Monday, March 14, 2011

Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie

I'm baaaaack! I'm finally in the kitchen and it feels good to cook again.  Yesterday was family day and we spent the day outside playing with our girls.  My little Jordyn was jumping on the trampoline with her big sisters.  They had a blast and nobody got hurt! 

My hubby and I researched planting apple trees in our backyard.  Our local nursery didn't have Granny Smith apple trees in stock yet, so we will hopefully get them planted next weekend.  I can't wait until we get to pick apples out of our own backyard since I absolutely love making apple desserts

My hubby smoked a brisket and ribs, and the whole neighborhood was filled with the smell of BBQ.  I made a pasta salad and baked beans to go with the meat.  I made this dessert early in the afternoon and let it set up in the freezer to have after dinner. 

This dessert is simply amazing! It's so easy to make and requires just a few ingredients.  You do have to plan ahead as it takes time to set up.  This dessert consists of store bought strawberry ice cream, frozen store bought cheesecake, and a simple homemade sweet graham cracker crust.  Top it with a fresh strawberry sauce and it's done.

Strawberry Cheesecake:

1/2 gallon Blue Bell strawberry ice cream
1 1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
6 T unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 Sara Lee frozen cheesecake, partially thawed

Strawberry Sauce:

1 lb fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into pieces
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 T sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Set the ice cream and cheesecake out at room temperature for 30 minutes to soften.  Meanwhile, use a fork to mix together the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 1/4 cup sugar in a bowl.  Press this mixture into a 9-inch springform pan along the bottom and halfway up the sides.  Use a glass or metal measuring cup to press and pack the mixture tight.

When the ice cream has softened, place in a large stand mixer with a paddle attachment.  Mix until soft and creamy, but not melted.

Remove the thawed cheesecake to a cutting board.  Cut into 1/2 inch cubes and add to softened ice cream.  Use a large spatula or spoon to gently fold cheesecake into the ice cream.  Pour mixture into graham cracker crust.  Cover with plastic wrap and place in freezer to set up.

Make the strawberry sauce by adding all ingredients to a small sauce pan.  Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.  Pour into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

To serve, remove the sides of the springform pan and put the frozen cheesecake on a plate.  Cut into slices and top with strawberry sauce.  Enjoy!

Adapted from Tyler Florence
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  1. OMG, does this sound fantastic! I've never heard of this dessert before, I love the frozen cheesecake part. I still have to make your Little Debbie Oatmeal cookies too.

  2. This dessert looks awesome! Our Florida strawberries are in their peak right now! Yum! It sounds like you had a wonderful day with family and some good food!

  3. This looks amazing, and SO refreshing. Would be perfect since it's already getting hotter than heck here in Phoenix.

  4. SLURP!! That looks amazing!!! A must try for me (on my cheat days ;)

  5. Rhondi- This looks so tasty since it has 2 of my favorite things- strawberries and cheesecake. This seems like a must try recipe for summer.

  6. cheese cake looks wonderful and colourful with strawberries

  7. This looks perfect for warmer weather ... pretty and delicious!!!

  8. Sounds like it's gonna be great to have your own apple trees. All that fresh fruit would be a real treat. I just love frozen desserts and this one looks awesome.

  9. Sounds like you had a lovely meal! This would be a great way to finish it all off. I love the colour! Very unique.

  10. Brilliant! You can't go wrong with ice cream and cheesecake.

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday!

  11. sounds like summer over at your place! this dessert looks really yummy! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

  12. Wow! I was popping in to read your recipe, thinking it would be complex with numerous steps. How delightful to see it is just a simple, yet impressive recipe...thank you!!!

  13. Oh wow, this is a gorgeous cheesecake! And more wonderful that it's a frozen one. Perfect to welcome Spring's arrival! ;)


  14. Oh my gosh! Strawberry cheesecake is the best cake in my book, next to black forest, and other variants of cheesecake. My mother always bakes me this on occasion and whenever I'm done with my visit to the Lakeland, Florida dentist as a reward for me. As years goes by, my love for that cake never falters, especially when my mother taught me how to do it, which became my pastime and a way to reward myself when I'm done with my checkup at the dentists in Lakeland, FL.


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