Happy National Ice Cream Month! Haley here from If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen and today I’m sharing my recipe for strawberry cheesecake ice cream. Made with fresh strawberries, cream cheese, and graham cracker bits, this ice cream tastes just like strawberry cheesecake.
I’m a fan of all desserts and my favorite method of mixing things up is combining two desserts into one. Ice cream is an excellent way to do so. Pick another dessert and make it an ice cream flavor!
That is exactly what I did—I made strawberry cheesecake-flavored ice cream. And yes, it tastes just as good as it sounds.
To attain this delicious flavor, I used fresh-cut strawberries, fresh lemon juice, cream cheese, sour cream, and crushed up graham crackers. These ingredients combined with a basic vanilla ice cream base resulted in strawberry cheesecake ice cream.
Instead of an ice cream maker, I combined the ingredients in a Hamilton Beach® Professional 1800 Watt Peak Power Blender. This made the ice cream incredibly smooth and processed the ingredients perfectly. It also made transferring the ice cream mixture into a baking dish a breeze.
After making the base in the blender, I stirred in the fresh-cut strawberries by hand and sprinkled on a layer of crushed graham crackers. This, plus the cream cheese in the base, made the ice cream taste exactly like strawberry cheesecake!
Any ice cream lover or cheesecake fanatic would be a fan of this ice cream. It is the perfect recipe to make when celebrating National Ice Cream Month.
Haley Williams of If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen is a self-taught baker, food photographer, and culinary writer. Oh, and blonde! Be sure to say hi on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest where you will also see what happens If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen.