This post may contain affiliate links.

Picture this: the iconic taste of red velvet cake transformed into a creamy, dreamy ice cream. If red velvet ice cream isn’t already one of your favorite things, it soon will be!

red velvet ice cream with an ice cream scooper

Get ready to dive into a world of creamy homemade red velvet ice cream. I’m certain it’s about to become your new favorite dessert!

That’s right, we’re talking about a dessert that combines the rich flavor of red velvet cupcakes with the cool, refreshing joy of ice cream.

It’s like having your cake and eating it too – but in ice cream form! This is really one of those delicious creations that I live for, haha!

There isn’t much better in life than sitting down with a large bowl of your favorite ice cream flavors and enjoying a movie or something. Am I right? 

What makes this red velvet ice cream recipe so special is its perfect blend of cream cheese ice cream base with delightful red velvet cake crumbs.

It’s a luxurious treat that’s ideal for cooling off in the summer heat, celebrating special occasions, or just indulging in a deliciously unique homemade ice cream recipe.

Let’s find out why this red velvet ice cream is a must-try and how you can whip up this delightful treat easily at home!

Some of our other favorite ice cream recipes we have on our site include: Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches, S’mores Ice Cream, and No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe.

red velvet ice cream in metal tin

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Velvety Cream Cheese Flavor: The cream cheese base gives it a cheesecake ice cream feel, rich and tangy. 
  2. Decadent Red Velvet Taste: Combining cocoa powder and red food coloring for that authentic red velvet flavor. On top of that, red ice cream looks amazing!
  3. Easy and Fun to Make: A great way to enjoy making ice cream with simple ingredients and easy steps. Be sure to save the recipe card for later!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Whole milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Heavy cream (heavy whipping cream)
  • Salt
  • Cacao powder
  • Red food coloring (liquid food coloring)
  • Red velvet cake crumbs
ingredients needed to make red velvet ice cream

HOW TO MAKE RED VELVET ICE CREAM:

  1. Cream Cheese Ice Cream: place the cream cheese, milk, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
  2. In a different bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. It’s crucial to refrigerate the cream beforehand, as cold cream whips up more easily. You can also place the bowl and beaters in the freezer for a few minutes to ensure they are chilled.
  3. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese ice cream mixture. Use a spatula or a whisk to combine the two components carefully. This step ensures a light and airy texture in the final ice cream. Once mixed, refrigerate the ice cream base while you prepare the red velvet mixture.
collage of images showing how to make the cream cheese base for red velvet ice cream
  1. To make the red velvet cream, mix heavy cream with powdered sugar, cacao powder, vanilla extract, salt, and a pinch of red food coloring.
  2. Beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Adjust the red food coloring to achieve the desired shade of red, and add some texture by gently folding in red velvet cake crumbs with a spatula. Be cautious not to overmix, as you want to maintain the whipped cream’s structure.
collage of images showing how to make the red velvet aspect of red velvet ice cream
  1. Assembly: Choose a medium-sized loaf pan or a similar freezer-safe container to assemble the ice cream. Alternate adding scoops of the cream cheese ice cream mixture and the red velvet cream mixture.
  2. Using the tip of a knife, gently swirl the two mixtures together to create a marbled effect. This step adds visual appeal and combines the flavors beautifully.
  3. Cover the container and freeze until firm enough to serve, at least 8 to 10 hours or overnight.
  4. Serve the ice cream in individual bowls or ice cream cones.
assembling red velvet ice cream

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

No, this is a no-churn recipe. You don’t need an ice cream machine to make this delicious red velvet cake ice cream.

I’m a big fan of no churn ice cream recipes as I don’t like how noisy the ice cream machines are.

You can crumble red velvet cupcakes, buy them from a bakery, or even use a store-bought red velvet cake mix.

Why not make a cake and fill your home with the sweet aroma? It’ll make the whole experience even better! 

red velvet ice cream being scooped

When stored in an airtight container in the freezer, it can last for several weeks.

Let’s be honest, though. You’re going to eat this stuff long before it has a chance to get freezer-burned, haha!

