Here’s a frozen lemon dessert that isn’t a sherbet or sorbet. Luscious Lemon No Churn Ice Cream with Blueberries and Malibu Rum is rich and creamy with just the right amount of tart and sweet lemony flavor.
July is National Ice Cream month, so it’s only fitting that I get a few ice cream recipes posted before the end of this month. First up is this Lemon No Churn Ice Cream with Blueberries and Malibu Rum, and I do believe you’re going to love it! If you’re a lemon lover (and even if you’re not), this ice cream is perfect for the summer months with a light and refreshing lemon flavor that isn’t too tart and isn’t too sweet. It’s absolutely perfect if I do say so myself! *wink*
I do have an ice cream maker. I won it in a giveaway contest that another food blogger (Elle, from Elle’s Kitchen) ran several years ago. Normally I would link to Elle’s site so you could visit and check it out, but sadly Elle passed away several years ago, and her site is no longer running.
While I do love using the ice cream maker I received from Elle, and it always brings back fond memories of the friendship she and I forged, lately I’m all about making ice cream the “no churn” way. I think when you see the ease in which a no churn ice cream is made, you’ll agree that an ice cream maker (while it still has its place), is no longer a necessity when it comes to making delicious ice cream at home.
This recipe for Luscious Lemon No Churn Ice Cream calls for 1½ cups of lemon curd. You can use homemade lemon curd, or you can purchase it from the store. If you’re using store bought lemon curd I suggest you give it a taste first, and if the lemon flavor isn’t as bright and vibrant as you would like, stir in a teaspoon or two of fresh lemon zest. You’ll be surprised at what a difference it makes!
One of the things I always do when I’m making no churn ice cream is I add a little bit of alcohol (no more than ¼ cup) into the whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk mixture. I learned this trick from Martha Stewart. She was the one who taught me that a little bit of alcohol helps to keep the ice cream soft and creamy, and it helps to keep the ice crystals down.
As you’ll notice in the title of this recipe, I’ve used Malibu rum as my alcohol of choice. I thought it would be a nice compliment to the lemon. However, if you’d rather leave the alcohol out, by all means, do. I can’t imagine that making the ice cream without the alcohol would be a terrible thing. But, if I can find a good reason to mix alcohol into my desserts, I’m all for it! LOL
For other recipes I’ve shared of no churn ice creams in which I’ve included alcohol are Sweet Corn Butterscotch Ice Cream where I added butterscotch schnapps into the mix, and this one for Toasted Coconut and Pecan Ice Cream where I again incorporated Malibu rum. And, coming up next week I’ll be sharing two additional no churn ice creams in honor of #SummerDessertsWeek that I’m really proud of. One will be for a Triple Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream where I incorporated Kahlua into the mix. And the other no churn recipe I’ll be sharing next week will be for a banana walnut ice cream (which I haven’t made yet), so I’m not 100% sure what alcohol I’ll incorporate just yet. Stay tuned to find out, and come back to revisit me the week of July 24th – July 28th.
Making Luscious Lemon No Churn Ice Cream with Blueberries & Malibu Rum takes about 15 minutes to make, and at least four hours to freeze. If you’re ready, let’s start. Oh, I forgot to mention that once you have this ice cream mixed and ready to freeze, it may be hard to stop yourself from sampling it before you actually get it into the freezer. Well, maybe that was just me, but trust me, after only one taste you’ll be hard pressed to stop eating it!
In a large bowl, beat 2 cups of heavy cream with a hand mixer until soft peaks form. To the whipped cream, add the lemon curd…
…and sweetened condensed milk. Stir lightly, and then add the Malibu rum…
…and vanilla. Stir lightly, and add the blueberries.
Stir gently and then pour the ice cream mixture into a loaf pan. Freeze for at least 4 hours and then serve as desired.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1½ cups lemon curd
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup Malibu rum optional
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch salt
- 1½ cups fresh blueberries
- In a large bowl, use a hand mixer o high speed (or stand mixer) to whip the heavy cream into soft peaks (will take approximately 4 minutes).
- Switch to a wooden spoon or spatula and gently stir in the lemon curd, sweetened condensed milk, rum, vanilla, salt, and blueberries.
- Stir gently to combine.
- Pour the mixture into a loaf pan and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.
Tools and equipment:
spatula or wooden spoon
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!