Margarita Ice Cream Recipe

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Margarita Ice Cream

Marcia Mayfield


I saw Nigella Lawson make this on the Food Network. As a firm believer in Margaritas, I had to try it. Plus, it looked very easy. Turns out if was.

Nigella Lawson stirred hers up and put it in the freezer, no machine necessary. I do use my countertop ice cream maker, the ingredients make just the right amount for the smaller countertop machine.

I don't think there is enough alcohol in this recipe to cause concern. Nevertheless, I do not serve it to children.

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10 Min


Ice-Cream Maker


1/2 c
lime juice
2 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
orange liquer (i use regular old triple sec)
1 1/4 c
powdered sugar
2 c
heavy cream


for some reason, i like to throw in a little crushed pinepapple while the freezer is going.
(since i do most of my shopping at aldi and they don't always have heavy cream, i often substitute half & half.)

Directions Step-By-Step

Pour the lime juice, tequila and orange liqueur into a bowl and stir in the sugar to dissolve.
Add the cream and then softly whip until thick and smooth but not stiff.
Spoon into an airtight container to freeze overnight, or use your ice cream maker as directed. This ice cream does not need ripening (softening before serving), as it will not freeze too hard. I generally take it straight from the freezer bowl to a dish and begin eating immediately1

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Ice Cream & Ices
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy