These Mashed Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes are a nice twist on traditional mashed sweet potato. Whipped with coconut milk, these sweet potatoes are dairy-free and vegan.
Recently, I’ve been trying to diversify the varieties of vegetables that my family and I eat. It’s easy to get into a rut and make the same vegetables every week. Fortunately, my kids eat a fairly wide variety of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts, green beans, salad greens, bok choy, Swiss chard, and sweet potatoes. They like some vegetables more than others, but for the most part, I can’t complain.
A few weeks ago, I made Roasted Rainbow Cauliflower, with a trio of cauliflower varieties in purple, orange and green. So, when I mashed up these purple sweet potatoes, my boys weren’t that surprised to find yet another new colored vegetable on their plate. Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes are packed with antioxidants. You can practically see that with the deep purple color that almost seems unreal.
Their texture is denser and dryer than your typical sweet potato, and they take a bit longer to cook. Whipped with some coconut milk and maple syrup, and seasoned with a touch of cinnamon and ginger, these Mashed Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes are simple enough to make, yet because of its brilliant purple color, will be the talk of the table.
These mashed sweet potatoes would make an interesting addition to your Thanksgiving table. Of course, if you can’t find purple sweet potatoes, you can always use orange sweet potatoes.
If you’re still looking for Thanksgiving recipe ideas, check out my post with 40 Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Recipes.
Mashed Stokes Purple Sweet Potato
- 3 Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- salt to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Poke holes in sweet potatoes. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until knife easily pierces potato. Remove from oven. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out flesh into mixing bowl. You should have about 3 cups of potato. Add coconut milk, ginger, cinnamon and salt to taste. Beat until smooth.
Disclosure: Frieda’s sent me some Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes to try.
Purple sweet potatoes make me endlessly happy! This mashed version of them is beautiful.
Thanks Joanne – I do love the deep jewel tones of these sweet potatoes!
I love how beautiful and colorful these mashed potatoes are! They sound amazing with the coconut milk, maple syrup and spices. We love roasting purple and orange sweet potatoes so I can’t wait to try this mashed version. Thanks for sharing Jeanette and hope you have a wonderful week!
Thanks Kelly – the coconut milk really complements these sweet potatoes nicely.
alison @ Ingredients, Inc says
love this! Happy holidays to you and your family!
Thanks Alison – Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says
These purple potatoes are beautiful!! Great twist on regular mashed potatoes! Hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!
Thanks Sommer – Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too!
Rachel Cooks says
These are gorgeous! Love that you used coconut milk.
Thanks Rachel – I love coconut milk with sweet potatoes. Happy Thanksgiving!
Do we use the canned or refrigerated coconut milk?
I use canned coconut milk for flavor
We grew purple sweet potatoes this year, and I am just in love with the color!
That’s great Shaina – wish I had a garden with such exotic colored sweet potatoes!
Kim - Liv Life says
OOhh!! I’m loving the color of these beauties!! I have only used them as roasted potatoes, but why not mashed? I guess I was concerned that the color wasn’t “right”, but what’s not right about it? LOVE this recipe… I’m curious to see what my kids say when I serve these!
How fun! I love colorful food!
Thanks Marly – I always like surprising my kids with funky new foods!
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
Ohhhhhh! Look at this gorgeous purple color! I buy purple potatoes and mash like you do, and put it in pie sheet. In Japan sweet potato sweets are very popular in fall. I completely forgot about it. This totally brightens dinner table!
Tommanee McKinney says
So, I am trying to sugar detox, and I want as little added sugar in my diet as possible. How do I make this moist without adding refined sugar?
You can just leave out the maple syrup and add more coconut milk to loosen up the potatoes.
hi I was wondering can you make muffins using your Mashed Stokes Purple Sweet Potato recipe or would it call for additional ingredients and also can you substitute cocunut milk for maybe almond or soymilk if you cant have cocunut milk
Theses mashed potatoes are pretty dense so it wouldn’t work as a muffin. You could substitute almond or soy milk (or another non-dairy milk) for coconut milk.
What kind of coconut milk? Canned or refrigerated? Thanks!
I used canned coconut milk. Depending on how starchy your potatoes are, you may need to add a little extra liquid.
Do you know where I can purchase the Okinawan tanned skinned purple fleshed potatoes? Some call them Beni Imo.Looking for the high antioxidant type.
Frieda’s used to carry them online. Perhaps Whole Foods?