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Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream Dessert Recipe

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By Traci Smith | Jun 29, 2018

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This dessert will cool you down on a hot summer day!
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  • 9 servings

    SERVINGS

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1⁄3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1⁄3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 quart cherry ice cream, softened
  • Whipped topping, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan, and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, nuts, and brown sugar. Stir in melted butter until mixture is light and crumbly. Reserve 1 cup mixture for topping.
  • Press remaining flour mixture onto bottom of prepared pan, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until crust is set and golden.
  • While crust is baking, combine cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
  • Pour cream cheese mixture over crust as soon as it comes out of the oven. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over the top, and return to oven for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • About 2 hours before serving, set the ice cream out to soften for 5 to 8 minutes. Carefully spread softened ice cream over crumb mixture in pan, smoothing as much as possible.
  • Place in freezer for 2 hours.
  • Remove from freezer. Cut into squares. Garnish each with a dollop of whipped topping, if desired, and serve immediately.
  • NOTE: It’s best not to freeze the dessert any longer than 2 hours, or it will need to be set out at room temperature for the ice cream layer to soften, which will also soften the cheesecake-style layer.
Published on Jun 29, 2018