Key Lime Pie is the quintessential Floridian dessert. I, however, prefer ice cream to pie- thus I’m sharing Key Lime Pie Ice Cream with you today! I’ve made this recipe several times this summer, and it’s been a big hit!
Here’s what you need:
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup bottled Key lime juice
1/2 cup heavy cream
Dash of salt
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
12 graham crackers (3 full sheets), coarsely crushed, divided
lime zest and wedges (optional)
In a bowl, combine milk, lime juice, heavy cream, salt and sweetened condensed milk. Whisk and combine. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker (I use the Kitchenaid ice cream attachment) and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Stir graham crackers into ice cream. Spoon ice cream into a freezer-safe container ( I just use a loaf pan), cover, and freeze until firm. Sprinkle each serving with a few graham crackers, lime zest, and wedges when you’re ready to eat! It’s soooo easy!
Growing up in North Florida, I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with summer. The negative being the obvious humidity and heat. Thankfully, I think the positives generally outweigh the sauna-like environment. Growing up in the summer I loved being out of school, swimming lessons, bike riding, eating watermelon outside, playing in sprinklers, and, of course, ice cream! Growing up, my church would often have Ice Cream Socials on hot summer nights where everyone would bring various flavors of homemade ice cream and toppings. Dream come true, right?
My parents recently gave Ray and I their old ice cream maker, which I think they may have only used 3 or 4 times. As good as new! Our first batch was lemon flavored. Ray loved it but I thought it tasted a little too eggy. The recipe we used also only made enough for 2-3 servings. For our second batch we decided to go for a more simple flavor profile. Vanilla, classic and delicious. This batch came out FANTASTIC with great flavor and the perfect texture.
1 1/2 c sugar
4 c Heavy Cream (or half and half)
2 c milk
4 tsp vanilla extract
Whisk eggs until light and fluffy. Slowly add sugar and continue whisking for about 2 minutes. Pour in cream, milk, and vanilla and whisk until thoroughly blended. Pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s directions.
This recipe will not disappoint!