Last summer was the Summer of the Popsicle. We enjoyed all kinds of homemade popsicles last summer, most of them fruit-based. This year, we simply couldn't commit to making only popsicles. We decided on frozen treats so that we could include another one of our favorites: ice cream. So, just for the next 6 weeks or so, we are going to be having a weekly celebration of frozen treats.
We've been making this strawberry cheesecake ice cream for years and I can't believe it's never made it's way onto my blog. Much to my surprise, this is probably my family's favorite recipe for ice cream. Most of the time we are going for chocolate ice cream, or other variations of chocolate, but this strawberry cheesecake ice cream is so thick, creamy, and luscious....it's just amazing! Give those pesky custard-based ice creams a break and try this easy recipe containing cream cheese. I bet you'll love it too!
Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Adapted from Food.com
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup fresh pureed strawberry
1 cup half and half or cream
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Chill ingredients for about 1 hour, or until cold.Turn on ice cream machine and set it to chill the freezing/mixing bowl for 5 minutes.Spoon the cooled mixture into the freezing/mixing bowl of machine. Set the freezing timer to the 30 minute maximum setting. Push start button.
I love cheesecake, I'm excited that it's in ice cream form!ReplyDelete
We recently tried a strawberry cheesecake ice cream and were disapponited with the results the cream cheese got lost in the custard base. Your recipe looks more like what we wanted.ReplyDelete
No summer here in Calilfornia yet... school is still in session and the weather is cool and cloudy. I'm hoping it warms up by July!
I will have to give this a try. The Mr. loves cheesecake icecream but I don't know why I never thought to make it. Thanks for this.ReplyDelete
I don't know that I've ever seen ice cream with just a cream cheese base. Sure makes things easier. And it's another step closer to eating. Looks great! Can't wait to see what the next six weeks bring.ReplyDelete
If it's half as delicious as it is pretty, then this would be a sure-fire winner at our house!ReplyDelete
I really need to get with the ice cream making program! My ice cream maker has been in the freezer for longer than I'd care to admit, with no action! This ice cream looks delicious!ReplyDelete
I just got Popsicle molds, so I am going to have to go check out all your recipes from last summer!ReplyDelete
This looks heavenly. I was just wondering when you would be bringing out the popsicles and frozen treats for the year. ;-) I need to get back into the ice cream thing--I have been tagging some non-dairy recipes lately.ReplyDelete
Looks so cool and so good!ReplyDelete
I've never made ice cream and this recipe makes me want to run out and buy a machine.ReplyDelete
Mmmm...we make a very similar one here. I love that there's no custard involved ;) I'm looking forward to a summer of frozen treats. I was thinking of setting a similar goal for myself this summer (inspired by your popsicles last year)! =)ReplyDelete
Oh does this ever sound deeeevine;)ReplyDelete
I think we own an ice cream maker, time to put it into action we have fresh strawberries ripening outside.ReplyDelete
Kim, this is perfect! I rarely make custard-based ice cream because frankly, I can't be bothered, lol. This does sound so easy and so delicious. Thanks for a great summer recipe!ReplyDelete
That looks so fabulously creamy and I love that there's no egg yolks in it. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog this weekend and I'd love it if you came by and linked this up. Feel free to link up any other treats you've made this week as well. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.comReplyDelete
I'm definitely bookmarking this one. It looks fabulous!ReplyDelete
I made this a few weeks ago too Kim! It is a luscious treat!ReplyDelete
This does sound rich and deliciously creamy! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
I'm on a frozen treat thing too. I just checked out a bunch of cookbooks from my library to inspire me (other than The Perfect Scoop). I'd love this ice cream! Bookmarked!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous treat Kim. We're a strawberry loving household.ReplyDelete
Can't remember if I've thanked you or not for not having that word verification thing. In any case, thank you. Leaving comments is so much more pleasant without it.
This sounds wonderful and I love that it is so easy! I have to get an ice cream maker soon:)ReplyDelete
What a great idea to use cream cheese instead of custard! I am totally doing this... next time I shop. Lots of cream cheese on the list now!ReplyDelete
ice cream is my favorite !!!ReplyDelete
this on must be amazing!!!
I've always wanted to know how to make cheese cake!!
We just made strawberry ice cream but now that I've read your recipe with the addition of cheesecake, I want to start all over and make more with your ingredients.....hey, there's more strawberries still coming in! Gorgeous photos, Kim, and I love your dishes!ReplyDelete
Strawberry cheesecake ice cream is one of my favorite flavors, especially in the Summer when the berries are so sweet and juicy.ReplyDelete