Friday, July 29, 2011

Forever Nigella: Cheesecake(?) Ice Cream

Nigella's Cheesecake Ice Cream

OK, so it doesn't really taste like cheesecake.  It's not tangy enough.  However, this is a really tasty vanilla ice cream that doesn't require an ice cream maker.  That's right.  I love not having to use my ice cream maker.  It's a pain to clean and it's turned my ice cream mixture into butter on more than one occasion, so I haven't used it in two years.  I should probably give it to Goodwill or something, but I keep thinking I'm going to need it.

Bottom line--if you are sans ice cream maker, you are not dependent on industrial ice cream.  Try this one; it's a lot cheaper than the quality store-bought stuff, too.

Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe at

Top row: CSA eggs make the custard a lovely yellow color; local cream in a glass bottle makes the world seem better
Bottom row: cream whipped to soft peaks; the final product, served with half a digestive biscuit

Thanks to Arthi at Soul Curry for hosting the seventh Forever Nigella Blogging Event.  The Official Forever Nigella page is at Maison Cupcake.


Gene Tierney
I leave you with the gorgeous Gene Tierney.  I really want this amazing swimsuit; maybe I can wear it while enjoying some not-really-cheesecake ice cream?


  1. That swimsuit is gorgeous! *Laura* was one of my favorite movies back in the day.

  2. Hey Sweetie,

    Hope you are having a nice weekend! :)

    That ice-cream looks so yummy, and is definitely the perfect summer treat.

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  3. I think if I stick around and follow your blog, you'll make an ice cream fan out of me ( :

  4. I love cheesecake ice cream and that swimsuit is fab.

  5. Mmmm, cheesecake ice cream sounds delicious, a blending of my two favorite foods in the world! Or even if it just tastes like vanilla, homemade ice cream cannot be beat!
    And yesss, Gene Tierney is gorgeous and that swimsuit is as well!
    - Emily

  6. I live for ice cream yet I don't own an ice cream maker so this recipe is perfect!!!!!!

    That photograph of Gene is incredible!!!

    I'm not sure what I'm drooling over more, that suit or the ice cream.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Woohoo! Ice cream maker-less ice cream making! Also, as a lover of cheesecake (even though you say this isn't very cheesecake-y), I am so going to have to make this this weekend. I also love the addition of crumbled digestive biscuits. I bet my favorites (dark chocolate McVitie's) would be good in this.

    Love that swimsuit, too.

  8. Love the ice cream, love the swimsuit!

  9. I've not tried this ice cream yet but I've seen the picture of it in her book. I suspect you'd not look like the model in the picture for long if you kept eating it!

    Thanks for taking part in Forever Nigella this month!

  10. I don't have an ice cream maker, so I love any sort of recipe that lets me try to make ice cream without one! I also just got a recipe for frozen yogurt I want to try. I wish this was more cheesecake-y as that would be delicious, but either way it seems like a win-win. Thanks! I also think that Forever Nigella thing is pretty interesting, so I am going to have to check that out.

  11. yummy :)

  12. Cheesecake icecream - yum!!! I will eat cheesecake in any form, as it is one of my favourite things. I covet that gorgeous swimsuit too - they don't make tem like that anymore.

  13. This sounds really yummy and that photo of Gene Tierney is amazing. Love it.
    I'm so with you on not wanting to have to use an ice cream maker for ice cream. I noticed that Saveur magazine has a whole feature about different contraptions for making ice cream (like a ziplock bag of mix inside a bag with ice and salt, or two tin cans).

  14. You might like her recipe better with goat cheese...I wonder if it would provide more tang? I usually swap out goat cheese for any cream cheese in a recipe as I usually find cream cheese too dense, thick and cloying (not to mention it has additives that I'm not too crazy about ingesting). Thanks for a yummy post (and yes, I would love to have that swimsuit almost as much as the figure to go in it!) ;-)

  15. Mmmm - I was thinking of buying an ice-cream maker but the fact you haven't used yours for 2 years makes me think again! I can see it taking up space in the cupboard like the juicer!

  16. that looks so amazingly delicious! :D


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