Inspired by our recent July 4th outing to Savory & Sweet in Truro (for a little of the best pizza and ice cream on Cape Cod and some P-town fireworks), we had to try our hand at making the incredible Key Lime Cheesecake Ice Cream we indulged in on the Sweet side. After some experimentation, we have come up with a recipe that satisfies my Key Lime lust.
Gather your gear! We're celebrating National Ice Cream Month with all the tools you need to indulge your cold, creamy passion.
What you'll need to make this homemade ice cream treat:
- Ice cream maker (we love our Cuisinart ICE-20)
- Key Lime Juice (we recommend Nellie & Joe's)
- The best ice cream scoop by Zyliss
- Cream Cheese, half & half, heavy cream
- Shortbread Cookies (optional) - our shortcut from making graham pie crust as used by Savory & Sweet
- Pizzelle Maker for cones
|Key Lime Cheesecake Ice Cream in Pizzelle Cones|
Key Lime Cheesecake Ice Cream
16 oz cream cheese
1 cup heavy or whipping cream
1/2 cup half & half
1 1/8 cup sugar
6oz Key Lime Juice
Zest of 3 Key Limes
12 shortbread cookies, crushed into pieces
In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, cream, sugar, and Key Lime juice with an electric mixer until creamy. Turn on electric ice cream maker and pour mixture into bowl. Gradually add lime zest. Gradually add chunks of shortbread cookies. (Savory & Sweet used a graham cracker crumble as their mix in.) It should take about 20 minutes to set up. Scoop into ice cream dishes or pizzelle cones. Transfer any extra to a freezer safe container. Enjoy!