Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice Cream

“Photographing low-fat ice-cream on a brand new location you’ve never shoot at and other forms of torture”, a book by Consuelo Morcillo.

It’s a thing, guys.

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice Cream: much healthier than B&J's, but just as awesome!


I moved to our summerhouse yesterday and it’s been a real nightmare to find a place to take pictures at, hence the odd light in these pics. I’m really sorry that this stuff doesn’t even look like ice-cream. You’ll have to trust me on this one!

Rant over, now let’s get to the great news:


*Bring on the wine, we have to cheer to that. Oh well, I mean, any excuse is a great excuse to have one, riiiiiiiiiiight?*

It’s being a ton of work, but I can honestly say that I’ve never been so excited as I am right now. Aaaaand I hope you guys like the recipes too. I mean, it’s going to be full of typically unhealthy treats make wholesome and good for you, so obviously fries, burgers, pizza, cookies and ice cream all will make an appearance.


Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice Cream: much healthier than B&J's, but just as awesome!


Not lying here but I didn’t sleep tonight due to the fact that I couldn’t stop thinking about all that yummy food that I’m going to eat for the next few months.


Whatever – let’s get back to this beauty. I don’t know about you, but the words “cheesecake” and ice-cream” both make my heart sing with joy. Throw “protein” “healthy” and “strawberries” to the mix, shake, and you’ll get one happy girl awkwardly dancing because there’s a pint of healthy strawberry swirl cheesecake waiting for her in the freezer.

I think we have a winner here.

The base is made of cottage cheese for a protein kick, and I put some old cream cheese in there too so it tasted more like cheesecake. It’s sweetened with a tiny bit of raw honey and stevia, so you can get two servings (or even three…. it’s not that it happened here or something…. or maybe it did who knows). Then it’s swirled with fresh strawberry puree and a bit of sweetener if you wish, but it all depends on your taste and/or the ripeness of the fruit your using.

Don’t like strawberries? You can use blueberries, peaches, raspberries, cherries or any other fruit you can think of instead. Time to let your imagination run wild!


Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice Cream: much healthier than B&J's, but just as awesome!


I used some chocolate digestive cookies for an extra crunch, but you could easily sub some graham crackers instead or omit that altogether.

Your ice-cream, your rules.

BUT I do recommend you thaw it for quite a long time (one hour or so!) before you eat it. Because of the lack of fat and artificial thickeners, this ice-cream does get a bit icy in the freezer, but it’s all sorted out if you thaw it before you eat it *pinky promise*. Wait some time and you’ll be rewarded – you won’t notice that this stuff is healthier than storebought!


Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice Cream: much healthier than B&J's, but just as awesome!


 So I shall leave you now. As I said before, I didn’t sleep at night and my bed is calling my name.

Siesta time. Oh, how I love summer!

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice-Cream
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Sweet, creamy and just as delish as B&J's!!
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  1. 1.5 kg low fat cottage cheese
  2. 300 grams low fat cream cheese
  3. 1/3 cup raw honey
  4. 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  5. 2 tsp. liquid stevia (not the strong one!)
  6. 500 grams strawberries
  7. 2 tbsp. raw honey
  8. 4 chocolate digestive cookies
  1. Remember to freeze the bowl of your ice-cream maker the day before you make this!
  2. Puree cottage cheese and cream cheese in a blender or food processor. Add in lemon juice, honey and stevia and pulse until combined.
  3. Chill mixture in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  4. Puree the strawberries and the honey. I left some chunks because I liked that texture better, but process them to your liking.
  5. Pour ice cream base into your ice-cream maker and churn until half-frozen.
  6. Pour mixture in chosen container, add in crushed biscuits and the strawberry puree and swirl with a knife.
  7. Freeze until you like the texture.
  8. Remember to thaw it for AT LEAST ONE HOUR before you eat it.
  1. You can use any other sweetener instead of honey.
  2. Full fat dairy would also work, but not low fat.
  3. Do not add the strawberry puree when the ice-cream is being churned or else it will turn pink!
  4. You can use graham crackers or any other biscuits if you cannot find Digestive cookies!
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 I hope you guys all have a lovely week! Good luck if you’re still studying for your finals!

