Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

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Last week I visited my family in Wisconsin as I mentioned, and I ate an excessive amount of ice cream. I mean what else do you do in the Dairy State when your parents live 5 minutes away from the best frozen custard on the planet? I also made 2 batches of my favorite Salted Caramel Sauce which is just begging to be drizzled over some ice cream. Needless to say, I ate my weight in ice cream and couldn’t be happier.

I churned up this beauty right before leaving town and it kept Andy feeling loved the whole time he was home alone without me & Hugo. (Who got his first TWO teeth this weekend by the way- how has time gone by so quickly!?) In a way I’m glad there is no more left in the freezer because I need a small break!

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This ice cream is outstanding- a creamy cheesecake base with a raspberry swirl and graham cracker crumbs. It is refreshing, tart and rich at the same time. Of course  you can mix it up and do a swirl of blueberries or strawberries instead. There’s something about the tart raspberries that I’m extra crazy about though- so good!

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Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, cut into pieces
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup crushed graham crackers

Raspberry Sauce:

  • 1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar
  • a few drops of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vodka

Instructions

For the Ice Cream:

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cream cheese, zest, sour cream, half & half, sugar and salt. Pureé until smooth. Chill thoroughly before churning- (I prefer overnight.)
  2. While you're waiting for the ice cream to chill you can prepare the raspberry sauce by smashing the raspberries a bit and and combining them with the sugar and vodka. Store in the fridge until the ice cream is ready.
  3. Once chilled, churn the ice cream according to your maker's instructions and layer in a container with the raspberry sauce and the graham crackers. Freeze for a few hours to firm up.

Notes

Recipe Adapted from: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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20 Comments

  1. Gorgeous! Even on cold winter day like today I would like to have some :)

  2. Wow!!! It´s the favorite ice cream flavor of my husband!!! I will try to do.
    A hug!!!

  3. This looks soooo good I actually wanted to reach it and grab it through the screen! Can’t wait to recreate it at home as soon as possible!

    xo, Elisa

  4. This recipe came out great. So deliciouse.

  5. Baker Momma says:

    Kopps custard has nothing on you baby!

  6. So beautiful!! Perfect!! (PS: I should have stopped by earlier before failing miserably at my black raspberry cheesecake ice cream attempt this week lol!)

  7. Hi! I was thinking about getting an ice cream maker for my dorm room… And since I’m underage and the campus is in a dry town, I was wondering if you had to put the vodka in the raspberry sauce?
    Thanks,
    Ande

    1. Hey Ande! The vodka just keeps the raspberries from getting too frozen- but you can omit it! (Or use some vanilla extract which has alcohol too!)

  8. Ack, that raspberry cheesecake ice cream looks GORGEOUS! And I love raspberries, cheesecake and ice cream. This is genius :)

  9. Looks amazing!!! But I don’t think I can get half and half here is Australia, is there something I could use as a substitute? Thanks ;)

    1. It’s just half cream and half milk so that works! :)

  10. Looks absolutely amazing! Do you know how I could incorporate it to be a strawberry one instead of raspberry?

  11. Do you cook the raspberries & other ingredients for the sauce or just mix together?

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