Lime Ice Cream Recipe

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Lime Ice Cream
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  • 2 tbsp finely grated fresh lime zest
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Blend zest and 1/2 cup sugar in a food processor 30 seconds, then stir together with cream and milk in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, and remove from heat. Steep, covered, 30 minutes.
  2. Bring remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons lime juice to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then boil, swirling pan occasionally, until syrup just begins to turn very pale golden. Remove from heat and whisk in steeped cream.
  3. Whisk yolks with salt in a large bowl and add cream mixture in a slow stream, whisking. Return to saucepan and cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until custard coats back of spoon and thermometer registers 170°F (do not let boil).
  4. Pour through a very fine sieve into a clean bowl and cool, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup lime juice and chill custard, covered, until cold, at least 3 hours.
  5. Freeze custard in ice cream maker. Transfer ice cream to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden.
  6. Cooks' notes: · Custard can chill up to 1 day. · Ice cream can be made 1 week ahead.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1722.54 Kcal (7212 kJ)
Calories from fat 888.89 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 98.77g 152%
Cholesterol 1379.88mg 460%
Sodium 1029.88mg 43%
Potassium 1266.33mg 27%
Total Carbs 159.34g 53%
Sugars 138.76g 555%
Protein 58.32g 117%
Vitamin C 38.1mg 64%
Iron 6.4mg 35%
Calcium 751.7mg 75%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 153.95 Kcal (645 kJ)
Calories from fat 79.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.83g 152%
Cholesterol 123.33mg 460%
Sodium 92.05mg 43%
Potassium 113.18mg 27%
Total Carbs 14.24g 53%
Sugars 12.4g 555%
Protein 5.21g 117%
Vitamin C 3.4mg 64%
Iron 0.6mg 35%
Calcium 67.2mg 75%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 42.7
  • 48

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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