30 June 2007

Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream



My Ice Cream Maker had a day trip out of the freezer and into my kitchen! It blinked a little at first, blinded by daylight. But then it got down to business!

I decided to go for something easy as I hadn't made any ice cream or sorbet for quite some time, so I settled on a Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream made with ready-made fresh custard and blackberry jam. I found this recipe in a Good Food Magazine supplement called 'Great Food for Kids' and it was simple!

Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

500g pot good-quality vanilla custard
200g cream cheese (i used Philadelphia cream cheese)
3 tbsp blackberry jam
2 tbsp water
6 crumbled Hobnobs (oaty biscuits/cookies (maybe 1/2 the amount if you are using cookies)


Mix the cream cheese into the custard, then churn in an ice cream maker until scoopable. Meanwhile, dilute 3 tbsp blackberry jam with 2 tbsp water. Layer the ice-cream with the jam and the biscuits. Transfer to a freezer-proof dish and freeze until needed.

If you are churning by hand, mix in a bowl and freeze for about 90 minutes until it starts to freeze around the edges. Stir well, then repeat the process twice more until the mix is smooth and frozen. Top with the other ingredients.


This ice cream was very indulgent, but I had a heck of a time getting out of the tub! I waited ages for it to defrost enough to scoop and then dipped my scoop into boiling water, to no avail. I ended up slicing it with a chef's knife! Next time, I will scoop it straight out of the ice cream maker into our bowls, while it is still all velvety and easy to handle!

16 comments:

  1. Hi ya!

    Um... ice cream... :P

    i love it!

    xxx

    Ben

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  2. love this idea - I love cheesecake and there is a shop in Melbourne that does lemon cheesecake icecream and I always find it weird how like cheesecake it tastes - blackberry cheesecakes sounds even better! Almost makes me want to get an icecream machine (if only there was room in my freezer!)

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  3. Hi Ben, thanks for visiting! Is there an english version of your blog?

    Hi Johanna, Now, Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream sounds truly magnificent!

    I usually have enough room in my freezer for the ice cream maker tub, it is quite a small one and anyway I don't have much in there. Usually just some soup, chilli and bolognaise! Sometimes there are bags of Veggie Mince and Spicy Bean Burgers, but that's about it!

    Oh! I will have to try making Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream! I also got a recipe for pear sorbet, my mouth is watering!

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  4. Cheesecake and ice cream, the perfect match!

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  5. Deliberately not buying an ice-cream maker as I would undoubtably live on the stuff and be too big for all of my clothes. This recipe, however, has seriously weakened my resolve...

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  6. Blackberries! My favourite fruit. Memories of getting them with my grandmother on our berry-picking days. Wish I could get them in Japan.

    What kind of ice-cream maker do you have? Do you have a picture, perhaps?
    :)

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  7. Hi Brilynn, It is a great combination!

    Hi there Beccy, You should get an ice cream maker! And you too Wendy!

    Just get a little one, so you don't make too much! It makes good sorbet(fat free) and you can make frozen yogurt too. I love strawberry frozen yogurt!

    Hi VegetableJ, Thanks for visiting!
    Here is the link to the ice cream maker I have! It wasn't expensive at all!

    I remember picking blackberries with my friend Gillian and her gran, who had blackberry bushes in her back garden. Oh, happy days!

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  8. Any idea about an American version of vanilla custard? I've no idea what it is.
    This sounds great, my ice cream maker hasn't come out of hibernation for the season yet!

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  9. Hi Lisa, Here is a similar version to the custard I used to make the ice cream. I cheated this time and bought a luxury freshly made custard, for speed! But, it always tastes better if you make your own!

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  10. Hey Holler,

    This recipe looks "droolworthy""!!! Here in Canada we even have Hob Nobs!!!Now that the warm weather is upon us, my ice cream maker might also see the light of day!!

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  11. Hobnobs are rather indulgent, aren't they?

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  12. Hey, it is time to get out that wonderful invention, the ice cream machine! We also use ours to make frozen cocktails!

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  13. Hi Winedeb, Frozen cocktail! What a fabulous idea! I am zooming straight over to your blog to ask for suggestions!

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  14. Drool... what a lovely combo... love blackberry - love cheesecake - in ice cream... drool...

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  15. This sounds like the ideal ice cream flavor! Mmmmm!

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