Have you bought an ice cream maker yet? What? No? You’re still going to that gourmet place down the street and paying $4 for 1/2 cup? Craziness. Go buy an ice cream maker and make this recipe. It tastes gourmet but at less than $1/cup (more specifically, about $.70!) it’s a deal and a steal, and a great reason to go buy an ice cream maker. I’m waiting….
Ok good, now you’ve got your ice cream maker and you’re ready to get creative. Truth be told, I live in the city where one of the best ice cream makers in the country has her ice cream shop; Jeni. Yes, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are some of the most delicious combinations of ingredients you will ever experience. I can remember the first time I tried one of her ice creams with goat cheese. I was in heaven. It wasn’t until just about a month ago when I decided to experiment with goat cheese in my own ice cream. I’ll just pretend like I’m cool enough to have my own ice cream shop.
- 1 lb. strawberries (organic preferred)
- 3 ounce Fromage Blanc goat cheese
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 1 cup 1% milk **
- 2 cups chilled half and half **
- 1.5 cups animal crackers, crumbled **
- Blend the strawberries (with stems removed), goat cheese, sugar and milk in a blender until the sugar is almost fully dissolved.
- Pour the contents into a medium bowl and mix with the 1% milk. Whisk together for about 30 seconds.
- Pour into a prepared ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's directions. Once it's finished, add the animal crackers and incorporate well.
|Licking the ice cream churner is more fun than liking any cake or cooke batter spoon. Trust me.|
|Estimated Nutrition Facts with 1/2 cup
I think I might just have to experiment with blue cheese next time. What do you think? We sell gelato at the supermarket where I work (made in house) and they made a blueberry blue cheese gelato the other day that tasted fantastic. Yeah, I might just have to come up with something like that….. on the opportunities are endless.