Key Lime Ice Cream


Best. Ice cream. Ever. This Key lime dessert is a super refreshing summer treat!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
1 quart


  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 2 ¼ cups half-and-half cream

  • ¾ cup lime juice


  1. Whisk together eggs, egg yolks, sugar, lime juice, and lemon zest in a saucepan over medium heat until well blended. Continually stir egg mixture with a wooden spoon until thickened, 7 to 8 minutes. It should be thick enough to coat the back of the spoon. Remove from heat, and stir in half and half until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine sieve set over a clean bowl. Cover and chill the mixture in the refrigerator, occasionally stirring, until cool, about 1 hour.

  2. Pour chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions until it reaches "soft-serve" consistency. Transfer ice cream to a one- or two-quart lidded plastic container; cover surface with plastic wrap and seal. For best results, ice cream should ripen in the freezer for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
11g Fat
37g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 143mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love