Hand Mixer Ube Ice Cream
It’s National Ice Cream Day! Who’s up for some Hand Mixer Ube Ice Cream?
I first came across ube (pronounced ooh-bae) during my time in Japan many years ago. Ube is a vibrant purple sweet potato (not to be confused with taro), that of course has an appealing color (we eat with our eyes!) and is simply delicious. It is a bit challenging to describe the flavor: mild, slightly sweet, malty, nutty, earthy.
Ube has been popular in the Philippines and other areas of Asia for thousands of years (there is no real documentation); however, it became more common in the Unites States just four years ago. New York’s Manila Social Club’s introduction of a $100 Ube donut covered with Cristal icing and 24-karat gold flakes in 2016 peeked people’s interest in purple desserts. How’s THIS for Insta-Famous?! In addition to being so yummy, Ube is also used in certain cultures to cure various ailments and is rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
Okay, the history lesson is over. Let the yum begin. You will be enjoying scratch hand mixer ube ice cream in your home in a flash! Please let me know what you think about this mysterious vegetable flavor. I think you might become as obsessed as I am. Remember to always have fun in the kitchen!
Hand Mixer Ube Ice Cream
- Electric hand mixer
- Large mixing bowl
- Rubber spatula
- 3 pint container with lid
- Plastic wrap
- 1 16 oz carton heavy whipping cream COLD
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp ube purple yam extract
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract OPTIONAL
- Pour COLD heavy whipping cream in a large mixing bowl. Using hand mixer (with a whisk attachment if you have one) and beat on high until medium peaks form (about five minutes).
- Add sweetened condensed milk, ube extract, and vanilla (if desired; see note below*). GENTLY fold in until well combined. If you want a swirl look, fold until "marbled." CAUTION: Ube will stain...everything. NOTE: If you desire a darker purple color double the amount of ube extract. I tsp gives the ice cream a wonderful flavor. Also, the amount needed might vary depending on the concentration of the ube extract you have.
- Place in a 3 pint container and smooth the top. Place plastic wrap directly on top of mixture. Snap plastic lid on top.
- Put container in freezer and let set for at least 8 hours. If ice cream is too hard to scoop, allow to sit on counter for 15 minutes to soften.
- Keeps in refrigerator for up to one month. Be sure to place plastic wrap back on top on ice cream before returning to freezer.
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