Helado de Queso Crema

Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Preparation info
  • Makes about 1 quart ; Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

Poached guava in heavy syrup is a popular dessert in Cuba. Traditionally, the fruit is accompanied by either a sharp cheese or cream cheese that complements its flavor and acts as a foil for its sweetness. When enjoying an excellent dinner at the home of cookbook author Beatriz Llamas in Havana, we were served poached guava shells with cream cheese ice cream. It was an innovative and delicious variation on the traditional theme and so memorable that I asked her permission to include it in t