Creamy homemade lemon curd ice cream. A sweet frozen treat, perfect for summer or any time!

Creamy homemade lemon curd ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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Creamy homemade lemon curd ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’ll happily enjoy ice cream year round, but most of my ice cream making happens during the warmer months. I’m sure that’s pretty common. I was itching to get going this season and couldn’t resist adding one of my absolute favorite spring flavors to a creamy ice cream, especially since I’ve never made a lemon ice cream or frozen treat of any kind! It was long overdue!

This lemon curd ice cream did not disappoint one bit. The second we scooped into it, there was no looking back. Irresistible! A nice mellow lemon flavor with a super creamy consistency. Absolute perfection! Even better, this ice cream is easy to scoop straight from the freezer! No sitting back and waiting for it to thaw a bit on the counter, just scoop and enjoy!

I have a lot of ice cream loves, but this is definitely up at the top! And for good reason!

Kick off homemade ice cream season with this fun lemon curd ice cream! You’ll be glad you did!

Creamy homemade lemon curd ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Creamy homemade lemon curd ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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Lemon Curd Ice Cream

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 day 15 minutes
Yield: 4 plus
Creamy homemade lemon curd ice cream. A sweet frozen treat, perfect for summer or any time!


  • 1 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 C whole milk
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 C lemon curd


  • Add 1/2C heavy cream to a medium bowl, with a mesh strainer set on top. Set aside. 
  • Add milk, remaining 1 cup heavy cream, sugar and salt to a medium saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat until sugar has dissolved and mixture is steaming. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk yolks. Continue to whisk yolks while slowly adding 1 cup warm milk mixture. Pour egg mixture into saucepan. Continue cooking until mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Pour through a mesh strainer into reserved heavy cream. Cool to room temperature, cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, roughly 4-6 hours or overnight. 
  • Churn according to manufacturer's directions. In the last several minutes of churning, add spoonfuls of lemon curd. Continue churning until fully combined. Transfer to a freezer safe container. Freeze until firm. 


Recipe serves roughly 4-6, yields 1 quart.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most accurate data, use your preferred nutrition calculator with the actual ingredients you used to make this recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Ice cream, Lemon

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Creamy homemade lemon curd ice cream recipe from @bakedbyrachel