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Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie: A graham cracker crust is filled with homemade cheesecake ice cream, then topped with luscious strawberries for an irresistible summer dessert!
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Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie

June’s weather brought some oppressive temperatures with matching humidity. I broke out my ice cream maker numerous times to whip up a cool, refreshing dessert.

The oven only needs to be turned on briefly, and I may have been nuts to even do that! I incorporated one of our family’s favorites when I developed this Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie.

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How to Make an Ice Cream Pie

I found Nigella’s recipe for cheesecake ice cream early in my blogging days. The picky daughter (and almost as picky husband) both relished every spoonful, so it was time to push it to another level.

I was inspired by my fondness for the classic vanilla cheesecake topped with luscious, ripe strawberries. So why not fill a graham cracker crust with this silky smooth frozen treat and top it with sliced berries. You can make any version of an ice cream pie by picking out a crust recipe, like graham cracker, pastry, chocolate cookie, etc. then filling it with a compatible ice cream flavor!

Try an Oreo crust with coffee, chocolate, or brownie bite ice cream! A graham cracker crust would be wonderful with s’mores ice cream, butter brickle, caramel swirl or any sherbet! The options are endless.

My initial thought was to cover the pie with berries, but with only 3 of us in the household most days, I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of these berries getting hard and icy when the pie was returned to the freezer. So onto Plan B…which was even simpler. I sliced more berries and sprinkled them with a couple spoonfuls of sugar and let them macerate till sryupy. Each slice of this frozen confection was given a few spoonfuls of strawberries and their ambrosial juices right before serving. A winner!!!

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Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie

A graham cracker crust filled with cheesecake ice cream and topped with berries is the perfect hot weather dessert!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Pie, Ice Cream
  • Method: Mixing, Baking, Churning, Freezing
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Graham cracker crust:

  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Cheesecake ice cream:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup (4 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream

Topping:

  • Fresh, ripe strawberries, sliced
  • Sugar, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Grease 9-inch pie plate and set aside.
  2. Mix together graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Add melted butter and mix till combined. Pat into prepared pie plate. Bake 8 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. To make ice cream base, beat together the sugar, cream cheese, vanilla and egg in a large bowl. In a medium saucepan, heat milk till almost boiling (or you can heat the milk in the microwave in a Pryex measuring cup). Remove from heat. Pour hot milk into cream cheese mixture, slowly, while whisking constantly.Then pour the mixture back into the sauce pan.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, till mixture thickens. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. I hurried this along by setting my pan in the kitchen sink which was partially filled with ice and water. When cool, add the lemon juice and the lightly whipped cream.
  5. Place in refrigerator till well chilled, then follow manufacturer’s instruction on your ice cream maker to freeze. Place in covered container and freeze a couple hours till ice cream is firmer but not rock hard.
  6. When ice cream is firm, scoop it out and into the prepared crust. Smooth top and return to freezer till firm enough to cut slices, at least an hour.
  7. Mix strawberries and sugar, to taste, in a medium bowl. Let rest 10 minutes or more, occasionally stirring, till juices develop. To serve pie, cut slices and top with berries and juices.

Notes

Ice Cream recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson

If you’re going to serve up the whole pie in one sitting, feel free to decorated the top of the pie with plain strawberry slices in a design of your choice. Brush tops of berries with slightly warmed red currant jelly to glaze if desired.

Total time depends on your ice cream maker and does not include freezing time.

 

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51 comments on “Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie”

  1. This is super! It’s like having a three-in-one dessert with fresh fruits, ice cream and pie. Thanks for sharing this, Liz!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

  2. Even though it is cold here I think I would have such pie without even thinking 😀

  3. Ice cream pie sounds like a winner to me Liz! I also see some Jalapeno Ham Salad in my near future:@)

  4. What a great idea Lizzy! This looks like a winner to me. I am sure my family would love it!

  5. Yummmy! Your ice cream pie reminds me of a sophisticated sort of strawberry shortcake on a stick..(The kind sold by the Good Humour Man.) But oh, so much prettier. I imagine that your pie did disappear rather quickly and was a family fave =)

  6. Liz, I always laugh when I read about your picky eaters. My youngest daughters is one of those too. I keep hoping she’ll grow out of it, but I’m not sure it’s going to happen. This ice cream pie looks wonderful – I’m not surprised everyone loved it!

  7. Of course, your gorgeous desserts are not to be missed! I’m more amazed every time I visit. Whether you are presenting sweet or savory foods, your dishes are stunning! I love fruit pies, and particularly when they include strawberries. A slice of this pie would be heaven on a hot day!

