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
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.