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Super Lemon Ice Cream

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars

"Tart and tangy ice cream that is very refreshing in the summer!"
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Ingredients

12 h 45 m servings 314 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine heavy cream, half and half, sugar, and lemon zest in a saucepan; bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover saucepan and allow the mixture to steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Uncover pan and bring back to a simmer over low heat. Beat the egg yolks in a bowl. Gradually stir one cup of the hot cream mixture into the eggs, several tablespoons at a time. This will help to bring the eggs up to temperature without scrambling them. Stir the egg mixture back into the cream mixture in the saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until the mixture just coats the back of a spoon, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; cover. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Stir the lemon juice into the cold ice cream mixture. Freeze in a 4 to 5 quart ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer ice cream to a lidded freezer container, and freeze for 4 hours to ripen flavors before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 314 calories; 22.6 g fat; 27 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; 177 mg cholesterol; 32 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I'm not really sure why none of the 900-some people who have saved this recipe haven't reviewed it because it is amazing! I've never made ice cream before and my mom wanted lemon ice cream for h...

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I am a 100% lemon fan but I have to say this ice cream was just ok. I followed directions to the tee, and even strained the lemon zest like others suggested. It was good. I'm glad others enjoyed...

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I'm not really sure why none of the 900-some people who have saved this recipe haven't reviewed it because it is amazing! I've never made ice cream before and my mom wanted lemon ice cream for h...

OMG! Yum!!! I got an ice cream maker for Mother's Day and have used it to make sorbet so far. This was my first ice cream recipe. Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, so I was super excited to t...

My grandmother would always make homemade lemon ice cream when she was alive. Sadly, since she passed away no one has made lemon ice cream at gatherings. To fix the lemon ice cream craving, I ...

Mmmmm, refreshingly tart, but not too tart. Just right sweet. A GREAT after dinner dessert because of it. But...I made a couple of (minor) deviations. I made a lemon-lime version, using half ...

My mom bought me an ice cream maker, so I told her I'd bring ice cream for Easter. I made three kinds: marshmallow, blueberry, and this lemon recipe. This was BY FAR everyone's favorite. The tar...

Fan flippin TASTIC! I have made this several different ways, beside just as written. It's great like it is, but we prefer to reverse the proportions of heavy cream and half-and-half, meaning one...

This is the second summer I've used this recipe and I can't get enough! I use a vegetable peeler to remove the zest and steep for more like 30 mins before adding the eggs. I refrigerate everythi...

Didn't change a thing! If you don't like it lemony, you can reduce the amount of lemon juice. Tastes like a lemon meringue pie filling but in ice cream form. Will try using it to make a lemon...

Truly haven't made this yet, but wanted to share a trick to wring the best flavor from the zest. Place the zest in a small bowl and sprinkle with the granulated sugar and let it sit for about an...