Thoughts on the ebook? Any healthified recipe you’d like to see?



  • Reply movita beaucoup June 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

    An e-book AND ice cream?!


  • Reply shashi @ June 16, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Congrats on the ebook, lady! And this ice cream sure looks like ice cream – deeeelicious ice cream – love the addition of chocolate digestive cookies – they used to be my favs!

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane June 16, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    This sounds absolutely delicious. I’m usually not that much of an ice cream girl, but I’ve always loved Haagan Dazs’ strawberry cheesecake flavour. Fantastic to know that this is healthier and well.
    The ebook sounds very exciting indeed. Can’t wait to see what you come up with! :-)

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven June 16, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    woot woot!!! congrats Consuelo! There are ups and downs in the whole ebook process but it’ll be worth it! Email me if you have any questions!!!

  • Reply grandbabycakes June 16, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Wow this ice cream looks heavenly! You nailed this! The swirls are fantastic!

  • Reply steworastory June 16, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    A summer house just sounds romantic, and this definitely looks like ice cream to me! Congrats on the ebook. Can’t wait to read it!!!

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen June 16, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I am so excited you are writing an ebook! I just know it’s going to turn out great.
    This ice cream looks like such a wonderful treat. Love your food stying!

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner June 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Yay, you’re back! :) Congrats on the e-book…so exciting! Ice cream is not your friend when you’re trying to take pics of it, but I sure do love the stuff so I’m in. :)

  • Reply Samina | The Cupcake Confession June 16, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    OMG!!!! e-book!!!!!!!! YAYAYAYYA!!!!!! I CANNNNOT wait for it to be out!!!!!! :* This ice cream is THE BEST version of strawberry cheesecake I have ever come across!!!!!! I mean, it’s healthy, it’s got cottage cheese and made with honey! I’m glad I can indulge without any guilt!!!!!!!! Have an awesomeeeee week Consuelo!!!!!!!! <3

  • Reply Jessiker Bakes June 16, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Congratulations on the ebook! How exciting!!! This ice cream looks so good, and the pictures do not look horrible, don’t be so hard on yourself! Your styling is on point as always. I would love to see a low fat but still delicious either pasta or cinnamon rolls. Too things I LOVE to indulge on!!!

  • Reply Mike@TheIronYou June 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Hold on for a sec…you moved to a summer house? Is it a thing you do in Spain? Like you change from wintertime to summertime clothes and while you’re at it you change also the house. I’m impressed Consuelo, to say the least…
    Btw that ice-cream looks amazing, loving that you used a ton of super-healthy stuff to make it!

    • Reply Consuelo June 16, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      Yeah, it’s quite typical here! It’s usually a house in the fields, since it can get super hot in the town I live!
      Thank you so much! xx

  • Reply blahnikbaker June 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    I’m so glad you are back!!! I missed you :) Can’t wait to hear about your uni news soon. This ice cream looks amazing. I just made strawberry ice cream last night and why did I not think of the cheese?

    • Reply Consuelo June 16, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      Yeeeeah I’ll let you all know when I get some news 😉 Thanks! xx

  • Reply Josefine {The Smoothie Lover} June 16, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    What?! Wow!!! What exciting news 😀 That’s amazing!!! I can’t wait for that e-book. I mean – it’s written by you so of course it’ll be a wonderful one.
    And this ice cream… It looks so god damn good. Yum!

  • Reply Vicky and Ruth / May I Have That Recipe? June 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Congrats on writing an ebook. Sounds as fantastic as this strawberry ice cream.

  • Reply danguole June 16, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Congrats on the ebook! How exciting! This sounds great too–love the cottage cheese base.

  • Reply Cindy June 16, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Congratulations on writing an ebook! What’s it about? This ice cream looks delicious and what a great combination of flavors! My mouth is watering for a taste 😀

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments June 16, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Congrats on the ebook — can’t wait to see it! This ice cream looks so delicious, and I love that you healthified it with cottage cheese. I’d love a bowl right about now. :)

  • Reply laurel y menta June 16, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Felicidades por el ebook pero también por el helado: es maravilloso Consuelo, todos los ingredientes nos chiflan. La combinación nos parece excelente.
    Y las fotos, digas lo que digas, fantásticas.

