Thursday, November 8, 2012

FROM THE ARCHIVES (perfect for the heat) – Berry Cheesecake Ice-Cream

Yes, it's every bit as good as it sounds.

Sometime last week Zeph awoke with a burning desire to make icecream. I always relish the occasions that he directs some fun activity for us to do together.

Before hitting the supermarket we googled recipes until we found something delicious. Berry Cheesecake it was.

With both of the kids on the bench we mixed and stirred before licking beaters.

If you don;t have a stand mixer and ice cream maker, I've included the link to another great recipe at the bottom. If you don't have plans for tomorrow, I suggest you lock this one in.


  • 2  cups of fresh or frozen berries (I used frozen)
  • ¼ to ½ cup sugar 
  • 1 block of cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  1. Mix berries with sugar and refrigerate until ready to use. 
  2. In a stand mixer, beat the yogurt cheese and sugar on medium speed until smooth (about 2 minutes).
  3. Add the milk and cream cheese, and beat on medium speed until you get a thick, smooth consistency (about 4 minutes). Add the lemon juice and salt, mixing just enough to incorporate. Refrigerate the mixture for about 3 hours or overnight.
  4. When you’re ready to make the ice-cream, churn the chilled mixture according to your ice-cream maker’s instructions.
  5. Add the berries to your mix or swirl them through manually if you'd rather it be pretty.
  6. Freeze for at least 2 hours before serving, with the remaining ½ cup of purée drizzled over each bowl.
  7. Devour.

If you don't have an ice cream maker, don't despair- use this recipe instead.

Other recipes from The Beetle Kitchen


  1. No Flippin Way!!
    Can you hear me Santa? I need that Icecream Attachment!
    Loving the kids on the bench.x

  2. Cream..yes, berries...yes, cream cheese....yes! Berry Cheesecake Icecream you and I have a date tomorrow!!! Thanks so much for sharing. And can you get an icecream attachment for your kitchen aid? Oh my giddy aunt.....weeeeeeeeee!
    Steph :) x

  3. The ice-cream machine is the most used appliance in our house - and one of the best wedding gifts we recieved! I will definately be trying this recipe this weekend.

  4. You have a Kitchen Aid in the colour i want. I have serious kitchen appliance envy.

  5. I am jealous of ur mint kitchen aid and ur delicious ice cream! I'm gonna have to make it when I get back from Adelaide! Xx

  6. That looks soooo good! I'll pin this so I can try it later!

  7. Oh my gosh, I didn't know there was a ice cream attachment! Hello this years Christmas present!

  8. Yum that sounds so good, I will have to give it a go.

  9. Oh that sounds delicious! I really do need to get the icecream maker attachment for my kitchen aid! xo

  10. Great job on the site, it looks outstanding. I am going to save it and will make sure to check often.

  11. Ooooh.... we might have to start making ice cream this summer!!! Looks amazing, Em. Thanks for all your cool ideas.
    Ronnie xo

  12. Hi, I see in your instructions you mention yoghurt, but I can't see it in the recipe listing?
    Can you explain the first couple of steps please?

  13. Hey Em. I am new to your gorgeous blog so I was taking a little gander at your recipes. And then your kitchenaid caught my eye. Is that the one in Mint? I am sure you have been asked this before, but where did you get mint? I can't seem to get my hands on mint, maybe I missed the boat on this one. I'll be very grateful if you could drop me a line. ta, Fi xx

  14. The little girl was so cute especially when she eats the ice cream on the mixer. Thanks for sharing this post and the ingredient of the berry cheesecake ice cream.


Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em