Lemon Ice Cream

Pat Morris Recipe

By Pat Morris AugustgaPat

Makes 1 Pint (can double recipe)
Prep Time:
No-Cook or Other

This is a delicious and easy ice cream, which does not require an ice cream maker. I love to put a scoop of this lemon ice cream on top of a warm piece of blackberry cobbler or pie - the flavors meld so well.

I have been making this for 38 years, since I got the recipe from a cookbook that a school where I worked put together. One of the teachers, Mrs. Barksdale, submitted this refreshing recipe.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Fresh, tart and creamy dreamy! This would be superb served with any type of fruit cobbler...


3 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1 c
granulated sugar (you can use splenda)
1 pt
half and half
2 tsp
grated lemon zest
2 dash(es)
(2 drops) yellow food coloring (optional)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Ice Cream & Ices
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Cream, #Ice, #ice cream

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Sybil Conner thedearestone
Aug 31, 2014
Thank you, Pat and Carol. I do have a few larger containers. My main concern was using a container made of plastic. And yes, for my greedy bunch, I will take more than one. Thank you again
Pat Morris AugustgaPat
Aug 31, 2014
Sybil, Carol is correct. With the lemon juice half-and-half and sugar, it may spill out. If you have a container that is a little larger (a pint and a half or a quart), it will freeze quicker and give you plenty of room without it overflowing. I hope it turns out great! Let us know how the people at the potluck liked it.
Carol Harpel Kitzer
Aug 31, 2014
Sybil - Yes, it can be frozen in any shape container --- BUT, the recipe calls for a PINT of 1/2 and 1/2 PLUS sugar, etc!! I think a 'round PINT container' might be pushing it. Also, it is going to expand while it freezes. There might be some leeway in the size of the container, so make sure you freeze it, covered, on a level shelf.
You might also consider making more as it is going to a potluck dinner!! Everyone will surely want seconds!!
I've made this more than a few times, and it is Awesome!!
Sybil Conner thedearestone
Aug 31, 2014
Can this be done in a round pint container? I want to prepare in container I'll be taking to a potluck dinner.
Pat Morris AugustgaPat
Aug 22, 2014
Lisa, I haven't with this particular ice cream; however, I have submitted several other ice cream recipes. The one for "Cool and Creamy Fruit Ice Cream", might be one you would like to look at and try. I have made it with strawberries, peaches and blueberries/bananas. It is a good recipe to experiment with the different kinds of fruit -just make sure to use pretty close to the amounts specified in this recipe when substituting the fruit.

I am giving you a link that that ice cream and for "Mama's Cheery Cherry Ice Cream." I posted others also -my latest is "Pretty Peppermint Marshmallow Ice Cream." Another yummy one you may want to look at if you like chocolate and coffee is "Delicious and Easy Coffee Chocolate Chunks Ice Cream."

Please let me know if you make this Lemon Ice cream or one of the others (maybe Cool and Creamy Fruit Ice Cream) with different fruits. Enjoy.

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