Spring is so close, I can taste it.

We actually enjoyed 70+ degree weather for the first time in months last week. I marveled at the fact that I could wear a t-shirt on a walk and feel perfectly comfortable.

Of course, the other treat I want more than anything when the weather turns nice and warm is ice cream!

A friend of mine let me borrow me his ice cream maker for the week so that I could whip up one of my favorites…Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream with a crumbled Graham Cracker topping. Delicious!

Despite the name, I made another “light” version of this ice cream by replacing the heavy cream with half and half. I prefer the taste that this version had with a light and delicious bite that feels like it will not weigh you down. (Have to balance the cream cheese, right?) So, while this isn’t necessarily healthy…it is ice cream after all…it is delicious and a great way to make Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream light.

To truly get the cheesecake taste, we added a crumbled topping of crushed graham crackers. It was just like having a delicious flaky crust with rich, creamy cheesecake. Oh so yummy! I hope you enjoy!

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 pound strawberries
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • Garnish: Crumbled Graham Crackers

Method:

  1. In a food processor chop up strawberries. Then pour in sugar, milk, lemon juice and half & half and pulse a few times (4-5 times until blended). Then add in cream cheese in small 1 inch squares. Pulse until well-blended.
  2. Add to electric ice cream maker and follow instructions. The consistency should come out like custard. Pour into an airtight container and place in freezer and chill at least one hour. Scoop out with an ice cream scoop and garnish with crumbled graham crackers. Serve immediately.

Source: modified from Epicurious.com – Strawberry-Cheesecake Ice Cream

15 Responses to “Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream”

  1. Janelle says:

    That looks amazing, Megan! I’m sitting here thinking, “Strawberries are on sale at Price Chopper… “

  2. Someday I am going to have to purchase an ice cream maker. Homemade ice cream is irresistible. Yours sounds delicious, I like the idea of using half-and-half.

  3. tinytearoom says:

    strawberry cheesecake ice cream! what a wonderful idea. I love it! beautiful pic btw :)

  4. I am bookmarking it and will make it when strawberry season arrives (funny enough, they’re around during the winter in Brazil).

    Lovely!

  5. joanne says:

    I saw this on foodgawker and couldn’t WAIT to come over and check it out! I love cheesecake and strawberries and ice cream and so to put them all together – dream come true.

  6. I’m in love! Two of my favorite things — strawberry ice cream and cheesecake — in one perfect bite. :) I’ll definitely have to make this.

  7. Adam says:

    Just made some this afternoon. Wow!

  8. Grace says:

    Hey lady I just saw you featured on Pioneer Woman!! Whoo hoo=)

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  10. Kristine says:

    This looks so creamy and delicious! And your photos look beautiful. I can’t wait to try making some of this ice cream!

  11. Melissa says:

    I bookmarked this page so when strawberries were ready to pick in my area, I could make this! Well, just got home with almost 9 pounds of fresh berries & am getting ready to fire up the ice cream maker. I can’t wait to try this!

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  14. Andrea says:

    This just came out of my ice cream maker and is HEAVENLY! I just put it in the freezer to harden up. Plan on having some for dessert tonight… thanks for the recipe!

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