Monday, March 21, 2022

Carrot Halwa Icecream #SpringSweetsWeek

 This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Carrot halwa ice cream that is made with season's best carrots at the peak of their flavors, is the best icecream to have this spring! It is irresistible! This is easy to make and a crowd pleaser!

Carrot Halwa is a traditional dessert in which the carrots are cooked in ghee, milk may be added too and then garnished with dried fruits and nuts. Warm carrot halwa tastes amazing with a scoop of vanilla and that's one of our favorite desserts! So this ice cream combines both of our family favorites into one super favorite dessert!

I made this ice cream with Melissa's Produce carrots and Dixie Crystals sugar as a part of #Springsweetswekk and trust me, these are the best. Best ingredients and best flavors! I highly recommend using these ingredients for ultimate flavors but you can use what you have on hand and the recipe will work for it too!

We always add cardamom to carrot halwa. But we love cinnamon with carrot, walnuts, and raisins too. So I interchange cardamom and cinnamon often depending on the nut I am adding to it. Any nuts like cashew, almond, walnuts, or a mixture of these nuts can be used in halwa. When I use walnuts, I choose to add cinnamon. It is just preference so add according to your taste preference.

The carrot halwa should be cooled completely. chilled preferably before making ice cream. Also use a frozen bowl to churn ice cream. If all the ingredients are chilled well, the resulting ice cream will be creamy and will be churned quickly.

Carrots are the best veggie according to me and like a bunny, I love to snack on it constantly. Yes, I have carrots in constant supply. I love to add to many recipes like this pulao or vegetable curry or in soups too! Carrots make an amazing soup, check out this Carrot and Ginger Soup with Carrot Leaf Pesto for a delicious and comforting bowl. Be it the carrot fries or carrot slaw, We love including as many carrot recipes in our home. Desserts like this and Carrot halwa are decadent and try kheer too! I made this carrot Halwa Ice Cream and it is perfect now to enjoy Spring with friends and family. 

Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2022 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks!   Flowers are starting to bloom, the weather is getting warmer, and we're celebrating with spring sweets and a fun giveaway!   This year 22 food bloggers from around the country are sharing over 75 sweet recipes that are perfect for spring.  So say bye bye to the snow and cold weather and get ready to enjoy amazing spring treats like cupcakes, cookies, pies, dessert boards, and even a few beverages!  Our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors are helping us give away some great prizes.  Thank you to Dixie CrystalsMelissa's ProduceAnolonSweets & TreatsTaylor and Colledge, and Nairn's for your generosity.  We have an incredible giveaway with six amazing prizes and would love if you would take a moment to read about it and the prizes that you can win!

Prize #1:  A $100 gift card to Melissa’s Produce + a 3 month produce subscription.

  A display of fruit

One winner will receive a $100 gift card to buy the freshest produce around!  Melissa’s has everything from common apples and oranges to exotic passion fruit and rambutans.  The winner will also receive a stunning selection of the most delicious produce around once a month for 3 months.  At Melissa’s Produce, the produce is selected at their peak perfection and packed by hand to ensure a safe arrival.   A $224 value. 

Prize #2:  A candy making kit from Dixie Crystals 
  A candy making kit

Perfect for the candy making novice or even the most advanced candy maker!  Dixie Crystals is providing one winner with everything they need to make candy.  The winner will receive a waterproof candy thermometer, silicone candy molds, and stainless steel double boiler.  A $50 value.

Prize #3:  A 5 piece Bakeware set from Anolon 5 piece Anolon bakeware set

Create dozens of bakeshop treats from gooey bar cookies to peanut butter and chocolate brownies to banana nut bread and more with all of the essentials in an expertly curated nonstick bakeware set. This bakeware is designed to stand up to the rigors of everyday baking with the convenience craved by creative bakers.  This 5 piece baking set includes Two 9-Inch Round Cake Pans, a 9-Inch Square Cake Pan, a 14-Inch x 16-Inch Cookie Sheet, and a 11-Inch x 14-Inch Cooling Rack.  A $65 value.  

Prize #4:  An assorted box of baking supplies from Sweets & Treats

Sweets & Treats Cupcakes Sweets & Treats will provide one winner with an assorted box of baking supplies including liners, sprinkles, toppers, and other fun baking supplies.  Sweets & Treats has the best selection of cupcake liners, cupcake topper, paper straws, and molds.  


Prize #5:  A Selection of three extract pastes from Taylor and Colledge.

  Taylor & Colledge

One winner will receive a selection of extracts to include almond, lemon, and lavender. In 1897, Taylor & Colledge won its first award for excellence in vanilla. Since then, the Taylor & Colledge commitment for unsurpassed quality has earned its reputation as one of the world’s finest producers of vanilla.

Prize #6:  A selection of three flavors of Gluten Free Grahams from Nairn’s


One winner will receive a box of each Nairn's Original, Chocolate Chip, Stem Ginger Oat Grahams.  Nairn's has been baking oats since 1896. They use simple, natural, and wholesome ingredients in their products.

Makes 32 0z

Carrot - 1 and 3/4 cups
Dixie sugar - 1/4 cup
Cinnamon - 1/8 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Milk - 1/3 cup
Walnutes - 2 tbsp
Raisins - 2 tbsp

For the icecream

Milk - 3/4 cup
Sugar 1.3 cup plus a tbsp
Heavy cream - 1.5 cups
Cinnamon - 1/8 tsp
Vanilla -1/2 tbsp


Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a pan on a medium flame and add the carrots, and milk and cook. In about 5-6 minutes, the carrots would have cooked perfectly, and add sugar. Mix and add the cinnamon. Continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes for the carrot to absorb all the sugar and become halwa.

Heat another tablespoon of ghee and fry the walnuts followed by raisins. Add it to the halwa. Mix and set aside to cool. It can be refrigerated to chill.

When the halwa is completely cool or chill, start the icecream. Blend the sugar, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. Then add the cream and combine well.

Add the cream mixture to icecream maker with pre frozen bowl. Churn for about 10-15 minutes. 

When the icecream is all ready, add the carrot halwa like how you'll add a mix-in at the last step of chrning. Churn for a couple of minutes.

Transfer to a freezer safe container.

Freeze for 4-6 hours.

When ready to serve, scoop into bowls, top with additional nuts and raisins if preferred and serve.

Monday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes

We share recipes from #SpringSweetsWeek on Pinterest! Make sure you follow the board to see all the delicious recipes shared this week. Thanks, Heather!

Thank you #SpringSweetsWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Anolon, Sweets & Treats,  Melissa’s Produce, Taylor and Colledge, and Nairn’s for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #SpringSweetsWeek giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older.   All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Six (6)  winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #SpringSweetsWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #SpringSweetsWeek posts or entry.

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