This vegan Potato Ice Cream is so insanely creamy and super simple to make and tastes. Just 3 ingredients and you too can have this sweet, milky delight. I took it a step up and poured the mixture into ice lolly moulds rather than a large tin as it just seemed a bit more fun and convenient to serve up that way.
The humble potato, I don’t think it ever thought the day would come when it would be placed into an ice cream! I’m not actually a big white potato eater, in fact I seldom touch that variety of spud, but give me a sweet potato any day and it’ll be devoured within seconds.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a white potato hater, I’m just a bit obsessed with accomplishing my 5-a-day (the impact that public health in England and my profession as a dietitian have had on me), which has indirectly generated a preference for sweet ones as they tend to be more nourishing.
I’ve used purple sweet potatoes because they are really creamy, almost buttery tasting and the colour- how crazy is vibrant purple in a potato, it’s like the peacock of the potato world!
Questions about Potato Ice Cream
How to make potato ice cream? To make potato ice cream, you need just 3 ingredients: potatoes, maple syrup and coconut milk. The potatoes must be peeled and either baked or boiled to become soft and fluffy. They are then mashed, combined with milk and sweetener and blended into a puree before being frozen in ice lolly moulds. You can also make it into ice cream if you prefer and no churning required.
Can I use soya milk instead of coconut milk? You can substitute the coconut milk for any other milk, however, the ice cream may not be as creamy as it would be with the coconut milk due to the lower fat content.
Potato Ice Cream Recipe
Ingredients for ice cream:
- 5 small purple sweet potatoes cooked and mashed
- 150ml maple syrup/agave nectar
- 250ml coconut milk
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blitz into a smooth, creamy paste.
- Pour into ice lolly moulds and freeze for at least 6 hours before eating.
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Big Thanks to…
My Forking Life for my food inspo. You can find their recipe here.