Strawberry Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Strawberry-Cream Cheese Ice Cream

4 slightly beaten eggs

2 cups sugar

2 cups half-and-half or light cream

2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons vanilla

4 cups whipping cream

1 10- to 12-ounce jar strawberry ice cream topping (about 1 cup)

Combine eggs, sugar, and half-and-half or light cream in a heavy medium saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat about 12 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Cover and chill mixture for 1 hour.

Beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in the cooled egg mixture. Stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Stir in whipping cream.

Freeze in a 4- or 5-quart ice cream freezer according to the manufacturer’s directions. When mixture is frozen, remove the dasher and stir in the strawberry ice cream topping with a long handled spoon until marbled but not thoroughly mixed.

Makes about 3 quarts.

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