How to Make Red Velvet Ice Cream

Want to spice up your normal batch of ice cream? Add in some red velvet to give this ice cream a new twist. Its beautiful pop of red velvet and swirls of cream cheese icing make this ice cream an enjoyable frozen dessert to devour on.

  • Makes: About 10 servings


EditFor the Ice Cream:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

EditFor the Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 4 ounces butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a blender, blend the cream cheese, heavy cream, sugar, milk, salt, cocoa powder, and food coloring. Pulse on high power until smooth and bright red.
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  2. Pour the ice cream mixture into a bowl and chill for two hours in the fridge.
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  3. Prepare the cream cheese icing. While the ice cream freezes, make the icing. Blend the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
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  4. Make the ice cream. Pour the chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and process by following your ice cream maker’s instructions.
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  5. Distribute the processed ice cream in two freezer-proof containers or one large container
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  6. Top 5-6 tablespoons of the icing on the ice cream.
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  7. Gently swirl the ice cream around with a knife.
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  8. Freeze the ice cream until solid and of frozen, taking about 5 hours till overnight.
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  9. Serve. Scoop the ice cream into a serving bowl and garnish with chocolate curls or whipped cream, if desired. Enjoy!
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  • Consider adding chocolate chips to the ice cream for a chocolaty taste.
  • If desired, you can leave out the cream cheese icing if you prefer not to add it in.
  • For a fruity taste, add strawberries and raspberries into the ice cream.
  • For a more vibrant color, use red food coloring gel instead of dye.


  • When swirling the icing in the ice cream, avoid over-mixing or else the color of the ice cream will the change and the ice cream will not have any cream cheese swirls.

EditThings You’ll Need

  • Freezer
  • Ice cream maker
  • 3 freezer-safe plastic containers
  • Knife
  • Rubber spatula
  • Spoon
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Serving bowl

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