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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!

Ingredients

Graham cracker crust:

Cheesecake ice cream:

Topping:

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.