Thursday, November 11, 2010

Butternut Ice Cream

Did you notice those butts I roasted for my Chocolate Butternut Cake?  They were from an 8.5lb butternut squash.

Photo courtesy of Elina

No joke.  The best part was that I only paid $2-3 for it.  The worst part was that I had to carry it (along with the rest of my groceries) over a mile back to my apartment.  Woops...    Needless to say it made alot of roasted squash!   I tested out a small batch of this ice cream for some reason, but now I'm wishing I hadn't ;)


Butternut Squash Ice Cream
Yield ~2c

1 can light coconut milk
1/2c roasted butternut squash puree
1T arrowroot
1/4 sucanat (or brown sugar)
1/2  Madagascar vanilla bean*
1 cinnamon stick
1T arrowroot

Reserve a few tablespoons of coconut milk and pour the rest into a small saucepan.  Stir in butternut squash and sucanat.  Split the vanilla bean, scrape the seeds into the butternut/coconut milk mixture.  Add the emptied pod and cinnamon stick to the saucepan and heat over medium heat. 

While waiting for the mixture to come to a boil, whisk arrowroot into reserved coconut milk until smooth.  When squash/coconut milk reaches a boil, remove it from the heat and whisk in arrowroot/coconut milk.  Cool to RT, then refrigerate for a few hours (or overnight).  Churn according to your ice cream manufacturer's directions.

Take it up a notch and serve with some Espresso Salted Caramel Sauce!!  Speaking of which, if you liked my entry into Joanne's Recipe Impossible:  Winter Squash Challenge, it's time to vote!



You've got until Sunday the 14th to vote for your favorite entry...  hopefully your in the mood for some Butternut Chocolate Cake w/Espresso Salted Caramel Sauce ;)  Click here, scroll down to the entries and place your vote for Tri to Cook!  Thanks :)

*Disclaimer: sample provided at no cost by Marx Foods.

28 comments:

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Sorry I missed you at the lecture but I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

I just voted for you in the recipe contest...good luck!

Kelly said...

Yum. This looks fab dear. I believe sometimes I've seen you use guar gum in your ice cream recipes, how do you decide when to use that over arrowroot?

Joanne said...

Man oh man does that butternut squash ice cream look fantastic! It's a good thing I have about 8 pounds of butternut squash sitting in my apartment right now. I know what I'll be making this weekend...

Lauren said...

Love, love, LOVE this idea Shannon! I have a sweet potato ice cream recipe saved to make soon, but this one just might have to be bumped ahead :).

Esi said...

OMG, Butternut ice cream sounds soo good!

Natalie said...

The coconut milk was a fabulous idea--yours looks so creamy!

We are totally always on the same wave length, love it :)

Kristy said...

That looks amazing and I bet it was!!

Ricki said...

That has got to be the biggest squash I've ever seen. . . or that has ever existed. ;) And ice cream made from it--oooohhh, I cannot WAIT to try this one!! Fabulous.

♥peachkins♥ said...

great ice cream flavor!

vanillasugar said...

how clever are you? i would totally try this. i missed the cake post. need to back up on that one

Reeni said...

That is the biggest squash I've ever seen! I am loving the ice cream - never saw anything like it - but given my love of butternut I imagine it's delicious!

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

oh my - this sounds delightful!!!

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

you need to start a cookbook for just squash recipes. YOure a genius!!

We Are Not Martha said...

That squash is awesome!! I love this ice cream too! I made a sweet potato one that was probably a little similar... soooo delicious :)

Sues

Elina (Healthy and Sane) said...

Does this ice cream taste similarly to pumpkin ice cream? I tried some at JP Licks the other day....

elra said...

Seriously Shannon, that is one huge squash, bigger then you :)

Love this ice cream idea, just because it has coconut milk in it too !

Erica said...

holy ginormous squash! What a treat. I so want to try a bowl of this. Going to vote :)

Kerstin said...

Voted at home and work :) I love the coconut milk you used in the ice cream too - yum!!

Rosiecat said...

Holy moly, you are one brave woman to buy an 8.5-lb squash! Did that count as your strength work-out for the day?

I love how creative you are in the kitchen--it's fabulous :-)

nazarina said...

Chocolate butternut cake and ice cream, a double whammy of deliciousness.....simply to die for!!!

Shannon said...

This looks SO good. I want an ice cream maker so badly!

Beth said...

I've got a butternut squash in my fridge right now - you've given me some great ideas!

Fashion Meets Food said...

interesting combo but looks fabulous! I am a new follower of your lovely blog!

xo

Cara said...

ooh, how awesome! I still have yet to try coconut milk-based ice cream.

Teri [a foodie stays fit] said...

um, wow, this sounds amazing! I would never have thought of that!

Chef Fresco said...

How creative! I love this! Never thought of making butternut squash ice cream.

Christina said...

I made some ice cream with coconut milk and it was delicious! I like the addition of butternut squash.

Anonymous said...

butternutcandybars are great

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