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