Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cream Cheese Ice Cream

3 food posts in a row, sorry if I'm overdoing it but this is what I've been up to lately.

I read a blog called The Gourmet Project where Teena is cooking her way through The Gourmet Cookbook.  I love the blog and since she's getting close to the end of the book most of the food is strange.  It's fun to see what she cooks but my favourite part is when she finishes a chapter she'll list her favourite recipes. 

Recently she finished the Frozen Desserts and Sweet Sauces and she listed Cream Cheese Ice Cream as a favourite,  I thought it sounded like a brilliant idea.  She didn't give a recipe so I Googled and used this one.

Cream Cheese Ice Cream

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup heavy cream

Blend cream cheese, milk, lemon juice, sugar, and salt in a blender until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, then stir in cream. Freeze cream cheese mixture in ice cream maker. Transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden, at least 2 hours. Let ice cream soften 5 minutes before serving.

It turned out delicious and I'm sorry I haven't tasted it earlier.

We ate it with angel food cake and a little chocolate sauce though I felt like the ice cream out shined everything else.  It's lovely and tangy and not overly sweet, try it and I bet you'll like it too.


Tanya said...

Mmmm, sounds good. I tried cream cheese ice cream on a trip to the USA one time and it was so yummy! Must be if I'm mentioning it 5 years later!