Summer Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Strawberry cheesecake transformed into this incredibly delicious ice cream. 


Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

When I was younger I was a strictly-chocolate gal. I didn’t like vanilla anything, and unless it was a smoothie, I didn’t like fruity desserts.

I didn’t really feel like smoothies were a dessert though, and sometimes I still don’t since I don’t mind at all having them for my breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack… In fact I dearly love a good smoothie. And I did as a kid. But I didn’t count it as dessert and when it came to dessert, it had to be chocolate.


Since then however, my tastebuds have…. matured.

I’m not saying chocolate is childish or immature. I have a deep respect and devotion to chocolate.

But as I’ve gotten older I’ve developed a love and appreciate for many tastes and flavors I never would have approached as a younger me.


Now I love just about every type of treat, sweet, and decadent dessert imaginable.

And fruity desserts are definitely included in there.


I think the turning point was actually a strawberry shake.

A very particular strawberry shake.


I have three older brothers (and many sisters but we will ignore them for a moment), and having older brothers taught me to be tough and independent. They stood up for me when the need arose, but on a day to day basis at home, they teased me relentlessly.

I’m not complaining, I’m definitely a better person for it.

But growing up, we were all close in a punch-in-the-arm-means-I-love-you kind of way. We never said it out loud.


Those of you  have older brothers know that it is the role of the brother right above you to do the most teasing, bullying, pulling of hair, and tattling. It’s just his job. And my brother carried out his role with gusto.

So when the time came that he would be leaving for a couple of years to live in another country it was good riddance.

I thought I wouldn’t miss him one bit.


Until the strawberry shake.


Shortly before he left, he unexpectedly picked me up from school and took me to lunch.

We’d never used our free agency to choose to spend any time together so I really didn’t know what to think of the whole thing.

While we were out, he took me to get a shake. He was paying and he chose the flavor, strawberry. I silently thought to myself Yuck! and wished he’d ordered chocolate.


But while we shared that strawberry shake and talked like friends I realized that we had a lot in common, we’d been through so much together, and honestly and truly, I was going to miss him.


Suddenly it hit me that he was going to be gone for a really long time and that these were probably the only few minutes I’d have him to myself before he left.

The rest of that strawberry shake tasted different.


I savored each bite as I tried to memorize and take in every moment with my brother.

All too soon the lunch outing was over, my brother was gone, and my last memory of him for two years was our strawberry shake.


And during those two years I never ordered another chocolate shake. Only strawberry.

I wasn’t even sure why I was doing it and it surprised anyone who was around since I’d always been so loyal to chocolate and shied away from strawberry dessert anything.

But for some reason it made me feel closer to my brother. And by the end of two years, I really loved strawberry shakes.


I think that was where it started. My fondness of fruity desserts.

I can trace it back to that strawberry shake in an old Iceberg restaurant with my big brother.


So I guess thanks is in order.

Because, just look at this ice cream. Not one ounce of chocolate but oh. my. word. SO good.

And years ago I wouldn’t have touched it with a ten-foot spoon.

Don’t worry, I still adore chocolate. But me and this strawberry cheesecake ice cream have a special connection.


Summer Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Strawberry cheesecake transformed into this incredibly delicious ice cream. 

Course Dessert
Keyword cheesecake, ice cream, strawberry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 6 hours
Servings 2 quarts
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (I use fat free)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces whippped strawberry cream cheese
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment beat cream until stiff. Add in condensed milk and sugar. Allow to mix until combined. Add in cream cheese. Continue to mix until cream cheese is no longer lumpy. Fold in strawberries and vanilla. 

  2. Freeze according to your ice cream makers instructions or pour into a shallow container and freeze 6 hours or overnight before serving. 

 

 

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Looks amazing!!:-)

After all of those delicious~incredible~mouthwatering pictures I am going to make this!! (Sharon)

So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

We’d love it if you would link back to BeBetsy at the bottom of your post. http://bebetsy.com

Have a great week~xo
Sharon and Denise!

