Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

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Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream |

Now that summer is officially here, I am excited to share some ice cream and sorbet recipes that I’ve been preparing since last month.  I hope you are all as excited as I am to make ice cream and sorbet!

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream |

After debating for a month or so last year, I finally purchased an ice cream maker toward the end of summer 2011.  I think it was one of the best investment among all the kitchen gadgets we’ve purchased!  I definitely have quite a few gadgets sitting there collecting dust, but not my ice cream maker.  Last summer I’ve made Mango Ice Cream, Lychee Coconut Ice Cream, Red Bean Ice Cream, and Green Tea Ice Cream.

When I saw Simply Reem’s Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe, I knew this would be the first ice cream recipe that I wanted to try this summer.  I used to share a bowl of this ice cream at Cold Stone when I was dating with my husband, then boyfriend.  Now we have 2 children who enjoy this ice cream as much as we do.

This week is the last week for school for my son.  I can’t believe he’s already done with Kindergarten!  Are your children out of school yet?  My daughter’s preschool is all year around so I get to spend solo time with my son when he’s not in summer camps.  Any plan for you this summer?  Have a wonderful week and have fun making homemade ice cream this summer!

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream III

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Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
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Serves: 1.5 QT
  • 1¼ cup Half & Half (See Note 1)
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • About 6 large strawberries (you will need ¾ cup strawberry puree)
  • About 3-4 large strawberries (you will need ½ cup chopped strawberries)
  • 4 honey graham crackers, crushed into small bits.
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  1. In a small saucepan bring the half-and-half and heavy whipping cream to a scalding point on medium low heat. “Scalding” means gently heating without allowing to reach boiling point. Immediately remove from heat.
  2. In a bowl (or stand mixer), whisk cream cheese, egg yolks and sugar till they turn light in color and fluffy.
  3. Once the egg yolks mixture is done, gradually pour and mix the scalding half-and-half & heavy whipping cream mixture in batches. Keep whisking constantly to avoid the eggs from curdling.
  4. Now place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, keep stirring continuously with a spoon until it starts to thicken up. Once the consistency is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon, the custard is ready. Immediately remove the bowl from the heat and stir it for few minutes to help it to cool down a bit.
  5. Meanwhile, make strawberry puree and chop up strawberries and crush the honey graham crackers.
  6. Now add the vanilla essence and strawberry puree and stir well one last time.
  7. Cover the custard and let it chill in the refrigerator for few hours before making the ice cream.
  8. Once you're ready to make the ice cream, transfer the chilled custard to the chilled container of your ice cream machine and process according to the manufacture's instruction.
  9. During the last 5 minutes of ice cream churning in the machine, add the chopped strawberries and graham crackers.
  10. Transfer the ice cream to a container and let it sit in the freezer to set, about 3-4 hours. Serve Chilled.
1: Half & Half is an American product which is a mixture of one part milk to one part cream. 1 cup of Half & Half = ½ cup milk + ½ cup heavy cream.

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Adapted from Simply Reem


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  1. Your ice cream seems so divine Nami! I love the combination of your flavours! And I love your photo too. It seems like an ad. I just took out mine from the shelf. I had been meaning to make some this weekend but I wasn’t able to. Hopefully today.

  2. Yum, I adore cookie pieces in ice cream and the addition of strawberry puree makes it that much more delightful. If it wasn’t freezing cold here, I’d whip up my ice cream maker and make some pronto! But it is so it will have to wait. I like the ramekin tower photo!

  3. I am so tempted to buy an ice-cream maker! I am not worried about me not using it, instead I am worried about me using it too much! lol… We all LOVE ice-cream and i am not sure it’s good idea to be abel to make it at home :)

  4. love the pic with all the bowls – brilliant. Such a summery dish, and we’re shivering here in London with torrential rain, on our special Jubilee weekend…! oh well, I’ll dream of this divine recipe in the meantime.

  5. OK, this looks amazing Nami. Last year I felt that I just had to have an ice cream maker so I bought one. I’ve used it twice, shame on me. Your recipe and pictures are making me want to bring it back into service.

  6. Last week of school already. Lucky things – we don’t finish until 5 July in France! But compensation can be given with this ice cream, Nami. Ideal for making macarons with the whites that are left 😉 This looks so fabulously creamy. Beautiful floral shots too!

  7. Lovely, Nami! Häagen-Dazs sells this flavour too & it’s one of my favourites. So cool to have an ice-cream maker, like 玩具. Hahaha! I wanna try your Lychee Coconut Ice Cream!! Wanna be my neighbour??

  8. I need to give my ice cream maker a try again. I was so unsuccessful using it last year. Your ice cream looks absolutely beautiful, rich, creamy and gourmet!! Well done!!

