Monday, June 25, 2012

Cream Cheese Ice Cream

When I told the kids I was making Cream Cheese Ice Cream they weren't too sure about it.  One taste  changed their minds.  All I heard was MMMM as they were eating their dessert.  I was told I needed to make this again.

I found this delicious recipe in the recent issue of "Southern Living" magazine.  This ice cream had a rich velvety texture with a mild favor. Think frozen cheese cake.  The ice cream was delicious eaten by itself, but would be wonderful on a hot piece of apple pie or your favorite cobbler.  Try it topped with Roasted Blackberry Sauce.
The ice cream is is very easy to make.  Basically, you heat half-and-half, powdered sugar and eggs yolks in a saucepan.  Then you whisk in cream cheese and vanilla extract.  Chill and then freeze.  That's it!  You now have a nice refreshing and tasty summer treat.

Cream Cheese Ice Cream
From Southern Living Magazine

Special Equipment:  Ice Cream Maker

Cream Cheese Cubed

3 cups half-and-half
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract


1. Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large heavy saucepan.  Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly.  Remove from heat, and whisk in cream cheese and vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract, until cheese is melted.  Cool completely (about 1 hour), stirring occasionally.  Place plastic wrap directly on mixture (to prevent a film from forming), and chill 8 to 24 hours.
2. Pour  mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-quart electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. (Instructions and times may vary.)  Transfer ice cream to an airtight container.  Freeze 4 hours before serving.

Makes about 1 quart


  1. This sounds so delicious! Cream cheese anything will drag me in, but ice cream?! Swoon-worthy.

  2. This sounds SO good, Geri! I've made a cheesecake ice cream...I'm going to have to compare recipes :)

  3. Oh Geri, This ice cream sounds absolutely sinful!! And oh so delicious!! I will be bookmarking this recipe…lovely!

  4. This ice cream sounds totally delectable with cream cheese!