Tuesday, June 7, 2011

To Try Tuesday - Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream



Growing up I had a choice of vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate ice cream. My favorite back then was always chocolate. Sometimes we had Neapolitan but the strawberry always seemed to be the last lonely flavor in the container. Times have certainly changed because I now love strawberry ice cream, especially home-made strawberry ice cream that tastes like cheesecake.
 
When I first saw this recipe over at Diethood I knew I just had to make it. Not only did the ice cream sound to-die-for, but Kate's photos are stunning. I know that the ice cream will be the first of many things I want to try from her blog - they all look so good!
 
It is hard to believe that this is not a custard-based ice cream because it is so creamy. It is also a snap to make because all of the ingredients, except for the strawberries, go into a blender or food processor. The mix then cools for about two hours in the refrigerator before heading into the ice cream maker.

This ice cream really is like eating a strawberry cheesecake. I loved it in a waffle cone because this kind of mimicked the base of a cheesecake. It might not look like there is much ice cream in the photo above but I made sure I pushed lots of it down into the base of the cone. I think this batch may have lasted just over 24 hours in our household, with lots of sad faces when it was gone. I know that I will be making it again very soon.


Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of half-and-half (I used heavy whipping cream)
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of chopped strawberries (if you like more berries, add another 1/2 cup - I did)
Preparation
  1. Cut the cream cheese into pieces.
  2. Put all ingredients, excluding the strawberries, into a food processor or blender.
  3. Mix until smooth.
  4. Put the mixture into the refrigerator to chill for about 2 hours.
  5. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and freeze it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  6. 3 minutes before the ice cream is done, pour the chopped strawberries into the mixture through the ingredient spout on the ice cream maker.
Recipe by Diethood via David Lebovitz (The Perfect Scoop)
 

    26 comments:

    1. This ice cream sounds amazing! I really wish I had an ice cream maker.

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    2. I'm not mad about egg-based icecream so delighted to see your lovely egg-free recipe. It is the height of strawberry season right now and this sounds like a "MUST MAKE" asap!

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    3. Oh, gosh, Felice...this sounds incredible! Time to buy more berries :)

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    4. I will take a gallon to go! Yummy looks so good. Especially on a day like today :)

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    5. I LOVE strawberry cheesecake ice cream and have really wanted to make some. Thank you for the recipe. This ice cream looks soooooo good. I want it for breakfast! :)

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    6. Everything about this ice cream sounds amazing. Growing up my favorite ice cream was vanilla bean. It still holds a special place in my heart but I have also grown to really love a good strawberry ice cream!

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    7. Strawberry cheesecake? Yes please! I love cheesecake ice creams, I think that they are so smooth and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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    8. I just posted this on my baking blog! My recipe is a little different - I love the addition of lemon zest in here! So scrumptious.

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    9. YAAAAY! I'm soooo glad you made it and loved it! I wish I had some... I need to go and make it again, asap. :)

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    10. time to buy an ice cream maker!! who wouldnt love this! great post!

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    11. Yummy! Perfect in your cone! Wonderful job!

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    12. Ever since I love strawberries, its smell is really sweet. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream? Sounds amazing!

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    13. I don't normally like ice-cream (a surprise, I know!) But when I saw the title of this post, I got excited! I love the thoughts of berry and cheesecake mingling in this creamy concoction. Thank you so much for sharing with me...and for offering me such support. I hope you have a wonderful Thursday afternoon! Hugs from Austin!

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    14. Mmmm....excellent flavor and it looks sooooo good. Awesome job on this. If only I had some on this hot hot day. ;)

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    15. Looks wonderful!!! I'd love to make this one day this summer! :)

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    16. Mmm, I could go for a big scoop of that. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your ice cream up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweets-for-saturday-21.html

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    17. There is nothing better than homemade ice cream in the summer...especially such a fun flavor like this one!

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    18. yummy innovative combination this looks superb

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    19. oh my goodness Felice, the ice-cream looks sinfully delicious. makes me lick the screen, and I don't even love ice-cream that much!!!
      oh, but i love cheesecake, mmmm
      thanks for sharing, happy weekend

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    20. Must have, gotta have, will have Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream soon. Thanks to you and Kate.

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    21. Yum! This looks amazing! I just found your blog and I'm so excited! It's great finding other Hawaii bloggers! :)

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    22. Wow, that does look like such a delicious cone of ice cream! I have never had strawberry cheesecake, but i love strawberry and love cheesecake so its a no brainer!
      Thanks for re creating one of Kate's Stellar creations!

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    23. The only way Ill eat a strawberry is in ice cream! This looks perfect.

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    24. @Lisa

      Lisa, I am so sorry I missed linking up. Maybe next time......

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    25. This sounds delicious! I was thinking of breaking out my ice cream maker this weekend! I may have to give this a try!

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