Lime Ice Cream

lime ice creamI had a load of limes left over from making mini lime yoghurt loaf cakes – I had needed lots of the zest but not the juice; so seeing as the weather has been quite warm and sunny recently I decided to put them to good use in some ice cream. I’ve also been given a new (secondhand, slightly battered…) ice cream maker – one of the ones where you don’t need to pre-freeze the bowl, so now I can have ice cream on a whim, without having to remember to put the bowl in the freezer the day beforehand!

easy lime ice creamThis is so ridiculously simple to make that it is a stretch to even call it a recipe…It almost feels like cheating to devote an entire blog post to it. What it lacks in complexity however, it makes up for in flavour; to be able to create something so delicious with such speed and ease is a marvel. It is a simple matter of whisking the ingredients together and freezing it. As with most ice creams, it is best frozen in an ice cream machine; however, condensed milk based ice creams like this do lend themselves better to being frozen without a machine. If you do choose to freeze it sans machine then make sure that you give it a really good whisking when you mix the ingredients together to incorporate some air into the cream to help stop it from freezing solid.

simple lime ice creamThe ice cream is perfectly smooth and creamy, with a tangy, refreshing lime flavour; I have specified in the instructions to use between 120 and 150ml of lime juice – use 120ml for a slightly less in-your-face lime flavour, and up to 150ml if you want it to be intensely limey and a little less sweet. To take this from being simple lime ice cream to key lime pie flavoured ice cream, simply stir in some roughly crushed digestive biscuits (graham crackers) once the ice cream has finished churning. It is also delicious served with chocolate sauce, in which case it is reminiscent of the classic chocolate lime sweets that I used to love.

easy key lime pie ice cream

Lime Ice Cream
 
Creamy, tangy easy to make lime ice cream. Makes 1 litre
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Ingredients
  • 300ml (1 + ⅓ cups) double (heavy) cream
  • 200ml (1/2 + ⅓ cup) full fat milk
  • 397g (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 120-150ml (1/2 cup to ½ + ⅛ cup) freshly squeezed lime juice (3-4 limes)
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the cream, milk, condensed milk and 120ml of the lime juice in a large bowl until smooth. Taste, and add more lime juice as required.
  2. Cover the bowl and chill for at least a few hours until very cold then freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions.

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31 Comments on Lime Ice Cream

  1. Rebecca @ AAUBlog
    April 21, 2015 at 10:21 am (2 years ago)

    Wow this looks great – I’ve never tried lime ice-cream before #tastytuesday

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    • hannahhossack
      April 22, 2015 at 9:04 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  2. The Free From Fairy
    April 21, 2015 at 10:49 am (2 years ago)

    Looks amazing! Just wish our family could have dairy and sugar. May be one day and then I will make this!!!

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    • hannahhossack
      April 22, 2015 at 9:04 am (2 years ago)

      Lime and coconut ice cream made with coconut milk instead of dairy would be pretty amazing I reckon…not sure what to use in place of sugar though!

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      • toys
        June 16, 2016 at 7:33 am (12 months ago)

        palm sugar “aka” coconut sugar would be a nice tropical flavor

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  3. Laura
    April 21, 2015 at 11:38 am (2 years ago)

    This sounds delicious! I keep seeing so many yummy ice creams and can’t wait to move out of our rented flat with only an ice box in the fridge so I can get an ice cream maker!

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    • hannahhossack
      April 22, 2015 at 9:08 am (2 years ago)

      Poor you!I’d hate to not be able to have ice cream! Especially now we’re coming up to summer…

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    • hannahhossack
      April 22, 2015 at 9:08 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Julie πŸ™‚ It is very refreshing!

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  4. Charlotte
    April 21, 2015 at 9:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Ice cream is my favourite food but you’ve found a flavour I’ve never tried so I’ll have to give it a go. Sadly i don’t have an ice cream maker so I’ll have to give it a good whisk instead and keep my fingers crossed!

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    • hannahhossack
      April 22, 2015 at 9:21 am (2 years ago)

      I don’t think I could cope without my (two!) ice cream maker! Provided the cream gets whisked ideally to soft peak stage it *shouldn’t* get icy when frozen, though it’s probably a good idea to give it an occasional extra whisk as it freezes to break it up a bit.

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  5. GFLife247
    April 24, 2015 at 1:12 pm (2 years ago)

    This sounds delicious! One of my favorite parts is that the white color (and your presentation) make the dish so elegant. Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend!

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    • hannahhossack
      April 28, 2015 at 12:29 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  6. Jhuls
    April 24, 2015 at 1:41 pm (2 years ago)

    I haven’t had any other ice cream other than those chocolate, rocky road… everything chocolate. This sounds new to me and definitely sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing, Hannah. Have a lovely weekend. xx

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    • hannahhossack
      April 28, 2015 at 12:32 pm (2 years ago)

      I love all things ice cream! I try and make a new flavour every time πŸ™‚ x

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  7. Lori
    April 24, 2015 at 5:33 pm (2 years ago)

    Lime ice cream! What a fun idea!

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  8. Natasha Fredrickson
    April 24, 2015 at 7:01 pm (2 years ago)

    That sounds so refreshing! Now I need an ice cream maker!

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  9. Sneaky Veg
    April 24, 2015 at 7:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Loving the lime theme. Sounds fantastic. #CookBlogShare

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  10. carolinescookingblog
    April 24, 2015 at 10:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks delicious! I love lime so this is definitely my kind of ice cream.

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  11. Margherita@ lapetitecasserole
    April 24, 2015 at 11:30 pm (2 years ago)

    I could have lemon and lime in any dish… especially in desserts! I made a lime ice cream last summer, and I really loved its flavour! Beautiful photos!

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    • hannahhossack
      April 28, 2015 at 12:39 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  12. elamb
    April 26, 2015 at 3:26 am (2 years ago)

    I love tart ice creams and I have saved yours as it sounds amazing. Beautiful photos! Happy FF#65!

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    • hannahhossack
      April 28, 2015 at 12:43 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚ If you use the full amount of lime juice it is very tart! And not overly sweet so its very refreshing πŸ™‚

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  13. J Seaton
    April 27, 2015 at 7:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Sometimes simple is best, as seems to be the case with this very delicious-looking ice cream. I love the suggestion of adding graham crackers, as key lime pie is one of my favourites.

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    • hannahhossack
      April 28, 2015 at 12:53 pm (2 years ago)

      yes, as much as I love to make complicated things that take days to complete sometimes the simplest things are the most satisfying πŸ™‚

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  14. coconutcraze
    April 29, 2015 at 1:23 am (2 years ago)

    This ice cream looks so delicate and refreshing. I can smell the freshness of lime and taste the cream! Delicious!

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    • hannahhossack
      May 5, 2015 at 10:41 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚ It is very refreshing

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  15. Steph @MisplacedBrit
    May 4, 2015 at 11:07 am (2 years ago)

    Love love love πŸ˜€
    OK – mouth watering now and I don’t have any of my own in the freezer …This should be labelled both #foodporn and tease πŸ˜‰

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    • hannahhossack
      May 5, 2015 at 11:28 am (2 years ago)

      LOl! πŸ™‚

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  16. lucyparissi
    May 5, 2015 at 10:26 am (2 years ago)

    I can’t get over how beautiful your shots are! You have inspired me to dust my ice cream maker and bring it out of retirement. Thanks for linking with #CookBlogShare

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    • hannahhossack
      May 5, 2015 at 11:30 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Lucy πŸ™‚ My ice cream maker has been getting A LOT of use recently…and I’m planning on making some more today…!

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