• 21 Ratings

Purple sweet potatoes (yes, potatoes!) give this homemade ice cream recipe its vivid color. Sprinkle with shredded coconut to crank up the tropical feel of this dessert.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In a medium saucepan combine half and half, coconut milk, and sugar. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, whisking constantly.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks until smooth. Gradually whisk in about 1 cup of the hot half-and-half mixture; return all to saucepan. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture coats the back of a spoon (170°F). Remove from heat, add vanilla.

  • Transfer mixture to a heat-proof bowl and cover and chill 4 to 24 hours. Stir in ube.

  • Freeze chilled mixture in a 1 1/2-quart ice cream freezer according to manufacturer's directions. Ripen (transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze) for 6 hours. Sprinkle each serving of ice cream with shredded coconut, if desired.



21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
Does not include equipment needed. Should tell me up front that an Icecream maker is needed. Takes too long and way to much work for so little ice cream.