No Churn Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is the perfect easy sweet treat for summer. Best of all, this recipe requires no ice cream maker! Made with fresh strawberries, cream cheese and crunchy granola streusel clusters.
It’s National Ice Cream Day and nothing screams summer more than a big bowl of ice cream.
We’ve been having fun experimenting with all kinds of ice cream flavors lately. First there was chocolate, mint, cherry and Oreos. And now this No Churn Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is one of our latest obsessions!
It’s so creamy and the sweet swirls of strawberries are amazing with the crunchy granola clusters.
How to Make this No Churn Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Like most no churn ice cream recipes, this one is super simple and starts off with:
- heavy cream
- softened cream cheese
- and some granola clusters.
The great thing about this is that you can totally add in your favorite strawberry preserves or jam.
Or instead of the granola streusel, try adding your favorite sandwich cookie. Golden Oreos or any store-bought granola works just as well!
Plus, since it’s no churn, you won’t even need the stove or an ice cream maker!
Seriously, the hardest part is just waiting for everything to freeze. If you’ve never made no churn ice creams before, you’ve gotta try it!
You’ll love that it comes out rich and creamy smooth every time.
- 1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries washed and hulled*, (reserve 3 and cut into chunks for topping if desired - they will be harder once frozen) (or can also use strawberry preserves or jam)
- 6 ounces cream cheese softened (I used light)
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 1-3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup granola or you can add your favorite vanilla cookie or graham crackers, crumbled
- Place the strawberries in a food processor or blender and process a few times until smooth. (or leave some chunks if you prefer as well). Set aside
Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer with the whip attachment, beat cream cheese at medium speed until creamy and lumps are removed. Slowly add condensed milk and vanilla, and whisk mixture until smooth.
- Add heavy cream and keep whisking until stiff peaks form. (This will take about 3-5 minutes)*
Spoon half of the ice cream mixture into a 9 x 5 loaf pan or 2-quart ice cream container. Pour half of the pureed strawberries on top and gently swirl with a knife to form ribbons. Sprinkle in half of the granola clusters. Pour in remaining half of the ice cream then top with more pureed strawberries. Swirl again with the knife then top with granola and reserved strawberry slices.
- Cover and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- When ready to serve, remove from freezer and allow to stand at room temperature for about 3-5 mins. to soften slightly.
*If you prefer your strawberry swirl to have some chunks, blend for a few seconds less.
**Heavy cream can also be whipped in a separate bowl to stiff peaks, then fold in with the beaten cream cheese mixture. Both ways are fine, my method uses less dishes = less washing 🙂
***You can also substitute granola clusters with your favorite vanilla, graham cracker, cinnamon cookies, OR even baked pie crust or cooked crumble topping.
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