Simply Whole Kitchen

May 28, 2012

Homemade Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

My hubby got me an ice cream maker attachment for our 4th Anniversary this year and I was a little intimidated because I LOVE ice cream!  Ice cream is one of the things I miss the most since starting my diet...and I am so glad that I won't be missing it anymore!

I've been searching for the perfect recipe to start with and found this one on the Tasty Kitchen site added by Day Dreamer Desserts. And all I can say is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
adapted from Day Dreamer Desserts

12 oz, weight, fresh strawberries hulled and sliced
8 oz reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
1 c reduced fat sour cream
1/2 c half-and-half
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 c light agave nectar
1 pinch salt
1/2 c dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces

In a food processor, puree the strawberries, cream cheese, sour cream, half-and-half, agave nectar, lemon juice and salt.  Pour ice cream base into your forzen ice cream maker and churn for 25-30 minutes.  While ice cream is churning, chop up either dark chocolate chips or a 85% or higher dark chocolate bar.   When ice cream is done churning, add the chopped chocolate and mix to combine.  Put ice cream into a freeze proof container and freeze for 1 hour (or serve sooner if you like a soft-serve ice cream).  Enjoy!


Anonymous Erin @ Texanerin Baking said...

Yummy! And so little sweetener! I'm not usually a fan of strawberry ice cream, but when strawberry season finally gets here in a few weeks, I know that I'll want to make strawberry everything.

And you definitely shouldn't be intimidated by making ice cream. Making it low sugar might be a challenge but in general, I think it's the easiest thing to make and the most difficult to mess up. :)

May 28, 2012 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Thanks Erin! Yes, once strawberries are in season they don't need a lot of sugar to be delicious!

May 29, 2012 at 9:45 AM  

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