Here in LA we are experiencing some major summer heat. The past couple of days have been brutal. So brutal that we haven’t even been in the kitchen because it’s just too hot (this is what it’s like living with no Air Conditioning).
So instead of cooking over a hot stove, cool down with this tangy and tart summer treat. Key Lime Pie Ice Cream is perfect for those who love ice cream but aren’t fans of the overly sweet stuff.
Now, you may be thrown off by seeing vodka in the recipe, but don’t be! Vodka can’t freeze, so adding it to your base will help make it smooth and creamy.
Enjoy and stay cool!
Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
- 1 (14 oz) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 Cup Key Lime Juice
- 1 Cup Half and Half
- 1 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1 Tablespoon Key Lime Zest (Heaping)
- 6 Graham Crackers (Broken into pieces)
- 1 Shot Vodka (to keep it smooth)
In a medium bowl, mix together the milk, half and half, vodka, and cream together.
Add the key lime juice and zest and stir until thick, smooth and creamy. Pour into a jar and allow to chill for at least 30 minutes.
Next, pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and churn to your manufactures settings. In the last five minutes of churning add the graham cracker pieces and let mix in. Transfer to a freezer safe container and freeze for at least three hours to firm up.