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Carrot Halwa Ice Cream

Carrot Halwa/Gajar ka Halwa Ice Cream is an eggless Indian fusion dessert recipe. This delicious orange ice cream is made with condensed milk. Make it this festive season! Everyone will love it! It's appetizing and ideal for entertaining. 
Course Dessert, ice cream
Cuisine fusion, Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Chilling time 8 hours
Servings 10 people
Calories 281.48kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Finely grate carrots using a grater or a food processor. You can grate them very fine or keep them semi-thick.
  • Add ghee or butter to a thick bottomed pan and once it melts, add the grated carrots. Roast the carrots on low-medium flame till they turn light golden.
  • This could take around 7-8 minutes. Then stir in the milk and cream, and bring it to a boil. Keep the flame on medium.
  • Now add condensed milk, and stir it in. Cook for 8-10 minutes or till the carrots become soft and are well blended in milk.
  • Then, add the chopped nuts and saffron.
  • It should be a thick flowing mixture like kheer.
  • Transfer it to a bowl when done. Let it come to room temperature
  • Refrigerate the carrot halwa mixture and freeze the ice cream base, overnight to get the best ice-cream.
  • Then, pour this mixture into the frozen base of the ice cream maker and churn it as per the maker's instructions. This could take 15-20 minutes.
  • Once it's done, immediately transfer it to an ice cream container. Place a lid and freeze the carrot halwa ice cream overnight.
  • Prior to serving, let the container sit on your counter (out of the refrigerator) for about 10 minutes
  • Then, add one, two, or even three scoops of carrot halwa ice cream in a bowl, garnish with some chopped nuts and saffron strands and serve.

Notes

Chilling the Ice Cream Maker Base overnight ensures that the homemade ice cream turns soft and creamy. 
Use fresh, tender, and young organic red carrots. You can also use black carrots if you have. They will taste good. 
If you want, instead of adding grated carrots, you can cook the carrots and puree it. Use this carrot puree in place of grated carrots. 
The consistency of the prepared mixture should be of a thick batter. It's important to chill the carrot halwa mixture in the fridge for a couple of hours/overnight to get the best texture. 
Use full-fat milk, evaporated milk, or half-and-half and cream if you want a richer ice cream texture. Using low-fat milk/cream may not yield the same result.
This ice cream gets its own natural orange color due to the carrots and saffron. No need to add any food color. 
If you don't have an ice cream container with a lid, cover the ice cream with plastic wrap to prevent ice crystals from forming.
If you have Kulfi molds, you can use this mixture to make Carrot halwa Kulfis. Yum!
Make this ice cream well in advance before any party. It saves you so much time. 
Unopened ice cream can be stored for three to four months and opened ice cream is generally good for one to two months. 
How to make it vegan?
Almond milk or coconut milk can be used along with vegan cream and condensed milk. You can also use sugar instead of condensed milk if need be. 
Also instead of ghee, use vegan butter. 
How to make it without an ice cream maker?
It's very simple. You can churn it in a blender, stand mixer, or a food processor.
Just that it will grind the carrots completely and you will need to keep the mixture more liquid for it to churn easily. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2scoops | Calories: 281.48kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.35g | Protein: 5.18g | Fat: 17.18g | Saturated Fat: 10.13g | Cholesterol: 56.22mg | Sodium: 101.69mg | Potassium: 354.39mg | Fiber: 1.45g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 8073.07IU | Vitamin C: 3.94mg | Calcium: 172.13mg | Iron: 0.29mg