Homemade Lemon Ice Cream

Homemade Lemon Ice Cream


If you like lemon and ice cream, you will love this!  Homemade Lemon Ice Cream is based on my old no-cook ice cream recipe, with cream cheese added.

I bought the lemon curd a while back and stashed it in the pantry. Sometimes I buy inspiration ingredients.  I don’t have a specific plan for them, so they just wait until a good recipe idea hits me.  That was the case with this jar of lemon curd.

This ice cream is creamy, smooth and full of lemon flavor.  It’s simple to make, since there’s no cooking involved and it only has five ingredients.

Here’s what you’ll need:  

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Homemade Lemon Ice Cream

Serves: 1 quart

  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup lemon curd
  • 2 cups half & half
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Whisk together cream cheese and a small amount of sweetened condensed milk till smooth.
  2. Whisk in lemon curd until smooth.
  3. Whisk in remaining sweetened condensed milk.
  4. Add half & half and vanilla.
  5. Continue whisking until smooth.
  6. Pour into ice cream maker and freeze according to maker's instructions.
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  1. You had me at “lemon curd.” This ice cream sounds fabulous! Pinning!

  2. I cannot let my husband know about this.

  3. Looks yummy…. can this be frozen without being done in an ice cream maker? We don’t have one.

    • Roni, I’ve seen instructions for doing that, but I’ve never done it myself. I’m not sure if it would work with this recipe or not.

  4. YUM! I have been looking for easy ice cream recipes. A variation on this theme, I am now wondering what a little extra vanilla and a can of frozen orange concentrate might yield. Orange sickle?

  5. This is the best ice cream recipe I have ever made. The consistency is super creamy, which is nice as most homeade ice cream tends to be on the slushier side. My family loved the lemon flavor!! Today I subbed the Reese’s choc peanut butter spread for lemon curd and again, spectacular!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    what is half and half?

  7. What is lemon curd?

  8. I would like to try it & then try it again with lime curd.

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