Refreshing Lemon Cream Recipe
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Refreshing Lemon Cream Recipe

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Fresh lemon juice provides the tangy flavor in this smooth, rich ice cream recipe from Sunkist. The refreshing make-ahead treat can be prepared without an ice cream maker and looks splendid and summery when served in individual cups made from lemon halves.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • Lemon boats, optional
  • Fresh mint and shredded lemon peel, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 407 calories, 29g fat (18g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a bowl, stir cream and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Stir in lemon juice and peel (mixture will thicken slightly). Cover and freeze until firm, about 4 hours. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Serve in lemon boats or individual dishes. Garnish with mint and lemon peel if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: 1/2 cup mashed strawberries may be added to the lemon mixture before freezing.
Originally published as Refreshing Lemon Cream in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p56

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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