Tangy Lime Ice Cream will be your ultimate summer treat if you are a citrus lover. I know it’s too early to talk about summertime treats, but I just couldn’t wait any longer to share this recipe.
Mom brought us a box of wonderfully smelling limes from their yard and I just want to use them in as many recipes as I can. I’ve made some cocktails so far, which is my favorite use of lime. But I don’t want to finish them up before making a very refreshing tangy lime ice cream.
What is your favorite recipe with lime? If you love them in cocktails as much as I do, you should check my latest Fresh Strawberry Margarita. It was a real hit! If you love it in sweet treats, then keep reading to learn how to make a fantastic ice cream using lime juice and zest.
You will almost feel that you are in a lime yard where the trees are full of blossoms. Who doesn’t love heavenly blossoms which have mesmerizing scent? If you don’t have a chance of smelling those beauties, make this Tangy Lime Ice Cream. I promise you will be as mesmerized and inspired.
Did you see our Creamy Lemon Ice Cream from last summer? If you love lemonade as a summer drink, I definitely suggest it too. This Tangy Lime Ice Cream has a similar recipe but it has an even stronger flavor, which I really love. I can feel renewed even with the smell of it.
Is it too early for ice cream? Not for us. I know we haven’t even started summer days, but who says ice cream is only a summer dessert? Hello to those who love and eat ice cream in all seasons! I know you will thank me when summer finally comes since you won’t have to look for a great ice cream recipe if you try this Tangy Lime Ice Cream.
If you love the lime scent, you can top your ice cream with a little freshly grated lime zest plus a sprig of fresh mint. Nothing could be fresher than all this combination.
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Tangy Lime Ice Cream
Creamy and tangy lime ice cream with a heavenly scent and flavor!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Cooking and Freezing
- Cuisine: American
- 1 and ½ cups heavy cream
- 1 and ¾ cups whole milk
- 1 cup sugar
- Zest of 4 limes
- A pinch of salt
- 6 egg yolks
- 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- Put heavy cream, milk, sugar, zest and salt in a pot until sugar is dissolved and bring it to boil.
- Beat the yolks in a bowl until smooth.
- Pour the hot cream mixture into beaten yolks gradually and stirring constantly. Never pour all of them at one time.
- Pour this mixture back into the pot and cook over medium low heat until it coats the back of the spoon, for 3-5 minutes. Stir it constantly and don’t let it boil.
- Stir in lime juice and cool it until it reaches at room temperature stirring occasionally. Chill in the fridge about 3 hours. The longer the better.
- Pour it into your ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Keep it in an airtight container and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
Chilling and freezing duration is not included in the total time.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 334
- Sugar: 38.2 g
- Sodium: 435.2 mg
- Fat: 17.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 39.6 g
- Protein: 5.9 g
- Cholesterol: 225.5 mg
Keywords: lime ice cream
When I tasted this before I put it in the freezer it didn't have enough lime flavor for me. I added 2 extra tablespoons of lime juice and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. One of the best flavors of ice cream I have every made and I make a LOT of ice cream.
Ellen Pitts says
Just made it and stuck it in the fridge to chill. If the flavor of the custard is any indication, this will be amazing once frozen!!
I would love to make a icecream like you
How much is a cup? (in ml)
Hi Nir! My cup is 250 ml.
Thank you for this recipe! This was one of the best ice cream's I've ever had, let alone made! I did add two tablespoons of limoncello along with the lime juice at the end to brighten the flavor a little bit. I've tried making ice cream a number of times and have always been kind of disappointing with the outcome - either the texture, or the flavor, or the both. This came out perfectly on all counts!
Hi Jennie! I'm so happy to hear that you loved it. Adding limoncello is such a great idea! Need to give it a try next time. Thank you for your feedback!
how much is a cup?
Says to add salt.. How much or is that a mistake?
Thank you for asking Janel. Just a pinch of salt.