Lemon Ice Cream

Lemon Ice CreamEvery year, my husband’s mother’s side of the family has a huge reunion.  Over 100 people attend from all over the western United States.  They usually gather in Idaho at a favorite campground near a beautiful lake.  Once in a while, the family chooses another place, like Oregon or California.  One thing that never changes, however, is the potluck dinner with homemade ice cream for dessert.  At least three families will opt to make Great Grandma’s recipe for vanilla ice cream with a hint of lemon.  lemon ice creamI have altered the recipe to suit Florida.  It would be considered blasphemy if I actually called this “her” recipe, but I am not in Idaho and I am not at the reunion.  Heck!  I am only an in-law anyway!  So this is Lemon Ice Cream based on an old family recipe.  That sounds good, right?!

Lemon Ice Cream
  • 1 quart 2% milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (Meyer lemon, preferably)
  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients until sugar dissolves.
  2. Pour into an ice cream maker.
  3. Process according to manufacturer's instructions.
  4. Freeze.


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20 thoughts on “Lemon Ice Cream

  1. I think that homemade lemon ice cream sounds like a perfect summertime treat. And I love the idea of having a family reunion night devoted to all kinds of homemade ice cream. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I can’t wait to try your recipe :)

  2. Okay woman, I’m totally making this as soon as meyer lemon season is in full swing. Gorgeous and I love my tang.

    Thanks for joining us this week. I’ll email you by Monday so we can catch up and start our scheming for upcoming stuff.

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