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Monday, August 19, 2013

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream

I can't believe that summer is almost over.  Actually, for some kids, who are back in school already, summer IS over.  Weather-wise, at least here, summer has a ways to go.  BUT, I am aware it's not that way in other parts of the country, so I figured, I better post this recipe before it's too late.

If you follow Mary's blog, Barefeet in the Kitchen, you'll know she has been on an ice cream making frenzy this summer.  It was hard to keep up, I must admit.  There was at least one recipe, however, that stood out amoung the rest of them and it was this one - Chocolate covered strawberry ice cream.....    enough said, right??

The one thing I changed that I wished I had not was the chocolate chips.  I was lazy and just left them in as chips, but Mary melted them and had this chocolate swirl that went through the ice cream.  Next time, I will definitely take the extra time to do it.  Otherwise, the ice cream was some of the best I have had!!!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream
Slightly adapted from Barefeet in the Kitchen
Printable Recipe 
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of kosher salt
8 strawberries, washed and hulled
1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, lemon juice, half and half, vanilla and salt in a blender.  Blend until smooth.  Add the strawberries and puree until smooth once again.  Pour into ice cream machine and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.  Add the chocolate chips in the last three minutes of churning.  Pour into freezer safe dishes and freeze overnight.  Let stand at room temperature for at least 20 minutes before scooping and serving.  Enjoy!

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belleau kitchen said...

love the chocolate strawberry combo, it reminds me of childhood summers... i'd be lazy too and just go for the chips, it all tastes the same in the end!... glorious! (except for the bit about Summer being over... this is a NO NO!)

Yenta Mary said...

Oh, my lord! Breakfast! And it's not pork or shrimp, so I could eat it at work!!!

Big Dude said...

I've noticed Mary's ice cream a thon as well. I don't eat much store bought ice cream, but I can eat a lot of the homemade stuff and have suffered a many ice cream headache.

Pam said...

Whether it has chunks or swirls of chocolate, it looks fantastic to me!

Pam said...

Your ice cream looks and sounds great to me. It's my number 1 favorite food so the recipe is a must try. School starts here Wednesday---we've hardly had a summer, and it looks like the weather is going to warm up Wednesday just when they return to school.

We Are Not Martha said...

LOVE the idea of this! What could be better?? :)


Carla TePaske said...

YUMMY! I just make a similar ice cream with raspberries.

Angie Schneider said...

I have been eating lots of pops this the combo of chocolate and berries in your ice cream.

Mary Bergfeld said...

This sounds delicious. It is hard to go wrong with the chocolate and strawberry combo, but this recipe is especially nice. Marked must try. I hope your day is off to a great start. Blessings...Mary

Chris said...

Quit trying to make me fat! :)

Mary Younkin said...

How did I miss this?! I'm glad you liked the ice cream, Jenn.:) Are you half as excited as I am about the cooler weather we have this week?