Saturday, July 11, 2015

"I always say whoever can figure out how to make ice cream healthy will be a gazillionaire." ~ Justin Deeley

I have recently gotten in to making ice cream! I told Bruce, and it is pretty true, I enjoy making ice cream more than eating it. I know I mentioned in a previous post that I can pretty much take it or leave it, but that doesn't mean I dislike it! I have had a lot of fun trying out different recipes - anything that is not mainstream is intriguing to me!

   The other day I decided to give Key Lime Pie Ice Cream a try! I am really happy with it!             

As with most of the ice cream recipes that I have tried so far, making a custard with egg yolks and cream is the first step. I have seen videos in the past about how to separate yolks using a plastic water bottle. I had no reason to be skeptical, I just hadn't tried it before. I did it this time, and I must say, it's amazing! I have ended this post with a video on how easy this is.  

Our local grocery store did have a bag of small key limes, but they were the saddest looking little things I had ever seen. Fortunately, they contained beautiful key lime juice. Zest is also added to the ice cream, and I used a regular lime for this.

The custard is cooked stove top.
It is then strained and put into the refrigerator to cool.
The cooled custard is then poured into the ice cream maker (which has been in the freezer over night), and is churned till it is soft ice cream consistency.
I then put the ice cream into a container and put it in the freezer to get hard. While it was freezing up, I made a topping as suggested by the recipe, but I did omit the pistachio nuts. I love pistachios, but I did not want conflicting flavors the first time I made this. I must say that the topping (made with graham cracker crumbs, butter and brown sugar) added a crust-like taste to the whole thing!
I would definitely make this again! I love citrus, and the creamy texture, combined with the crispy, crunchy topping, was just wonderful!


  1. I make ice cream too. Am just about to freeze two quarts of local strawberry ice cream for a party. Will try your recipe. However, I like eating it more than making it (unfortunately).

  2. This sounds and looks delicious!!