Friday, August 29, 2014

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Summer might be almost over,
but there's always time for ICE CREAM!!!

I had this hankerin' for some cheesecake ice cream...
and I had some strawberries calling out to me from the freezer.
I couldn't find a decent recipe so I gleaned the basics
from a couple and decided to experiment.

Now, in my best mad scientist voice I will tell you...

Okay, back down off the roof, Frankenfurter.

It was too good not to share.
I scooped up a pint and took it to the neighbors along with some cookie bars.
They have been awesome and I couldn't think of a tastier way to say "thank you."

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pint strawberries {fresh or frozen}
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers
  1. In a heavy saucepan, whisk the eggs until well blended.  Whisk in the cream, milk, and 1 cup sugar.
  2. Slowly heat to a simmer, stirring frequently...let cook at a bubble about a minute. Stir in the vanilla. Remove from heat.
  3. Cut the cream cheese into chunks and stir into the hot cream mixture until mostly smooth. Cool mixture completely in the fridge.
  4. Using a hand blender, chop strawberries with remaining 1/2 cup sugar and lemon juice. Leave them a little chunky. Crumble the graham crackers...but don't make them too fine.  I just beat them on the counter with my hand. :)
  5. When the cream mixture is completely cool...add to your ice cream maker. Mine takes about 15-20 minutes...after about 10 minutes, I added 1/4 cup or so of the strawberry mix and half of the graham crackers.
  6. Add the remaining graham crackers close to the end.  Swirl in the remaining strawberry mix with a spoon when you transfer it to a freezer container. 
  7. Eat it right away as a soft serve or stick it in the freezer for later!
I know, it seems like a lot of instructions, but it's really simple and totally worth it!

How about you, would you share?
Labor Day is just begging for ice cream!

Have a fabulous holiday weekend!


  1. Love this! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  2. I love strawberry ice cream, and this sounds especially delicious with the cream cheese! Yum:)

  3. Wow...this sounds awesome and you don't need an ice cream maker like most. Can't wait to try it!!

    Pinning it!
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Stopping by to say G'Day and pin your fabulous recipe. Would love for you to come on over to Foodie Fridays and share with us too. Looks delicious!

  5. Just found you via Serenity Saturday and I just had to click your link! This recipe sounds YUMMY and I've just pinned it, and I'm also your newest GFC follower :))

    I invite you to stop by and linkup with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party..I think my readers would agree that this is a pin-worthy recipe :)

  6. Oh my yum! I'm giving this recipe to my sister-in-law. She's our expert ice cream maker!
    ~ Ashley

  7. Oooh, Kelly, this ice cream looks dangerously delicious! Especially since it is like two amazing desserts in one--cheesecake + ice cream. Brilliant!

    Amy | Club Narwhal

  8. Oh my goodness, this looks so tasty! I would love for you to share this post at my Create & Share Link Party tonight (7:00 PM MST)! Hope to see you there :)

  9. Delicious! I'd love for you to share this at my weekly link party! Hope to see you there!

  10. Strawberries and can't go wrong with that combination! It looks delicious! I'm so glad you shared it with us at Foodie Fridays! Hope to see you again this week! The party goes live at 9 pm tonight. :)

  11. Yum! Thanks for linking this up to The Creative Collection Link Party!

  12. I love strawberry cream cheese ice cream.


  13. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

  14. oh how cool, creamy and delish! thanks for the strawberry cheesecake ice cream recipe!!

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