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Creamy Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

 Creamy Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
This is the best ice cream we have ever found. It really tastes like frozen cheesecake. I like to make it in the morning and let it ripen in time for supper, but my husband usually can't wait that long!—Jacki Prettyman, Fort Scott, Kansas
16 ServingsPrep: 50 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing

Ingredients

  • 4 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed and sliced

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, heat half-and-half to 175°; stir in sugar
  • until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into the eggs.
  • Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low
  • heat until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a
  • metal spoon.
  • Remove from the heat. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice
  • water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in whipping cream and vanilla. Press
  • waxed paper onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours
  • or overnight.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, lemon juice and peel until

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Creamy Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • blended. Gradually beat in the custard mixture. Stir in
  • strawberries.
  • Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according
  • to manufacturer’s directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until
  • ready to freeze. When ice cream is frozen, transfer to a freezer
  • container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving.
  • Yield: 3 quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 430 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 150 mg cholesterol, 180 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.