It might be Christmas or Halloween or even Valentine's Day or Memorial Day - whatever the special occasion, celebrate with ice cream.

Homemade Cheesecake Ice Cream

1/2 pint (250ml) double (heavy) cream
1/2 pint (250ml) sour cream
6 oz (150g) cream cheese
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2oz (50g) grated milk chocolate

Method: Place the cream cheese into a mixing bowl and beat until soft and smooth. Slowly add the sugar and then beat in the sour cream followed by the double (heavy) cream. Add the vanilla extract and lemon juice and mix until thick and smooth. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Take the chilled mixture and beat until creamy then transfer the complete mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Serves 6-8

If you like this type of recipe you might also want to try blueberry yogurt ice cream. It's one of the more unusual ice cream recipes and if you feel adventurous there are plenty more - from green tea to avocado, prune to rhubarb, brown bread and marmalade.