Monday, June 29, 2009

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

If there's anything better on a warm summer evening than ice cream, it's cheesecake. Strawberry cheesecake. When the kids went strawberry picking last week, they stopped at a local dairy farm on the way home (OK, they went a few miles out of the way, I admit it) and raved about the strawberry cheesecake ice cream they had. Of course, I thought that if the farm could do it, so could I. I had no recipes to follow, of course, but I've learned to wing it well enough.

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE ICE CREAM

1 pint strawberries, pureed
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 cup cream
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
dash salt
about 1/2 cup coarsely chopped strawberries

Puree the strawberries in the food processor; add the sugar and let it sit in the processor for 15 minutes. Add the cream cheese, cut into 8 chunks, one chunk at a time. Process to combine thoroughly. In a bowl or pitcher, mix together the cream, milk, vanilla and salt; whisk in the cream cheese mixture. Whisk together, then add the chunks of strawberries and process in your ice cream maker until done. Let it freeze for a few hours before serving, if you can wait.

This was dubbed "delectable". Sadly, I used the end of our 3 baskets of strawberries for this. We shall see when (if?) the kids decide to go get more, since the girls were griping about the lack of strawberries in the house.

(Sabina, contact me here.)

8 comments:

Channon said...

That does it. I must find our ice cream maker (or maybe just buy a new one and proclaim it a donation to the firehouse, *IF* we ever find ours?) and make this for the Knight, tomorrow night.

Ahhhhhh... I do believe my mouth is watering.

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh my God. This is really funny. I wrote a story Saturday I'll send to you that had strawberry cheesecake ice cream in it. We're thinking alike!

and the tortillas are just red. They sell them like that down here. They have blue as well.

buffalodick said...

Rates right up there with Peppermint!

Mickle in NZ said...

Now that looks super scrummy. How awful - I have all the ingredients here if I use strawberres I froze back in Summer.

Mickle sized portions of Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream it is then. And I wont have to share this with Zebbycat!

Super thanks, Marjie, and I hope the dress is going well. I've just realised July is less than 3 hours away for me.

Michelle and Zebbycat, xxxx and sleepy purrrrrumbles

Sophie said...

What an excellent strawberry ice cream! It has no eggs in it!! Lovely!
MMMMMMMMM....

Pam said...

I am sooo making this! At first I was afraid I would have to make a custard, and I just don't do that. So, this is perfect!

TavoLini said...

Hey, those baskets had to end sometime--this looks like the perfect ending :)

Excellent idea to do cheesecake ice cream--I've never tried anything like that!

Paula said...

Strawberry. Cheesecake. Ice cream!!! Oh lord, even I would want some of this provided my family didn't devour it the moment it was done! YUM!