Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ice Cream Week: Day Two

If Old Man Winter has you down, turn your thoughts to sunnier times with a nice helping of Key Lime Ice Cream.  Tart, rich, and refreshing, this recipe is tastes remarkably like key lime pie.  And it's no wonder--the ingredient list is nearly the same.  For a more authentic experience, throw in some graham cracker crust chunkies and you'll be set!  Better yet, serve up scoops of this ice cream in miniature graham cracker crusts for an uber-cute presentation.  Stay tuned for three more tasty ice cream recipes this week!

Key Lime Ice Cream (makes about 1 quart)
From The Ultimate Ice Cream Book by Bruce Weinstein

1½ cups heavy cream
6 large egg yolks
15 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
½ cup key lime juice

Bring the cream to a simmer in a heavy medium saucepan.  Slowly beat the hot cream into the egg yolks in a medium mixing bowl.  Pour the entire mixture back into the pan and place over low heat.  Stir constantly with a whisk or wooden spoon until the custard thickens slightly. Be careful not to let the mixture boil or the eggs will scramble.  Remove from the heat and pour the hot custard through a strainer into a large, clean bowl.  Allow the custard to cool slightly, then stir in the sweetened condensed milk and key lime juice.  Cover and refrigerate until cold or overnight.

Stir the cold custard well, then freeze in 1 or 2 batches in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions.  When finished, the ice cream will be soft but ready to eat.  For firmer ice ceram, transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze at least 2 hours.


  1. Yummy! I love anything Key Lime!

    Also, I wanted to let you know that I passed along the Happy 101 award to you, because it makes me happy every time you blog! http://sugarcrafter.net/2010/01/12/more-blog-love/

  2. Key Lime ice cream sounds delicious! Man, I love ice cream. I love mango anything ice cream related!

  3. It's funny, despite it being frigidly cold outside, just yesterday I was telling Mike that I'm in the mood for some ice cream! This yummy flavor would definitely satisfy my craving! ;)

  4. YUM!!! This looks so good and makes me long for warm weather. Boo NJ!

  5. My husband loves Key Lime! Stopping by from SITS!

  6. Key Lime is my favorite pie ever! I gotta give this a whirl :)