  9. Hi Nami! I love your choice in ice cream;-) It is time to get out the ice cream maker, you’ve inspired me with your strawberry cheesecake ice cream. Beautiful post with lovely photos, I’m sure your family goes crazy for this recipe!

  10. We are offically in winter, everything is gray here and the humidity is very high, but no matter how the weather is, we always can enjoy an icecream.
    We have a different school period here, because we have different weather than you, so our children start school period on March and finish on Decemeber.

  11. Oh my god Nami, I love this ice cream!! It’s my favorite! Looks gorgeous! We usually eat ice creams (home made) all year long :)

  12. My daughter gave me an ice cream maker last year and I have to admit it didn’t get used nearly enough. That will change this summer, I promise :) Strawberry cheesecake sounds divine and it looks beautiful in your pastel bowls. Happy Summer, Nami! I know I’m more excited about summer’s arrival than I’ve been in a long time.

  13. Nami this looks SO good! I just got the most beautiful strawberries this weekend and I was looking for strawberry recipes. Jackpot! My son has finals this week and then summer will officially begin for us on Friday. I’m going to save this one for sure!

  14. Your ice cream looks delicious! I love the green tea flavored one very much. I must persuade someone to buy me an ice-cream maker too lol!

  15. Catalina @ Cake with Love

    Nami, you have combined two of my all time favorites in this dessert: ice cream and cheesecake!! And all those strawberries make it a perfect summery treat!

  16. Eri

    Hello my sweet friend Nami! I’ve been away on short vacations but now I’m back..
    I’ve been thinking about this ice cream machine for a while now.. I have to purchase one after all..
    The ice cream looks delicious.
    Have a nice week my friend!

  17. Candice

    I love the picture with the different colored stacked ramekins. =) I’m not a cheesecake person, but the ice cream sure looks yummy.

  18. Fantastic looking ice-cream… who the hell needs to buy overpriced Haagen-Dazs when you can make something so fantastic looking yourself? A deliciously sweet difference too… you don’t often post that many desserts – of course when you do you really do it in style :)

    I’m struggling not to spend more money right now but I really want to get an ice-cream machine 😀

  19. Nami, every time I pass by ice cream makers in the store, I think of your ice cream recipes! This one looks yummy also, too bad I don’t see myself buying a machine anytime soon, the temptation to eat the whole container will be too great!

    On a side note, I bought some palm sugar yesterday at the Asian market, can’t wait to try them out!

  20. I have fond memories of this ice cream flavor too — I used to get the Ben & Jerry’s variety when I was in college. This looks even better! Love all the cute ramekins too.

  21. I’ve had ice cream on my mind, too. I’ve been making sorbets but I think I need to switch gears a little. Strawberry cheesecake sounds soooo good! I think I’ll be pulling out my ice cream maker again this week!

    So beautifully photographed, Nami!

  22. One more incredible ice-cream! Love strawberry flavor and it’s my husband favorite flavor other than chocolate. Stunning photos Nami…very refreshing, summery and beautiful! I need Ice cream maker…my next kitchen investment perhaps!!!!:))

  23. I love homemade ice cream! And don’t make it enough. When I lived in Florida, I got lazy – the big Florida supermarket (Publix) had great store-brand ice cream, so it was too easy to buy it and not make it. Now that I’m in St. Louis? Pffft. Anyway, there are high quality strawberries everywhere right now, so what perfect timing for this. Nice recipe – thanks.

  24. Now I’m really crying because I don’t have an ice cream maker…sob, sob! If I had one, this would be the first thing I make! I have a commercial ice cream here in Canada that I like: President’s Choice’s Strawberry Shortcake…and it has pound cake chunks in it! yum!!!! But of course, nothing beats homemade! Yours is just spectacular!

  25. Ashley - baker by nature

    Im instantly smitten with this one! Strawberries and cheesecake in ice cream form?!? Uh… Yes!!

  26. There is ice cream everywhere these days lol. I love your flavor and wish I had a bowl now. Just finished lunch and I have no dessert. Yeah my ice cream machine is well used too. Can’t wait to see your next recipes.

  27. donna mikasa

    Thank you for sharing such a yummy recipe! And for the links to some older recipes, too! We just got some mangoes from a neighbor and mango ice cream sounds so summery! One question: Is “vanilla essence” different from “vanilla extract”? Thanks, Nami!

