I love Key Lime! Take a look around the blog and you’ll find No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake, Key Lime Milk Chocolate Chip Bars, my choice for Tuesdays with Dorie the Florida Pie, Key Lime Parfaits and Key Lime Cheesecake. Stick around for a while longer and inevitably you’ll see Key Lime again!
I’ve always wanted to make a Key Lime ice cream. My sister and I have talked about it for years, but we never got around to making it. Finally I took the plunge and I have to say it’s every bit a delicious as I thought it would be. It’s cool, sweet, yet tangy and oh so lovely. If you like Key Lime then this is the ice cream for you!
Oh and don’t forget to stop by this weekend…Ice Cream Week isn’t over yet! I’ve got two more recipes to share and I’ll be posting one on Saturday and one on Sunday! 😉
Note: This recipe is designed to fit this ice cream maker. You could easily double or triple it or whatever to fit in a larger machine.
What You’ll Need:
1 pint of heavy cream
1 pint half and half
1 – 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup of double strength key lime juice
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
Zest of two lemons or limes (Notes: I used lemon zest since it was what I had on hand, but either will do.)
In a large bowl add all the ingredients and stir to mix. Since this mixture isn’t heated no need to chill.
Place mixture in the bowl of ice cream maker and freeze according to your machine’s directions. Once the mixture hits the soft serve stage you can serve immediately or place in the freezer in an airtight container to harden fully.
Notes: You could do this with lemon juice if you liked for a lemon version. Or you could use orange juice/zest for an orange twist.