I came across this recipe on 101cookbooks.com as Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Let’s just say that she had better luck with this recipe than I did.
Marti’s assesment was on point: It reminds me of orange sherbet.
5 large sweet potatoes
1/2 cup plus 3 T. heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (She called for vanilla bean, but they don’t sell that at Jewel and I wasn’t about to pay $20 for a few beans from the Chopping Block. This may be part of why this recipe failed.)
1 teaspoon grated orange zest (Um, this could also be why this recipe failed.)
2 T. unsalted Butter
Salt and Pepper
Bake sweet potatoes at 350 for about an hour, or until tender. Let cool and peel before placing into a food processor. Heat cream, zest and vanilla bean (if you have it) in a pot on the stove and simmer for about 5 minutes. I just added the vanilla extract to the food processor along with the cream. Process until all smooth. This too awhile as there were a lot of potatoes to whip.
Notes: The smell was almost candy-ish and very sweet. It was a bright orange color, which was neat, and I liked the consistency, but the orange zest and vanilla extra made for a ‘orange sherbet’ sweet potato. It wasn’t horrible, but I won’t make it again.
Servings: 7-8 servings