End piece….

I am an end piece kind of girl.

It’s the perfect piece. Three out of the four sides are covered in frosting. One day I want to make a cake that has frosting on the bottom as well. :D But for now I must settle with the end piece. I’ve been known to wrestle a kid to the ground (yes, as an adult…hangs head in shame) to get the end piece. Only exception being if it’s their birthday cake…then I’m nice…that time.

I was the one who always went for the large and gaudy frosting rose that topped the cake as well. I love me some frosting. And in all of the frosting world, cream cheese frosting is what makes me…hmmm, no comment. ;)

Many joke that you could put cream cheese frosting on top of cardboard and they would eat it. I’m not sure I’d go that far, but truth be told, that circumstance has never come up , so I can’t really say. :)

The best thing ever about my mom’s carrot cake was the cream cheese frosting. It was always piled high, and being the awesome mom that she was, she would make extra frosting so we could spread more on to our cake piece. Hmmm, why am I fat? Oh yes, I remember.

It is ice cream season and it is a little warm. Though if I was smart I would not have made this ice cream. Since you have to bake a cake in order for it to work. So the whole avoiding the oven thing didn’t really work out.

It starts with a sweet cream base, that you make into ice cream. I couldn’t decide for the longest time if I wanted to add the cream cheese frosting before or after the freezing process. I went with after because I figure that might leave some frosting bits and that might be yummy. Then of course you throw in carrot cake. I chose to make a full carrot cake, cream cheese frosting and all….because I like me some overkill.

It’s pretty darn awesome. How  could it not be….I could have even thrown cardboard in there and been fine. :P

Is that even legal Cream Cheese Frosting Carrot Cake Ice Cream

Ice Cream Base (see below)

Carrot Cake (I used this one)

Cream Cheese Frosting (see below)

Ben & Jerry’s Sweet Cream Base

 2 cup heavy cream

3/4 cup sugar

2/3 cup half &half

Pour cream into mixing bowl. Whisk in sugar a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 more minute. Pour in half and half and whisk to blend. Pour in to ice cream makers and freezer according to manufactures directions.

 Cream Cheese Frosting

2 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Using a stand mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese together on medium speed  until smooth, about 3 minutes.

Scrape down the sides and add vanilla and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar.  Beat for 1 minute on medium.

Add another 1/2 cup of sugar, beat, and then scrape down sides. Repeat until all the sugar is used up.

Keep frosting in mixing bowl.

Remove ice cream from freezer and let it get a little on the soft side, but still holding shape. Add it to the bowl that already has the cream cheese frosting in it.

Using the paddle attachment, beat on medium speed until the two are combine.

Chop up pieces of carrot cake. How much you use is up to you. Fold into ice cream base.

Pour into a freezer safe container and freeze until solid. Enjoy.

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  1. oh dear lord…i don’t think it is legal! but it looks amazing!!

  2. I love ends and frosting too! That ice cream looks so irresistible! What a treat!



  3. That HAS to be illegal! Gotta try it :-)

  4. I have to keep this post away from my husband or I know what I’ll be doing this weekend regardless of the heat wave.

  5. This looks heavenly! A perfect combination.

  6. It’s like Christmas in July. I just got an ice cream machine last week and all of my favorite bloggers are putting up recipes for ice cream. Yessss!

  7. This is so so bad but it looks so so good! Wow.

  8. I am not an ice cream fan – but that looks delicious.

  9. You’ve done it again! You are going to make me extrememly obese. It’s funny though that your recipe today was ice cream. I was thinking about making it today as I stood with the freezer door of the fridge open hoping to find some in there! Adding carrot cake and cream cheese icing is way over the top but completely genius! I’m gushing ’cause I am so excited. You are the queen of all things yummy!!! Have a great week!

  10. Icecream, carrot cake and cream cheese. Why has this not occurred to me before?! Just found your blog, its very beautiful!

  11. Holy mother of all things…my heart has skipped a beat. This has made me cry; all my beloved things (just missing chocolate milk and peanut butter) are here…in one cup.
    I would lick the cream cheese off of that cardboard…no sense wasting the frosting! Seriously

  12. You are an evil woman.

  13. Cream cheese frosting makes me..hmmmm also. I think after eating this, I would be able to die happy. Is that wrong?

  14. Wow, looks heavenly. I need some of this right now.

  15. OMG this sounds so good. but is there a way of making it without an ice cream maker?

  16. Peabody says:

    I’m not sure it would work. I’ve never made ice cream without an ice cream maker.

