Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream











Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

3 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup milk (2%)
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 1/2 cups thinly sliced strawberries
1/3 cup strawberry preserves

Bring cream, granulated sugar and corn starch, to a boil, in a large saucepan, over medium heat, whisking frequently; remove pan from heat and whisk in milk, vanilla bean seeds and vanilla bean pod. Infuse for ten minutes, before removing vanilla bean pod and placing cream in a large mixing bowl. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until cold, about 3-4 hours, but preferably overnight.

In a medium mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar until combined, about 1 minute; beat in graham cracker crumbs until combined. Set aside.

Bring strawberries and preserves to a boil, in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently; remove from heat and chill in the refrigerator or freezer until cold.

Pour ice cream base into ice cream maker, and process according to manufacturer's direction. In the last 5 minutes of processing, add graham cracker-cream cheese chunks (breaking up the mixture using your fingers) and strawberry mixture to ice cream, and allow to finish churning.
Scrape ice cream into a freezer-proof container, and freeze for 2 hours, or until ready to serve.

Makes 8-10 servings

42 comments:

  1. I also love cheesecake crust, and I could eat it just by itself. But how could you not love the filling as well? Can I sit next to you when you're eating cheesecake so I can eat your leftover filling? Yes? Thanks! This is an unusual cheesecake recipe, very cool the chunks!

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  2. Yum Em! I am a cheesecake fan (just ask my waist), so combining cheesecake and icecream in one sounds like absolute heaven to me.

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  3. I can't believe this - we have a tub of storebought strawberry cheesecake ice cream in our freezer that I was trying to convince my mother was 'sugar free' only yesterday (she's doing a 'no sugar' week, and insists we suffer with her). I'm really not a very convincing liar, haha. But I don't think she could resist this one!

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  4. My husband is the ice cream maker here. I will show him your post. He LOVES cheesecake and ice cream. I'm with you though, I would much prefer a slice of cake, pie or cookies.

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  5. No store-bought could ever come close!!! This is so amazing, gotta go, gotta try!!

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  6. I used to be a huge cheesecake fan ( I suppose I still am) but have moved over to creme brulee trios:D Would LOVE cheesecake in my icecream...so sinfully delish:D

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  7. I love cheesecake!! And I love Strawberry Cheesecake Ice cream! There's a store here thats ells that and I buy two cups each time I go there and finish it all..
    Now, I wanna take a sponful of you Strawberry cheesecake ice cream!

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  8. I really need to make ice cream. I am slacking this summer. My machine needs a workout:) Great recipe!

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  9. Yum...cheesecake and ice cream! Delicious. I know a handful of people that don't like cheesecake...I think it's a texture-thing.

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  10. I'm not into cheesecake that much either. But could not resist your strawberry cheesecake ice cream, darling!

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  11. Cream cheese and I are good buddies. It just has this certain tang to it.

    Combine that with strawberries and ice cream, and I know we have a winner here. This is some seriously awesome stuff Em. Like guys marry girls over this :)

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  12. So funny - I don't like cheesecake either. Love to make it, but it's one of the only desserts I just don't want to eat. But that ice cream looks fabulous -- strawberry is my favorite!

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  13. That is one rich puppy of an ice cream. It sounds divine.

    I LOVE cheesecake and always leave the crust, so we should either eat cheesecake together or I should make this...Maybe both.

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  14. Superb! When I was little, I loved digging out all the strawberries from strawberry ice cream, it's so tasty. This looks like it'd be more fun to eat/make than cheesecake, cheesecake takes forever! :P

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  15. I so wish I had an ice cream maker to make this :o( It sounds/looks delicious! I need to invest in one soon...until then I will just keep your recipe bookmarked!

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  16. Chunks of cheesecake in ice cream...over the top! Love the quick, easy recipe. And any summer fruit would be delicious. I saw the first peaches of the season on Saturday. Yum.

