Clarissa Dickinson

Strawberry Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream

Clarissa Dickinson
Strawberry Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream

A deliciously fruity summer treat that doesn't require a professional ice cream maker!

Prep time: 2 hours and 25 minutes | Freeze time: overnight | Total time: 4 hours and 25 minutes


  • Cheesecake crust
  • 15 graham crackers, crushed
  • 8 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Cheesecake
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Ice cream
  • 12 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Strawberry sauce
  • 1 cup strawberries chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Step 1: Blend together graham crackers, melted butter and sugar. Pour into a 6" circle pan (or something similar) and press against the bottom making it a crust.

Step 2: In a food processor, blend together all cheesecake ingredients until smooth. Pour over the graham cracker crust, cover with saran wrap and freeze for 2 hours until solid.

Step 3:  While cheesecake is freezing, in a pot over medium heat, bring the strawberries, sugar and water to a boil until reduced to a sauce. Set aside to cool.

Step 4: Once cheesecake is frozen, remove from pan and chop into small cubes. Place back in the freezer.

Step 5: In a food processor, blend together all ice cream ingredients until fluffy (2-3 minutes). Spread 1/3 of the ice cream over the bottom of a bread pan (or pan of a similar size).

Step 6: Take cheesecake bites out of the freezer and sprinkle 1/2 of them over the ice cream. Spread 1/3 of the strawberry sauce over the cheesecake bites and repeat once more.

Step 7: Top with the remaining ice cream, then swirl remaining strawberry sauce over the top and sprinkle some graham cracker crumbs. Cover with saran wrap and place in freeze overnight.

Given that it's no-churn, you may need to let it sit out for a few minutes before scooping and in truth it isn't as creamy as your normal ice cream, but it's just as delicious!