  17. Um. Excuse me. What?!? Carrot Cake Ice Cream?!?! WHAT?!?! You are the freakin’ devil, you know that. Seriously… ohhh Jenni just bought an ice cream maker, Jenni loooove carrot cake and cream cheese icing, why not just post this itty-bitty recipe…
    My pants are going to hate you! And my kids, ’cause I have a feelin’ that I’m not going to be sharing this one!

  18. I have said it before, and I will repeat: You. Are. An. EVIL. GENIUS.

  19. Mmmmm! Looks great!

  20. Ha! I used to do this with my cake and ice cream…I would mash them all together. My mom fussed at me and told me it was rude, but I LIKED IT! So, even without tasting this I can tell you it is wonderful! :-)

  21. Carrot cake in icecream form – how good is that!

  22. mmmm creamcheese frosting. It’s actually the only kind of frosting I like. So I have to use moderation!

    Carrot cake is also my favorite cake. My mom used to make it for me for every birthday. I love her.

  23. This is so illegal, you should be arrested! I love cream cheese frosting on carrot cake, it is my favorite. You ARE an evil genius. I totally agree with you about the end piece!

  24. Ohmydog…why, why, why??? aren’t we neighbors?! That sounds like my dream ice cream…truly.

  25. Sheeze this is NOT what I need to see today. I’ve been craving carrot cake for a month now … wait I think somebody I sleep with maybe has a birthday very soon … turn the AC down … I think I’m baking a cake this week!
    Then there will surely be a little cake left over for this ice cream!
    Dreamy my dear.

  26. That mouthwatering ice cream and your post reminded me of one episode of SATC when Miranga eats at Krispy Kreme and says “this is worth being fat for”. :D
    Beautiful, Pea!

  27. EKKKK! That sounds insanly delicious! I adore carrot cake – how can I not have thought of this before – its pure genius!!!

  28. I don’t even like carrot cake that much and that ice cream looks delicious. We have been making sorbets like crazy this summer (let me say that nectarine sorbet is a scoop of pure happiness) so I think it’s time for some real ice cream.

  29. What a delicious looking ice cream! It’s a perfect combination between two delicious desserts…yum!

  30. Wow this is brilliant. Cream cheese frosting is my favourite!

  31. This is like heaven in a bowl.

  32. i bow to your dessert-making prowess. this is freakin’ outstanding–i’m a cream-cheese-frosting obsessee as well, and carrot cake is my favorite vehicle for it. this ice cream would send me to fat-ville and quick. :)

  33. pumpkinpie says:

    That looks amazing. Have you tried making cream cheese ice cream? That would benefit nicely from carrot cake too, I would imagine.

  34. oh.my.word.


    that looks incredible!

  35. Thsi looks sick! I freakin’ love it.

  36. Yumm! My husband is making ice cream right now and I am wishing he had read your post first. I, too, am a cream cheese frosting loving girl.

  37. It was lovely meeting you yesterday! And I am dying over this ice cream it looks divine. I’ll just have to get an ice cream maker now that I have a new kitchen :)

  38. No only is this fantastic ice cream, but your photos are amazing…and ice cream is sooo difficult to photograph well. Bravo!

  39. I was actually the opposite kid, avoiding the frosting as much as possible. I only found out in college, when I started baking for myself, that real frosting was nothing like the supermarket cake kind. Had I gotten homemade cakes as a kid, I bet I would’ve fought you for the end piece also. This looks ridiculous and ridiculously delicious.

  40. Oh, mercy. This looks fabulous.

  41. Okay. I need to admit something here. I really don’t like cake. No really. To me, it’s all about the frosting. Can’t tell you how many weddings and birthdays I’ve been to where I’ve eaten all the frosting (top, sides, between layers) and left the cake.

    Luckily I’ve found a husband who likes the cake better than the frosting…I’d keep him around just for that.

  42. Oh my! I’m pretty sure this isn’t legal!!

  43. You’re a genius Peabody. I’m totally the same way with the cake. I usually eat the cake just for the frosting (so I might try this sans cake!)

  44. You are the woman and you rock my tatse bud’s world! WOW! This may need to happen for me!

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