Lemon Ice Cream (Quick and Easy Blender Recipe) (2024)

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Lemon ice cream is so refreshing, and this recipe is so incredibly easy to make! It’s not real gelato, by the actual definition, but an Italian recipe, so give it a try! You don’t even need an ice cream maker.

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If you have lemons, cream, milk and sugar, you can be eating this lemon ice cream tonight!

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Yes, it’s so simple because there’s no cooking involved as well as no need for an ice cream maker. What you will need is a blender, and a freezer, of course! It’s so creamy and smooth and not too sweet. Everyone will love it!

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Why is this not True Lemon Gelato?

Gelato is the word used to translate ice cream from English to Italian, however, the two are quite different. They are made using a different process and gelato usually has less calories, is served at a warmer temperature than ice cream, and is quite difficult to make at home.

Are you a lemon lover? Many of us, are! Check out this great collection of lemon desserts I curated!

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Oh my goodness, this recipe is too easy, I’ve also added blender peach ice cream!

Don’t worry about the specifics, though, just try this recipe and I bet you will be making it all summer long!

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EDITED August 2020 – here’s the orange version!

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For another ice cream recipe, check out my chocolate custard ice cream recipe, but be forewarned, it is not nearly as easy as this lemon ice cream recipe and requires an ice cream maker. However, it is well worth the effort for the end result!

Let’s make ice cream in the easiest way possible!

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Lemon Ice Cream (Lemon Gelato)

slightly adapted from Spadellandia.it serves 8

FULL PRINTABLE RECIPE BELOW

Ingredients

  • heavy whipping cream (UK: double cream)
  • milk
  • sugar
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • grated lemon zest (organic)

Special equipment: metal pan, I used one like this

Directions for Blender Lemon Ice Cream

Pour the cream and milk into the blender container with the sugar. Then add the lemon juice.

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Blend for about 20 seconds then add the grated lemon zest.

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Pulse for a few seconds, making sure not to overdo it or you’ll end up with sweet lemon butter! Pour into a metal pan and place in the freezer for about an hour.

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Remove from the freezer and stir with a spoon. Repeat this two more times (twice in two hours.)

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You will see the mixture begin to take on the texture of ice cream. When it’s ready, scoop into bowls, cups, or cones to serve.

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You can use a frozen lemon skin as a serving bowl, too. I demonstrated how to make them in my lemon granita post recently.

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Or even serve it with another dessert, like my peach cobbler.

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However you choose to serve it, enjoy! Here’s the printable recipe. Please leave a star rating/review (just above the print button) if you make this lemon ice cream, thank you!

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Lemon Ice Cream (Lemon Gelato)

Yield: 8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Additional Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

A super easy, Italian lemon ice cream recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (400 ml) heavy whipping cream (UK: double cream)
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp (150 ml) whole milk
  • 2/3 cup (160g) sugar
  • a little less than 1 cup (225 ml) lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp grated lemon zest (organic)

Instructions

Special equipment: metal pan, I used one like this

  1. Pour the cream and milk into the blender container with the sugar. Then add the lemon juice.
  2. Blend for about 20 to 30 seconds then add the grated lemon zest.
  3. Blend again for a few seconds. Pour into a metal pan and place in the freezer for about an hour.
  4. Remove from the freezer and stir with a spoon. Repeat this two more times (twice in two hours.)You will see the mixture begin to take on the texture of ice cream. When it's ready, scoop into bowls, cups, or cones to serve.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 8Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 152Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

All nutrition information is only an estimate.

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Another great recipe for Coconut Toasted Almond Ice Cream from What a Girl Eats.

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