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Friday, July 19, 2013

Vanilla Ice Cream Cheesecake & A Unilever Ice Cream Giveaway!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Unilever Ice Cream for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

This chilly Vanilla Ice Cream Cheesecake is perfect for when the warmer weather hits!



Ok, does that not look like heaven right now? Frosty Breyers Vanilla Ice Cream with a creamy cheesecake layer and a crunchy graham cracker crust on a hot and humid day...
Before I get to that, can I just say, this post was REALLY hard to write. Sampling Unilever's ice cream offerings this season, I mean you can imagine how I had to strap my kids down for that. I mean, just look at them. They really had to suffer through. :D



We tried Magnum Ice Cream (mint flavor - OMG), Fruttare (coconut), Good Humor (chocolate eclair), Klondike (Reese's), Popsicle (grape/orange/cherry), and of course Breyers. In my family's typical fashion, everyone had a different favorite - big surprise! My favorite hands down was the mint Magnum bars, there are these little crunchy bits in the chocolate coating that are amazing! Paul of course loved the Reese's Klondike bars because he's obsessed with anything peanut butter and ice cream. Silas "love, love, loved" (his words) the orange Popsicles. Specifically the orange ones. And we can only assume Wesley's favorite was the coconut Fruttare because it took him about 30 minutes to eat the whole thing. 
Seriously, running this blog is extremely difficult sometimes people. 



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And here it is, probably the best way you will EVER eat vanilla ice cream!!


Vanilla Ice Cream Cheesecake

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons PLUS 2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 packages (8oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 container (1.5 quart) Breyer's vanilla ice cream
whipped cream and cherries (if desired) (on second thought, it's required)

Combine graham cracker crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar, and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a spring form pan. Freeze for 15 minutes. In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, 2/3 cup sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy - set aside. Soften ice cream (leave on counter for 5 minutes, or microwave at 15 second intervals) and spread onto the frozen crust, making sure it's packed down. Spread cream cheese layer over ice cream. Freeze for 5 hours or overnight. When ready to serve, leave cheesecake sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes. Use a knife dipped in warm water to slice.




Whipped cream and cherry go on top, you know the drill. 
Here's a pic of the layers, up close and personal.




Yeah, buddy. :)


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36 comments:

  1. i love magnum ice cream bars (RC name is vunda vall)

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  2. Klondike bars are my favorite.


    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

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  3. Just found your blog. My kids would love for me to win the coupons! Your recipes look great!

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  4. We love all things icecream and I just bought the new waffle bowl maker so we can have yummy sundae's :D We all have different favorites but we all love klondike bars.

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  5. Awesome- I love the Bryers because they are natural.

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  6. the Klondike bars

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  7. Thrifty Frugal MomJuly 19, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    We love the Magnum bars

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  8. Thrifty Frugal MomJuly 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Actually, not trying to be smart here, but I think if you look at the ingredients they aren't really that natural. :) In fact, it can't even be called ice cream...but instead is called dairy dessert because it doesn't meet the requirements of ice cream if I'm not mistaken.

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  9. We love any of the dark chocolate Magnum bars but the Popsicle treats are yummy too!

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  10. fruttare strawberry bars

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  11. I grew up with popsicles and Klondikes, but I have had my eye on the
    Magnums since I saw them at Target a few months back. They have a mini
    version that is like a bite sized ice cream candy bar

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  12. I love Magnum Bars!

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  13. The magnum bars sound amazing, especially their double chocolate ones.

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  14. Ice Cream and Cheesecake together....I think I hear angels singing...

    Two things that I think I could happily live off of (OK I might eventually get sick of them but it's doubtful) combined into one. Hello I think I'm in heaven.



    Thank you Thank you Thank you for sharing

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  15. That looks absolutely scrumptious!!

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  16. I absolutely love anything by Breyers. Delicious.

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  17. Love love love ice cream!!

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  18. Rona Berry-MorinJuly 20, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Our family just loves Breyers ice cream.

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  19. I love the Magnum ice cream bars-they are really decadent!

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  20. I love chocolate bars!

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  21. The Caramel Magnum bars are fabulous!

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  22. I love Klondike bars... any flavor.... love them!

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  23. I love the Good Humor strawberry shortcake bars. They are amazing.

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  24. Laurajj JacobsonJuly 21, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Oh I love the Magnum Caramel bars! YUM

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  25. I love Breyers Ice Cream!

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  26. i like magnum

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  27. I like them all.

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  28. I've only had Breyers, but I've heard good things about Magnum & Fruttare!

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  29. I love Breyers and Neopolitan Klondike bars. Going to have to try the Fruttare--never heard of it!

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  30. Magnum Bars are out of this world! I am addicted to the double caramel. But I am a huge fan of coconut, can't wait to taste Fruttare.

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  31. I feel so bad for you. :) What a hard blog to run. It looks like your kiddos loved that ice cream!! This recipe sure looks delicious. Ive been looking for something special to make for our anniversary this weekend. I think I found it!.......Heres hoping it can last long enough so I can share it with my husband... ;) Thanks for sharing!!

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  32. Magnum double caramel! And I am usually a chocolate lover, but these are crazy good.

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  33. Oh my, ice cream! With the temps we are having, ice cream is needed! Love the Magnum caramel and all Bryers ice cream.

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  34. breyers has always been my favorite….so full of toppings!



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  35. Breyers Ice Cream is my favorite. I love their strawberry ice cream!
    Rafflecopter name is: Carolsue

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  36. How to write a resumeJuly 28, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    How
    to make ice cream
    - Yuuummmm....ya, here is the recipe
    foe delicious dessert. This is really very simple, even kid can try this..!!
      Ingredients • Vanilla or any other Flavoured essence 1.5 tea spoon
    • Cornflou...

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