Friday, August 9, 2013

Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Custard

Well, it seems Summer is coming to a close. The nights here have cooled down tremendously (in the 40's and 50's) and school is only a week away from starting!
I'm honestly really looking foward to Fall and the upcoming Holiday season but I know once they hit the rest of the year flies by.
So, I'm starting a half-new years resolution and devoting more time to my little blog. There has been so many blessings and changes in this new year it's hard to find time to devote to every one of them.
So here is to stop saying the words "hurry up" and loving and living each day to the fullest.
Now, how about some Strawberry Cheesecake frozen custard? Creamy, rich, and oh so delicious.
For the Base:
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk
3 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
4 ounces of softened cream cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup strawberry preserves
1/4 cup finely chopped strawberries
3-4 graham crackers, crushed
1-2 drops of red food coloring
In a medium saucepan, bring the milk and heavy cream to a simmer (but not boiling) over medium heat. Remove from burner.
In a large heat proof bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, and  cream cheese until fluffy and light in color.
Once the egg yolk mixture is combined, gradually pour in a little bit of the warm milk, whisking constantly to temper the egg. Return the mixture to the sauce pan with the rest of the warmed cream and heat over low until thickened. The mixture is ready when it coats the back of a spoon. Pour mixture into your heatproof bowl and stir in the vanilla and strawberry preserves. This is when you may add the red food coloring.
Cover the custard with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge overnight.
Transfer the chilled custard to your ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers instructions. During the last 5 minutes of mixing, add in the crushed graham crackers and diced strawberries.
Transfer the custard to a freezer safe container and freezer for a few hours or up to overnight.
Serve and enjoy!
This custard is so creamy and very, very rich.
"You're pretty rich.."
Enjoy! :)

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