Beetroot Ice Cream Recipe – Garden Inspired (with video)

Garden Inspired Beetroot Ice Cream of naturally sweet and earthy beetroots, cooked and pureed, whirled into a creamy, sweet, rich unusual Ice Cream, is unlike any you’ve had!

Luscious Garden Inspired Beetroot Ice Cream
Luscious Garden Inspired Beetroot Ice Cream

Beetroot

Beets have been a superfood for such a long time, but many of us are just making the discovery for ourselves. Better late than never!

It’s time they are finding their way into yours hearts, literally. 

These fuchsia beauties offer the ability to lower blood pressure, have a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Home Grown Beetroots
Home Grown Beetroots

Starting With Raw Beets

Having discovered how easy beets are to grow, once I pulled them out of the ground, ‘recipe creations’ began!

Certainly you are aware of how nourishing beetroot leaves are too?

Well, if not, by all means try those in your summer salads, simply chopped ‘chiffonade’ style and toss them in with a bit of lemon zest, lemon juice and olive oil. 

How To Chiffonade Herbs and Leaves

Cooked Beets

Eaten cooked, dehydrated, in the form of beet juice or raw, the possibilities are endless. 

Natural sugar producers (the good kind), beets are fabulous in baking. 

What? Desserts? Absolutely! 

Besides enjoying beetroots pickled, their earthy sweetness makes them delicious in cakes and custards too. 

Consequently, that was how this luscious beetroot soft ice cream recipe came about!

Home Grown Garden Inspired Beetroot Recipes

Who knew that growing your own beets could be so easy!

Once I tried my hand at it, I now grow them every year.

The list of savory dishes for beets is endless, though I will share a few with you here, one for sure will be a beet juice cocktail!

Yep, I created that one while drinking Caipirinhas in Brazil. 

These are only a few, so search ‘Beets’ at Whisk and Dine and there are plenty more!

Let's Make Beetroot Ice Cream!
Let’s Make Beetroot Ice Cream!

Homemade Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream is so easy to make when you have an ice cream machine to do all the work. 

Affordably, juust under 100 dollars, churns into a frozen ice cream or sorbet with a flip of a switch.

Simply store the insert container in the freezer, fill it, flip the switch and in  20 minutes ice cream is ready!

Beetroot Ice Cream Recipe

If you are an ice cream lover and willing to try new flavors, I am confident you will love beetroot ice cream. 

The beautiful color alone, is reason enough to make ice cream with beets!

That said, this ice cream is ideal for an impressive luncheon dessert. 

You can use edible flowers to garnish the ice cream, adding an even greater wow factor to this beautiful ice cream presentation. 

Edible Flower Options
Edible Flower Options

How To Make Luscious Colorful Beetroot Ice Cream

Making beetroot ice cream takes a little bit of prep time, as does most homemade ice creams. 

Once the ice cream batter is made, which can be done in advance, even a day or so, the rest goes fast. 

  • Step 1 – Preparing the beets first, can be done in several ways, roasting or boiling.
  • Step 2 – Cooled, peeled beets go into the food processor or blender to puree. 
  • Step 3 – Drizzle a little whole milk into the machine to help the puree process. 
  • Step 4 – Sugar, remaining milk, pureed beets and egg yolks are whisked in a saucepan until the temperature reads 160 degrees. 
  • Step 5 – Vanilla and cream are added.
  • Step 6 – The batter is chilled in the fridge for an hour or overnight, poured into the prepared ice cream maker. In 20-minutes you have Beetroot Ice Cream!
Beetroots Cooked, Pureed And Ready To Add To Milk/Egg Yolk Custard
Beetroots Cooked, Pureed And Ready To Add To Milk/Egg Yolk Custard

Equipment Needed

  • Saucepan
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Knife
  • Gloves
  • Food processor or blender
  • Whisk
  • Thermometer
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Ice cream maker
  • Cupcake papers (optional)
Beetroot Ice Cream Ingredients
Beetroot Ice Cream Ingredients

Ingredients Needed

  • Beets
  • Sugar
  • Whole milk
  • Egg yolks
  • Whole cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • *Full cream Coconut can substitute the dairy products here
Individually Portioned In Advance
Individually Portioned In Advance
Beetroot Ice Cream

Garden Inspired Beetroot Ice Cream

Naturally sweet and earthy beetroots, cooked and pureed, whisked into a creamy, sweet, rich unusual Ice Cream.
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Course: Ice Cream
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: Beetroot Ice Cream, Garden Inspired Beetroot Ice Cream
Prep Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Equipment

  • 2 Saucepans
  • Ice cream machine
  • Thermometer

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cups Raw Beets about 2 medium
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Whole milk
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Peel and cut the beets into small pieces. Place in a small saucepan, over low heat, a tbsp of water. Simmer for about 20-minutes. Cool completely. 
  • In a food processor, puree the soft cooked beets along with all the beetroot juice and 1/2 cup of the whole milk. Set aside. 
  • In a saucepan, on medium/low, whisk the sugar, remaining milk and egg yolks until the sugar dissolves. Add the pureed beets, pouring through a fine sieve, and simmer, stirring constantly, until the thermometer registers 160. Remove from the stove. 
  • Place the cream into a pourable container (that will hold at least 4 cups), add the simmered beet mixture, whisk in the vanilla, cover and chill for at least an hour or overnight. 
  • Pour the chilled cream mixture into the prepared/frozen ice cream maker (following the manufacturer's instructions), and churn for about 20-minutes. Serve, or scoop out into cupcake papers and freeze in an airtight container. 
     

Video

Notes

  • Roasting beets in their skin, in a small baking dish with just a little bit of water on the bottom of the pot, lid on, for 50 minutes, is another way to precook the beets instead of boiling. 
  • Scooping the ice cream into cupcake papers, set in a muffin tin and freezing, makes it easier to serve the ice cream at another time. Once the ice cream is frozen, transfer the individual servings into an airtight container and store in the freezer. 
Beetroot Ice Cream
Beetroot Ice Cream
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