Cheesecake Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce
This rich, velvety Cheesecake Ice Cream pairs deliciously with a sweet, fresh Strawberry Sauce for the ultimate summer dessert!
When the weather finally warmed up this spring, it was time to break out the ice cream maker and churn up this tasty Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream.
Cheesecake Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce
My daughter’s palate is a bit of a mystery. She avoids the intensely chocolate desserts that the rest of the family craves; but one thing is certain: she loves her cheesecake. So when I saw that Nigella had a cheesecake ice cream, I knew it was kismet.
I decided not to swirl any graham cracker crumbs into the softened ice cream. Katie also has textural issues due to her cerebral palsy. This fabulous frozen delight paired perfectly with a gorgeous strawberry sauce made from fresh, ripe berries.
Sweet, smooth and tangy with the flavor of the finest cheesecake, I savored every cool bite with the berry sauce. Bill was game for a simple strawberry cheesecake ice cream sundae, too. Katie enjoyed her cheesecake ice cream plain. Cool down all summer long with this dreamy cheesecake ice cream!!
Tips for Making a Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Sundae
If you have an ice cream maker (affiliate link), you’re halfway there! Once you make the cheesecake custard, all that’s left is plugging in your appliance and letting it do the work!
When you make ice cream, you’ll want to see ingredients like heavy cream and eggs in the recipe. They’ll give your ice cream the luscious mouthfeel you expect from a premium ice cream. The cream cheese also gives a boost to the velvety nature of this cheesecake ice cream recipe.
- PRO-Tip: Make sure the freezer bowl for your ice cream maker has been in the freezer for about 24 hours for the best results. Any less, the ice cream may not freeze to its full capacity.
- I keep mine wrapped in a plastic bag so no frost develops on the surface.
- PRO-Tip: Use low heat and stir constantly when heating your custard. Since there is egg in the mixture, small pieces can cook resulting in a not-so-smooth custard and then possibly substandard ice cream.
- If your custard curdles, you can vigorously whip it to smooth it out. Alternatively, you can strain it through a sieve, but you will then lose some of the desirable fat in the egg bits that are removed. Best to be patient while cooking the custard to avoid the consequences.
- Once your ice cream is frozen, scoop it out into serving bowls, top with the berry sauce, and even a dollop of freshly whipped, sweetened whipped cream. A fresh berry garnish and sprig of mint will make it extra festive.
More Ice Cream Recipes You’ll Love
Once the temps start rising, ice cream cones and sundaes become a perfect way to cool off from the inside out! Once the Southern peaches begin arriving at our local produce stand, it’s inevitable that Fresh Peach Ice Cream will be in the freezer. My coffee-loving sons and I are always game for this Mocha Ice Cream with Marshmallow Cream Sauce, and everyone adores this Fudge Topped Ice Cream Pie. Plus you’ll want to check out all my Dessert Recipes.
For alternative toppings, try this Homemade Hot Fudge, Microwave Caramel Sauce or Raspberry Sauce.
- Kitchen staples: sugar, vanilla extract, large eggs
- Whole milk – Will taste better than a lower fat milk
- Heavy cream – at least 36% Butterfat
- Cream Cheese – Full Fat
- Fresh strawberries – Look for red, fragrant berries as quality is key for a delicious sauce
- Fresh lemon – Do not substitute bottled juice
More Spring Inspired Recipes
- Fresh Strawberry Thyme Bellini – Mother Would Know
- Baked Brie with Fresh Berries and Toasted Walnuts – Creative Culinary
- Creamy Asparagus Soup (Gluten Free & Dairy Free) – The Heritage Cook
- Artichoke Foccacia – From a Chef’s Kitchen
- Spring Onion Fiddlehead Risotto – Sarah’s Cucina Bella
- Grilled Mexican Steak and Arugula Salad – Beyond Mere Sustenance
- Shrimp and Pork Belly Fried Rice with Peas – Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Pavlova with Cherry-Lime Curd – The Redhead Baker
- Cheesecake Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce – That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Aam Panna Popsicle – Spice Roots
Cheesecake Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce
A luscious, rich ice cream that tastes like your favorite vanilla cheesecake!
- 1 pound fresh strawberries
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ cup whole milk
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup cream cheese, at room temperature
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- Juice of ½ lemon, about 1 tablespoon
- 1½ cups heavy cream, lightly whipped
Slice the berries and cook with sugar and vanilla over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until the sugar melts and berries are soft. Cool before serving over ice cream or cheesecake.
In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, vanilla and egg. Pour the milk into a saucepan and heat until it begins to simmer.
Remove the milk from the heat and with the your mixture turned to low, slowly pour the hot milk into the cream cheese mixture.
Rinse out the saucepan and add the mixture back to the pan, cook while whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens into a rich custard.
Remove from heat, then pour into a bowl and let it cool. Fold in the lemon juice and then the heavy cream.
Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 392Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 1gSugar: 43gProtein: 4g
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This post debuted in July, 2011. The text and photos were updated in 2019.
67 Comments on “Cheesecake Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce”
I love cheesecake but don’t like the heaviness of this so it’s got to be a perfect way to have my cake and eat it too 🙂 Kate @kateiscooking – google never cooperates when I’m at the office so I’m anon yet again…
That sounds wonderful! Can’t believe I’ve not come across this Nigella recipe before. Thanks for taking part in Forever Nigella!
I’m not a huge fan of cheesecake but I do love ice cream and my fiance would go gaga over this!
Lizzy, your kids are the luckiest having you as a mom! I wish I can have homemade ice cream ready for me. I love the fresh strawberry sauce on top!
Sounds like an awesome ice cream flavor! Excellent with strawberry sauce.
I never had cheesecake ice cream before… and it looks amazing! I love the strawberry sauce on it too! Great recipe as always! <3
Palate is a very interesting thing indeed! Just one year ago I would normally opt for decadent ice cream flavours and reject the fruity ones (Except probably mango and raspberry). And now I’ve grown a huge fan of strawberry ice cream and some other flavours. I do love cheesecake ice cream for being silky and smooth while not being too heavy. You’ve created a wonderful summer dessert, Liz!
Oh my goodness oh my goodness… I loooove me some cheesecake ice cream! That sounds amazing!
Cheesecake icecream!!! I’ve actually never had it though I’ve been reading about it more often. Sounds absolutely divine. And the strawberry sauce?? Yep… that will do!
Cheesecake ice cream sounds outrageous! Looks so pretty with all those strawberries!
My husband loves cheesecake too, he would love this!
I love it – cheesecake ice cream has to be a rich, decadent treat! Lizzy, your photos are incredible! What a beautiful dessert!
Lizzy this looks and sounds amazing! Just SU’ed!!!
I’m gonna have to go with the chocolate side but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t eat this! Yum!
Great looking ice cream! I pick chocolate over cheesecake every time, but variety is good too!
Awesome ice cream!
I like cheesecake more than chocolate also so this ice cream is definitely for me. Love that it has all those beautiful strawberries as toppings. Just divine!
Your daughter just has the right priorities…cheese over chocolate! My kind of girl 🙂 This ice cream looks amazing!
Look amaziong Lizy!! gloria
What a fabulous summer dessert! Love how you cut the strawberries into hearts. <3
Wow that ice cream must be so rich and delicious! Anything cheesecake is bound to be amazing!