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Simple Lemon Ice Cream Recipe

Simple Lemon Ice Cream Recipe

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 YIELD:8 servings


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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 221 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Simple Lemon Ice Cream

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laurajacksam User ID: 8445279 229326
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!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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