While this ice cream is a deep red, the beet flavor is subtle--most people won't notice it unless it's pointed out. However, along with the buttermilk, they add a subtle, almost fruity counterpoint to the cocoa and vanilla that makes the ice cream especially appealing. They’re also much preferable in my mind to the bottle of food coloring typically used to color a red velvet cake. This recipe was partially inspired by the recipe at http://www.yumsugar.com/Red-Velvet-Ice-Cream-Recipe-15225143. I previously posted this recipe at http://heightseats.com/2011/07/red-velvet-ice-cream/ —Heights Eats
pureed cooked beets (boiled in water just to cover or roasted)
1 1/2 cups
fine sea salt
1 1/4 cups
light corn syrup
In This Recipe
Combine 2 TB whole milk with the cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside.
Mix together cream cheese and salt in a metal bowl.
Heat cream, remaining milk, sugar, corn syrup and cocoa powder until boiling. Boil for four minutes
Remove from heat and add cornstarch mixture. Return to the boil for one minute, until thickened slightly.
Gradually add cooked mixture to bowl with cream cheese and whisk until combined.