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Makeover Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe

Makeover Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing YIELD:24 servings

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 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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, strawberries, lemon juice and peel until blended. Gradually beat in the custard mixture.
  • 4. 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 Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.