Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Ice Cream

This post is all about cravings. As it encompasses two of my favorite desserts, cheesecake and ice cream. It was way too hot to turn on the oven today but none the less I was craving cheesecake. So I decided that I should probably go through my cookbooks and see what I could make. I have owned Perfect Scoop for probably a year now and haven't made a damn thing out of it. So it was about time. So when I saw Cheesecake Ice Cream I knew I had hit the jackpot. There were multiple pluses to this recipe, you did not have to cook the base, and it was all made in the blender so basically no work for me. The base tastes as good as the ice cream, so don't eat too much of it otherwise there won't be much ice cream. Both P and I loved this ice cream, it really does taste like cheesecake.

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Ice Cream

8 oz of cream cheese, cut into small pieces
1 cup of sour cream
1/2 cup of half and half
2/3 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla bean paste
Pinch of salt

In a blender or food processor add the sour cream, cream cheese, half and half, sugar, vanilla bean paste and salt. Blend until smooth and then chill in the refrigerator. Then freeze it your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.

Adapted from Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz.


  1. I actually can't think of a better blend - what a great and unique
    combo. This is a must try in the ice cream maker.


  2. occasionally i wish i had an ice cream maker. this is one of those times--incredible. :)

  3. I dont know what could make this more lucious, wait I do know....egg yolks....this sounds so good I am making it this week.

  4. My goodness~ That looks OUTSTANDING!
    Oh and my Chocolate banana wontons were almost too good to be semi good for you!!!

  5. What a delicious idea! You just incorporated two of my favourite items into one dessert!

  6. I haven't seen vanilla bean paste before, I'll have to look for it!

  7. Yummy! this looks like a great tasting, refreshing treat.

  8. Cathy - It was fantastic, It honestly tasted just like cheesecake.
    Grace - You have to get one. I didn't think I would use it and now that I have started I just can't stop.
    DoggyBloggy - Let me know how the egg yolk addition goes.
    Leslie - It was, There isn't much left I must admit good thing it only makes a few bowls full of ice cream. A few Big bowls full. :) I might have to try those wontons so my ice cream gluttony can subside.
    CakeBrain- My thoughts exactly and you don't have to turn on the oven.
    HoneyB - its fantastic stuff. The flavor of a vanilla bean in the form of a very thick syrup almost like molasses in consistency.
    Kristen - It was and almost too much so I really should have given some away. I think my pants will be tighter next week. :)

  9. That ice cream sounds really good!

  10. This looks absolutely exquisite, I really have to get an ice cream maker soon, there really is nothing like home made ice cream.. this will definitely be a recipe that I will try asap.
    Thanks :)

  11. HI! I'd really, really, really like preparing this ice cream! though I do not manage to find sour cream here in Italy. What could I use instead of sour cream? fat plain yogurt maybe?


  12. I love your blog. So much useful information. Thank you very very much.


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