Photo: Nigel Cox; Styling: Tiziana Agnello
Total Time
10 Mins
4 servings

Mush together purchased ice cream, lemon curd (found near the jellies and jams), and limoncello, and you get a delicious lemony version of a Creamsicle—fruit-tangy and creamy-milky at the same time. Meringue cookies add welcome crunch.

How to Make It

Combine curd and liqueur in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk to blend. Add ice cream to curd mixture; stir to blend. Spoon 1/2 cup ice cream mixture into each of 4 bowls; top each with 1 crushed meringue cookie.

Ratings & Reviews

EllenDeller's Review

October 23, 2011
In a pretty dish, this is a great ending to a meal. I used it as a dessert after a Thai yellow curry with shrimp and pineapple, and it fit well. It would be good after anything hot and spicy, particularly if there's fruit involved. Also, it looks like the picture if you don't fully integrate the lemon mixture with the ice cream--just lightly stir it in, don't blend.

July 27, 2016
If you're trying to avoid the alcohol, there isn't much that can substitute for it.  You could try lemonade but it is significantly sweeter and thinner than the Limoncello.  Personally I would just eliminate it or add another tablespoon or two of the curd to maintain the lemony flavor and the consistency.

Lemon Ice Cream

August 29, 2016
Won't be making this again.  Didn't look like picture at all.  I'd like to see Cooking Light revisit the recipe for accuracy. Wasn't very tasty either.

kimkerk's Review

July 18, 2014
Can someone tell me how to store this if I want to make it ahead of time - fridge or freezer?

recipeperfecter's Review

September 07, 2013

Tinkerbell0914's Review

July 22, 2013

Adeson's Review

February 18, 2013
in Virginia limoncello is found at the ABC Stores and can be ordered if you prefer a certain brand ...I have also seen recipes to make your own version on other sites ...

AmyC42's Review

February 03, 2013
Pretty yummy, but looks nothing like the picture. Limoncello and lemon curd are not that yellow.

charlenerlee's Review

July 05, 2012

colleenclue's Review

July 04, 2012
Can I substitute anything for the Limoncello? I only rated it this way because I haven't tried it yet and am waiting for an answer to my question.