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Red Velvet Ice Cream

You'll quickly be swooning over this super creamy and rich homemade Red Velvet Ice Cream. Homemade ice cream with smooth cream cheese swirls and pieces of red velvet cake crumbles with hints sweet cocoa is the perfect dessert.

Who doesn't love a nice bowl of homemade ice cream. It's the perfect dessert and is great for holidays. Red Velvet cake is the secret favorite of so many people, so you know the ice cream with red velvet cake chunks will be something they'll rant and rave over!!

Why You’ll Love Homemade Red Velvet Ice Cream

  • No churn ice cream is creamy and smooth
  • No gadgets like an ice cream machine needed
  • Uses real red velvet cake pieces
  • No artificial preservatives or dealing with tempering egg yolks
  • Cheaper to make your own than buy the expensive store versions like Blue Bell ice cream or Dairy Queen
  • Would be a perfect Valentine’s Day dessert

Recipe Ingredients

Get more info on these ingredients, quantities and instructions in the recipe card below.

  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Milk
  • Red food coloring
  • Cream cheese
  • Granulated sugar
  • Red velvet cake crumbs
Ingredients needed to make homemade Red Velvet Ice Cream.

Tools To Have On Hand To Make This Ice Cream

Mason Jars for Serving and Storing

Stand Mixer

Whisk (if using regular electric mixer)

Measuring Cups and Spoons

How To Make Red Velvet Ice Cream

  1. Add heavy cream to mixing bowl and whisk until soft peaks start to form. Make sure you don't over whisk your cream.
  2. Once you have soft peaks, add in your milk, sugar and cream cheese and mix slowly so you don't splash ingredients.
  3. Next, add in your red food coloring and gently fold it in the mixture.
  4. Then add in your red velvet cake crumbs and mix everything together.
  5. Finally, pour red velvet ice cream mixture into your jars and freeze 6-8 hours in the freezer or overnight for the best texture and flavoring.
Red Velvet Ice Cream in a glass pan.

What Is Red Velvet Cake?

A red velvet cake is a cake that is usually a rich, dark red color with a delicious cocoa, chocolate red velvet flavor.

This cake is usually made with layers or frosting. It's common for this cake to be made with buttercream or cream cheese frosting.

Yummy Variations

Add more red food coloring- if you want more coloring to your ice cream, add more food coloring in small increments.

Add a dollop of red velvet cream cheese icing- this will add even more creaminess. Homemade icing is even more tasty than store bought frosting and this adds a nice cream cheese icing swirl.

Out of red velvet cake?- you can try red velvet cookies or cupcakes for a similar, yet different decadent dessert.

Want more creaminess? Add in some sweetened condensed milk.

Add yummy pieces- add in white chocolate chips for a little flair.

Looking down on a jar of homemade red velvet ice cream.

Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • Alternatively, you can freeze your ice cream in a bread loaf pan or in your Mason Jar. We prefer in the jar so it's one less thing to clean up and is ready for enjoying.
  • This is a recipe that doesn't require an ice cream maker, but you certainly can use one if you have one.
  • Make sure you're mixing slow enough that you don't make a huge mess of ingredients and splash cream cheese, milk and sugar everywhere.
  • Use softened cream cheese to help make this ice cream easier to create.
  • You can use either store bought red velvet cake or make your own. If making your own, make sure you use a good cocoa powder to bring out a nice cocoa flavoring.
  • If you need help breaking up your red velvet cake, you can use a food processor.
  • Feel free to add in a dash of vanilla extract for a little extra flair.

How Long Is Red Velvet Ice Cream Good For?

Homemade ice cream can last in the freezer for about 3 months if stored properly.

Mason jar with homemade red velvet cake ice cream.

How Do You Store No Churn Ice Cream?

Store your favorite red velvet cake ice cream in your Mason Jar in the freezer. Most jars are freezer safe, check yours to be sure before using.

You can also store your ice cream in a bread loaf pan or an airtight container with plastic wrap over the Diy ice cream and then cover with an air tight lid over top of the container.

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Jar of red velvet cake ice cream.

Red Velvet Ice Cream

Create your own beautifully pink and red Red Velvet Ice Cream made with cake crumbs and cream cheese frosting.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Velvet Ice Cream
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Freeze Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 1 quart
Author: Mason Jar Recipe


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon red food coloring
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups red velvet cake crumbs


Nutrition information is just an example, you should calculate your own nutrition facts based on what brands and ingredients you end up using.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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