Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Friday, August 5, 2011



Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

1 cup half-n-half
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup fat-free half-n-half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 quart strawberries, stemmed, halved
4 ounces (1/2 a package) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
4 whole reduced fat graham crackers, finely ground
1 tablespoon melted margarine spread (such as Earth Balance), or butter

In a large saucepan, over medium heat, bring half-n-half, sugar and cornstarch to a boil, whisking frequently. Strain into a large mixing bowl; whisk in fat-free half-n-half and vanilla until combined.

Blend up strawberries in a food processor until pureed; strain into mixing bowl with half-n-half mixture. Whisk until well combined. Cover and chill overnight.

To make the cheesecake mixture, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until well combined and smooth. Beat in graham cracker crumbs and melted butter/spread until combined.

Freeze cream in an ice cream maker according to manufacturers' instructions. Place ice cream in a freezable container. Swirl in cheesecake mixture. Freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.

Makes 8 servings

21 comments on "Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream"
  1. it looks really delicious! forget ben and jerry's! yours looks better!

  2. Haha you just need to call it Skinny Girl strawberry cheesecake ice cream!

    I'm seriously making this imminently. My thighs are begging me.

  3. Make sure you offer pretzel ice cream cones when you open up your shop!

  4. Sounds refreshing and perfect for this weather Emily. When does the new job begin:D

  5. skinny icecream? sounds like an oxymoron! but that's awesome!! looks delish!

  6. Oh my this recipe is divine!

  7. Fantastic! This is a real beatiful dessert like I love them!

  8. Your ice cream sounds delicious Emily!

    We sure could use a delectable ice cream parlor in central PA. I've got the ice cream chairs, if you have the ice cream!!!

    Thanks for sharing...

  9. This ice cream really looks perfect. Low fat desserts are not so apealing to me, but this one I would eat!

  10. OOOOOO! I've got to start making homemade ice cream again and this is great place to start!!!!

  11. I heard Skinny Girl margaritas weren't good, actually! But this ice cream looks amazing .. I just can't stomach making regular ice cream so I always make adjustments and ... ahhh it turns out not so good/edible.

    I needa try this.

  12. I agree, all my low fat milk ice cream comes out icey. This recipe sounds delicious!

  13. I think I have to add an icecream maker to my wishlist.

  14. this looks fantastic. perfect for summer. love cheesecake and ice cream!

  15. This looks amazing, thank you for posting! One of my all-time favorite ice cream flavors is strawberry shortcakes, so this seems right up my alley! ;)

  16. i like the steps you took to make this lighter--they're not unreasonable at all! great idea, great execution. :)

  17. Ooh, yum!

    How about you open your ice cream shop right next to the cinnamon-bun-focused shop I'm gonna open. Dream team. :)

  18. Mmm, sounds wonderful! i have something about heavy cream, but i just tried an ice cream with a copious amount of egg yolks... have to admit, it was delicious :)