Monday, August 30, 2010

Cheesecake ice cream with blackberry lemon swirl

Cheesecake ice cream with blackberry lemon swirl / Sorvete de cheesecake com mesclado de amora e limão siciliano

After very cold weeks we’ve been having 30°C (86°F) days here in Sao Paulo – not very wintery, I admit it, but perfect for ice cream. :)

I bookmarked this delicious recipe last year but never made it during summer – that’s what happens when one has too many recipes on their “to try” list: lots of wonderful ideas to try, but not enough time to do it. :)

I tweaked Natalie’s recipe just a little to use the blackberries and lemons I had around, but she did not mind at all. :)

Cheesecake ice cream with blackberry lemon swirl / Sorvete de cheesecake com mesclado de amora e limão siciliano

Cheesecake ice cream with blackberry lemon swirl

Blackberry lemon swirl:
generous ½ cup blackberries, fresh or frozen – I used frozen, unthawed
½ cup (50g) caster sugar
1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
finely grazed zest of 1 lemon
¼ cup (60ml) water
1 tablespoon corn starch

Cheesecake ice cream:
112g (4oz) cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup (200g) caster sugar
1 large egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup (180ml) whole milk
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 ½ cups (360ml) heavy cream

Start by making the blackberry lemon swirl: combine blackberries, sugar, lemon juice and zest in a small nonreactive saucepan. In a small bowl, whisk together the water and cornstarch and add to the saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it comes to a boil and thickens – while you stir, break the blackberries with a fork so they dissolve into the jam.
Let cool completely.

Now, the cheesecake ice cream: in the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy and smooth. Add the egg and vanilla, mix until creamy and set aside.
Bring the milk to a boil over medium-low heat. Remove from the heat and add ¼ cup of the milk to the cream cheese mixture and mix until combined and smooth. Continue with 2 more quarter cups of milk and then add the entire mixture back to the pan with the rest of the milk.
Stir over medium-low heat until thickened slightly (should take around 3 minutes). Remove from heat, strain mixture and cool for 10 minutes. Combine the zest, heavy cream and cream cheese mixture together then refrigerate for 1 hour. Pour into your ice cream machine and freeze according to manufactures instructions.
When ice cream is thickened and finished freezing, slowly pour in the blackberry lemon syrup and let ‘swirl’ a few times in the machine before turning off - you can also do this by creating layers of the ice cream to a container and adding the syrup between layers , then swirl with a knife a few times.

Serves 6-8


Jess @ Sugar High said...

Cheesecake ice cream is so yummy. Adding the blackberries and lemon is ingenious! Great recipe :)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious ice cream

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina said...

Oh my gosh, I just love it, love it, love it! Now gotta make this! Following your posts now and hope someday you stop by. linked you up in my sidebar too so I remember to visit your blog often!!!! grazie e' ciao, roz

The Urban Baker said...

I love blackberries and I adore ice cream. Once again, another perfectly and beautifully executed post. This looks delicious! x

Shaheen {The Purple Foodie} said...

oh my oh my!! this looks sooooo good. and I'm also intrigued by your apple and passionfruit crumble. Must try it soon! I have a friend growing passionfruits, and I'm hoping she shares some with me, because passionfruits are almost non-existent here.

Andrea said...

Hi Patricia, I haven't been here in ages and I see you have been baking some wonderful things.
I'm totally in Ice cream phase right now and this recipe sounds just perfect.
Your photos are stunning as always.

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, wat a gorgeous looking dessert..

Abby said...

It's so pretty! And I love that photo of the frozen berries.

Victoria said...

I love cheesecake ice cream! I made a recipe of cheesecake ice cream there a few weeks, but this kind of ice cream with blackberry it's really terrific!!! I would give anything to have this ice cream now .. the weather is so hot here since a few days...

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Oh Patricia, how did you know the way directly to my heart? I've been going gaga over cheesecake ice cream since college. My best girlfriends and I would finish a pint in 10 minutes flat hehe.

Brilynn said...

Cheesecake ice cream is one of my favourites! Yours looks beautiful!

Michelle said...

oh! iv never tried a full cheesecake ice cream! it'll be interesting to try this one out! love the berries swirls in it ;)

Katie said...

wow that looks insainly good ice cream. Love the ripple effect

Anonymous said...

This is perfect for the weather here in Israel - 30 degrees celsius everyday. Can't wait to try it.

Bakericious said...

the ice cream is great treat during hot weather!

Shabs.. said...

beaautifully whipped icecream!....i too have some blackberries siting in the freezer...all set up for winter..

Elle said...

Ahhh, gorgeous! I can almost taste it--and I just know it's amazing.

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Oh yumm. This is such a great idea. Who doesnt like cheesecake, and in an ice cream,,,, even better. I am so making this soon. Before winter truely hits the UK!

Zoe said...

Hi Patricia, Thanks for sharing such a great recipe. I'm looking for ice cream recipe with less yolk and this will be great to use.

Pretty. Good. Food. said...

Oh my gosh, this look delicious! And so beautiful! Your photographs are gorgeous.
I've recently launched my own blog, I'd love for you to check it out and let me know what you think :)
Thanks, and Happy Cooking!!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Jess, thank you!

Torview, thank you!

Bella, thank you for stopping by! I will!

Susan, I bet your family will like this, sweetie!

Shaheen, thank you! I hope you try that crumble, it is really good!

Hello, Andrea! I'm glad to see you around here again! :D
Thank you!

Priya, thanks!

Abby, thank you! :)

Victoria, this one is good even without the swirl! :)
Hope you give it a try before summer ends!
Thank you!

Xiaolu, you are far too sweet! I wish I could have you over so we could share this ice cream, darling!

Bri, thank you, sweetie!

Chelle, thank you for stopping by!

Katie, thank you!

The Unappreciated Baker, I do hope you try it!

Jess, I agree! :)

Shabs, thank you! Hope you give this a go.

Elle, thank you!

Joudies, tks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy it with still in the summer! :)

Zoe, thank you for stopping by! I hope your family like this ice cream!

Meredith, thank you for visiting! I'll check your blog, too!

Unknown said...

Ooh, this looks really good, and blackberries are in season where I live! ^_^

kimberleyblue said...

Ooooh, it's blueberry season here, and there's nothing better than ice cream and cheesecake. I know what I'm going to spend the evening doing!

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