Carrot ice-cream

Jill Dupleix
Cool idea: Carrot ice-cream.
Cool idea: Carrot ice-cream. Photo: Edwina Pickles

Smooth, creamy, irresistible ice-cream that's good for your eyesight - who knew? To serve, scatter with walnuts, serve with walnut or carrot cake, or scoop into waffle cones.


600g carrots, peeled and diced

125g sugar

300ml thickened cream

100ml orange juice


1. Cook the carrots in a pot of simmering water until tender (about 20 minutes), then drain and leave to cool. Heat the sugar and 300 millilitres of water in a small pan while stirring, and boil for two minutes, then leave to cool.

2. In a blender, whiz the cooled carrots and syrup to a smooth puree. Add the cream and orange juice and whiz until smooth.

3. Churn in an ice-cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions until frozen (usually about 20 minutes), or freeze in a shallow container and use a strong fork to break up any crystals, once an hour for three hours. Store in the freezer, and transfer to the fridge for 10 minutes to soften slightly, before serving.