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Homemade Lemon Ice Cream

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: about 4 quarts 1x


  • 4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract (*see note)
  • 8 cups milk (I use whole or 2 %)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream


  1. Add ingredients right into the canister of your ice cream maker in the order listed, making sure you put the cream in last. 
  2. Stir until well combined and freeze according to your ice cream freezer’s directions.


  • The lemon flavor is not overpowering at all, in fact I think it’s perfect. But if you would like a stronger lemon flavor, add a little more lemon extract.
  • Sometimes I halve this recipe if if I’m making it just for us. When I do that, I use my Cusinart Ice cream maker (rather than my ice cream freezer that uses ice and rock salt) and mix the ingredients in a large bowl and then pour it into the ice cream canister.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Desserts