No Cook Strawberry Ice Cream with Pretzels – a fun combo of flavor and texture.
There are several things I love about this ice cream. One, it is no cook so it is quick and easy to make. Second, I love the fun texture that the pretzels give the ice cream and third, it reminds me of one of my favorite holiday side dishes.
One of the must haves for our Wilkes family Thanksgiving dinners is this Strawberry Pretzel Jello. It has a crust of pretzels, a cream cheese layer and then topped with strawberry jello (sometimes I use cranberry) We call this a salad but it is really dessert and you can get the same yummy flavor and texture with this strawberry ice cream with pretzels. You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving!
This ice cream is made with a base of cream cheese, sugar, whipping cream, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Blend it up until is liquid.
Add in some strawberry jam and fresh strawberries and put it into your ice cream maker. Check out my favorite ice cream maker here.
Once the ice cream is churned but before you put the ice cream into the freezer to harden, stir in the broken pretzel pieces. I put my ice cream in the freezer for several hours to let it harden up.
Now I don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy one of my favorite flavor combos – strawberry and pretzel.
No Cook Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream
- 1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese softened
- 1 1/2 C half and half
- 3/4 C sugar
- 1/2 C whole buttermilk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1 C chopped strawberries
- 1/3 C strawberry jam
- 3/4 C crushed pretzels
- Put cream cheese, half and half, sugar, buttermilk, vanilla and salt into blender and blend until smooth.
- Place in a bowl and cover and chill for 2 – 24 hours.
- Add in jam and chopped strawberries into milk mixture.
- Process in ice cream maker.
- After it is set up, stir in pretzels.
- Place in freezer to firm up.