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Pink Velvet Ice Cream with Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl

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Pink velvet ice cream is creamy with just a hint of chocolate and a swirl of cream cheese frosting. If you like red velvet cake you are going to love this pink velvet ice cream.

Bowl with two scoops of pink velvet ice cream with cream cheese swirl next to a cookie with pink and white buttercream rosette on top.

Super creamy ice cream with a swirl of cream cheese frosting.  This pink ice cream has a hint of buttermilk, a bit of cocoa and lots of yummm. It is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day.

This recipe was originally shared in 2016.  At the time MiMi had an ice cream maker but I didn’t.

I got a new ice cream maker for Christmas, so I’ve been having fun updating her old posts.  It gives me a chance to take new pictures and add printable recipe cards for your convenience.

Ice cream maker with churned pink velvet ice cream next to mixing bowl with cream cheese frosting and some ice cream containers nearby, ready to assemble finished ice cream.

Plus it means we get to eat lots of yummy homemade ice cream. I am hearing no complaints about that part from my taste testers!

MiMi’s original post from 2016:

With Valentine’s Day approaching it appeared that red velvet cake was all over the internet.  I suddenly came across a recipe from the Cookie Rookie for a red velvet cake ice cream. 

Since I love creating new ice cream recipes in my kitchen, I knew this would be one I just had to try.  I have been experimenting with a new ice cream base so I changed up her recipe a little to work for me. 

Pink velvet ice cream in loaf pan with dollops of cream cheese frosting ready to be swirled in.

I also decided I liked the idea of making it pink.  I added a little more cocoa and a neon pink food color gel. 

This ice cream was a great success.  Thank goodness I have a family full of willing taste testers.

How Much Ice Cream Does it Make?

This recipe makes a ton of ice cream.  My 2 quart ice cream maker was full as can be.

When you add the frosting swirl, it grows even more. This batch filled most of a loaf pan plus about 2/3 of a quart container.  So it’s lots of yumminess!

Along with the pink velvet ice cream, I made some chocolate sour cream cookies decorated with buttercream rosettes. They were so pretty together and made for such a fun treat!

Ice cream maker recommendations:

MiMi has a couple kitchenaid ice cream maker attachments for her stand mixer.  She loves them and makes all of her ice cream with them.

I recently got a cuisinart ice cream maker. You freeze the bowl ahead of using it much like the kitchenaid attachment.

Bowl with scoops of pink velvet ice cream with loaf pan and remaining ice cream in the background and frosted chocolate cookies nearby.

I have only had it for a couple of months and have made several batches of ice cream already. So far so good and it doesn’t take up a ton of room for storage, no more than a food processor.

Once you have a machine, the ice cream possibilities are endless. You can make fruity blueberry ice cream, or something different like maple bacon ice cream.

For more ice cream inspiration, check out my collection of ice cream recipes.

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Bowl with two scoops of pink velvet ice cream with cream cheese swirl next to a cookie with pink and white buttercream rosette on top.

Pink Velvet Ice Cream with Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl

Servings: 16 Servings
Author: Carlee
Pink velvet ice cream is creamy with just a hint of chocolate and a swirl of cream cheese frosting. If you like red velvet cake you are going to love this pink velvet ice cream.
4.92 from 12 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes


Ice Cream

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring gel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream

Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cups powdered sugar


Ice Cream

  • Put a tablespoon of vinegar in a cup with your whole milk and stir. Set aside for a few minutes as it becomes buttermilk.
    1 cup whole milk, 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • In a food processor or mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the cocoa powder and sugar and mix until lump free. Be sure the scrape the sides of the bowl.
    8 ounces cream cheese, ¼ cup granulated sugar, 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Slowly drizzle in the sweetened condensed milk as you mix until fully combined. Add the milk mixture and stir until incorporated.
    14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • Blend in the food coloring and vanilla.
    1 teaspoon red food coloring gel, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Mix in the heavy cream, until just combined. You don’t want to add too much air at this point.
    2 cups heavy cream
  • Store in your refrigerator until ready to churn it.
  • Freeze as directed in your ice cream maker. While it churns, go ahead and make the cream cheese frosting swirl.


  • Beat cream cheese until smooth.
    8 oz cream cheese
  • Add vanilla extract and mix again. Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until completely incorporated.
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • When your ice cream is finished in the ice cream maker put half of it into your container. Dollop half of the cream cheese icing over it and swirl with a knife. Gently spread the rest of your ice cream over that. Dollop with remaining icing and swirl the top half with a knife.
  • Store in your freezer until ready to serve.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 373kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 6gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 146mgSugar: 34g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Monday 10th of February 2020

Oh my goodness, this sounds delicious!!


Wednesday 12th of February 2020

It really is!

Southern Home Express

Monday 3rd of February 2020

This looks incredible and so pretty! This would be a fun thing to make with my granddaughters!


Wednesday 12th of February 2020

Thank you and I'm sure they would love it!


Sunday 4th of February 2018

While I was reading your post for Puppy Chow and came across the reference to Pink Velvet Ice Cream I couldn't resist checking it out. This ice cream looks and sounds so awesome. I can't wait to try it. I'm wondering how I missed it last year!


Tuesday 6th of February 2018

It is definitely a winner! I need to see if we can talk MiMi into making more!


Wednesday 24th of February 2016

Carlee, you have just made my day. This is going to be my new favorite ice cream for sure! Pinning and printing! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!


Thursday 25th of February 2016

Thank you! I hope you love it! I love how it has a little tang from buttermilk and a little more from the cream cheese. So good!


Monday 22nd of February 2016

This ice cream looks so delicious. And looking at the ingredients list makes it sound perfect. I love that the cream cheese is nestled right inside the ice cream. I'm pinning this recipe so I can find it again. We definitely need this red velvet ice cream in our lives!


Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

Ice cream and cream cheese frosting are two of my favorites. Together? Why not, right?! Thank you so much, Nikki!