This lemon ice cream has both lemon juice and lemon zest added to give it a tart, refreshing flavour. The addition of a lot of cream and egg yolks makes it rich and smooth.
I had to join Allrecipes just to review this ice cream! I chose this recipe due to the inclusion of egg yolks and the making of a custard, which is my preferred method of ice cream making. But I had no idea it would be this good! I substituted raw honey for sugar which worked brilliantly with the lemon flavour. Agree with reviewer who mentioned zest - it seemed to form big clumps in my ice cream maker, but it wasn't too much of a chore to eat those chewy bits so no one noticed!! - 15 Apr 2017
I'm not really sure why none of the 900-some people who have saved this recipe haven't reviewed it because it is amazing! I've never made ice cream before and my mom wanted lemon ice cream for her birthday, so I researched a ton of recipes and decided this is the one I would attempt. What a great decision that was! This recipe was easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious! - 18 Sep 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
OMG! Yum!!! I got an ice cream maker for Mother's Day and have used it to make sorbet so far. This was my first ice cream recipe. Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, so I was super excited to try this one! It is ridiculously good! Even though I had to substitute 1/2 cup of Splenda for the sugar because I managed to run out with all the baking I've been doing, it came out with a nice balance of tart and sweet. Creamy, delicious, a winner! - 22 Jun 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)