Hey all you married lovers out there. Ready for another fun continue-the-courtship night idea?
Well...hopefully this is one!
Icecream is great anytime, but it being October and all, how about home made pumpkin cheesecake icecream?
Break in that icecream maker you got as a wedding present and try the recipe below. I also included a video incase your are more of a visual learner like me.
While it's churning out, go get your box of old love letters you wrote each other before you were married and read them to each other again.
7 oz cream cheese
3 oz canned, unsweetened pumpkin
zest of 1 lemon
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup sugar (I like doing half Stevia and Half Sugar)
pinch of salt
1 1/2 tspn ground cinnamon
1/2 tspn ground ginger
1 tspn freshly grated nutmeg (powdered is fine too)
1/4 tspn allspice
1/4 tspn ground cloves
(or 1 1/2T of pumpkin spice mix - instead of all the spices above)
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Adjust the taste of the spices if necessary.
2. Chill mixture thoroughly in the fridge, then freeze it in your ice cream maker of choice.
3. Serve with whole or crushed gingersnaps or graham crackers or shortbread cookies, or all three - knock yourself out.
Most important, make it together. Bumping into each other is part of the fun.
This video, you can also use half and half instead of heavy whipping cream if you want to churn it out in the ice cream maker.