    Ha ha Thanks Sharon! Thanks for hosting and sorry I missed the link back, an honest mistake and I’ve updated the posts to link back to you! Thanks again!! 🙂

This looks absolutely amazing! I have to try this out! I am new from southern charm. I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back! Nicole

    Hi Nicole! I’m so glad you found me! I’ll be sure to run over to southern charm and take a look! Thanks!!

Hey! I am hopping over from lil luna link party! this looks so delicious!! Who doesn’t love cheese cake and ice cream! I sure as heck do!! thanks for sharing!

    I know right?? Two of my favorite things rolled into one, what’s not to love?! Thanks for stopping by Haley!

Thanks for linking up with Two Girls and a Party! This looks so delicious! I LOVE strawberry desserts of any kind! Pinning this one! 365ish Days of Pinterest

    Oh its certainly my pleasure ha ha! Strawberry season is the BEST! Thanks for pinning! 🙂

Looks delicious! Your pictures are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing. I can’t wait to try it out. Have a great day!

    Thank you so much Brooke! I made it for father’s day and it disappeared in minutes! I hope you love it too!

Your pictures are beautiful!!! I love Strawberry ice cream it is my all time fav! Thanks for linking up at Tasty Tuesday’s!!! I am one of the co-hosts this month!

    Thank you so much Chandra! If you like strawberry ice cream, definitely give this one a shot, it’s soooo good! Hope you love it! Thanks for hosting Tasty Tuesday’s!!

your pictures could melt ice cream 🙂

    Ah, thank you so much! I’m definitely improving in my food photography I think!

This ice cream looks AMAZING. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for linking this recipe to Tasty Tuesdays so I could find it!

    Thank you so much Danielle., its one of my new favorite ice cream recipes! Thanks for checking out my link! 🙂

Perfect mug of ice cream! 🙂 This is seriously a beautiful and delicious dish! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

    Thank you so much for hosting a fantastic party and sharing my link!!

Beautiful photos! This recipe sounds great – I totally relate cheesecake with summer, and making it into an ice cream is perfect! Pinning right now. 🙂

Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays – hope to see you again this week!

    Thank you so much for visiting and pinning Jess! I’m definitely planning on another great Tasty Tuesday party!

Dear Tiffany,

You have such a beautiful and enjoyable site…so happy to have come across it. Your ice cream looks heavenly…I’m eating it all up with my eyes.

Found you through Foodie Fridays.

Cheers,
Tammy (& Catherine) of Living the Gourmet

    Tammy (& Catherine 🙂 ), thank you so much for visiting and leaving such a thoughtful comment, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it and am thrilled to hear positive feedback about my site.! Thank you again!

That looks amazing and your images are gorgeous. I have lots of strawberries and an ice cream maker at the ready. I think this is going to be IT!
Anne

    Thank you so much Anne!! You are totally ready for this ice cream, don’t wait another minute to make it, you’ll love it!!! 🙂

CONGRATS!! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer! Come on over and grab your featured button, you deserve it! 🙂
http://thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality/summer-features-72/

    Thanks so much for featuring and visiting my site Christine! Love DIY Dreamer and proud to be featured this week! Thanks again!!

I wanted to share this in a roundup, but I don’t see Craft-O-Maniac linked up at the bottom. 🙁 Beautiful pictures, and it looks so yummy too. Jen-COM

Just got an ice cream maker a couple weeks ago just in time for summer and scoured the internet for fantastic recipes. Came across this one and made it almost immediately! It was aaaaamazing and didn’t last long. The only thing I would want to be different is in regards to the strawberries themselves. They turned out to contribute an icey texture rather than their pure deliciousness alone. I’m wondering if there might be anything you may recommend to do maybe to the strawberry pieces beforehand so they won’t feel like little ice chunks? Am definitely going to make this again and would be so excited if I could get that part a little more suited to my taste. Thanks!

I love strawberries n cheese cake, but put n a smoothie
. Thanx