We had limes, we had fresh cream, and had even found sweetened condensed milk: Key lime pie was the idea, but plans changed, and we made a simple ice cream instead. Much as I love dessert, we cannot eat a whole pie in the time remaining before departure… but what remains of this ice cream will keep. Adapted from food52: The best lime icecream, which looks lovely. However, we needed to save some limes for that pie, which will be after the upcoming holiday. Thus, we used half lemon and half lime, with a bit less sugar and more zest than the original recipe, so it’s quite tart.
Easy lemon-lime ice cream
Two limes: juice and zest (about 75 ml juice)
One lemon: juice and zest
500 ml cream
1/2 cup sugar
Zest and juice limes and lemons. It will smell amazing! Combine all ingredients, and freeze in an ice cream maker if you have one. I just used a wide, shallow plastic container. Stir with a fork once an hour the first few hours while freezing, it helps give a more even structure and breaks up any larger ice crystals. Notes: it froze rock hard, but melts quickly once out of freezer, as you can see, so best not to leave it out too long. I might add a splash of vodka to keep it softer another time. Being used to milk-based gelato or yoghurt-based icecreams, I thought the cream here was a little heavy, but my husband thought this was great as it was. A little scoop is plenty. Easy dessert on a hot summer evening.