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Makeover Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

 Makeover Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
This recipe is rich and velvety, with fantastic strawberry flavor—the perfect treat for the summer’s heat, but with just a fraction of the fat and fewer calories than the original recipe. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
24 ServingsPrep: 50 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, heat half-and-half and milk 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. Stir in the sour cream, jelly and vanilla. Cool
  • quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes.
  • Press waxed paper onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several
  • hours or overnight.

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Makeover Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, strawberries, lemon juice and
  • peel until blended. Gradually beat in the custard mixture.
  • 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: 1/2 cup equals 208 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 156 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.