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4 Ingredient Lemon Ice Cream

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 You are just 4 ingredients away from a bowl of creamy lemon ice cream. It has the perfect balance of sweet and tart and is sure to delight your taste buds.

small bowl with 3 scoops of lemon ice cream and a spoon

     If you love a good citrus dessert, you are in for a treat. This ice cream is simple as can be to make and has a big blast of lemony flavor.  The texture is smooth and creamy.  It really is just about as good as it gets.  Whip up a batch to see for yourself.

    I cannot tell you enough how much my boys liked this ice cream.  It left my husband wondering (out loud, several times over) why lemon ice cream isn’t really a thing.

    Well, it’s a thing now! And we are all in love.

    Of course I knew it was going to be a hit.  Everyone
loved the key lime sherbet so much.  

lemon ice cream ingredients and ice cream maker ready to make ice cream.

    This recipe is really similar, but with a bit more cream to give it that super smooth melt in your mouth texture.  And of course with lemon juice instead of key lime. 

    Other than that, there isn’t a ton to tell you about this recipe. It is so simple and so good and that is really all you need to know!

small bowl with three scoops of creamy homemade lemon ice cream and yellow napkin.

Favorite ice cream makers

MiMi has a couple kitchenaid ice cream maker attachments for her stand mixer.  She loves them and makes all of her ice cream with them.

I recently got a cuisinart ice cream maker. You freeze the bowl ahead of using it much like the kitchenaid attachment.

Both work great and are relatively affordable. You just have to remember to get the bowl in the freezer in plenty of time to get it cold, but that is a whole lot better than making sure you have enough ice and salt on hand!

ice cream scooper dipping into container of lemon ice cream.

Great ice cream storage options

My mom loves the Tovolo Glide-A-Scoop containers that fit in the freezer well, stack easily and store nicely. She already has a couple and is getting ready to order more.

I got fun quart sized containers that are reusable and dishwasher safe that I like as well. No matter how it’s stored, ice cream tends to disappear quickly around here!

Yield: 16 Servings (2 quarts)

4 Ingredient Lemon Ice Cream

getting scoop of lemon ice cream

If you love a good citrus dessert, you are in for a treat. This ice cream is simple as can be to make and has a big blast of lemony flavor. The texture is smooth and creamy. It really is just about as good as it gets. Whip up a batch to see for yourself.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1.5 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Stir together cream, milk and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add lemon juice, mixing to combine.
  3. Pour into ice cream maker and churn according to the directions of your particular maker.
  4. Scoop into storage containers and freeze for at least an hour or two before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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I'd love to see it! Share a picture on Instagram or Pinterest and tag me @carleecooks to let me know how it went!

If you love a good citrus dessert, you are in for a treat. This ice cream is simple as can be to make and has a big blast of lemony flavor.  The texture is smooth and creamy.  It really is just about as good as it gets.  Whip up a batch to see for yourself.

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Saturday 19th of December 2020

Thanks for sharing your storage choices. I really need to get one of those. I think we would make more ice cream if we had proper storage!

Carlee

Saturday 9th of January 2021

You have to have a place to put that ice cream, though it never lasts too long around here... so long term storage isn't an issue ;-)

Amy

Thursday 10th of December 2020

Audrey and I both love Lemon Ice Cream. My hubby and most of my children don't care for it, but that is OK because that leaves more for me!

Carlee

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

There is definitely a silver lining in being the only one who likes treats!

Andrea Nine

Friday 4th of December 2020

My mouth is literally watering as I was reading this as lemon ice cream is my favorite! Thank you for the recipe and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Carlee

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

It is creamy and tart and refreshing, everything you'd hope it would be. Thanks, Andrea!