Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Happy Friday guys!! Last week I was all about these amazing Strawberry Shortcakes with Blueberries. For this week we are sticking to the theme of Strawberries and making the most delicious Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream to usher in the weekend.


There was a moment a few years ago when I was making ice cream multiple times a week. The freezer was stocked with nothing but incredible flavors coming from my own kitchen and I was obsessed. This Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream was one of my favorites! It's simple to make, easy to freeze and then stores in the freezer for the whole summer. And it's easy to shake up the ingredients if you want to do a flavor other than strawberry. Blueberries are great. Peaches are delish. Cherries are amazing during their short season. Any fruit mixed with cheesecake flavored ice cream is a match made in heaven if you ask me!

If you don't have an ice cream maker and are in the market for one - here are a few of my favs.

  • This is the king of ice cream makers and really only needed if you're making ice cream regularly! Also available here on Amazon
  • This one we've had for years (got it as one of our wedding gifts) and it's amazing! You just need to keep the insert in the freezer so make sure you have room. Also available here on Amazon.

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 1 vote
Some of my favorite summer flavors rolled up into an ice cream! This Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is the perfect quick and easy summertime treat.
Prep Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Resting Time 6 hours
Total Time 14 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


For the strawberries:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons water

For the cheesecake ice cream base:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 1 lemon, zesteed
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • Waffle Cones for serving


For the strawberries:

  • In a saucepan heat all ingredients over low heat. Stir frequently until it boils, about 5 minutes. Reduce for another 2 minutes to let everything meld together and then remove from the heat. Transfer to a shallow container, mash berries with a fork or spoon and refrigerate.

For the cheesecake ice cream base:

  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese, heavy cream, sour cream and sugar just until smooth. Add zest, vanilla and salt. Combine, transfer to a container with a lid, or bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until very cold, 6 to 8 hours or overnight.
  • Place the mixture in your ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer´s directions.
  • Transfer to a freezer-proof container, add strawberry mixture, swirl a few times, cover and freeze until solid.


Keep in mind that homemade ice cream freezes quite solid, so you'll want to take it out to soften a bit before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1002IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking


  1. 5 stars
    Oh yes!! Love adding all the summer berries for a little variety. Such a great idea to save the goodness for later in the year.

  2. Okay, first of all, LOVE that party nail! And of course ice cream, love, love, love this ice cream!

  3. Yeah! I was wondering when you will be sharing some ice cream recipes. Although it's worth the wait. This strawberry cheesecake ice cream is just so delicious!

  4. Not a fan of cheesecake, but I love cheesecake ice cream #firstworldproblem indeed....
    Therefore this ice cream looks perfect, and not to brag, but we are just coming into our spring weather here so I have a good six months to enjoy this 🙂 Thanks Gaby!

  5. Mmmmmm! I cannot wait to try this!! We love strawberry cheesecake ice cream!! The Peach Streusel from last summer was a winner too!

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