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Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

Little tiny Key Limes pack a big punch! Definitely worth the splurge in this Key Lime Ice Cream. from #dietersdownfall.comMeyer Lemon Angel Cake with Key Lime Ice Cream Dessert – Day One – Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

I hope you’re a fan of lemon and lime! This week, I’ve splurged on some Meyer Lemons and Key Limes! It’s the first time I’ve actually every bought them. I was really excited to find them in a larger grocery store!

This week we are baking up a citrus storm! So pucker up and enjoy a Meyer Lemon Angel Cake and some Key Lime Ice Cream!

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream, Meyer Lemon Angle Cake, put them together and what do you get?? Lusty Lemon Lime Love! from #dietersdownfall.comI’ve made this Key Lime Ice Cream before, many, many years ago. I didn’t have actual Key Limes at the time, so I used some Nellie and Joe’s Key West Lime Juice. It was really good and I was happy with it.

So, if you can’t find a bag of actual Key Limes don’t worry about it.

Homemade Key Lime Pie Ice Cream. Do you Lust for Lime? from #dietersdownfall.comOn to other news…

This post almost didn’t make it out this week. On Thursday, I was taking some pictures and my tripod completely broke! The head snapped clean off in my hand. I couldn’t believe it! I take my photos with a nice macro lens and I usually have my shutter speed pretty low, so not using my tripod was almost impossible. I fought so hard NOT to use a tripod, but finally gave in and now, a year later, I can’t live without one.

My husband and I searched at our favorite store (Amazon) and found this Ravelli tripod that was reasonably priced. I don’t feel ready for a $300 tripod, even though I’m sure they are totally worth it.

I was so happy to get the tripod on Saturday! However, it was a rainy and miserable day, so there were no photos to be taken, even though everything was made and waiting 🙁

Thankfully Sunday was a wonderful day! I got all my photos done. Played with the new tripod. And got this post done! Oh, and I also walked 12,000 steps, did all the dishes, folded laundry, played with my kid, got rid of our guest bed, and made dinner…. It was a busy Sunday!

The joy of Key Lime Pie in an Ice Cream. Enjoy! from #dietersdownfall.comI’m glad I have some of this Key Lime Ice Cream waiting for me in the freezer. I think I’ve earned a little TV time.

Of course, that’s after I clean the dinner dishes, make my daughter’s lunch for tomorrow, feed the cats, and check Facebook. A mother’s work is never done!

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
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Tart and tangy Key Lime Ice Cream with graham crackers makes you think you were enjoying a pie!
  • 4 egg yolks (save the egg whites for another recipe)
  • ¾ cup sugar (divided ¼ and ½)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons Key Lime Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Key Lime Zest
  • 6 - 10 Graham Crackers
  1. Whisk the egg yolks, ¼ cup sugar and salt in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Prepare an ice bath of water.
  3. In a medium sized pot, bring the cream, milk, and ½ cup sugar to a simmer over medium-low heat. Stir the milk so that a skin doesn't form.
  4. Temper the eggs by adding a ½ cup of hot cream to them while whisking constantly. Keep the whisk moving while adding the milk so that you don't cook the eggs. Once it's whisked in, pour it back into the milk and continue heating and whisking until it reaches 175℉ on a candy thermometer.
  5. Strain the custard back into the bowl and then place the bowl into the ice bath to cool. Stir in the Key Lime Juice and Zest and let cool.
  6. Cover and place in the fridge for 4 hours to over night.
  7. Follow the instructions for your ice cream machine. I used a KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment to make my ice cream.
  8. Transfer the ice cream to a large container and fold in the graham crackers. I liked the larger chunks in mine, but make them as you prefer.
  9. For best results, freeze overnight.


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Friday 24th of January 2014

I love key lime desserts! Thank you. Definitely pinned.

Karyn Granrud

Saturday 25th of January 2014

Thank you. I had the last little bit last night.

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

Tuesday 21st of January 2014

This ice cream looks amazing. Debi @ Adorned From Above

Karyn Granrud

Tuesday 21st of January 2014

Thanks so much. I've still got a bit in my freezer.


Tuesday 21st of January 2014

This looks so pretty, Karyn! Way to go finding time to make ice cream. We've got an ice cream maker but I go through spurts of months of ice cream and then nothing for a long time. We're bound for another ice cream rush soon and this recipe looks perfect. Just curious, what lens do you use for your photos? Why is macro best?

Karyn Granrud

Tuesday 21st of January 2014

I know what you mean. I have the KA maker and it takes up some serious room in the freezer. I've gotta plan on making something then commit to making it. I have a Tamron 90mm f2.8 lens. I don't like being "in" the food to get a great close up shot and I have enough room to back up and get a larger shot. Sometimes I do switch back to my 50mm, like if I know I want a square crop for FG or TS. If you have more question, please feel free to send me an email. karyn @ Thanks :)


Sunday 19th of January 2014

recipe sounds yummy come see me