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
Ice-Cream Maker


  • 5 c
    whole milk
  • 3 c
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 6
    eggs, beaten
  • 4 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon extract
  • ·
    zest from one lemon
  • 2
    vanilla beans (tahitian works best), scraped
  • 2 pkg
    graham crackers (approx. 20 wafers)

How to Make Mildred's Lemon Tart Ice Cream


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