Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts

Homemade Red Velvet Ice Cream (No Machine)

4.8 from 5 votes
Delicious, homemade red velvet ice cream made with my simple recipe requires just a few ingredients and no ice cream machine!
Homemade Red Velvet Ice Cream in both a tub and a dish.

Hi Bold Bakers!

I’m celebrating Valentine’s Day Desserts by sharing my very special Homemade Red Velvet Ice Cream (No Machine) recipe, but you can make it year-round because you’re an adult and nobody can tell you not to. You can easily make it with my base 2-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream recipe, so let’s get ice cream making!

For this red velvet ice cream recipe, we’re going to use my easy ice cream recipe that doesn’t require an ice cream maker. This might seem daunting, but I promise you it’s super easy and not too time consuming.

And for the swirls, we’ll be using cream cheese frosting. You can buy it at the store, or you can make your cream cheese frosting at home using this cream cheese frosting recipe that only requires three steps. Basically all you need to do is cream together cream cheese and butter using an electric mixer. Then once it’s light and fluffy, add in the powdered sugar and vanilla and whip until it is smooth and creamy.

What You’ll Need To Make Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream

You really only need three tools of the trade to make red velvet ice cream. If you have the following, you should be all set.

  • Stand mixer with whisk attachment
  • Large bowl
  • Measuring cups

Homemade Red Velvet Ice Cream in both a tub and a dish.

How To Make Red Velvet Ice Cream

Now that you’ve assembled what you need to make your own red velvet ice cream, it’s time to start making it. The process is two-fold: making your ice cream and then adding flavors that will give it that delicious red velvet cake taste. Luckily, you can do one right after the other. Here’s how you do it (and don’t forget to get all the measurements down below):

  1. Place sweetened condensed milk in the fridge.
  2. Using stand mixer with whisk attachment, whip cold cream on medium/high until soft peaks form.
  3. Turn off machine and pour cold condensed cream into stand mixer.
  4. Turn speed up to high, whisking until stiff peaks form.
  5. Turn off machine. Place 2 cups of your ice cream base in a large bowl.
  6. Mix in the cocoa powder, cinnamon, red food dye and vanilla extract.
  7. Swirl in cream cheese frosting, maintaining the ripples.
  8. Freeze overnight.

Taste And Consistency

After freezing the ice cream overnight, your final product should have the same rich, decadent taste of red velvet ice cream cake, while being smooth and creamy. If you’ve added in the cream cheese frosting correctly, it should have swirls of white mixed in with the red ice cream.

How Long Does Red Velvet Ice Cream Last?

If you couldn’t finish eating your batch of ice cream, you’re in luck. Red velvet ice cream can last in the freezer anywhere from 3 to 6 months, so if you made it for Valentine’s Day, you can savor the labors of your hard work months later. Once you’re done eating it at room temperature, seal in an airtight container and place in the freezer.

What If I Want To Enjoy My Red Velvet Ice Cream With Red Velvet Cake?

If you want the full red velvet dessert experience, try my Best-Ever Red Velvet Cake recipe. Using buttermilk, the cake is incredibly moist and the Ermine frosting is super creamy and not too sweet. Nothing makes a better pairing for you newly made red velvet ice cream.

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Homemade Red Velvet Ice Cream

4.8 from 5 votes
Delicious Homemade Red Velvet Homemade Ice Cream made with my simple recipe that requires just a few ingredients and no ice cream machine!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 pint
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Delicious Homemade Red Velvet Homemade Ice Cream made with my simple recipe that requires just a few ingredients and no ice cream machine!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 pint

Ingredients

  • 2 cup (16oz/ 450ml) base no machine ice cream recipe
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tsp red food dye (Gel color preferably because you used less)
  • ¼ cup (2oz/60g) cream cheese frosting

Instructions

  • Place 2 cups of your ice cream base in a large bowl. Mix all of the Red Velvet ingredients together minus the frosting. Swirl in the frosting at the end and try and maintain the ripples. Taste and then freeze for 6 hours or overnight.

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Abolade Omoyeni
5 months ago

Hi Gemma
I love your videos and I just made the granola bars this weekend and they taste so good.
I wanted to ask if vanilla ice cream can be used as base for the red velvet ice cream
Thanks 😁

Kendall Stark
Kendall Stark
3 years ago

Hi, Gemma! I made this ice cream and the butter pecan version on Friday, and both only lasted two days. They are spectacular!! I love your videos, especially the homemade ice cream ones. I’ve also made the dulce de leche, which was mind-blowing. Who knew it was so easy to make your own ice cream! Thanks again!

SmritiJhamb
3 years ago

Hi Gemma
I think that the ingredients for 2 ingredients homemade ice cream will make so much ice cream base.
For red velvet ice cream – 2 cups ice cream base is required.
So how much whipping cream and condensed milk, should I use for obtaining 2 cups ice cream base?

Tamiz
Tamiz
4 years ago

Hi can you make rich chocolate ice cream. Chocolate and more chocolate.
Burfee ice-cream
Liquorice ice-cream

Katheren
Katheren
4 years ago

Hi, Love these recipes!! Can you use light thickened cream and light condensed milk instead of full fat?

Alexie
Alexie
4 years ago

Hi, I love watch ur videos but could u do strawberry n oreo cheesecake frozen yogurt? Could u help me do strawberry cheesecake ice cream from scratch please!!

faradilla
faradilla
4 years ago

I love your ice cream recipe,but if i useream or whipped cream , it will cost too expensive if we want to sell it,is it possible to to change it with heavy cream or whipped cream with another item ?

jennifer
jennifer
4 years ago

so happy i stumbled on your page, just 3 days and i have made the condensed milk and the no machine ice-cream, really lovely.

Rachaelcurtin
5 years ago

i love cheesecake and ice cream now a cheesecake ice cream yaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy im so happy right now thanks Gemma you”re a genus(and i mean my favorite flavor cheese cake i know you have other recipes)

Elaine
Elaine
5 years ago

Hi, Gemma,

I do have an ice cream maker, so how would I adapt this recipe? I am thinking I would combine the base and the Red Velvet ingredients at the outset, and freeze them in my machine. When set up, I would stir in the cream cheese frosting, and then harden in my freezer?

Thanks for your help,
Elaine

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