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!