Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Strawberry Cheesecake Chunk Ice Cream

I love making Ice Cream. I swear I like homemade better than store bought. It's so good and creamy and you can add as many chunks of things you want. This Strawberry Cheesecake Ice cream is soooo gooood. It tastes like the Strawberry cheesequake blizzards at DQ.

I did add some strawberry topping to top off this little sundae. My kids loved it. Especially my oldest who loves the blizzard from DQ. Here's the recipe.

Strawberry Cheesecake Chunk Ice Cream

11/4c. Heavy Cream
3/4c. whole milk
1/2 vanilla bean and seeds scraped out

add these all to a pan and Bring this to almost simmer and remove bean.

While that is heating up beat:
4 oz. of cream cheese softened
1/4c.  jello cheesecake pudding mix
3 egg yolks
2/3c. sugar

Temper this with the heated cream and then put back on stove and cook until it coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove and add:
 1t. vanilla
Set aside to cool

1 lb fresh strawberries or a pkg of the sliced sweetened frozen ones
if using fresh add 1/3c to 1/2c. sugar and puree. (You will probably have some leftover for topping)
chill both mixtures in the fridge overnight or for at least 5 hours.
then pour 2/3c. of strawberry puree into the cream mixture and freezed according to manufacture of your ice cream maker.
The last five minutes of churning when it has gotten nice and thick add:
1 to 2 slices of cheesecake cut up into bite size chunks
you can either buy this or make your own but this makes it so yummy and sets it apart from just "plain Cheesecake Ice cream"  Either way it is delicious but I always have to take it up a notch. 
Freeze in a freezer container for 4 to 6 hours to ripen.

Enjoy!!! I did!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

50/50 Orange Sherbet and Orange Oreo Balls

I haven't been on my blog in a long time due to all the vacationing I've been doing. It's been great! Lots of relaxing and playing with my family.  I made these frozen ice cream balls when I saw the orange and cream Oreos at the store. I thought I should try them in some type of dessert and this is what I came up with.

Here's the inside. It was really tasty. Especially if you are a fan of the old fifty fifty bars.
Some are really light orange because I was running out of the orange Creamsicle magic shell and so I dipped then rolled in oreos.

Here's a picture of the inside

Fifty Fifty Ice Cream Orange Oreo balls

2 rows of the orange cream Oreos finely crushed
a half gallon of 50/50 orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream softened ( You won't use all this unless you make a ton.)
Orange Creamsicle Magic Shell

Stir almost half of the crushed Oreos and half of the ice cream in a bowl. 
Quickly form into balls and roll in remaining crushed Oreos. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and put in freezer until firm about 2 hours.
When they are frozen pour magic shell in a bowl and give the balls a quick dip to coat and return to pan. Freeze 2 minutes then you can eat or give another round of dipping depending on how thick you want shell. You can either roll in crushed Oreos after dipping or roll first.