philadelphia-style ice cream

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1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
4 oz full-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or the seeds from 1 vanilla bean pod)
2 cups heavy cream


  1. Combine the milk, sugar, cream cheese, salt, and vanilla bean in the carafe of a blender. Blend on high for 2 minutes until completely smooth and the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add the heavy cream and blend for 1 more minute.
  3. Churn in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once the ice cream looks like soft serve, transfer to an airtight container and freeze for 4 hours, or overnight. Before transferring to an airtight container, you can fold in any desired mix-ins.
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