Back to Lemon Ice Cream

Print Options


Card Sizes

Lemon Ice Cream Recipe

Lemon Ice Cream Recipe

What better use could there be for that juice than making a refreshing batch of Lemon Ice Cream? Nancy Schantz (below) of San Angelo says, "Both of my grown daughters look for Lemon Ice Cream when they visit. I love this recipe because it's delicious and not at all tricky to make."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Process: 20 min./batch + freezing YIELD:32 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • 8 to 10 cups milk
  • Yellow food coloring, optional


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar and gelatin; mix well. Add half-and-half, lemon juice and extracts; beat until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream. Stir in enough milk to measure 1 gallon. Add food coloring if desired.
  • 2. Freeze in batches according to manufacturer's directions. Refrigerate extra mixture until it can be frozen. Allow to ripe in ice cream freezer or firm up in refrigerate freezer for 2-4 hours before serving. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 1 gallon.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 177 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Lemon Ice Cream

Sort By :

Average Rating
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2009

"This ice cream has a really refreshing flavor. I will find a different recipe for next time however because the sugar and/or the gelatin did not dissolve and so the ice cream has a granular rather than a creamy taste. Prepared per the receipe and ice cream maker directions. Not sure what happened!"

Loading Image