Last June I participated in National Dairy Month with Safeway Markets. This June, I’m doing it again. I can’t even begin to tell you how many dairy products we go through in our house. Between the staples like milk and butter, we go through massive amounts of cheese, yogurt and ice cream every week. Let’s just say that my family of 5 likes to have their dairy.
This year, Safeway and their affiliate markets have an amazing promotion to celebrate National Dairy Month. With your affiliate card and purchase of $40 worth of participating dairy products, you will be eligible for a voucher for 2 FREE Movie Tickets to see Ice Age: Continental Drift or any other movie of your choice! How awesome is that? The $40 in products don’t even need to be purchased all at once… as long as the June accumulation is $40 you are eligible. So what did I do? I went right over to Vons (my local Safeway affiliate store) and stocked up on dairy products.
Now that I restocked my house with groceries, it was time to enjoy some of the new products I bought. We recently purchased an ice cream maker and have been going a little overboard with the homemade ice cream. When I started to think about all the different flavors we could make, I decided that what my family really needed was some Cheesecake Ice Cream.
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup light cream – I used Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Vanilla Creamer
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt
I put all the ingredients into a mixer and blended together very well. The cream cheese has to be completely smooth and free from lumps or you’ll get lumpy ice cream. Once everything is mixed well, you will have a creamy, smooth consistency.
Now it’s time for the ice cream maker.
We have a Cuisinart ice cream maker so all we do is turn it on and pour the cream cheese mixture into the top. We leave it blending for about 25 minutes and the ice cream will get very thick and expand.
Once ready, we put the mixture into individual pints. You can use whatever container you want, as long as it’s freezer-safe. The pints were popped into the freezer to harden up.
As a late night snack we broke out the cheesecake ice cream and surprised my husband with it. Let’s just say it’s his new favorite dessert… and we’ll be making this again… a lot… very soon. Even I was surprised by how amazing this ice cream tastes. Yes, definitely a new family favorite.
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