Butternut Ice-Cream

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1/2 leftover roasted butternut squash butt - oh yes, I did.

Oh yes, I did.

I served mine with a side of squash.  CD, why haven't we ever owned an ice-cream maker before?!?

I served mine with a side of squash. CD, why haven't we ever owned an ice-cream maker before?!?

I’ve eaten pumpkin ice-cream before, so why not butternut squash?  I dare ya to try it. Delicious! :)

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jacobc September 15, 2009 at 8:38 am

Interesting.. another patent in the works?

I’ll have to stick with my cookies and cream though.
I like to keep my icecream and veggies seperate ;-p

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Melody September 15, 2009 at 9:26 am

Hey Heather,

Just wanted to drop you a note about trying out the Almond Butter and Oatmeal for breakfasst….it was really good! I must say some of your combinations do not look very appetizing and so my hesitancy to venture that way. But after thinking about the need for fats and how I love avocados and newly found MaraNatha Raw Almond Butter, I decided to try the AB with my Oatmeal. I used about a cup of rolled oats, pinch of Celtic salt and cooked for 1 minute. Poured that over sliced strawberries and blueberries with 1 pkg of Stevia. topped it off with 1TBSP of MRAB,stirred and enjoyed!

Now for the butternut squash ice cream, I will have to work up to that one :-)

Just started reading your blog, great weight loss story and new found lifestyle changes that are working. I’m inspired to keep my healthy habits and expand for variety of healthy foods. I am also a coffee lover, but since I am trying to get my iron levels up, I have to put that on hold as caffiene inhibits iron absorbption. But after I go back to the doctor for another test in about two months, I will look into the decaf varieties and try your vegan suggested creamer. I am a fan of Coffee Mate Hazelnut creamer, however I too am giving up dairy.

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Lindsey September 15, 2009 at 9:29 am

Heather -
You crack me up! The first thing I thought when I saw the title was, “oH no she DIDN’T”…and then I saw the picture caption, “Oh yes, I did!” HAHA I’m going to try making butternut ice cream pronto :)

– Lindsey

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Whit September 15, 2009 at 9:36 am

Butternut ice cream. Only you! I love it!

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Melanie September 15, 2009 at 9:38 am

Ha – I recently bought a cuisinart ice cream maker and got it for free. It was at Kohls marked down to $15 and I had $20 in Kohls Kash (from a previous purchase) so after buing a t-shirt too I got both for less than $1.00!! Now I have to use it. Very interesting combination, but it makes perfect sense since there are many sweet “squash” desserts. Can’t wait to try!

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christie, honoring health September 15, 2009 at 9:42 am

I have been making my own coconut milk ice cream and had seen avocado in recipes before but this is really interesting. I ♥ ice cream maker.

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amyvig September 15, 2009 at 9:44 am

Based on some of the responses, I feel a little wrong that right away I thought “wow, that sounds delicious”. But I guess being a lover of pumpkin ice cream as well I shouldn’t be shocked! I’m going to have to try the cashew base for ice cream – I’ve only used coconut milk for my non-dairy versions in the past.

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brandi September 15, 2009 at 9:48 am

can that stuff be shipped and stay frozen? :) otherwise, I need an ice cream machine, stat!

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jenn September 15, 2009 at 9:49 am

LOVE.IT. What a creative idea — and it looks tasty! :)

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Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) September 15, 2009 at 9:55 am

Two words: Pure. Genius.

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Fallon September 15, 2009 at 10:08 am

I’ve been begging for an ice cream maker for a few years. I still don’t have one!! That looks great though, way better then store bought ice cream any day. Plus you can control the ingredients!

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Erica September 15, 2009 at 10:20 am

droooooooooooooooooooool. How freaking good does this sound. Getting a serving of veggies via ice cream? I’m so in :)

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Maggie September 15, 2009 at 10:29 am

Oh my gosh, you rock :)

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Holly September 15, 2009 at 12:01 pm

you always keep it interesting – i LOVE it!

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Erin September 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Oh, I knew it! I don’t think it sounds weird at all. Pumpkin ice cream is incredible, so butternut must be delish!
That’s so cool about Kundalini yoga. I hadn’t heard of it until this summer. My yoga teacher family friend love love loves Kundalini! I haven’t gotten to take an actual class on it though…she was in Yin mode this summer. But the bits we did in class were really interesting!

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hopeinpeanutbutterandoats September 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm

this looks DIVINE!!!

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April September 15, 2009 at 1:32 pm

I would have NEVER thought of that! Time to open up your own healthy ice cream shop!

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Diana (Soap & Chocolate) September 15, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Yeah…I think this exactly why I must NEVER own an ice cream maker. I would exist on nothing else.

