The Best Homemade Lemon Honey Ice Cream

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The Best Homemade Lemon Honey Ice Cream

This bright and delicious Homemade Lemon Honey Ice Cream is made with lemon infused honey, limoncello, lemon zest and juice, heavy cream, and buttermilk. It’s not custard based, meaning you can get right to churning in no time flat. It’s silky and luscious, zesty and creamy – pretty much everything you want in an ice cream!

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How to make the perfect homemade ice cream – every time!

If you’ve been following along, you probably know that I have discovered a foolproof method for perfect ice cream. I wish it was my recipe, but it’s not. And that’s ok. I don’t think Dorie would mind me taking her recipe and running with it. Once you try it you’ll never go back. It’s easy, delicious, and perfect every single time.

Here’s the formula for perfect ice cream:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons each of honey, booze of some sort, and dry milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon of extract
  • pinch of salt

All it needs is a thorough whisking and you’re ready to churn! I’ve used this ice cream base so many times to make all kinds of flavors including this homemade lemon honey ice cream. It takes literally minutes to put together, and has endless flavor combination possibilities.

The Best Homemade Lemon Honey Ice Cream

High quality ingredients make all the difference!

One of my favorite things to do is to seek out unique ingredients to put in my recipes, including ice cream. And I especially love to try unique goods from small makers! Last month, I attended a small country fair and met the founder of Naturacentric Apothecary, Natalie, who was so lovey and knowledgeable. I purchased some of her delicious Elderberry Elixir, and a few of her honeys including Lavender Infused, and CBD Restful Sleep Honey. I totally fell in love with her products, so when she approached me to collaborate with her on a recipe using some of her honey flavors, of course I agreed!

The Best Homemade Lemon Honey Ice Cream

How to make the best homemade lemon honey ice cream from scratch.

In order to convert the base recipe I mentioned above to make the best homemade lemon honey ice cream, I used Naturacentric Lemon Infused Honey, limoncello, lemon zest, and a splash of lemon juice. It’s so creamy and tangy, and tastes absolutely light and refreshing. I drizzled it with extra lemon infused honey, but it would also be amazing drizzled with limoncello for a rather grown up dessert.

The Best Homemade Lemon Honey Ice Cream

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The Best Homemade Lemon Honey Ice Cream

Homemade Lemon Honey Ice Cream

Alison Needham
This bright and delicious Homemade Lemon Honey Ice Cream is made with lemon infused honey, limoncello, lemon zest and juice, heavy cream, and buttermilk. It's not custard based, meaning you can get right to churning in no time flat. It's silky and luscious, zesty and creamy – pretty much everything you want in an ice cream!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Churn time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 265 kcal

Equipment

  • Ice Cream Churner

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Put all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Make sure there are no clumps of milk powder hiding in the mix.
  • Next, pour the mixture into the frozen base of an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturers directions. Scoop the ice cream into a storage container, cover tightly and freeze until more solid, at least 6 hours if you can wait that long.

Nutrition

Serving: 1scoopCalories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 37mgPotassium: 105mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 761IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I have seen honey ice cream in the store, but never tried. This is inspiring me! Can’t get much more summery than honey and lemon.

    1. What I love about this recipe is that the honey cuts down on the refined sugar, plus adds such great flavor. Lemon + honey ice cream is such a summery treat!

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