No-fuss, no-churn, no-of-course-it’s-not-good-for-you-exactly: lime ice cream

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So simple it barely deserves a whole blog post, but so good that – yes it does.

It’s this easy to make delicious ice-cream in many flavours – I’ve made coffee, lemon, vanilla and with added berries so far.  Today, it’s this lovely lime ice cream, and this is how you make it.

Oh and regarding the ‘not exactly healthy’ claim … well, you only need a spoonful each, and you’re unlikely to eat it every day, so everything in moderation, right?

You’ll need:

600ml double cream

397g tin condensed milk (and WHY is it sold in such a strange volume? why not 400g?)

zest of a lime

juice of half a lime (don’t be tempted to add more as it is likely to curdle)

4 or 5 drops doTerra essential oil of lime (optional)

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And then you just put all the ingredients into a big bowl …

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… and with an electric whisk, whisk for about ten minutes until it is gorgeous and airy and fluffy and thick.

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Scoop and pour into a plastic tub, cover and leave in the freezer to set.

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Bring out of the freezer and into the fridge perhaps 20 minutes before serving.  I like to serve it with a little squeeze of fresh lime and some flaked hazelnuts toasted in a hot dry frying pan.

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Let me know what other flavours you try as I guarantee that once you’ve made it once you’ll be hooked on this simple easy ice cream!

6 thoughts on “No-fuss, no-churn, no-of-course-it’s-not-good-for-you-exactly: lime ice cream”

  1. Mariska - March 12, 2015 10:52 pm

    This is CRIMINALLY INSANE kinda good Rach (which I know is usually quite bad, but you know what I mean). I love the name!!! And isn’t anything made at home from scratch good for us? YEAH it is. G’wan. Ok sorry for leaving the crappest comment ever… I am just in a hurry to go and cook something for lunch after perusing your site.. which is seriously wonderful. XO

    1. Rachel - March 14, 2015 2:07 pm

      hahaha hello! So … what did you make for lunch? and DO try this healthy ice cream when you get a minute (or ten, it takes ten) xx

  2. Bron - March 16, 2015 11:32 am

    I just made this with berries. Not sure if I whipped it long enough but it’s in the freezer in teacups right now and I CANNOT wait to try it frozen. Obviously I scraped out the bowl already and even that was fabulous.

    1. Rachel - March 20, 2015 1:44 pm

      haha Bron – only just seen this and JUST after I’d commented that I can’t even stop eating it before it hits the freezer! 🙂

  3. Nicola - May 3, 2015 9:03 am

    Oh I am so pleased I didn’t know what was in this at our Tiniest Thai lunch! But I can say hand on heart it was the most delicious ice cream I have ever eaten! X

    1. Rachel - May 3, 2015 12:14 pm

      Do try making it and make up a flavour! I like coffee ice cream too and have made lemon and also a Christmas one with chocolate chips, Orange zest, marmalade. Coffee liqueur would have been good in the coffee one! Berries are good too. It’s all good! X


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