Maple Sweet Potato Ice Cream Mariel Lewis August 30, 2012 American, Desserts, Gluten Free, Low Sugar, Nut Free, On a Budget, Paleo, Soy Free, Summer, Vegetarian 7 Comments On my last post I talked about my efforts on eating less sugars and not eating past 9pm. So far it’s going great; I’m eating pretty healthy and clean, making sure my meal timing is right and that my foods contain as little sugar as possible. However, I still get a random craving here and there for something sweet. When this happens, it’s usually in the afternoon, around 5pm. This is totally normal; we do live in a “Sugar Nation”, where we find ourselves surrounded by ads and influences that direct us to all sorts of yummy looking treats. Plus, I am always food creeping on FoodGawker.com or Tastespotting.com for inspiration, and there are a ton of delicious dessert photos one looks at ;). Thank goodness for sweet potatoes, they usually do the trick for me. In those times when I crave sweets, I’ll end up eating some form of sweet potato: chips, fries, wedges, etc. This vegetable doesn’t only satisfy my taste buds and sugar cravings, but it also provides me with great nutrients…it is a wonderful super food. Yesterday I wanted to create a new recipe using sweet potatoes. I figured ice cream was perfect for this time of the year (it’s something one can indulge in and calm the heat with) and it would be an interesting one to include sweet potatoes in. This ice cream recipe is sweetened mainly by one sweet potato, but it also has one tablespoon of maple syrup (I added it for extra flavor, but you can try making the recipe without it…I know it will still turn out delicious). Enjoy this lovely Maple Sweet Potato Ice Cream! Have your kids, husband, or friends help you…nothing beats creating fun memories with the ones you love! 7 Responses Victor Hudson August 30, 2012 I am going to buy an ice cream maker just to make this:) You know I love sweet potatoes. Thanks for the recipe will let u know how it turns out!!!! Maple syrup is also a fav of mine 2! Mariel Lewis August 31, 2012 Yay Victor! You NEED an ice cream maker…you’ll be able to do all sorts of wonderful treats! 😉 Hindly September 28, 2012 I’m here to tell you, Coke Zero, cheese, and cffeoe creamer are my struggles. I started on the path to clean eating years ago with the baby steps method, but these three items are my vices. Sometimes it literally is a day-to-day struggle. But I do find now that my body craves water and I don’t miss cheese as much as I thought I would. It is possible to give these things up, you just have to focus on how much better you’ll feel and how much better your SKIN will look! God's Advocate November 19, 2012 Fantastic, ice cream made without milk or sugar. I am excited about this idea Cami Lopez December 14, 2012 Love this.Healthy and yummy and this is so good.I really want to do this during Christmas or so. Susan November 25, 2013 Do you really mean put it your fridge for an hour, not your freezer? Thanks! I’m making this for Thanksgiving and I want to make sure the texture is perfect. Mariel Lewis November 26, 2013 Hi Susan! Yes, just in the refrigerator.