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Butternut Ice-Cream


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

Oh yes, I did.


  • 2 cups MimicCream (or you can make your own cashew cream)
  • 1/2 leftover roasted butternut squash butt – I threw it in the blender peel and all.
  • 2 packets stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of Celtic sea salt


Blend all ingredients until smooth.  Pour into ice-cream maker and follow freezing instructions.

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! 🙂

44 Comments leave one →
  1. jacobc permalink
    September 15, 2009 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

  2. Melody permalink
    September 15, 2009 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.

  3. September 15, 2009 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

  4. September 15, 2009 9:36 am

    Butternut ice cream. Only you! I love it!

  5. Melanie permalink
    September 15, 2009 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!

  6. September 15, 2009 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.

  7. amyvig permalink
    September 15, 2009 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.

  8. September 15, 2009 9:48 am

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

  9. September 15, 2009 9:49 am

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

  10. September 15, 2009 9:55 am

    Two words: Pure. Genius.

  11. September 15, 2009 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!

  12. September 15, 2009 10:20 am

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

  13. September 15, 2009 10:29 am

    Oh my gosh, you rock 🙂

  14. September 15, 2009 12:01 pm

    you always keep it interesting – i LOVE it!

  15. Erin permalink
    September 15, 2009 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!

  16. hopeinpeanutbutterandoats permalink
    September 15, 2009 12:45 pm

    this looks DIVINE!!!

  17. September 15, 2009 1:32 pm

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

  18. September 15, 2009 1:40 pm

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

  19. September 15, 2009 1:52 pm

    Oh noes…I need an ice cream maker

  20. hayleycepeda permalink
    September 15, 2009 2:30 pm

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

  21. Tiffany S. permalink
    September 15, 2009 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!

  22. September 15, 2009 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! 😀

  23. Faith permalink
    September 15, 2009 3:47 pm

    i await “oatgurt” cream…

  24. September 15, 2009 4:21 pm

    you are my hero. that sound fantastic!

  25. Jules permalink
    September 15, 2009 5:12 pm

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

  26. September 15, 2009 6:34 pm



    yum yum yum!

  27. September 15, 2009 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…


    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!

  28. September 15, 2009 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

  29. yogiclarebear permalink
    September 15, 2009 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…

  30. veggiebooty permalink
    September 15, 2009 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 😉

  31. September 16, 2009 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!

  32. September 16, 2009 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

    ❤ Justine

  33. September 17, 2009 6:36 am

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

  34. healthyterp permalink
    September 22, 2009 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 🙂

  35. Katie permalink
    October 11, 2009 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.

  36. October 12, 2009 6:21 am

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

  37. October 15, 2009 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

  38. Katie permalink
    October 17, 2009 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.

  39. November 25, 2009 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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