Mildred's Lemon Tart Ice Cream

Lisa Anna


This recipe was inspired by the Snacktivist group "Snacks for Yall Qaeda" and its unwitting participant, a woman named Mildred who loved all things lemon. The Snacktivists are a great group of people who posted snack memes and really gave the lawbreakers at Malheur a rough time as we shared recipes, laughs, and our favorite community service-oriented charities. This recipe is named for Mildred and her love of all things lemon. Enjoy!

To be used in a 4 quart ice cream maker.


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Makes 4 quarts
1 Hr 30 Min
10 Min
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5 c
whole milk
3 c
1/4 tsp
eggs, beaten
4 1/2 c
heavy cream
3 Tbsp
lemon extract
zest from one lemon
vanilla beans (tahitian works best), scraped
2 pkg
graham crackers (approx. 20 wafers)

How to Make Mildred's Lemon Tart Ice Cream


  • 1Scrape out two vanilla beans for the "caviar" and zest one lemon.
  • 2In heavy saucepan, combine milk, sugar, vanilla bean caviar, and salt. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until mixture is steaming. Reduce heat to low.
  • 3In a separate bowl, slightly beat eggs. Slowly whisk half of the hot mixture into the eggs and pour back into the saucepan.
  • 4Cook over medium-low heat until slightly thick, about 3 minutes.
  • 5Remove from heat. Stir in lemon zest and refrigerate until chilled or overnight.
  • 6When ready to make ice cream stir heavy cream, lemon juice, and lemon extract into chilled custard mixture.
  • 7Crush about 20 graham crackers and add to mixture.
  • 8Pour into frozen ice cream canister and follow instructions.

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About Mildred's Lemon Tart Ice Cream

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

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