This creamy ice cream is just calling out for additions! Here are a few ideas:

  • Mini chocolate chips for a chocolatey crunch
  • Swirls of cream cheese frosting for a decadent touch
  • Chopped nuts for added texture
  • Berry compote for a fruity flair
  • Sprinkles for a festive look
  • Cookie crumbles for extra sweetness
  • A drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce
  • Whipped cream for a creamy top
  • Shaved chocolate for a gourmet finish
  • Diced strawberries for a fresh twist
a scoop of red velvet ice cream in air

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: This delicious ice cream isn’t to be stored in the fridge. You already knew that, though. Right? 

Freezer: Store in an airtight container, covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, to maintain freshness and texture for up to 3 months.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Ensure the cream cheese is at room temperature for a smoother ice cream texture.
  • Gently fold in the red velvet cake crumbs to preserve their texture.
  • Allow the ice cream to sit at room temperature for a few minutes before scooping.
  • For a deeper red color, adjust the amount of red food coloring.
  • Freeze the ice cream overnight for a firmer consistency.
  • You can crumble red velvet cupcakes, buy them from a bakery, or even use a store-bought red velvet cake mix and bake it yourself.
red velvet ice cream in ice cream cones

This red velvet ice cream is a yummy dessert experience. It’s perfect for those who love the mild cocoa essence of traditional red velvet cake and the creamy richness of cheesecake ice cream.

Whether it’s for a special occasion or just a delightful way to beat the summertime weather, this homemade ice cream recipe is sure to impress.

So, get your ingredients ready, and let’s churn up some deliciously creamy homemade red velvet ice cream!

If you’ve tried this RED VELVET ICE CREAM, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

This Silly Girls Kitchen Logo
5 from 1 vote

Homemade Red Velvet Ice Cream Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Freeze Time 10 hours
Picture this: the iconic taste of red velvet cake transformed into a creamy, dreamy ice cream. If red velvet ice cream isn’t already one of your favorite things, it soon will be!
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

Cream Cheese Ice Cream:

Red Velvet Ice Cream:

Instructions

Cream Cheese Ice Cream:

  • Place the cream cheese, milk, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
    8 ounces cream cheese, ½ cup whole milk, ½ cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, Pinch of salt
  • In a different bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. It’s crucial to refrigerate the cream beforehand, as cold cream whips up more easily. You can also place the bowl and beaters in the freezer for a few minutes to ensure they are chilled.
    1 cup heavy cream
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese ice cream mixture. Use a spatula or a whisk to combine the two components carefully. This step ensures a light and airy texture in the final ice cream. Once mixed, refrigerate the ice cream base while you prepare the red velvet mixture.

Red Velvet Ice Cream:

  • To make the red velvet cream, mix heavy cream with powdered sugar, cacao powder, vanilla extract, salt, and a pinch of red food coloring.
    1 cup heavy cream, ¼ cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons cacao powder, 1 tsp vanilla extract, Pinch of salt, Pinch of red food coloring gel
  • Beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Adjust the red food coloring to achieve the desired shade of red, and add some texture by gently folding in red velvet cake crumbs with a spatula. Be cautious not to overmix, as you want to maintain the whipped cream’s structure.
    2 cups red velvet cake crumbs

Assembly:

  • Choose a medium-sized loaf pan or a similar freezer-safe container to assemble the ice cream. Alternate adding scoops of the cream cheese ice cream mixture and the red velvet cream mixture.
  • Using the tip of a knife, gently swirl the two mixtures together to create a marbled effect. This step adds visual appeal and combines the flavors beautifully.
  • Cover the container and freeze until firm enough to serve, at least 8 to 10 hours or overnight.
  • Serve the ice cream in individual bowls or ice cream cones.

Notes

  • Ensure the cream cheese is at room temperature for a smoother ice cream texture.
  • Gently fold in the red velvet cake crumbs to preserve their texture.
  • Allow the ice cream to sit at room temperature for a few minutes before scooping.
  • For a deeper red color, adjust the amount of red food coloring.
  • Freeze the ice cream overnight for a firmer consistency.
  • You can crumble red velvet cupcakes, buy them from a bakery, or even use a store-bought red velvet cake mix and bake it yourself.

Nutrition

Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 1281IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Love This Recipe?

Follow @ThisSillyGirlsKitchen on Instagram and @danadevolk on Pinterest for more!

5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Similar Posts