RED VELVET ICE CREAM WITH CREAM CHEESE ICING SWIRL! The perfect Valentine’s Day dessert.
Okay clearly Valentine’s Day is not for dieting. It’s a day to INDULGE. My favorite favorite dessert my mom would make around Valentine’s Day growing up was her Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing. CLASSIC. It does not get better than that. As you guys know, I’m not a baker. But I know my way around an ice cream machine!! So I blended two of my favorite things and made Red Velvet Ice Cream with Cream Cheese Icing Swirl. An easy way to feel right at home and very loved.
This ice cream is not for the faint of heart. Decadence never is. If you love Red Velvet Cake, you won’t believe how much you love this Red Velvet Ice Cream. Don’t forget the Cream Cheese Icing Swirl. I live for it.
I adapted this recipe from one of my VERY FAVORITE sites, Taste and Tell. I have met Deborah in person, we both work with Old El Paso, and she is amazingly kind, encouraging, and thoughtful. She has an entire cookbook devoted to all things Red Velvet. Is this heaven? Please check her out! Her site is such a wealth of beautiful and accessible recipes!
Happy Valentine’s Day all! Expect lots more where this came from!
10 minPrep Time
1 hrCook Time
1 hr, 10 Total Time
- 1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon red food coloring
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 ounces butter, softened
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place cream cheese, heavy cream, milk, sugar, food coloring, cocoa powder, and salt in a high powered blender. Pulse until fully combined and smooth. Pour into large bowl and chill for a minimum of 2 hours in the fridge.
- When chilled, pour mixture into an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions.
- While ice cream is freezing, prepare the icing. In a stand mixer, cream together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Add in powdered sugar a 1/2 cup at a time, until fully combined and fluffy. Set aside.
- When ice cream has processed, pour half into a freezer safe container and top with 5-6 spoonfuls of the icing. use a knife to loosely swirl. Top with the rest of the ice cream and then more icing, swirling once more.
- Allow to freeze overnight before serving.