Red Velvet Avalanches

Creamy Red Velvet Avalanches. Soft Ice Cream Full of Red Velvet Flavors and crushed M&M’s®.

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This recipe is super simple and you only need a handful of ingredients to make this amazingness happen. It’s basically love in a cup. I think we all deserve love this time of year. Even those of us who don’t have a significant other. Since I’m one of those, I’ll be sure to whip one of these up on Valentine’s Day.

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Everyone’s always been on this red velvet bandwagon. To be completely honest I’ve only had red velvet once or twice in my life. I know, I’m pretty crazy. A food blogger who isn’t obsessed with red velvet is rare. I am obsessed with the color. I think it could make anything appetizing. 

Red used to be my favorite color until I started buying everything red. Shoes, shirts, my Kitchenaid mixer, blankets, rugs, pillows, iPods. Seriously anything that could be red, I bought. It didn’t bother me at first but one day I woke up and decided that I hated red. 

I’m slowly letting it back into my life. In the mean time I’ve been pretty obsessed with the color mint blue. I’m trying not to let it take over my house but I did paint the kitchen door in my old house that color. I now rent a townhouse, but I’m sure I’d have something painted that color if I could.

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I wanted this recipe to be simple. Sometimes I get a little wild with ingredients so I wanted to make sure everything was easily found at the grocery store. In this case I went to Walmart and found all of my ingredients. The M&M’s® Red Velvet variety and the M&M’s® Milk Chocolate were located in the seasonal candy isle. The M&M’s® Milk Chocolate were also found in our candy isle. The ice cream was in the freezer section. The chocolate syrup was also found in the freezer section on the end cap.

The butter flavored extract worried me a little. I didn’t know if would be easy to find BUT if you go to your baking isle it should be there right next to the vanilla extract. 

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This recipe is a total stress reliever. Blending things makes me super happy. PLUS you get to smash a bunch of M&M’s®. You can do this two ways. Place them into a zipper lock baggie and whack with a rolling pin OR you can just squash them with the back of a spoon. Personally I liked hitting them with the rolling pin better.

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What’s your favorite ice cream treat?

Red Velvet Avalanches
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Creamy Red Velvet Avalanches. Soft Ice Cream Full of Red Velvet Flavors and crushed M&M's®.
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  1. 2 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  2. 3 tablespoons milk
  3. 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1/4 teaspoon butter extract
  6. 1/2 teaspoon red gel food coloring*
  7. 3 tablespoons M&M's® Red Velvet, crushed
  8. 1 tablespoon M&M's® Milk Chocolate
  1. In your blender or food processor combine ice cream, milk, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, butter extract, and red food coloring.
  2. Blend together until the food coloring is evenly distributed.
  3. Stir in the M&M's® by hand.
  4. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the freezer and enjoy later.
  1. *Colors may vary.
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    January 31, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    These look so delicious and I’m so glad that you made sure they were easy to make! #client
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    Vanessa @ Vanessa Baked
    January 31, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    This looks delicious! I haven’t tried red velvet M&M’s. I have been on a mission to find them. Our local grocery store doesn’t have them.
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    February 2, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    WOW! That color is beautiful! Looks so yummy!
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    February 2, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    These look amazingly delicious! SO pretty too!
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    The Food Hunter
    February 2, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    sounds decadent…love the color

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    February 2, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    OMG, does this look amazing! I love blizzards, and this is perfect for Valentine’s Day!
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    February 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Gosh such brilliant vivid red. Looks scrumptious!
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    Amanda @ The Kitcheneer
    February 2, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    This looks so delicious! I think we might have to make this for our Valentine’s Day dessert!
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    Brenda Bennett
    February 2, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    I live for using my blender!! Easiest way to enjoy something creamy and quickly!
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    Paula - bell'alimento
    February 2, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    I need this in my life stat!
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    kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox
    February 2, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    I can’t find the red velvet m&m’s to save my life, they would be amazing in this recipe….if I can find them.
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    Kim Beaulieu
    February 2, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    Okay, this is happening in my house as soon as possible. This is so cute. I bet it tastes amazing.

    I love red, my basement is painted red. Our house has red brick, as does our fireplace. But I totally get being sick of colours after obsessing over them for a while. I was like that with blue. Everything was blue when I moved out of the house. Then I hated blue for about 20 years, Now I am digging turquoise like crazy.

    I’m a pink girl. Light, pastel pink. It’s been my thing since I was a kid. I still wear a piece of pink every day, even if it’s just socks, or a bra. Ha. So weird. I’m 45 and it’s still a habit I’ve never outgrown. Weird right.
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    Kate @ Diethood
    February 2, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    This is the prettiest ice cream treat I have ever seen!
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    Heather / girlichef
    February 3, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    That is such a cute tradition. Cold, but cute. 😉 And these avalanches look so perfect for Valentine’s Day; that color is fantastic!
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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen
    February 3, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    I’d much rather stay indoors and make (ie eat) these fun creations. I think they’d be super fun to serve on Valentine’s day! *note to self*
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    Cookin Canuck
    February 3, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    What a fun tradition! The color in these avalanches is absolutely amazing. I would paint one of the walls in my house that color!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife
    February 3, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    mmmm I am a sucker for M&Ms, I love these! The color is just beautiful!
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    February 3, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    These are absolutely gorgeous and I bet they are also a huge stress reliever 🙂
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    Lauren @ HealthyDelish
    February 3, 2015 at 8:36 PM

    Your snow tradition makes me laugh. I prefer hot cocoa to ice cream when it snows, personally. 🙂 These do look delicious though. I’ll have to keep them in mind for after the ground thaw out a big (I’ll hoard a bag of the m+ms)
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    February 3, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Such a pretty color! Blending anything is a great stress reliever–especially if ice cream is involved.
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    Nutmeg Nanny
    February 4, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    While we are used to getting a lot of snow here in NY I’m a total baby and always barricade myself inside the house until it’s over with. I’m always scared of driving off the road while it’s snowing…lol. However, I will totally dig into some ice cream while it’s freezing outside. This homemade ice cream treat looks amazing!
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    Colleen (Souffle Bombay)
    February 4, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    OK, FIRST…in-credible photos! So gorgeous! Second, I have never tasted red velvet…anything, however this makes me want to! PS: Nothings better that a ton of snow!!
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    Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings
    February 4, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    I love anything red velvet during February– and it’s even better with M&Ms

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