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No-Churn Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream

No-Churn Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream is spiked with just a touch of Malibu Rum to keep it rich and creamy. It’s the perfect adult treat with just the right amount of tart, and the right amount of sweet.

A dish of lemon blueberry ice cream. Lemons and an ice cream scoop in the background.

If you’re a lemon lover (and even if you’re not), this no-churn ice cream recipe is perfect for the summer months with its light, refreshing lemon flavor that isn’t too tart and isn’t too sweet. It’s absolutely perfect if I do say so myself! 

But, before you make this recipe, please make sure that if you’re feeding it to the kiddos you either leave the Malibu rum out entirely, OR  you can mix up two batches of this lemon ice cream, one with the Malibu rum, for the over 21 crowd, and one batch for the under 21 crowd. 

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making No-Churn Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream is available at the end of this post. OR click on the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the printable recipe.


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The ingredient list:

Why this recipe works?

Lately, I’m all about making ice cream the no-churn way.

I think when you see the ease in which 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.

Looking for a good homemade lemon curd recipe?

Here are two lemon curd recipe that you’re going to love from Jenni Field’s Pastry Chef Online. 

How well will store-bought lemon curd work in this recipe?

While homemade is always best, it’s not always feasible.

If you’re using store-bought lemon curd, I suggest you give it a taste first. 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!

Overhead photo of a loaf pan filled with homemade frozen lemon blueberry ice cream

Why add alcohol to no-churn ice cream?

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… and it is!!

Can I leave the alcohol out of this no-churn ice cream?

Yes!  If you’d rather leave the alcohol out, by all means, do. 

The only difference may be that small ice crystals form, but it won’t be anything that would ruin the flavor or alter the consistency drastically of your homemade no-churn ice cream.

How long will it take to make no churn lemon ice cream?

Freezing time not included, this recipe will take approximately 15 minutes to make.

Freeze this ice cream, covered, for a minimum of 4 hours before serving.

Vertical photo collage of lemon ice cream with blueberries.

The downside to making homemade no-churn lemon blueberry ice cream:

WARNING: I think it’s important 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!

Want additional no-churn ice cream recipes?

*No-Churn Pumpkin Ice Cream (pictured below)

Put those complicated desserts to bed! When it comes to holiday entertaining, WOW them with this easy, delicious, and completely fool-proof no-churn pumpkin ice cream!

A small white bowl with a scoop of pumpkin pie ice cream, a spoon, and cookies.

*No-Churn Banana Walnut Ice Cream (pictured below)

No-Churn Banana Walnut Ice Cream is a favorite for people who love bananas, toasted walnuts, caramel, and vanilla wafers. It’s utterly delicious!!

A triple scoop of banana walnut ice cream in a white dish with bananas and caramel topping.

*No-Churn Cherry Chunk Amaretto Ice Cream (pictured below)

Smooth, creamy, and super flavorful! This no-churn Cherry Chunk Amaretto Ice Cream will soon become your new favorite ice cream flavor! I guarantee it!

Overhead photo of a dish of cherry chunk amaretto ice cream with a spoon and mint sprigs.

*No-Churn Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream with Malibu Rum (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

A title text image of no churn lemon blueberry ice cream in a dish with cookies.

The easy instructions:

  • In a large bowl, whip 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.
How to make Lemon No Churn Ice Cream with Blueberries and Malibu Rum
How to make Luscious Lemon No Churn Ice Cream with Blueberries and Malibu Rum
How to make lemon blueberry ice cream
How to make lemon blueberry ice cream with Malibu rum
Luscious Lemon No Churn Ice Cream with Blueberries and Malibu Rum

Below is the printable recipe card along with the nutritional information for today’s easy no-churn ice cream recipe.

A glass dish filled with no-churn lemon blueberry ice cream with fresh lemons and vanilla cookies on the side.

No-Churn Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream with Malibu Rum (optional)

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
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.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Additional Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course dessert, frozen dessert
Cuisine ice cream
Calories 403 kcal


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • cups lemon curd
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup Malibu Rum optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • cups fresh blueberries


  • In a large bowl, use a hand mixer on 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.
  • Pour the mixture into a covered freezer container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.


Tools and equipment:
large bowl, hand mixer, freezer container, spatula or wooden spoon


Serving: 1cupCalories: 403kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 4gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 123mgFiber: 1gSugar: 29g
Keyword easy ice cream recipe, homemade ice cream, lemon blueberry ice cream, no churn ice cream, no churn lemon blueberry ice cream
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Recipe Rating


Wednesday 17th of June 2020

Delicious! I used fresh blueberries and will definitely make this again.


Wednesday 17th of June 2020

Amaaaaazing! Malibu is my favorite liquor and this ice cream was delicious.


Thursday 16th of May 2019

This is such a surprising and vibrant treat! The perfect summer dessert when you want to change it up a bit!


Friday 17th of May 2019

Very true! Thank you!