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Refreshing Lemon Cream

Fresh lemon juice provides the tangy flavor in this smooth, rich ice cream recipe from Sunkist. The refreshing make-ahead treat can be prepared without an ice cream maker and looks splendid and summery when served in individual cups made from lemon halves.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • Lemon boats, optional
  • Fresh mint and shredded lemon zest, optional


  • In a bowl, stir cream and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Stir in lemon juice and zest (mixture will thicken slightly). Cover and freeze until firm, about 4 hours. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Serve in lemon boats or individual dishes. Garnish with mint and lemon zest if desired.
Editor's Note: 1/2 cup mashed strawberries may be added to the lemon mixture before freezing.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 407 calories, 29g fat (18g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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