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sweet potato yema balls

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lance Washburn
Mentor, OH

These make a great side dish or appetizer dish. Leftovers make a great snack.

(1 rating)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 55 Min

Ingredients For sweet potato yema balls

  • 1/2 c
    sweet potato
  • 1/2 c
  • 3
    egg yolks, beatened
  • 1 can
    condensed milk
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted
  • 1 c
    ice cream (vanilla or vanilla-caramel flavour)
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped nuts (cashew or almonds)

How To Make sweet potato yema balls

  • 1
    In a pot, boil carrot and sweet potato for 15 to 20 minutes or until soft. Mash until smooth (or use blender), then set aside.
  • 2
    In a bowl, beat three (3) egg yolks. Add condensed milk & caramel. Whisk until well-blended.
  • 3
    In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat, add the egg-milk-caramel mixture and stir continuously for about 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Add vanilla-caramel ice cream and stir constantly for another 5 minutes or until the ice cream is thoroughly melted.
  • 5
    Sprinkle finely chopped nuts and mix thoroughly for 10 minutes or until the mixture begins to thicken.
  • 6
    Add the carrot and sweet potato mash, then turn heat to medium and continue stirring for another 10 minutes.
  • 7
    Splash thickened cream into the mixture and continue stirring until the mixture starts to hold together.
  • 8
    Remove from heat and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
  • 9
    Scoop 2 tsp of yema and form into balls.

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