L-Lime Vanilla Ice Cream

It may sound a little strange, but after making the Meyer Lemon and Salted Caramel ice cream, I started thinking about Lime Ice Cream. Lime and vanilla compliment each other and when zesting a lime the smell is so good, I thought it was worth a try.  I was looking to create an ice cream that would appeal to the adult palate and be sweet and refreshing to taste. I think I found it!
Lime zest from a microplane grater

While I do need to think of a more creative name for the ice cream, the name as it currently stands does work for my letter L post in this A to Z fabulousness.

Lime Vanilla Ice Cream (makes 2 cups)

zest from one lime (use a microplane grater- the pieces are finer and will have more flavor)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

What's Next:
Place sugar in a medium sized bowl.
Add milk and vanilla. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Add heavy cream.
Place mixture in the freezer bowl of the ice cream maker.
Process for about 25 minutes. Add lime zest in small handfuls while processing for another 5 minutes.
Place ice cream in small container and freeze until hard.
Note: The longer the ice cream sits in the freezer the more the lime flavoring comes through.


  1. Oh my goodness, I can't believe I forgot about your A to Z posts. Ice cream-I was so excited about this one. A to Z is kicking my butt-it doesn't help that I'll be gone for the last week of the month so I'm trying to get ahead.

    We love lime. My husband lived in Jamaica for 2 years, so it's a staple at our house. We will have to try this one:) Thanks!

  2. Please come to my house with this ice cream:)
    If you come.. may be Summer will follow!

    hey, girl can dream.

  3. I was surprised at how well lime icecream goes with chocolate cake when I ordered it in a restaurant once. I never would have thought of putting them together but it worked.

  4. Ice cream flavors, especially ones you make yourself, is a -cool- theme!

  5. I hope you don't mind, I added your tip: chickens lay eggs and people lie down, onto my Lay vs. Lie post. I linked to your blog.

  6. That sounds yummy. If only I had an ice cream maker...


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