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Lime Ice Cream Recipe

This key lime ice cream recipe is fresh and full of citrus flavor. We've included directions on how to change it into Key Lime Pie Ice Cream.

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You can make it whichever way you want.

lime ice cream

This ice cream recipe works well both with fresh squeezed lime juice and with lime juice from a bottle.

For a green colored ice cream, simply add green food coloring to the ice cream base before pouring it into your ice cream maker.

Serving Tip: For the full key lime pie ice cream effect, serve inside individual sized graham cracker pie crusts and top with whipped cream.



Lime Ice Cream Recipe

Philadelphia Style

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Ice Cream Maker Time: Approximately 25-30 minutes
Makes: 1 1/2 quarts
Servings: Ten 1/2 cup servings

Ingredients:

Limes
3/4 cup lime juice (bottled or fresh squeezed - about 4 limes)
3/4 cup sugar

Ice Cream Base
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream

Directions:
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Combine lime juice and 3/4 cup sugar and set aside.

Mix milk and 3/4 cup sugar, whisking well until sugar has completely dissolved.

Stir in whipping cream.

Add lime juice and combine well.

***Taste test to ensure that the ice cream base is sweet enough for you.

Pour mixture into ice cream maker.

Churn about 25-30 minutes or according to manufacturer's instructions.

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Recipe: If you'd like to turn this ice cream into Key Lime Pie ice cream, just add 1/2 - 3/4 cup of broken graham crackers to the ice cream during the last 5 minutes of mixing.

Ice Cream Recipe

Custard/Cream Style

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: at least 3 hours
Ice Cream Maker Time: Approximately 25-30 minutes
Makes: 1 1/2 quarts
Servings: Ten 1/2 cup servings

Ingredients:

Limes
3/4 cup lime juice (bottled or fresh squeezed - about 4 limes)
3/4 cup sugar

Ice Cream Base
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream

Directions:
If you don't have an ice cream maker, click here.

Combine lime juice and 3/4 cup sugar and chill.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat eggs with remaining 3/4 cup sugar until the mixture turns a pale yellow color. Set aside.

Heat milk just to boiling in a saucepan.

Pour the hot milk over the beaten eggs.

Pour this mixture back into your saucepan.

Over med heat, stir the milk mixture until it thickens and begins to stick to the back of your spoon.

Chill completely - at least 3 hours.

Stir chilled milk mixture and whipping cream together.

Stir in chilled lime juice.

***Taste test to ensure that the ice cream base is sweet enough for you.

Pour ice cream base into ice cream maker.

Churn about 25-30 minutes or according to manufacturer's instructions.

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Recipe: If you'd like to turn this ice cream into Key Lime Pie ice cream, just add 1/2 - 3/4 cup of broken graham crackers to the ice cream during the last 5 minutes of mixing.



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