Red Velvet Ice Cream is rich and creamy with bits of red velvet cake. It is super easy to make at home without any ice cream maker needed.

Red Velvet Ice Cream in cones.
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Homemade ice cream recipes are such a treat, and this Red Velvet recipe makes it even better. Each bite is rich and creamy with delicious pieces of red velvet cake. It is so easy to make with just 4 ingredients. If you love the flavor of Red Velvet Cake, you will love this recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

You do not need an ice cream machine for this simple ice cream base. There aren’t any egg yolks in this no churn recipe. Everyone will love this homemade red velvet ice cream that is super easy.

What is red velvet ice cream made of?

This ice cream is made with a simple base including heavy whipped cream, vanilla extract and sweetened condensed milk.

The red velvet flavor comes from a cupcake crumbled into the mixture. It is delicious.

With just 4 ingredients, this ice cream is really simple to make from scratch. Store bought will never be the same. This is so much better.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Red Velvet Ice Cream recipe - heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, red velvet cupcake.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream. This needs to be chilled before using.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk. Don’t substitute this for whole milk as it gives the ice cream its sweetness.
  • Red Velvet Cupcake. Pre-made or homemade Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe.

Variations

  • Pre-made cupcake. If you would like to use cream cheese frosting swirled into the ice cream, use a pre-made red velvet cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting.  Start by removing the frosting and crumble up the cupcake.

    Then you can drop the cream cheese frosting into the ice cream instead of the cream cheese in this recipe. Swirl the cream cheese ice cream mixture as normal.
  • Red food coloring. You can add a few drops of red food coloring to get a richer red color in the ice cream base. This is optional.

    Just add until it is the desired color. I recommend using gel food coloring in this recipe for the most vibrant color.
  • You can add extra red velvet cake. For even more red velvet flavor, add an extra cupcake to the base.

How to make Red Velvet Ice Cream

  • Step 1. First, get out a stand mixer or handheld mixer. Then, beat the heavy whipping cream and the vanilla extract together using medium-high speed. Continue to beat until the heavy cream is whipped and forms soft peaks. 
Mixing bowl with sweetened condensed milk.

Step 2. Add the sweetened condensed milk. Gently mix this into the whipped cream.

Crumbled Red Velvet Cupcake in batter.

Step 3. Finally, crumble the red velvet cupcake. Carefully add the cake crumbs into the mixture.  Do not over mix. 

Mixture in loaf pan.

Step 4. Once combined, spread the mixture into a loaf pan.  Cream cheese is optional but is delicious in this. If you plan to add cream cheese, go ahead and drop the cream cheese by the spoonful into the mixture in the pan. 

Mixture frozen in pan.

Step 5. Continue to gently swirl the cream cheese into the mixture with a butter knife. Cover the container and freeze for at least 4 hours until firm or overnight.

Red Velvet Ice Cream in cones.

How to serve

Scoop the ice cream into bowls and enjoy. You can also serve in ice cream cones.

Either option is perfect. Your family will absolutely love this yummy recipe.

Red Velvet Ice Cream in cones.

How Long Does Red Velvet Ice Cream Last?

The ice cream will keep covered in the freezer for up to 1 month. 

However, it is best eaten within 2 weeks of making. After that time, ice crystals could form and change the texture of the ice cream.

Pro Tips

  • Chill the mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes before whipping the heavy cream. Using a large bowl that is chilled will help to whisk the mixture quicker.  
  • It is best to use full-fat brick-style cream cheese. I do not recommend using whipped, containers of cream cheese or reduced fat.
  • Do not overmix the ingredients. Also, be careful to fold in the cupcake pieces into the ice cream base.
  • Sweetened condensed milk gives the ice cream base its sweetness. Do not substitute it because it will change the texture of the ice cream.
Red Velvet Ice Cream in container being scooped.

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Red Velvet Ice Cream

5 from 4 votes
Red Velvet Ice Cream is rich and creamy with bits of red velvet cake. It is super easy to make at home without any ice cream maker needed.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freeze 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 411

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream chilled
  • 14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Red Velvet Cupcake pre-made or homemade
  • 1/4 cup Cream Cheese Optional
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Instructions

  • With a stand up mixer or hand held mixer, beat together the heavy whipping cream and the vanilla extract until the cream is whipped and can form soft peaks.
  • Then gently stir the sweetened condensed milk into the whipped cream.Crumble the red velvet cupcake and gently stir the cake crumbs into the mixture.  Be careful not to over mix.
  • Spread the mixture into a loaf pan.
  • Drop the cream cheese by the tablespoons into the mixture in the pan.
  • Make sure that they are completely covered and gently swirl them into the mixture with a butter knife.
  • Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours until firm. Serve and enjoy!
  • The ice cream will keep covered in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Recipe Notes

I place my mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before whipping the cream to help whip it quicker.   You can easily use a pre-made red velvet cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting. 
Remove the frosting and crumble up the cupcake and then you can drop the cream cheese frosting into the ice cream instead of the cream cheese in this recipe.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 411kcal, Carbohydrates 32g, Protein 6g, Fat 29g, Saturated Fat 18g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 106mg, Sodium 126mg, Potassium 245mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 29g, Vitamin A 1105IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 194mg, Iron 1mg

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