Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

You may have noticed, based on the number of posts, that I really like strawberries. I had been looking forward to strawberry season for a while and I built up a rather long list of things that I wanted to try. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts and I had been thinking that a strawberry cheesecake ice cream would be good. The idea was pretty simple, a custard based ice cream with chunks of strawberries, cream cheese and graham cracker crust. Of course, if you happen to have a slice of cheesecake lying around you could just crumble it into the ice cream. For the crust I just made a simple graham cracker crust and crumbled it. I was a bit worried that the graham cracker crust crumbs would get crushed in the ice cream maker so I added them half way through the freezing process hoping that they would stick together better. The strawberry cheesecake ice cream turned out really well! You could taste and feel the difference in texture of the chunks of strawberries, cream cheese and the graham cracker crust.

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream


Ingredients:
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
1/4 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup strawberries (cut into small pieces)
2 ounces cream cheese (chopped into small cubes)
1/4 cup graham cracker crust (crumbed)

Directions:
1. Heat the cream, milk and sugar in a sauce pan until it almost boils, about 5 minutes.
2. Reduce the heat to low.
3. Add one tablespoon of the cream mixture to the eggs to temper them.
4. Add the egg mixture to the sauce pan.
5. Cook at low heat until it thickens and can coat the back of a spoon.
6. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
7. Chill the mixture in the fridge.
8. Start freezing according to the instructions for your ice cream machine.
9. About half way through add the strawberries, cream cheese and graham cracker crust crumbs.

Graham Cracker Crust


Ingredients:
1/4 cup graham wafer crumbs
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon butter

Directions:
1. Mix everything in a bowl.
2. Press the mixture onto the bottom of a baking pan.
3. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
4. Let cool completely.

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60 comments:

Steph said...

Your icecream looks delicious! I've never had homemade icecream before and am tempted to get an icecream maker, but there's just way too much stuff in my house. I can't wait to go strawberry picking, since the supermarket strawberries are nowhere as good and the market you go to is kind of far.. I live in Richmond Hill.

HoneyB said...

Looks delicious! I plan to make homemade ice cream very soon! There is nothing as good are homemade!

VeggieGirl said...

That bowl of ice cream & strawberries is so gorgeous, oh my goodness.

Elly said...

This looks SO good, Kevin. Strawberry ice cream is my absolute favorite, I don't care how many varieties you throw at me. This is such a bad time not to have an ice cream maker, with everyone's great ice cream recipes floating around!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

we were just served with strawberry cheesecake ice cream at my friend's place last night. though i opted for the chocolate one, I think yours gotta be better than ben & jerry!

onespicymama said...

I do so love Ben and Jerry's strawberry cheesecake ice cream. I will definitely have to make this recipe. My ice cream maker has been working nonstop this summer! :)

Lisa said...

If you don't make money from your culinary talents, your potential clients are missing out, as are you. Superb.

Manggy said...

Oh! Just like Haagen-Dazs, I love it! I'm not sure the cream cheese I have here is hard enough to turn into cubes, though :(

noobcook said...

This looks fabulous! I wish I have an ice cream machine too

~Amber~ said...

Wow, this sounds and looks amazing! You just reminded me that I need to put my ice cream bowl in the freezer, like now!!

Leslie said...

ok SERIOUSLY....that looks crazy scrumptious!!!!!!!

Esi said...

YUM! This looks like my favorite Ben & Jerry's.

adventuresinshaw said...

You have combined my three loves: ice cream, strawberries and cheesecake...I am swooning as I type.

the Aspirant Abecedarian said...

My mouth is watering looking at that photo. I too love strawberries. YUM!

Peter M said...

Kevin, keep on truckin' with the strawberry fixation. This has to be better than the commercially made stuff.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

No need to apologize for strawberry-lovin'. Great-looking bowl of ice cream!

Dragon said...

I'm loving this ice cream! Can't wait to try it.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Strawberries! Cheesecake! Ice Cream! Kevin, you are a man after my own heart! It looks incredible!

daphne said...

Oh yum! Lucky u to have strawberries. That is a delight.

Erika said...

YUM! I made strawberry cheesecake ice cream last summer and I wish I had some now!

cakebrain said...

