Also, you may want to add a tiny bit more liquid at the time if the mixture is still too tough
  • Serve soft OR put back into the freezer to use for later. If you want to serve it at a later time, simply take out of the freezer ca. 15 minutes before serving to soften for serving. That is it!! Enjoy!!

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