Lemon Lovers No-Churn Ice Cream

Calling all lemon lovers, this No-Churn Lemon Ice Cream is a refreshing frozen treat and a breeze to make. Sweet and tart, creamy and tangy~ a creamsicle for lemon lovers!

Happy Friday! The mercury is climbing into the 90 degree range this weekend. . .ice cream weather! To be honest, I’m not prepared for 90 degree weather in May, and would rather have a few more weeks of 70 degree humidity-free days. This no-churn ice cream is a an easy dessert and perfect treat for the lazy days of summer!

I always like some ‘add-ins’ in my no-churn ice cream. Lemon Nilla Wafers add a little texture for crunch and additional hint of lemon favor.

No ice cream maker required for this recipe, just a mixer and a metal loaf pan that helps the ice cream mixture chill faster and makes scooping easy with the long surface area.

No-Churn Lemon Ice Cream

Makes about 2 quarts


14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk

2 cups heavy cream, cold

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 large lemons)

2 T lemon zest (about 2 large lemons)

1/2 cup jarred lemon curd

Pinch fine salt

1 cup cookie crumbs, plus more for sprinkling on top and cookies for serving (I used Lemon Nilla Wafers, but any lemon or shortbread type cookie would be good)


Place metal loaf pan in freezer.

Whisk together condensed milk, lemon juice and zest, lemon curd and salt in a large bowl; set aside.

Whip the cream with a mixer on medium-high speed until firm peaks form, about 2 minutes. Fold in whipped cream into the milk/lemon mixture with spatula until combined, then swirl in cookie crumbs throughout mixture.

Pour into a chilled 9-by-5-by-3-inch metal loaf pan, sprinkle top with additional cookie crumbs and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze 8 hours or overnight until solid and scoopable.

Serve with additional cookies and sprinkle with cookie crumbs if desired.

Printable Recipe

If you’re looking for more no-churn ice cream flavors, you might like:

No-Churn S’mores Ice Cream

Peach-Bourbon No-Churn Ice Cream with Ginger Snaps

Red, White & Blueberry No-Churn Ice Cream

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  28 comments for “Lemon Lovers No-Churn Ice Cream

  1. KathyP
    May 17, 2019 at 6:11 am

    This looks delicious Mary and perfect for summertime! Thanks for sharing the recipe, stay cool!

  2. Rita C.
    May 17, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Oooh!!! I’m all over that one! I’ll definitely be making that this summer! Thanks!

    Happy Friday!

  3. Kathi
    May 17, 2019 at 7:26 am

    I can’t wait to try this!

  4. thefrenchhutch
    May 17, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Oh Mary, This is my favorite flavor and sooo easy. We are forecast 90’s here in AL this weekend as well so this is a must! I’m getting ingredients today for making this treat. Love, love, love your centerpiece. Happy weekend………

  5. Donna C
    May 17, 2019 at 7:48 am

    This looks good. I will have to try it. By the way, its only in the 40’s – 50’s here in Boston!

  6. Ann
    May 17, 2019 at 7:53 am


  7. May 17, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Hi Mary, This looks SO delicious!! I love lemon anything and as you know I also love easy/non–cooking recipes too. We are still cool here, azaleas just blooming, some daffodils still waiting to open, and the fruit trees just ending. I’m glad you have a nice lake to cool off in. I hope Lola likes swimming! Linda

  8. May 17, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Mary, I love all things lemon and of course, ice cream. I will definitely make this. We had hand-churned lemon ice cream when I was a child, it was my favorite! Happy weekend!

  9. Granny Gay
    May 17, 2019 at 8:57 am

    What a perfectly timed arrival of this recipe, Mary. It is already in the ‘low 90’s’ here in S. Louisiana. Looking forward to trying this ice cream soon…many thanks for sharing…

  10. May 17, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Yummy 🍋 ice cream, Mary! You always share such seasonal, perfect recipes for us to enjoy. I didn’t know that there was a lemon flavored Nilla Wafer!
    I’m not ready for high temperatures ever, but we must find ways to enjoy them, and your lemon ice cream sure will help! 💛 Happy weekend!

  11. Karen
    May 17, 2019 at 9:10 am

    This looks perfect for this kind of weather. Thank you!

  12. bjmeng
    May 17, 2019 at 9:14 am

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      • May 17, 2019 at 11:30 am

        Love your blog!

  13. May 17, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Loving your lemon theme here, and this sounds delicious. We are still waiting for something to bloom, even the tulips are keeping closed here.

  14. May 17, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    This sounds really good Mary, I’ve never tried a no-churn ice cream before but love lemon:@)

  15. Allyson Cruise
    May 17, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Beautiful post!!

  16. Cyndi Raines
    May 18, 2019 at 12:06 am

    My mouth is watering ! 🍋 I will be trying this for sure, it looks so good! Thank you, 🍋🍋🍋Pinned as well!

  17. Cynthia Bellwood
    May 18, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Oh Yum! This looks so good. On my list to make next. Thanks for the recipe!

  18. May 18, 2019 at 9:24 am

    My family loves it when I make no churn ice cream, and this lemon version sounds really good Mary! And it is the perfect thing to serve at your beautiful lemon love table! I actually did some gardening yesterday, as in, I went to the nursery and bought some already planted pots of flowers 😂 Yes, the low humidity this past week has been heaven, but our forecast for next week is possible triple digits!

  19. May 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    You had me at “lemon”….I have a jar of that Bonne Maman lemon curd…I don’t know what I love most about it, the lemon curd or the pretty red gingham check jar!…Thanks for the recipe…this will certainly be a hit with the family!

  20. Bonnie Morgan
    May 18, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Oh, that ice cream looks so good! I just saw lemon Nilla Wafers out of the corner of my eye this week at the grocery store. Will have to look for the Bonne Maman lemon curd.

  21. May 18, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    That looks deadly rich good! Can’t believe you are 90, I thought our storms would be cooling you down, I gardened in a parka and mittens today, a week plus of rain in ca, winter shows in the mountains still feels like January to me!

  22. Paula
    May 19, 2019 at 3:48 pm


    I will definitely be making this !!!


  23. Holly D Malaspinas
    May 20, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    I can’t tell you how much I enjoy all of your posts. Thank you so much.

  24. May 29, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing the recipe. Would like to give it a try some time too. I am obsessed with any desserts with lemon in it haha.

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