It’s fairly easy compared to most of the Milk Bar recipes, but my brain was being a bit slow, so I got confused. I barely had enough graham cracker crumbs to make the crust, mostly because I didn’t realize I needed some for the rest of the pie. But, it turned out fine, anyway.
I can’t remember the last time I made liquid cheesecake from Milk Bar…it might have been for this ice cream? Either way, it is way back in time. I was reminded of it when I was going to remake another Milk Bar recipe from awhile ago (spoiler alert, I did make the other recipe and will share it soon), and then I decided to make it for a different recipe for K’s birthday. Now, that will be a different post to share, but I was still pleased with how this turned out, and our eventual use for it.
I’m sure you were worried about the state of our blueberries after I posted about them with blueberry bars. What did we do with all of those blueberries? Were they given a good home? Did they make it out of the box they arrived in? Well, now you can rest easier. Here is yet another recipe using our supply. As with most things, if I ask K what he wants me to make (dessert-wise), he usually says ice cream. No matter what. I could say, we have extra sugar and he would want me to make ice cream with it. Luckily, that is one of the ingredients in ice cream, so it’s all good. For this ice cream, I was surprised that no one in my cookbooks had done a straight blueberry ice cream. They don’t know what they’re missing! I was worried there was some weird problem with them, and the world would laugh at my crazy blueberry ice cream ideas, but apparently I can now laugh at the world. And, you could leave it at blueberry ice cream. All well and good. But I thought it might want to meet up with a friend, namely Cheesecake. Liquid Cheesecake. Yeah, Momofuku Milk Bar fans, you know what I mean.
Today’s recipe is inspired by some Momofuku recipes getting combined together. I had cream cheese I needed to use (all part of the move), and I had wanted to try some of the other recipes. So, I decided to see how the liquid cheesecake would taste with the oat cookie recipe. Apparently, they go really well together! You might be tempted to just make the cookie and stop there (it was really good and could be portioned into cookies, instead of just spread out on the pan).
I bet you loved the pie so much from the last post that you had to come back today to see what else we could make with the curd, graham cracker crumbs, and liquid cheesecake. There is no chocolate in today’s recipe, although you certainly could add some! This was me noticing that I would have some liquid cheesecake leftover as well as crumbs and curd, and then realizing that it sounded like the Ben & Jerry’s strawberry cheesecake ice cream. My husband likes the flavor but often complains that he can’t taste the cheesecake flavor after a while. So, I decided to swirl it in as a mix-in, instead of just making it the base. This way, he gets bits of cheesecake as he goes, as well as other swirls. As I’ve mentioned previously, he is a smooth ice cream fan, so this fits the bill. The graham crumbs have a bit of texture, but they dissolve pretty quickly in a yummy way.
It seems like Momofuku Milk Bar recipes always require such long titles because the book makes it so easy to mix and match recipes. I kept forgetting about the brownie pie recipe, and it’s silly because it is one of their easiest to make. Only one extra recipe required, and that’s just a crust! But, then I wanted to top it with something special and the fruit curd and liquid cheesecake both sounded so good. Then I figured, why not both?
For this recipe, you will need half of the liquid cheesecake recipe I told you to make last post as well as the strawberry and blueberry curd that is in the same post. You will only need a small bit of the curd. But don’t worry, you will use the remaining amounts for Friday’s post. (I told you this week would have many things to make!)
For the graham crust in this recipe, I highly recommend making your own graham cracker crumbs and not using storebought. I notice a difference everytime. I am not saying you need to make your own graham crackers, although you could, I am just saying that you should use a food processor or rolling pin to grind them fresh. They taste much better, and that comes from the girl who loves shortcuts. And once more, you will have some of the graham crust crumbs left for what is coming on Friday. Trust me, it is worth it. If you end up not liking it, you can always eat away your disappointment with all of these extra dessert toppings.
All you really need to do is read the title. I mean, come on. Who didn’t think it sounded good? Well, my husband for one. He doubted that I could mix and match the recipes from the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook as much as I did. But it’s ok, he was still a huge fan of the results. He even helped by taste testing each part for quality control (hehe). All of the recipes below are adapted from the cookbook.