  28. What a great recipe, thanks for sharing it with us. It really does look like your ice cream maker is being put to good use. Love all the flavors you’ve shared. I hope you have a great summer Nami:)

  29. Nami, you cannot imagine what tortures I endure seeing such gorgeous ice-cream! I still haven’t bought an ice-cream maker (not to mention a bigger freezer) and yet I decided to do it last year seeing your gorgeous matcha ice-cream… These look fabulous too and the graham crackers must make them exceptional with a crunchy twist. I love the way you presented them on several stacked different coloured ramekins. You are so creative and such an excellent photographer!

  30. Kimmi

    So mouthwatering!! And a perfect treat for a summer day! Thanks for sharing the recipe — I can’t wait to get my hands on an ice cream machine… =)

  31. A dessert recipe! YAY! My aunt gave me an ice cream machine last year and I swear this summer, I will be making new flavor each week!!! This sounds creamy and rich and perfect to beat the summer heat!

  32. Such a tasty looking creamy treat. I haven’t made a classic ice cream in years. All I have is the inexpensive Donvier ice cream makes. Low-tech … it uses hand crank power. :)

  33. Yummy! Pity that here is really starting to be cold and I feel more like hot chocolate… but still, as a dessert ice cream is good in all seasons, and Sunday was warm enough to get a scoop in the afternoon!

    The only thing for me is to remember to put the ice-cream bucket in the freezer!


  34. Ice cream can’t get much better than this! Now I need to go back and look at your ice creams from last summer! But then that might make it very hard to choose! What a yummy looking treat for this hot weather!

  35. Hi Nami,
    This looks so delicious! I cannot wait to get back home so I can make this wonderful treat for my family. Your photographs as usual are stunning!

  36. i have that same ice cream maker= does that mean my ice cream will turn out the same way? LOL! You are a super genius girl! I am in love with this ice cream. sorry i was mia last week. SOOOO busy but I am back now! Looking forward to your recipes.

  37. I think I’m feeling sappy tonight, I totally got teary eyed when you said your son is done with Kindergarten. I remember that time as well. Now mine is done with 2nd grade!!!! It goes entirely too fast if you ask me. :) One more day to go for us then it’s time for summer fun. Our camps don’t kick in until July, so the next few weeks will be fun/interesting. :) This ice cream looks phenomenal. Ice cream, strawberries and cheesecake all in one. Yum!

  38. That looks wicked good. I’ve been holding out on getting an ice cream maker only because I’m afraid what it will do to my hips. LOL Having the ability to make ice cream all the time may be too much temptation for me to resist.

  39. CC

    I wish I could have that scoop right now! It looks and sounds so yummy, Nami! It’s actually cold here, but I just can’t resist icecream in cold weather =P haha.

  40. Hello Nami
    Good day to you! Thank you lots and lots for this ice cream post. I loves everything with strawberry and this ice cream sure must be a yummy dessert. Of course I will try to make it at my soonest as the weather here in Msia is very hot nowadays.

  41. Looks awesome. I have cream cheese and strawberries in the fridge and my ice cream bowl in the freezer. I think this ice cream is meant to be!

  42. I love Reem’s blog and I can totally see why you made this! I am going to have to try this one out too. And I love your photos, they are so fun and playful!

  43. Darn I knew I forgot something! I need to get an ice cream maker as well, but I’m a bit scared. I might love it too much and then end up making it too much and then end up eating to much…

  44. Oh I could use a few scoops of these decadent ice cream! It’s so hot and humid here! I saw these colourful ramekins a few months ago at a 100yen store, bought some white ones and I broke one. Went back last weekend but they don’t sell it anymore (sob sob).

  45. We have debates at home to buy an ice cream maker or not-)) To me it seems like very good idea, my husband thinks that it is going to collect dust-)) After reading your post, I think I am ready. Thank you!

  46. This strawberry cheesecake ice cream looks delicious, I yet have to try to make ice cream…so far only made frozen yogurt…I am always reluctant when reading ice cream recipe so much cream in it…silly me, after all it is ice cream :)
    Thanks for sharing this recipe and hope you are having a fabulous week Nami!

  47. I have made quite a few mainly frozen yogurt recipes last year. I keep borrowing the ice cream maker from my in-laws. And I agree, it is one of the best kitchen gadgets ever… But I haven’t tried any cheesecake ice cream yet. It looks delicious! Your presentation is beautiful as usual!!!

  48. I pretend to overlook ice cream makers while I shop – just because once I buy it there would be no stopping! Guess out of sight ..out of mind works best sometimes!
    These look such perfect scoops. I loved the second shot. Just had dinner & it was a wrong time to visit your blog. I m craving ice cream now – I need to go to cold stone now..or yogurtland (maybe)

  49. I too adore making ice cream – not sure why I don’t do more during the fall and winter months. This strawberry cheesecake ice cream is simply making my mouth water right now. Love the photo of the stacked colored bowls – great shot! Pinning now to make later!

