Enjoy homemade Key lime pie ice cream by flavoring a simple ice cream custard base with Key lime zest, Key lime juice, and graham cracker crumbs.
1/2 cup granular sweetener for ice cream*
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1 cup half-and-half
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon Key lime zest
1/3 cup Key lime juice
1/2 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers
How to Make It
Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large heavy saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk and half-and-half. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat.
Whisk egg yolk until slightly thickened. Gradually whisk about 1 cup hot cream mixture into yolk. Add yolk mixture to remaining cream mixture, whisking constantly.
Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding solids. Cool 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Place plastic wrap directly on cream mixture; chill 8 to 24 hours.
Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-qt. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions; stir in Key lime zest, Key lime juice, and crushed graham crackers halfway through freezing. Let stand at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
*Granulated sugar may be substituted.
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I like the sweet, tart taste of Key Lime. This did have the tartness of limes, but I did not find it sweet at all. If I do give this one more try, I may add more sugar in the cooking process and perhaps try the whipping cream. I did appreciate the advice to add the graham cracker at the very end
This was a hit with the folks at work! I couldn't find key limes so I just used limes and it still was great! 1 suggestion: Add in the graham crackers right before you finish mixing so they don't get pulverized or mushy...
Will make again!
Yum! This was delicious. A close comparison to one of my favorite local ice cream shops Key Lime Pie Ice Cream! I decided I wanted it really creamy and used heavy whipping cream instead of milk. It is really creamy and delicious! My husband who is not a big fan of key lime really enjoys this as well. Can't wait to make it again!!
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