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  17. What heaven! That looks delicious. And you may have given me an excuse to break out my ice cream maker that I've only used twice. Yum.
    Sarah

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  18. i'm just like you in the cheesecake debate--give me the crust and i'm all set. that said, this is a marvelous ice cream creation and i have no doubt that it'd tickle my fancy...especially the graham cracker part. :)

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  19. I used to seriously dislike cheesecake as a kid. I didn't like anything sour in my desserts. No cheesecake. No frozen yogurt (and I still don't eat frozen yogurt - yuck!). Biting into cheesecake was always so disappointing. You see this creamy looking dessert in front of you and then BANG you bite in and get that tang.

    It took years for me to acquire a taste. I think it came from deciding I liked cream cheese frosting. I moved onto cheesecake from there.

    I do loves me my graham cracker pie crusts. Yummy.

    This ice cream has it all over a DQ Cheesequake Blizzard. I love your use of REAL STRAWBERRIES.

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  20. and I thought it was just me that was crazy! I LOVE desserts, just not cheesecake. Plop some in some ice cream like this and I'm sold.

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  21. This looks absolutely Delicious! You are welcome to come to Monterey anytime. The views are beautiful and the Aquarium is world renoun!

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  22. Genius! Its like Coldstone at home... :)

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  23. woah, you don't like cheesecake?? consider me shocked... flabbergasted... speachless :) i'll eat all this ice cream for you!

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  24. I'm not a huge cheesecake fan either (I'll eat it if it's there, but I would never order it). I think it's because it's too rich, so your chunks with ice cream sounds great to me!

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  25. Well, I can't understand you, 'cause I love cheesecake! An ice cream of this delighful dessert sounds amazing!
    By the way, finally I tried some recipe yours. I bake cheddar scones and peanut butter-banana oatmeal bars. The scones are great! But I think I made something wrong in the bars, 'cause doesn't look so good like yours. I just can't wait to try other recipes from Sugar Plum.

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  26. If I have to have chunks of anything, I think cheesecake chunks would do very nicely! This looks heavenly (and I'm not a big ice cream fan).

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  27. I'm with you, I seriously dislike cheesecake. I bake it, I eat it, thinking perhaps I'll feel differently, but it's not happening. Cheesecake ice cream, however, is one of my favorites! And I'm on an ice cream making kick. HMMM.

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  28. Oh.. it seems i haven't been here forever and you welcome me back with this beautiful strawberry cheesecake ice cream. You're way to sweet. A kick in the butt is what i deserve. :) Hope all is well!

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  29. I will give this a try as I love cheesecake but after making it successfully for the first time this weekend, I may be waiting until winter to make it again.

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  30. I'm with you. I don't really like cheesecake either. It would be my last choice on a dessert menu. But this ice cream looks amazing!

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  31. shhhh don't tell anyone, but cheesecake doesn't make me go crazy either...
    I also prefer brownies and tarts to cheesecake. I don't know, something about the finished result of cheesecake doesn't completely capture me. It's funny because I do make it quite often because everyone at home loves it. But if I were to bake just for myself, you'd see a never-ending parade of brownies and cakes! Yummy!
    this is a great idea, to put chunks in ice cream. Once again, very creative :)

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  32. Sounds divine. I think most cheesecake icecreams I've made have had cream cheese in the icecream base... but the chunks are VERY appealing.

    Of course, I'm a big fan of cheesecake, so I'd be happy to take your slice off your hands anytime!

    What do you think of this with CHOCOLATE cheesecake, mm?

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  33. I'm running out to buy a vanilla bean right now! Thanks!

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  34. Cheesecake ice cream with cheese cake chunks...delicious!!! I didn't start like cheesecake til I was in college, but quickly became a huge fan once I tried it!

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  35. Oh my word...that looks so yummy! And so summer-y too! I'll definitely have to try it!

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  36. I'm not a big cheesecake fan either, I always enjoy just one bite. But with this ice cream, I could be a convert...
    LL

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  37. I reaaaaaallly need an ice cream machine. I mean seriously. This looks so yummy!!

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  38. Holy cow, that looks good. My kids would fall off their chairs if I made cheesecake ice cream. You have such a sweet touch!

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  39. Yes, yes, yes! I want to make it NOW and eat it even sooner! But unfortunately I'm stuck at this dreaded place called work! :)

    Thanks for sharing.
    ~ingrid

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