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Sweet Potato Ice Cream

For Thanksgiving dessert, we always have the usual suspect pies–pecan, pumpkin, apple and sweet potato.  This year, I wanted something different, so I made ice cream.  I made a pumpkin pie ice cream following this Cuisinart pumpkin pie ice cream recipe.  In addition, I was going to make a sweet potato pie with my North Carolina sweet potatoes but opted to make sweet potato ice cream.  Now, this recipe made a more liquidy ice cream, so for the sweet potato ice cream, I put less whole milk.  Also, the sweet potato had a thicker consistency than the pumpkin puree, so it also helped to thicken the ice cream.  This ice cream has a starchy mouthfeel similar to taro ice cream, so if you like that, you will like this.  I did!

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Sweet Potato Ice Cream

2 large sweet potatoes, mashed

1 cup whole milk

2 1/2 cups heavy cream

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

Wash and peel potatoes.  Prick potatoes with a fork and microwave for 20 minutes.  In the bowl of a mixer, mash potatoes.  Then add milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and cream.  Mix well and add to ice cream freezer.  Follow ice cream freezer directions.  It took about 30 minutes of churning.

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6 Squash Recipes

We always have pumpkin and sweet potatoes on the Thanksgiving table and at this time of year, but we never make squash. We may have to start, especially with these delicious looking recipes.

Maple butternut squash donuts from The Sweet Chick

photo used with permission of The Sweet Chick

photo used with permission of The Sweet Chick

Butternut squash pie from Reformation Acres

photo used with permission of Reformation Acres

photo used with permission of Reformation Acres

Roasted acorn squash protein pancakes from Sensual Appeal

photo used with permission of Sensual Appeal

photo used with permission of Sensual Appeal

Roasted butternut squash sweet potato noodles with bacon, crushed pecans and spinach from Inspiralized

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photo used with permission of Inspiralized

Winter squash gratin from Kitchen Riffs

photo used with permission of Kitchen Riffs

Used by permission, © Kitchen Riffs/John Griffin

Cinnamon and Palm Sugar Roasted Delicata Squash from Everyday Maven

photo used with permission of Everyday Maven

photo used with permission of Everyday Maven

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Taralynn McNitt of Undressed Skeleton published a list of 14 healthy recipes for Thanksgiving.  They look good.  I want to try the sweet potato hash.