Simple Lemon Ice Cream Recipe
Simple Lemon Ice Cream Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Simple Lemon Ice Cream Recipe

Read Reviews
5 1 2
Publisher Photo
Just five ingredients (and no ice cream maker!) are all you need to make this refreshing ice cream. We enjoy generous scoops of it in summer. —Janet Eisner, Portland, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES:8 servings
Quick Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 221 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 27 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, heat milk to 175°; stir in sugar until dissolved. Cool completely. Stir in lemon juice.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff; fold in vanilla and cooled milk mixture. Pour into a 9-in. square dish. Freeze for 4 hours or until firm, stirring at least once. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 1 quart.
Originally published as Lemon Ice Cream in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p221

Sweet White Wine

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

Reviews for Simple Lemon Ice Cream

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"This recipe was super easy and super delicious! My son enjoyed making it for our family and he will make it again soon. Thanks for the idea!"

Loading Image