Okay, now you've got me: it's hot in Vancouver now and this strawberry cheesecake ice cream is screaming for me to lick it all up!

Cathy said...

This is great and will be perfect for my new ice cream attachment for my kitchenaid. Strawberries and cheesecake are great on a plate but to blend them together as ice cream is an extra bonus.

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Cathy
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My Sweet & Saucy said...

You outdid yourself with this one Kevin! I love the thought of the chunks in it...great job!

angelica said...

Ooh, that looks really wonderful. Makes me miss my icecream maker even more! I'm so jealous of everyone that's got one. :)

R.A.D. Stainforth said...

If you like strawberries, you will love Eton Mess.

nicisme said...

Yeah, I love this ice cream!

Homecooked said...

This looks delicious! Perfect for summer.

OhioMom said...

What a wonderful pic, and delish ice cream ... I will have to remember to add graham cracker crust the next time I make this.

Greg said...

Um . . YUM!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Kevin this looks amazing! looks as if you just scoop it out an Haggen Dasz pint!

Jenny said...

Kevin,
What a beautiful looking ice cream. This wouldn't las long in my house!!

Bruno said...

Kevin this looks delicious! I wonder if I could leave the graham cracker crust in the pan and make some sort of ice cream pie, instead of folding it into the ice cream itself...

cakewardrobe said...

OMG!! I've always wanted to make this!

Bobby said...

Sounds great! I have an ice cream machine but never got around to using it.

Hillary said...

I LOVE cake or cheesecake flavored ice creams. This looks fabbbulous.

Emilia said...

This looks great, I always gaze at the ben & jerry's cheesecake flavour wishing I could try it since I love cheesecakes; but it has gluten.

This post made me realize that I could in fact make my own cheesecake ice-cream.

Deborah said...

I LOVE all of the strawberry concoctions you've been turning out of your kitchen!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Very nice looking ice cream Kevin! I haven't had strawberry in a looooong time!

noble pig said...

How lovely! What a great treat for summer.

Adam said...

Love the idea. You took two of the best flavor combos and rolled them into one. I know people that would pay money for that ice cream.

Mrs. L said...

That looks absolutely divine! I've been craving lots of strawberry stuff myself lately so this just makes me drool!

cindy* said...

this looks great...i am churning ice cream right now.

Cheryl said...

That looks soo good, I wish I had an ice cream maker!

maybelles parents said...

oh, how delicious. i could use some right now.

Gloria said...

Kevin I really strawberries abd this Ice cream look delicious!!! I love ice cream in every time, love ya. Gloria

Brilynn said...

That looks awesome! I've wanted to do a cheesecake ice cream for a while now but haven't gotten around to it...

meeso said...

That is a really great idea! I love strawberries too, so I can understand where your coming from!!!

diva said...

after pistachio, this is my next favourite ice cream flavour. large bits of cheesecake crust please! looks amazing.

Bridgett said...

Another beautiful strawberry creation! Which one has been your favorite?

eatme_delicious said...

Mmmmm Haagen Dazs has a strawberry cheesecake ice cream that I love and I bet this is even better!

Meeta said...

Oh this looks lovely haveing ice cream and cheesecake as one dessert is a dream come true.

Jude said...

Awesome recipe. I'll definitely be trying this one :)

kamailesfood said...

I love strawberry cheesecake ice cream, but I would have never thought of making it at home. Thanks for the recipe! :)

Proud Italian Cook said...

I need an icecream machine ASAP!!

putra said...

thanks for that recipe. it look delicious

putra said...

thanks for share your recipe, i love it.

Cynthia Brandon said...

Do I add in the crumble and strawberry puree while the ice cream maker is churning or halfway through the freezing process? Thanks for the recipe.

Kevin said...

Cynthia Brandon: Add the strawberries and crumbs while the ice cream is churning. Enjoy!

Amna said...

this looks absolutely DELICIOUS! I've seen a cook on tv making ice cream with the same kind of recipe only she did not use an ice cream maker, she simply froze the ice cream in an airtight box till set... Can we do the same with this recipe?

Kevin said...

Amna: I have not tried that with this recipe but it would be an interesting experiment with strawberry season quickly approaching!

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