Every time I visit my favorite local ice cream spot I get the same thing: swirled chocolate and vanilla ice cream with chunks of cheesecake and brownie pieces. So, you can imagine my thrill when I found out that The Cheesecake Factory—home of my favorite cheesecake ever—is coming out with their own line of ice cream. Instead of having to create my ideal dessert combo, it will be readily available to grab out of my freezer: a dream come true.
The frozen desserts are a new extension to the restaurant chain's at-home line of foods, which also includes whole cheesecakes, cheesecake slices, the popular “brown bread,” and premium layered puddings. The 14-oz. pints will be available nationwide in March 2020 and are estimated to retail for $4.99.
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The recipes are made with sour cream and the classic cream cheese blend that we've come to know and crave from The Cheesecake Factory, meaning the dessert itself is kind of a frozen creamy cheesecake in itself, not simply ice cream mixed with cheesecake bites.
The seven flavors are Birthday Cake, Chocolate, Salted Carmel, Strawberry, Key Lime, Cookies and Cream, and Original (plain cheesecake). Many of have graham swirls and chunks of cookies and cake—all blended in their premium cheesecake ice cream mixture—and I can barely contain my excitement over two of my favorite treats coming together as one.