Thursday, July 23, 2009

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

I can’t believe I waited so LONG to give you this recipe! I made this ice cream back in JUNE. I took all these pictures, I ate a bunch of it, I share it with some good friends, and just never got around to posting it. The problem comes back to, my major indecisiveness. I took a TON of pictures, way too many! I couldn’t decide which ones to use, they all were too similar. I kept putting it off. The only reason I kicked myself into gear now is, I have another ice cream recipe to post!

This was the first eggless ice cream I made. And while the flavor was divinely yummy, it was tart and sweet, with the little crunch of graham cracker, it didn’t have the same richness that an egg-based ice cream has (it also doesn’t have as much fat)! I think I prefer the rich texture of an ice cream made with egg yolks, but I still recommend this, as it was a refreshing taste of summer. It’s got all the flavor of key lime pie, in ice cream form. If, like me, you have a hard time locating the key lime juice, check the aisle with the cocktail mixers, as well as the juice aisle. Depending on your grocer, those are the most likely places you’ll find it.


Key Lime Pie Ice Cream


1 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1/2 cup bottled Key lime juice (such as Nellie and Joe's)
1/2 cup whipping cream
Dash of salt
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
6 graham crackers (1 1/2 cookie sheets), coarsely crushed, divided
Key lime wedges (optional)


Combine first 5 ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Pour mixture into freezer can of an ice-cream freezer, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Stir 1/3 cup graham crackers into ice cream. Spoon ice cream into a freezer-safe container, and cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon graham crackers. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

Yield 6 servings (3/4 cup)
Calories: 317; Fat: 9.5g (sat 5.3g,mono 2.7g,poly 0.3g); Protein: 8.8g; Carbohydrate: 50.3g; Fiber: 0.1g; Cholesterol: 36mg; Iron: 0.4mg; Sodium: 190mg; Calcium: 275mg

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12 Responses to “Key Lime Pie Ice Cream”

  1. 1
    Melissa — July 23, 2009 @ 4:21 pm

    The hubby LOVES anything key lime, I'll have to try this soon.

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    Beth — July 23, 2009 @ 4:51 pm

    I highly recommend everyone who likes key lime pie to try this because it is soooo good! Thanks again for sharing some with me Erin. I am very stoked to see that it wasn't as fattening as I thought it was- now I don't feel so guilty for devouring!

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    Ingrid — July 23, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

    Seriously I'm making this NOW! I just ran and grabbed all the stuff. Oh, and please it takes me atleast a month of messing around before I post a recipe and photos and that's if I'm lucky sometimes I forget what the heck I did and just how good or not good the recipe was.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. 4
    Cate — July 23, 2009 @ 10:11 pm

    I always have a hard time narrowing it down when I take so many pictures…but these are great and the ice cream sounds divine!

  5. 5
    ellysaysopa — July 24, 2009 @ 6:21 am

    Oh yum, this looks so great! This would go over very well in our house. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    thenursecooks — July 24, 2009 @ 11:28 am

    This looks refreshing and delicious!

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    Laura — July 24, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

    I bet this is so light and refreshing. It looks wonderful. Great pics!

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    Jennifer — July 24, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

    This looks and sounds incredible. My husbands favorite pie is key lime. He would love this. I LOVE that it is "lightened"!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Ingrid — July 28, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

    I made the key lime milk mixture Sunday afternoon and let it cool until yesterday evening when I churned it. Y.U.M! I'll be blogging about it on the 31st for a blogging event. It's my submission. Thanks for sharing! Oh, I added a splash more key lime and hand stirred in the graham cracker which I broke into big pieces at the end.

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    Kara — July 29, 2009 @ 10:34 am

    Just found your blog after Nicole mentioned this recipe in her round-up… just had to say this recipe was bookmarked immediately and will hopefully be churning away in our ice cream maker next week. We love key lime and a no-cook ice cream (love the rich-ness of the cooked ones but sometimes you need some instant gratification)… can't wait to make this.

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