Lemon Curd Ice Cream

lemon curd ice cream in bowl with ice cream scoop

Lemon curd is my kryptonite. It’s my favourite thing. I love it on pancakes, on scones, ice cream, or even just straight from the jar. Try this ice cream for a refreshing summer treat!

This ice cream is sweet, tart, with a hint of vanilla. If you like lemon curd, you will LOVE this recipe! 

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Lemon Curd Ice Cream

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Serves: 8 Cooking Time: 15

Ingredients

  • Base:
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream (35%)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • Lemon Curd:
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

1

To make the ice cream base, combine the milk, cream, and sugar together in a small pot over medium heat. Bring to a gentle simmer.

2

Whisk the egg yolks together in a mixing bowl. Slowly add in the hot milk to temper the egg yolks while whisking constantly.

3

Add the mixture back into the pot and cook, stirring over medium heat until it almost comes to a boil. Remove from heat, and strain into another bowl. Set over an ice bath to cool. Mixture should be cold to touch before churning.

4

To make the lemon curd, combine the lemon juice, eggs, and sugar in a small pot. Cook whisking constantly over medium heat until thickened and almost at a boil. Remove from heat and stir in butter until melted. Transfer to a bowl to cool.

5

Once the base and lemon curd are cold (this may take a few hours or you can place in fridge overnight), we can make our ice cream!

6

You have 2 options to churn your ice cream:

7

Option 1: Combine the lemon curd and ice cream base together and churn according to your ice cream makers instructions, place in container.

8

Option 2: Churn the ice cream base by itself without the lemon curd. Layer 1/3 of the churned ice cream into a container, and swirl in 1/3 of the lemon curd. Repeat process ending with a swirl of lemon curd.

9

Freeze for 2-4 hours until your desired consistency is reached.

10

Once frozen solid, remove from fridge 5 minutes before serving for a scoop-able consistency.

11

Enjoy! We topped ours with more lemon curd :).

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