This cheesecake ice cream is hands-down the best homemade ice cream I’ve ever eaten.—Johnnie McLeod, Bastrop, Louisiana,
- 2-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 12 ounces cream cheese, cubed
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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In a large saucepan, heat the cream and milk to 175°; stir in sugar until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into the eggs. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon.
Remove from the heat. Whisk in cream cheese until smooth. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. Transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving.
1/2 cup: 273 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.