  8. Heavenly, Liz! I may just need to make this and pop it in the freezer for when the kids come to visit in August! Thanks so much for sharing…

  9. Your idea to macerate the strawberries to release their juices was brilliant Liz! What a beautiful ice cream pie! Sorry that my photo was not uploaded in time for your blog comment this morning, I was still trying to capture gelato before it melted! But it’s there now, still melting! HA! Have a beautiful day my friend!
    xo
    Roz

  10. a must must try treat….such gorgeous pie and amazing flavors….love when it is strawberry season….they make every dessert so much more delicious and beautiful to look at,thanks 🙂

  11. This is absolutely a winner! There should be more ice cream pies out there. Simple and delicious!

  12. Liz!!!! I love this strawberry cheesecake ice cream pie!!! delicious and so pretty! I recently made strawberry cheesecake ice cream (great minds think alike) . . I need to try Nigella’s recipe . . next time, try adding some sour cream into the cream cheese mixture. . sounds weird I know but it’s fabulous!

  13. Just beautiful pie Lizzy!
    Have a nice Sunday!
    xo

  14. Cheesecake ice cream would be a big seller at our house, pie or no pie! The pie part just puts this dessert over the top! It is absolutely gorgeous, Liz.

  15. You had me at cheesecake ice cream. Holy cow!

  16. I could probably down the whole thing myself!

  17. This looks awesome…so rich in flavor and delicious! What great idea for summer…thanks for sharing!

  18. Oh my gosh, cheesecake ice cream sounds heavenly! I was actually just getting ready to make some lemon ice cream this afternoon, but if I take a quick bike ride to the store for cream cheese, it could be lemon cheesecake ice cream. Yes, I think that needs to happen now!

  19. One, this is beautiful, but two… most important…your ice cream sounds delicious! Yum!

  20. I’m not sure which part has me drooling more…the strawberries, the cheesecake, the ice cream…or the fact that it’s all in ONE PIE!!

  21. What a strawberry delight of a dessert!

  22. You are 100% right…this IS a winner recipe!! What a bonus that picky daughter and picky husband love it, too. Then again, it DOES mean you have to share!

  23. This looks gorgeous Liz! Love ice cream desserts especially with berries and strawberries! So glad everybody in your family loved this too – it would be gone in no time at our house 🙂

  24. Oh my gosh! This just screams summer! So pretty (love that read towel 😉

  25. Ice cream pie!! What a great idea!! This will have to happen in my house this summer for sure 🙂

  26. Your pie is so pretty! Also it sounds amazing. I’m all about cold ice cream desserts right now.

  27. Any time of year, any day of the week, this would be welcomed in my house. Very pretty Liz!

  28. it just doesn’t get any better than this now does it.

  29. Yum. That looks delicious!

  30. Liz, this is completely and utterly delicious!

  31. Oh my! I wish I was home this weekend to make this. I think it will be on the menu the following weekend when one of my best friends is in town. This looks so refreshing and perfect for summer!

  32. What a perfect summer treat!

  33. I love this pie! Perfect summer dessert!

  34. Love the season, love the strawberries, love your pie!

    ela h.

  35. What a brilliant idea for the summer, Liz! I used to dream about Haagan Dazs’ strawberry cheesecake ice cream and this so reminds me of that. But I’m guessing this would be even more delicious in this amazing tart form.

  36. Your cheesecake pie looks so addictive, the strawberries are my favourite flavour 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  37. Liz: This is pure beauty and deliciousness… I wish I could live not so far from you. 🙂

  38. i love cheesecake ice creams. this would not last long around me!

  39. Oh man this is so rich- loving this recipe that is PERFECT for summer!

  40. Beautiful and so perfect for this nasty heat and humidity!

  41. A work of art and it sounds so yummy!

  42. This pie is so, so pretty, Liz. You did a perfect job of laying on the strawberries.

  43. GORGEOUS<3 I absolutely love strawberries in desserts, especially cheesecake!

  44. This pie screams summer to me, I love the strawberry topping!

  45. How gorgeous is that, I would love to chill under a tree with a slice of your pie!!!

  46. This looks delicious Liz! Strawberry cheesecake is one of my favorite combos and frozens all the better!

  47. Cheesecake and strawberries was one of my first loves as a young teen… I ordered it everywhere. This reminds me of yogurt pie that my mom made all the time during the summer months – I’m glad your household loves this one! : ) Thanks for sharing Liz & helping me to navigate the waters of my first SS post, you were so incredibly helpful!

  48. I LUURRVVEE cheesecake ice cream and yours, with the crust and strawberries, has me swooning. I need this ASAP!

  49. This pie is so pretty, Lizzy!

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