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Marissa September 15, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Oh noes…I need an ice cream maker

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hayleycepeda September 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Who would think to combine butternut squash and ice cream? Only you Heather…what a combo!!! I imagine it tastes delicious. :)

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Tiffany S. September 15, 2009 at 2:34 pm

*standing and applauding*

I agree with Deb on this one – genius! The skin too? Girl, you are all the way out on the limb. Guess it’s time to crank up the ice cream maker we got 5 years ago for our wedding.

Maybe Marissa and I will make a pint of coconut-ginger-kale after our walk tonight! ROFL!

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Susan September 15, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Now this is one kind of ice cream I’d like! I hate cow’s cream, and luuuuurve me some butternut squash. Well done Heather! :D

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Faith September 15, 2009 at 3:47 pm

i await “oatgurt” cream…

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Tyler September 15, 2009 at 4:21 pm

you are my hero. that sound fantastic!

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Jules September 15, 2009 at 5:12 pm

That looks awesome! I wish I had an ice cream maker, it would be so cool to make your own flavors :)

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Dee September 15, 2009 at 6:34 pm

YUM!!!!!

yum

yum yum yum!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) September 15, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Thanks for your backlink to oaties…I remember them but I had forgotten about them so the reminder was nice. Something for me to try this week I hope!

Ice cream maker…well I’ve gotten to the point where I finally have softserve down pat in the VitaMix so lord help us, we don’t need another kitchen appliance! But…

LOL

Anyway squash butt, peel and all. Wow that’s some fiber in your ice cream :)

Kundalini is not my twist-twist dealio, but yeah twist-twist your arms will be a talkin’ to you a few hours after class. LOVE Those random find type studios where you’re in someone’s backyard or house, there’s usually some random vegan food and good conversation with like-minded people who aren’t in a rush after classes like that. I am nostalgic about classes like that in the past…great score for you!

LMK how the detangler works out for ya!

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Gaby September 15, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Genius! I’ve tried squash gelato before, I love anything squash or pumpkin. I really want to steal my parents ice cream maker! they hardly ever use it :X

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yogiclarebear September 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm

ive been meaning to try a squash ice cream for so long! maybe a fro-yo. check out my blueberry sour cream ice cream… http://yogiclarebear.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/thumbs-up-for-kalona-organics/

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veggiebooty September 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm

You are BRILLIANT! Both for the ice cream and Oats in a Jar. Wow. It looks so creamy and delicious! I’d say you made out *very* well in that little exchange ;-)

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Whole Body Love September 16, 2009 at 12:27 am

That is awesome!! I have been contemplating getting an ice cream maker so that Snuffy and I can make our own organic ice cream or coconut milk ice cream. Now, I HAVE to get one!

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justine September 16, 2009 at 11:33 am

Super jealous!! I ll give you back your dehydrator in exchange for the ice cream maker???? hahaha!! Sent you a text about Fri. :( TTYL

<3 Justine

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Shannon September 17, 2009 at 6:36 am

why yes, this is genious! i’ll be trying it :)

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healthyterp September 22, 2009 at 10:03 am

I cannot WAIT to make this!! I am in love with butternut squash, and last year I did my senior project at school ALL about making homemade ice cream. I’m pretty much obsessed.

I’m Tina and I’ve been reading your blog for about a year and a half. I’m a freshman in college and just started my own blog as well! I can’t wait to get involved with this amazing community :)

thenaturalterp.wordpress.com

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Katie October 11, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Just had to say I’ve been wanting to try this since you posted and I finally did tonight! Delicious. I used almond milk instead of mimicream and a pinch of guar gum. The gum made it super fluffy. I can see myself eating this every single night. I see visions of kabocha squash ice cream…pumpkin and maple…drool.

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Heather Eats Almond Butter October 12, 2009 at 6:21 am

Katie, It’s works with almond milk?!? Good to know – I see some kabocha ice-cream in my future very soon. :)

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Heather Eats Almond Butter October 15, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Katie, I made kabocha ice-cream with almond milk and posted about it today. I just updated the post with a shout-out to ya as I couldn’t find this email earlier. Thanks again for suggesting almond milk. For some reason, I didn’t think it would freeze well, but it did, especially with the guar gum. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week! Love, Heather

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Katie October 17, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Thanks for the shout out! I tried this with a hubbard squash last night. good, but I think kabocha might be better.

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Danica November 25, 2009 at 8:15 pm

looks sooooo good! Squash is one of the best foods ever. Incorporating it into ice cream is fantastic!

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Andrea June 27, 2011 at 6:57 pm

do you think you could make this without an ice cream maker… like maybe the same was as the avocado ice cream??

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HEAB June 27, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Andrea,
Yes! I would recommend trying Chocolate Covered Katie’s blender ice-cream trick. Simply blend, freeze, then thaw for a few minutes and reblend. I’m sure it will work. :)

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