  50. Congratulations on the purchase of your ice cream maker! I was so happy when I purchased mine and haven’t looked back as it’s just so easy to make your own and tastes so much better than store bought. I’m just wishing it wasn’t winter here now as I’d love to try some of your gorgeous ice cream!

  51. This ice cream looks amazing. Strawberry cheesecake is such a perfect flavor. I dont have an ice cream maker here but have been successful in making creamy ice cream without one! I cannot wait to try this one next!

  52. Your ice cream looks amazing and I love how you presented it in stacks of colorful container – brilliant! I finally bought my ice cream maker too last month and I can’t wait to try some of your recipes.

    ~ ray ~

  53. Oh this ice cream is really making me want to buy an ice cream maker. I keep putting it off, not wanting another gadget to have to move around. Ice cream just doesn’t work out without one. Nami, this looks delicious.

  54. Nami I love Ice cream and this look georgeous!! I hope to make soon!
    I wanna make too green tea ice cream but still I dont find here the green tea powder (only in bags or leaves)

  55. Sylvia

    I don’t own an ice cream machine but you make me want to go straight out to get one!! Looks so refreshing and i love how your styling!

  56. OMG this sounds so good and looks smooth and delicious. I love making ice cream as well and when my kids were home – now done with college and gone – I’d make ice cream all the time. This recipe is definitely a keeper. My entire family would love it!

  57. This looks absolutely divine!! Our weather has been scorching lately, this is just perfect! And your photos are AMAZING. Nw i just need to go buy an ice cream maker :)

  58. Nami, you are tempting me to get an ice cream maker soon. With all year round hot weather here, i think it is worth to buy one. Ya, I also want to get few colours ramekins like you from Daiso. I must try this lovely recipe once I got my ice cream maker.

  59. Nami-saaaaaan….because of you (and your ice cream), now I`m dying to get an ice cream maker! The picture of ice cream and the stack of colorful ramekins really caught my eyes and heart instantly!

  60. Ooo yum! I had strawberry cheesecake ice-cream almost every day after dinner my freshman year in college. We had one of those big self serve machines and I was absolutely addicted! Yours look awesome! So super creamy, I’m totally craving some of this right now!

  61. Gorgeous ice-cream flavor and gorgeous pics Nami!I could eat it straight from the screen itself if I could ;)Unfortunately I do not have an ice-cream maker, but looks like its worth buying!!Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend :)

  62. Thats a great combination Nami….am craving for some:). I loved the picture with the ramekins. I dont have an icecream maker….guess it wud be best to buy this summer:)

    • Hi Susan! Half and Half is a mixture of one part milk to one part cream. According to Wiki, In Canada and the United States, half and half (known as “half cream” in the United Kingdom) almost always refers to a very light cream typically used in coffee. The name refers to the liquid’s content of half milk and half cream even though its butterfat content is only about 12.5%.

  63. YAY!!! We both are going to have a fun Summer, I just bought an ice cream maker too:-) Your recipe sounds WAY too delicious, I may need to make some this Summer now! Hugs, Terra

  64. I bought an ice cream maker in the spring and have yet to take it out of the box. Not sure why I haven’t made any yet – but this recipe is going to break that box open as soon as I get a little bit of time in the kitchen again 😀 I can’t wait!!!

    • Hi Vanessa,

      I didn’t convert into grams when I was making this. Would you please Google and find out the conversion? I’ll try my best to include grams in my recipes in the future. Thank you for your interest in making this ice cream. :)

  65. Wei

    Hi, I tried making strawberry ice cream or froyo several times, but always found one problem I can’t solve using fresh berries.
    It always made my ice cream icy and flaky.
    Do you have any advise about that?
    Thank you.

  66. I’m going to make this but would like to know what it’s supposed to yield. I know most homemade ice cream recipes are intended to yield about a quart but I wanted to check.

  67. This ice cream is delicious and pre freezing the chopped strawberries made them mix in better. Thanks to Nami for posting it. I used it to replicate Ben and Jerry’s pint of the same name and it is even better. I would love Nami to make version of B&J’s Red Velvet Cake Batter as well. I’m currently making one that’s a combination of the recipes found here:
    and here:
    Really I just replaced the icing ingredients and steps from the video with those in the other recipe. Hopefully Nami can do her magic as this Cheesecake Ice Cream has 583 calories a pint vs the 1040 in the B&J pint. B&J Red Velvet Cake Batter has 1000 calories and my recipe of those from above has 890 but I’d wager Nami could do better.

  68. Michelle Hayden

    We made this ice cream last spring before we tried your green tea ice cream recipe and it is so good! Everyone who tried it really loved it.