Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Strawberry Cheese Cake Ice Cream

I found this wonderful recipe at Gloria's. Gloria has a lovely Blog and churns out so many lovely dessert recipes you nearly expand just reading them. She has a heart of corn and her friendliness comes across cyber space loud and clear. We had a great chat about gardens as I noted in one of her pics a lovely row of Liquidambar in Autumn colour. Gloria is in Santiago in Chile. The other day I dropped by her Blog, as is my want, and this recipe had to be made. Oh it is the nectar of the Gods. I used my ice cream maker to make it but it is not necessary to use one as long as you have a freezer. Strawberries are in season now so there is no excuse not to make it. So easy. No custard to make just everyday ingredients. I made it this morning and i have to say it's the first time I've had ice cream for breakfast. It now sits tidily in it's box in the freezer but it won't last long. Far too tempting. I couldn't be bothered sorting ingredients into metric and imperial measures. Gloria's cups work perfectly

Ingredients

2 Cups of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
4 oz/100g cream cheese softened.
1 cup of milk
1 cup of double cream
3/4 cup of caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Flaked chocolate, toasted slivered almonds, mint leaves to garnish.

Method

Place the strawberries in a bowl and mash them. Not too much. You do want to leave some wee bits of strawberry visible in the ice cream.
In a mixing bowl with a hand held mixer beat the cream cheese until smooth.
Add 1/2 a cup of the milk and mix until just blended
Add the mashed berries, remaining milk, cream sugar and vanilla (if using) and beat gently until combined.
Freeze the mixture in a metal dish or other container and freeze for 1 1/2 hours.
Remove from the freezer and beat well.
Return to the freezer for an hour.
Serve in cones or glasses

Garnish with the chocolate or almonds or mint or all of them.

Enjoy




Note: I didn't use vanilla. The flavour is perfect without it.


Thank you Gloria.





15 comments:

Mary said...

This icecream seem so delicious , real nice and creamy!

Rhyleysgranny said...

@ Mary. You must try this. I would love to hear an Italian opinion. :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, yummy! That Ice cream is fabulous!

Cheers,

Rosa

Gloria said...

OH MY GOD!! Im so thanksful my dear Brena but I think your Ice Cream look amazing and tempting!!! Really Im so glad and happy you like my recipe and thanks by your sweet words, Love ya dear Brenda, thanks, beuaty pics!!! xoxoxo Gloria

Rhyleysgranny said...

@ Rosa Thank you it is really yummy

@ Gloria You are welcome Gloria. I just love this ice cream x

Pontch said...

OMG
Two things that I love the most, Cheesecake and strawberry ice cream..
It's look amazing.
Thank you.

Rhyleysgranny said...

& Pontch Thank you for visiting and commenting. I hope you enjoy if you make it :)

Lina said...

wow! thanks for your advice on scones. your "Heather's scones" look lovely! I must try making scones again. Next time using your advice. thanks :)

Coby said...

What a fabulous combo! Gloria and Granny thank you BOTH:D You just know I am going to try this ice cream don't you?:) LOL The only reason it's not immediate is because I have to do some shopping first, but, I think, this weekend.....:D

Rhyleysgranny said...

@ Lina You are welcome. :)

@ Coby. You will love this ice cream I promise

Nickki said...

This ice cream looks delicious, Granny! I am definitely going to try this recipe. Perfect summer pudding! :)

Maria♥ said...

Wow, that looks so good!!

Maria
x

arista said...

Wow, that really is beautiful - it's a great colour.

Rhyleysgranny said...

@ Nikki it is just that, a perfect summer pudding and very easy which is right up my street

@ Maria It's the same colour as your flower :)

@ Arista The colour is gorgeous isn't it?

putra said...

thanks for share your recipe, i like it.