Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

by Kelli on June 28, 2013

Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

So, remember those Balsamic Roasted Strawberries I shared with you last Friday? Delicious, right?!! I told you 10 delicious ways to devour these sweet berries. But, I also held out on you. I didn’t tell you the absolute best, most amazing way to savor these roasted gems. What’ll really knock your socks off is swirling those Balsamic Roasted Strawberries though a batch of Goat Cheese Ice Cream…and of course, adding a few berrylicious spoonfuls as a topping!

I had a really hard time not eating the entire batch of Goat Cheese Ice Cream straight out of the ice cream maker. Like, on a scale of 1 to 10, this hard time was an 11. It took every single ounce of willpower I could muster.

Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

This recipe comes from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, and swaps cherries for strawberries. I’m absolutelty smitten with this book, and every single one of Jeni’s ice cream recipes. It’s like she had a direct line to my brain and stomach, and created this book just for me. It’s full of fun, creative, insanely delicious flavor combinations that are all right up my alley. Really, there is not one recipe in this book that I’m not interested in. In fact, I’m in the midst of making & eating my way through the entire book (luckily for my waistline, I will not be quitting triathlon any time soon!).

If you have an ice cream maker, you must get a copy of this book!!

Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

In just over a month I’ll be heading to Pennsylvania for the Big Summer Potluck. I’m hesitant to call it a conference because it seems smaller, more intimate and more relaxed. A retreat, perhaps. Anyway, it will be my first blogger event and I’m super excited! I can’t wait to meet to bloggers I’ve been following, and emailing and tweeting with! A little part of me is also kind of nervous. Aside from one or two people, I don’t really know anyone who’s going, and as much as I love meeting new people, it’s also a little scary for me. If you’re also going to the Big Summer Potluck, come say hi!

One more reason I’m super excited about the Big Summer Potluck, guess who’s going to be one of the keynote speakers – Jeni Britton Bauer, the Jeni behind Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams! Jeni, can you please bring a giant truck of your ice cream with you??

Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

Yield: Makes 1 quart


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup (about 4 ounces) fresh goat cheese
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup


Mix about 2 tablespoons of the milk with the cornstarch in a small bowl to make a smooth slurry. Whisk the goat cheese, cream cheese, and salt in a medium bowl until smooth. Fill a large bowl with ice and water.

Combine the remaining milk, the cream, sugar, and corn syrup in a 4-quart saucepan, bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat, and boil for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat, and gradually whisk in the cornstarch slurry. Bring the mixture back to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, stirring with a rubber spatula, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.

Gradually whisk the hot milk mixture into the cream cheese mixture until smooth. Pour the mixture into a 1-gallon Ziploc freezer bag and submerge the sealed bag in the ice bath. Let stand, adding more ice as necessary, until cold, about 30 minutes.

Pour the ice cream base into the frozen canister and spin until thick and creamy. Pack the ice cream into a storage container, alternating it with layers of the strawberries and ending with a spoonful of strawberries; do not mix. Press a sheet of parchment directly against the surface, and seal with an airtight lid. Freeze in the coldest part of your freezer until firm, at least 4 hours.




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Carla June 28, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Last year’s BSP was my first blogging event too. Trust me – it’ll change you and you’ll be fine! Come find me this year :) love goat cheese and haven’t used it in ice cream yet. I must get on that!


Kelli July 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Thanks so much Carla, you’re so sweet! Will definitely come find you at BSP!


Tieghan June 28, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Whoa! Goat cheese ice cream! That sounds awesome!


Kelli July 1, 2013 at 1:07 PM

And, the best part….it tastes even better than it sounds ;)


Christina @ The Beautiful Balance July 2, 2013 at 3:29 AM

This looks unbelievably delicious. I can imagine the mix of these amazing flavors!


Kelli July 2, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Thanks so much, Christina! Yes, roasted strawberries + goat cheese ice cream = insanely delicious!


Caroline July 2, 2013 at 9:12 AM

I am so looking forward to meeting you at BSP! It’s going to be a blast! This recipe drew me in…I am crazy for roasted strawberries and am intrigued by the goat cheese ice cream! It looks so creamy and decadent! I need to try this!


Kelli July 2, 2013 at 2:58 PM

You will be even crazier for roasted strawberries when they’re swirled through this ice cream :) Can’t wait to meet you in a few weeks!!


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