Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Makes about 1 qt.

Try a scoop of Lemon Icebox Pie Ice Cream. This homemade ice cream with just four simple ingredients and a tangy citrus twist reinvents the classic Southern icebox pie.

How to Make It

Step 1

Grate zest from lemons to equal 1 Tbsp. Cut lemons in half; squeeze juice from lemons into a measuring cup to equal 1/2 cup.

Step 2

Whisk together half-and-half, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice. Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-qt. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. (Instructions and times may vary.) Stir in graham cracker crumbs and lemon zest; transfer to an airtight container. Freeze 2 hours before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

pianobelle's Review

July 05, 2014
delicious! tastes just like lemon ice box pie in ice cream form. very creamy, unlike many homemade ice creams. will make this again

JustHaydee's Review

November 23, 2012

Ruth77's Review

July 22, 2012
This turned out wonderful. I think I will take this over the actual pie in the future. I am going to make this a second time for when the parents visit at the end of the week.

Heidilhc's Review

July 14, 2012
Very good and very easy. This was my first attempt at ice cream and it was excellent. I did add 1 tsp of lemon extract to ensure a zippy flavor. It was great that this recipe doesnt require the use of eggs or the cooking of a custard. Will make again.

Richbourg29's Review

July 13, 2012
Excellent! Easy and a hit with guests!

AllisonVictoria's Review

May 17, 2012
Added a tablespoon of vodka to keep it from over hardening in the freezer. It really does taste like lemon icebox pie! Using the sweetened condensed milk made it so the batter didn't have to wait to chill before churning.