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon June 17, 2014 at 2:04 am

    You had me at strawberry cheesecake! And it’s healthy! i’m drooling on my screen right now. That’s so exciting you’re making an E-book! I can’t wait to see it. Healthy ice cream can be such a pain when it freezes hard but I always get impatient and end up microwaving mine so I don’t have to wait! I know. It’s terrible :)

  • Reply Ashley June 17, 2014 at 2:33 am

    I hear ya – when we moved houses it took me a bit to figure out a new place to shoot! And congrats on the ebook – how exciting!

    And then this ice cream – man I need to make some ice cream. I haven’t made any yet this summer! Craziness! Strawberry cheesecake sounds like a great place to start : )

  • Reply Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking June 17, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Haha! I like your pictures! It makes me feel like I’m at a 1020’s garden party. Don’t ask, I have no idea why! This ice cream sounds pretty amazing! I love that you mixed digestive crackers in…I don’t know why but I can polish off a whole sleeve of those!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen June 17, 2014 at 5:20 am

    I LOVE the name of your book Consuelo ““Photographing low-fat ice-cream on a brand new location you’ve never shoot at and other forms of torture”, a book by Consuelo Morcillo.” I LOL’d. And I have to tell you – I’m so excited to see your real Ebook. Congratulations! And, this ice cream? Amazing!

  • Reply Kelly June 17, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Yay, congrats on the ebook Consuelo, that’s so exciting :) Love this ice cream, it looks amazing!

  • Reply Johlene June 17, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I need to get an ice cream maker to make my own homemade ice cream! I absolutely LOVE this recipe! I have been investigating ebooks too and decided to go with Blurb..
    I´m so excited to hear you are doing it too! Can´t wait to see it as I love your take on recipes!

  • Reply Jess @ whatjessicabakednext June 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Wow, this ice cream looks amazing! Strawberry cheesecake was my all-time favourite ice cream flavour when I visited Mallorca last year in the Summer! Definitely going to have to try the recipe out, looks fab! :)

  • Reply Monica June 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Enjoy your summer siestas but it sounds like you will be very busy. An ebook! How very exciting. Congratulations and have a great time working on it. I bet it’ll be sensational.

  • Reply Ami@NaiveCookCooks June 17, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Such pretty pics!!

  • Reply thatskinnychickcanbake June 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    It looks gorgeous to me…and delicious, tempting, irresistible…. Congrats on the e-book, too!!!

  • Reply laurasmess June 18, 2014 at 5:39 am

    I definitely understand your pain Consuelo, but I think the photos and the natural light look lovely! The ice cream sounds amazing too. GOOD LUCK with the work involved in the e-book, you brave girl! I wouldn’t really know where to start! Cannot wait to read it. In the meantime, I’m going to eat some darn wonderful ice cream…! x

  • Reply foodrecipeshq June 18, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Definitely my favorite ice cream flavor! I’ve never thought of making it myself, actually it is the best thing if you want to avoid refined sugars as you did.

  • Reply Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness June 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    And this ice cream? YES YES YES. CHEESECAKE HEALTHY YAY.
    I totally get the icy and then letting it thaw thing…always happens when I make low fat ice cream too! :)

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor June 18, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Now that is some gorgeous ice cream! I can’t wait to read your ebook, I am sure it will be awesome. I’ll probably just sit and stare at your beautiful pictures all day!

  • Reply caileejoy June 18, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Yay!! Congrats girl!! Seriously, you deserve it! Your recipes look AMAZING! And you health-ify them! Soooo good! :)

  • Reply Jo @ The Contented Baker June 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Congratulations on your ebook – how exciting!! This ice cream looks very delicious too!! 😉

  • Reply Heather June 24, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Photographing ice cream is so tricky! But you did an awesome job, it looks amazing! Congrats on writing your ebook.

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