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Lemon Icebox Pie Icecream

17 May

It’s almost time for summer, and so I’ve started to make ice cream again this year.  Last year I received the Kitchenaid icecream maker attachment for my birthday, and boy, have I been churning out some delicious ice cream ever since then.  And I mean delicious.  You’ll also need the splash guard to make getting the icecream batter into the machine easy.  The past issue of Southern Living magazine (gift subscription from my mom– thanks mom!) included this intriguing recipe I just had to try out. (Edits in red)

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 lemons
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers
  • 1 tablespoon vodka

Preparation

  1. Grate zest from lemons to equal 1 Tbsp. Cut lemons in half; squeeze juice from lemons into a measuring cup to equal 1/2 cup (this took just 2 big lemons for me).
  2. Whisk together half-and-half, sweetened condensed milk, vodka, and lemon juice. Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-qt. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. (Instructions and times may vary.) Stir in graham cracker crumbs and lemon zest; transfer to an airtight container. Freeze 2 hours before serving.

I typically add alcohol to icecream recipes if they don’t already call for it so that I end up with more scoop-able icecream.  (Especially if the recipe isn’t just all high-fat whipping cream and loads of sugar.. which also help icecream remain soft-ish).  One tablespoon vodka seemed to hit the nail on the head for this one.  The texture is dense, but not hard to scoop.  And the icecream tastes just like lemon icebox pie.  When you first put it in your mouth you taste lemon, but after that it really does remind me of meringue!  I would have taken a picture, but it was too yummy and I fell into a sugar coma before I could get off a shot.  Sorry.  Imagine icecream just like in the picture, but without the waffle-cone cookies.