Monday, August 6, 2012

Vegan Cheesecake Ice Cream

My fiance loves Cheesecake Ice Cream, so I resolved to make a healthier and lower calorie version of it. It turned out delicious and creamy, but not 100% exactly the same as cheesecake ice cream. But We both loved it so much, I am going to share the recipe with you.

Vegan Cheesecake Ice Cream
(Free of Dairy, Gluten, and Refined Sugars)
Makes about 8 servings (½ Cup each)


* 1 Cup Soy Milk (Unsweetened Vanilla)
* 1 Cup Almond Milk (Unsweetened)
* 1 Cup Tofutti Cream Cheese (an 8oz tub)
* ½ Cup Agave Nectar
* 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
* ½ Cup Almond Milk mixed with 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
* ¼ Tsp Vanilla Extract

 1.      Combine soy milk, 1 cup almond milk, cream cheese, agave, and lemon juice in a saucepan. 
 2.      Heat and mix with a whisk to melt the cream cheese, and whip it to get frothy.
 3.      Once the mixture is boiling, take from heat and add cornstarch/milk mixture. The liquid should thicken slightly.
4.      Stir in vanilla extract.
 5.      Pour into a covered container and put it into the refrigerator for a few hours.
 6.      Freeze cream cheese mixture according to your ice cream maker’s instructions.
 7.      Ice cream will be soft, so scoop it into a covered container and freeze (stirring every 2 hours) until it reaches the desired consistency.


8.      Serve with fresh berries, warmed fruit spread/preserves, or crushed graham crackers.

 Here I have a serving of Cheesecake Ice Cream with 10 Blueberries, 1 Tbsp Warmed Blueberry All Fruit Spread, and 8 Gluten Free Animal Crackers (6 Crushed on the bottom, two reserved for the top).
What a delicious and indulgent dessert for less than 280 Calories!

Each ½ cup serving Vegan Cheesecake Ice Cream has about:
Calories: 146
Total Fat: 6.1g
Saturated Fat: 2.0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 157mg
Total Carbohydrates: 20.8g
Dietary Fiber: 1.7g
Sugars: 14.7g
Protein: 2.3g
Vitamin A: 2%
Vitamin C: 0%
Calcium: 4%
Iron: 2%

For the same serving size of Baskin-Robbins New York Cheesecake Ice Cream:
Calories: 280
Total Fat: 16.0g
Saturated Fat: 10.0g
Cholesterol: 50mg
Sodium: 135mg
Total Carbohydrates: 31.0g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 27.0g
Protein: 5.0g
Vitamin A: 10%
Vitamin C: 2%
Calcium: 15%
Iron: 2%

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