Sometimes, a dish tastes so gourmet and so special that you do a double-take when you peek at the recipe.
How can something this simple taste so incredibly good?
That's how I feel about this Stevia-Sweetened Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream.
Stevia-Sweetened Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
There's no one ingredient that makes this recipe stand out. It's the combination of nourishing raw milk and cream, probiotic-rich cream cheese, and plump, juicy blackberries that truly makes our taste buds sing.
Full of enzymes, probiotics, healthy fats, and antioxidants — and with only stevia and fresh berries for sweetness — this ice cream is just as acceptable for breakfast as it is for dessert!
Let's Get In The Kitchen!
Makes 1-1/2 quarts.
- 2 cups raw milk
- 1 cup raw cream (or cream from the top of a can of chilled coconut milk)
- 8 ounces cream cheese (like Nancy's brand)
- 4 pastured egg yolks
- 4 to 5 doonks (1/32 teaspoon) powdered stevia extract
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- pinch sea salt
- Combine all ingredients for the Cheesecake Ice Cream Base in a blender.
- Process until combined.
- Pour into your ice cream maker.
- Run according to manufacturer's instructions.
- While the ice cream is mixing, make the Blackberry Swirl.
- Place fresh blackberries, water, and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Bring to a simmer while smashing the berries.
- Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has reduced and thickened considerably.
- Remove from the heat.
- Add stevia and stir.
- You can puree the blackberry sauce before adding to the ice
cream,or leave it slightly chunky. I like to puree mine.
- Once your ice cream is finished, simply pour the blackberry sauce straight into the ice cream.
- Gently fold to combine, leaving streaks of white and purple for a lovely swirl.
How To Make This Recipe Dairy-Free
With just 3 simple swaps, this recipe becomes dairy-free!
- Use 2 cups of your dairy-free milk of choice instead of raw milk. (Grab our FREE guide for making your own dairy-free milks!)
- Swap the 1 cup of heavy cream with 1 cup of cream from the top of a can of chilled coconut milk.
- Use 8 ounces of dairy-free yogurt instead of cream cheese. You won't have quite the cheesecake flavor with this swap, but you'll still get the tang from the yogurt coming through.
Want More Nourishing, Sugar-Free Recipes?
If you're ok using stevia and sugar alcohols like erythritol in moderation (find out what it is, if it's healthy, and why you might consider it here), then you may notice it's hard to find tried-and-true nourishing dessert recipes using it.
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Do you love making homemade ice cream? What's your favorite flavor?
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