This Key Lime Pie Ice Cream is loaded with all of the familiar flavors of your favorite pie — even the crunchy graham cracker crust!
This guest post was written by Jamie of My Baking Addiction.
Creating This Key Lime Ice Cream Recipe
One of my absolute favorite summer flavors is lime. From recipes like Chewy Lime Sugar Cookies and Cherry Limeade Cupcakes to sweet and tart margaritas, nothing screams summer quite like bright citrus flavors.
I’ve actually contemplated purchasing an indoor fruit tree, but considering I completely lack a green thumb, I figure that it would survive about a week — tops. Trust me, I can’t even keep parsley alive, which is pretty pathetic.
Gardening woes aside, this ice cream is loaded with all of the familiar flavors of your favorite key lime pie recipe, even the crunchy graham cracker crust — and it’s incredibly simple to make.
No bases to heat and chill, you simply whisk the ingredients together and freeze according to your machine’s directions. After a short time, you’ll have a dreamy, velvety ice cream bursting with key lime flavor.
What better way to cool off than with this simple key lime pie ice cream?
Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Ingredients
This key lime ice cream recipe calls for just six basic ingredients!
- Whole milk
- Key lime juice
- Heavy cream
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Graham crackers
For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.
How to Make Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
This is a very easy lime ice cream recipe, but it does require an ice cream machine. Here’s how the recipe comes together:
- In a large bowl, combine the milk, key lime juice, heavy cream, salt, and sweetened condensed milk; whisk to combine.
- Pour mixture into your ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- Stir 1/3 cup crushed graham crackers into ice cream. Spoon ice cream into a freezer-safe container, and cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm.
- Sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon graham crackers.
The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the full recipe in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.
Can This Recipe Be Made Without an Ice Cream Maker?
No ice cream maker? No worries. You can still whip up this delicious recipe without any fancy tools.
Here’s a great guide from David Lebovitz for how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker.
Can Regular Limes Be Used?
Yes, you may use regular lime juice if you can’t find key limes.
How Long Does Homemade Ice Cream Last?
If stored in an airtight container, it will last about 1 to 2 months. Because this recipe is preservative-free, the homemade ice cream is more prone to developing freezer burn.
Tools Needed for This Recipe
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- Ice cream maker: We love this ice cream maker from Cuisinart. It’s very easy to use and makes big batches.
- Ice cream scoop: Place the ice cream scoop under running warm water to make it easier to scoop out the key lime ice cream.
- Ice cream freezer containers: Make your homemade ice cream look professional!
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- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup Key lime juice
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Dash of salt
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 6 graham crackers (1 1/2 cookie sheets), coarsely crushed, divided
- Key lime wedges
- In a large bowl, combine milk, lime juice, heavy cream, salt, and sweetened condensed milk; whisk to combine.
- Pour mixture into your ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Stir 1/3 cup graham crackers into ice cream. Spoon ice cream into a freezer-safe container, and cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm.
- Sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon graham crackers.
- Garnish with lime wedges.
adapted from Cooking Light
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 210Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 31mgSodium 143mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 1gSugar 12gProtein 4g
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About the Author:
Jamie Lothridge is hopelessly addicted to sugar and cupcake decorating tools. She started her blog My Baking Addiction as a way to justify having copious amounts of both in her life.
When she’s not hanging out in the kitchen in front of her stand mixer, she can be found teaching middle school, hanging with her fiance, or watching the Food Network. You can also find Jamie on Facebook and Twitter.