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No Churn Lemon Ice Cream

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No churn lemon ice cream is simple to make and is the epitome of summer. It uses only a few simple ingredients and gets its big lemon flavor from lemonade powder.

blue bowl full of lemonade no churn ice cream with whipped cream and cherry.

Creamy no churn ice cream with a fun lemonade twist is the perfect taste of summer. It’s cool and refreshing, creamy and sweet.

The best part is how simple it is to make. You don’t even need an ice cream maker!

If you were to sit down and make a list of iconic summer food and drinks, it’s hard to imagine that ice cream and lemonade wouldn’t make the cut.

After all, both are great ways to cool yourself on a hot day. They are classics for a reason too. (Because they are so good!)

pouring sweetened condensed milk over whipped cream for no churn ice cream.

With this weekend usually signifying the unofficial end of summer, my friends and I thought we’d celebrate with a last hoorah of summer event.

Though Labor Day Weekend is a time when public pools start shutting down and shutters are placed on some summer hot spots, the heat isn’t quite over yet.

whisk in a bowl of whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk mixed together.

So before we turn our focus to apples and pumpkins, we thought we’d give summer and it’s recipes one last day in the sun. ☀️

This super simple lemonade ice cream is like that summer ray of sunshine, but in frozen form. It whips up in minutes and the hardest part is waiting for it to freeze.

lemonade no churn ice cream in loaf pan ready to freeze.

While the flavor is summery, don’t feel like you have to wait until next summer to enjoy it. Make any excuse to make a batch now too!

Besides, lemonade and ice cream might be summer’s poster children, but they are enjoyed year round at parties everywhere.

So give yourself permission to make that batch now. Then do it again a few times over the course of winter to celebrate a birthday or just remind yourself summer is coming and the cold dark days will leave eventually.

That way you can be plenty practiced when next summer rolls around. See we’ll thank ourselves for thinking ahead!

What are your favorite summer recipes? Do you have any fun Labor Day Weekend traditions? Be sure to check below the recipe for more great last hoorah of summer ideas.

close up of no churn lemonade ice cream in blue textured bowl

Tips and Tricks:

  • Start with a Tablespoon of lemonade powder and adjust to your taste.
  • If you want an extra lemony kick of flavor, stir in a half teaspoon or so of lemon extract.
  • This would be great served with pound cake and berries.
  • Or serve a scoop with some lemon velvet cake!

More great no churn ice cream recipes:

If you prefer traditional ice cream made in a machine, you may like:

Did you make this recipe? Please leave a review in the recipe card.

blue bowl full of lemonade no churn ice cream with whipped cream and cherry.

No Churn Lemonade Ice Cream

Creamy and cool, this lemonade no churn ice cream is simple to make and is the epitome of summer!
5 from 6 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 418 kcal


  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream chilled
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered lemonade more or less depending on your taste preference*
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring


  • Beat heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks. Fold in the sweetened condensed milk.
  • Add lemonade powder to taste and add a little yellow food coloring if desired.
  • Transfer to a freezer safe container and freeze for at least 3 hours or until frozen solid. When ready to serve, allow to soften on the counter for about 5 minutes before serving.


use the lemonade powder that is ready to be mixed in water.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 7gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 101mgSugar: 38g
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Creamy and cool, this lemonade no churn ice cream is simple to make and is the epitome of summer!

Thanks for sharing!

Recipe Rating


Tuesday 11th of September 2018

Oh my goodness, I need this right now. Yes you heard me right, not want, but need!!!


Wednesday 19th of September 2018

Well then we better get a batch going ASAP!


Tuesday 11th of September 2018

Ooooh Carlee, this looks SO good! Ice cream is definitely my downfall. This looks so easy to make and I bet it's to die for. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!


Wednesday 19th of September 2018

Ice cream is one of my weaknesses too. One of many! ;-)


Saturday 8th of September 2018

Thank you!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Wednesday 5th of September 2018

This is the perfect summer dessert!


Saturday 8th of September 2018

Thank you!

Frugal Hausfrau

Monday 3rd of September 2018

Oh my gosh, I have GOT to make room in my freezer!!!


Saturday 8th of September 2018

You definitely should!