Cream Cheese Ice Cream


– 1 cup cream cheese, softened – 1 cup milk – 1 cup heavy cream – 3/4 cup sugar – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Step 1

Blend the cream cheese until smooth: Use a mixer or food processor to blend the softened cream cheese until it's smooth and free of lumps. This should take about 2-3 minutes on medium speed.

Step 2

Heat the milk and sugar until the sugar dissolves: In a medium saucepan, combine the milk and sugar. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Do not let the mixture boil.

Step 3

Stir in the cream and vanilla extract: Remove the saucepan from the heat. Slowly add the heavy cream and vanilla extract to the milk mixture, stirring continuously to ensure everything is well mixed.

Step 4

Mix the cream cheese into the milk mixture: Gradually add the smooth cream cheese to the milk mixture. Use a whisk or blender to mix until the cream cheese is fully incorporated and the mixture is smooth.

Step 5

Chill the mixture in the refrigerator: Pour the mixture into a large bowl, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until it is thoroughly chilled. This helps the flavors to meld together.

Step 6

Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker: After chilling, pour the mixture into your ice cream maker. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for churning, which typically takes about 20-25 minutes.

Step 7

Freeze until firm, then enjoy: Once churned, transfer the ice cream to a lidded container and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until firm. Scoop and serve your delicious cream cheese ice cream!