Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream


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There’s still time to plan an epic Labor Day bash for this weekend and this Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream can be the icing on the cake!

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice  Cream

Can you believe we went an entire summer here on What’s Gaby Cooking without a new ice cream recipe? Unacceptable. I’m turning this around asap before summer escapes completely and this Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe is just what we need!! Between this and my Peach Streusel Ice Cream from last year, you’ll never need another ice cream recipe ever again! I can’t even tell you how much I love cheesecake but I absolutely HATE baking it. So I’ve solved this major #firstworldproblem and we can all sleep easy knowing that it’s possible to enjoy cheesecake in the summer. Because Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream solves that, obviously!

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Cones

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream



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 softened
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Waffle Cones for serving


For the strawberries:

  • In a saucepan heat all ingredients over low heat. Stir frequently until it boils. Reduce for a minute or two and 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.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Monika

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

  2. Joan

    If my local dairy sold strawberry cheesecake ice cream, I would never leave, and they would be millionaires.

  3. Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life

    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!

  4. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    EPIC!! And totally do-able. Thank goodness we still have plenty of strawberries.

  5. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    That is totally the best way to celebrate the end of summer!!

  6. Jeff @

    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!

  7. Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño

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

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