[Healthy] Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

This might be one of my favorite new creations. I wish I’d thought of this at the beginning of summer. (Maybe then I wouldn’t have been called out by Foursquare for going to Sweet Frog 3 times in one week.) Oops.

I had some cream cheese left in my fridge from making these truffles, and I needed something to do with it. I could have made more Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries, but I was in the mood for a frozen treat.

So a little experimentation, a few failed attempts, and I finally created my new favorite frozen treat.

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Serves 2

  •    1 cup frozen strawberries
  •    3/4 cup almond or soymilk (or regular milk)
  •    1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  •    1 tbsp cream cheese
  •    6-8 drops vanilla stevia (or sweetener of choice)
  •    Optional: pinch of xanthan gum for thickening

Ready for this? The instructions are laughable. Throw everything into a blender, and pulse until combined. Then you can either eat it right away, or for a more “ice cream” like treat, put it in the freezer for a few hours until it firms up a little more.

 

Can we talk about how a serving of this stuff only has 80 calories? I mean, you could eat the whole recipe in one sitting, and still be eating less calories and fat than just a mere 1/2 cup of “premium” ice cream. And who eats just half a cup? I really don’t know who those servings are for. For the full nutritional info per serving, click here.

strawberries fruit

I think next time… I might try it with blueberries…

What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Comments

  1. Yum this recipe looks yum! I’ve made something similar with chocolate protein powder in the past and it was a hit! Favorite ice cream flavor is undoubtedly choc chip cookie dough…preferably Ben & Jerry’s!

  2. Whaaaa? This is phenominal! Even I could make this and I just happen to have a bag of frozen berries in my freezer…

  3. This looks delicious, Liz! I’ve been making banana “ice cream” for a while now but haven’t tried experimenting with other fruit. Will try this soon! And I love coffee oreo ice cream with lots of oreos. 🙂

  4. this freakin’ rocks!!! how simple?! I love the idea of doing blueberries, too. My favorite flavor lately has been graham cracker from 16 handles.. so good!

  5. This does sounds delicious! I also love any recipe that involves a blender as the main “work” part of the recipe! Hehe!

  6. Wow and YUM! Can’t wait to try this at home =)

  7. Oh girl. This looks amazing!

  8. omggggggg i love strawberry ice cream!!

  9. Sounds great! I sooooo want that right now. My fav ice cream is cookie dough, but I don’t expect to see a super-healthy version of that any time soon.

  10. katiedaisy921 says:

    That looks delish!! I completely agree with you on the serving sizes. A half cup is like maybe four bites. I love ice cream so much that we bought one of those Cuisinart makers. My favorite flavor is either red velvet cake or cake batter. Still trying to figure out how to replicate those in my kitchen, the healthy way.

  11. This sounds divine and perfect for a hot summers day!

  12. This looks divine and perfect for a summers day!

  13. My favorite flavor of ice cream is pumpkin. And chocolate. Can’t go wrong with chocolate. 😉 Your strawberry cheesecake ice cream sounds delicious though! I wish I could have greek yogurt and cream cheese. Oh well.

  14. If someone told me there was a healthy way to have cheesecake ice cream, I would tell them they are crazy! And now I stand corrected! This looks delicious 🙂

  15. This looks delicious, I love cheesecake so this has gotta be good! My favorite flavour of icecream is mint 🙂

  16. As soon as I read the post title, I knew this would be up my street! It looks fab; what could be better than cheesecake ice cream??

  17. Ummmmmmmm LIZ?!?! this sounds AWESOME!!! top it with some graham cracker crumbs too — ahhh what a delectable low cal frozen treat. love love love it.

  18. Oh that looks and sounds so good right now! To bad I have no yogurt or cream cheese 🙁

    I love coconut fudge so I am thinking replace with coconut milk and add some melted chocolate!!!

  19. I have to make this soon..it looks so good! And I’m a sucker for ice cream so it’ll be nice to have a healthier option. 🙂

  20. Wow, Liz! This is GREAT! I can’t wait to try! So simple and healthy! I just ate a bowl of peach cobbler ice cream…I could’ve had this!

  21. I am so in love with Sweet Frog, but this sounds like an easy and healthy alternative! Can’t wait to try it out!

  22. O’m’gah, I’m so making this. Though I may have to add some graham cracker crumbs to really amp up the cheesecake factor. Mmmm, ice cream.

  23. Sounds like someone else is talking about ice cream too!! 😉 This sounds so good and so easy, Liz. I’ll have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  24. This reminds me of my instant sorbet I make using frozen fruit and a blender…I have made a mango version with tofu that is DELICIOUS. Fun and creative as always m’dear. 🙂

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