Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Cake...Now thats a mouthful. No seriously you'll fill your mouth with this deliciousness and think all your dreams have come true. I made this goodie for my husbands birthday knowing he LOVES ice cream and he LOVES cheesecake, put them together and I thought I had a for sure winner, and I did. He L O V E D it!
I know I always seem to say my recipes are easy, but I swear that this one is really easy.
You'll need Strawberry Ice Cream, a store bought Cheesecake, graham crackers, sugar, butter, strawberries, one other type of berry, and a lemon.
Start by putting the graham crackers in a food processors and pulse till a fine sand. Then mix together with the sugar and melted butter till crumbly.
Now pour into a spring pan and pat down crumbs on the bottom of the pan and halfway up the sides of the pan walls building your crust.
Make sure your ice cream has been sitting out for a good half an hour so that it's softened enough to mix and turn into a soupy mess. Reminded me of when I was a kid and I'd wait to eat my ice cream till it was nice and soupy, I'd mix it up and drink it by spoon.
If the Cheesecake you bought was a frozen one like the one I purchased, make sure it's also been sitting out for a while as well so that you can easily crumble it up with your hands. I tried my darndest (I know not a word) to only get the cheesecake part, not the crust of the cheesecake. Mix the cheesecake into the ice cream.
Then gently pour into the spring pan over the graham cracker crust and carefully spread the ice cream out evenly. Then just stick in the freezer to firm up for a few hours.
While cleaning up the mess I made on the counter I made this little hill of graham cracker sand and then started photographing it cause I'm a strange one. I think I've mentioned that before. Thought I'd share this below shot with you. If I were an ant this could be a really exhausting mountain to climb.
While the cake is freezen up, cut up the strawberries and toss them in a saucepan with the other berries your using, some more sugar, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Heat till juices run and the fruit is soft and mushy, about 5 minutes. Pour in a bowl and refrigerate till cake is ready to serve.
Once the cake is frozen solid and your ready to serve take out of the freezer.
Pour the fruit compote you made earlier over top the cake. Defrost for a few minutes and cut with a knife you've run under hot water to slice easier.
Cut yourself a giant slice, curl up on the couch, pop in a nice chick flick like "The Notebook" my personal favorite and start devouring. It will make all your troubles disappear.
Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Cake
1 Gallon Strawberry Ice Cream
Store bought Cheesecake
1 1/2 cups Graham Crackers crumbles
6 tbsp. butter melted
1/4 cup sugar, plus 2 tbsp. for later
1 pint strawberries
Juice of half a lemon
1 pint berries
1. Take out ice cream and leave out to defrost. Make graham cracker crumbles by pulsing your graham crackers in a food processor till a fine sand. Mix with sugar and butter till crumbly.
2. Press crumbles into bottom of spring pan and half way up the wall sides. Once ice cream is softened stir in a bowl till creamy. Then take your softened store bought cheesecake and crumble using your hands and trying to avoid the using the crust. Mix into the soupy ice cream.
3. Pour ice cream into spring pan over top graham cracker crust. Gently spread evenly with a spoon. Return to freezer to set.
4. Meanwhile, cut up strawberries and in a saucepan combine with sugar, lemon juice and berries. Heat for 3 -5 minutes till juices run from fruit and strawberries and berries are soft and mushy. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate till cake is ready to be served.
5. Once cake is ready to be served, defrost for a few minutes. Remove sides of spring pan and pour fruit compote over top. Cut with a knife thats been run under hot water for easy slicing. Enjoy!