Meyer Lemon Ice Cream

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If you’ve never had the great delight of tasting sweet and tangy Meyer lemon ice cream, it’s time to dust off your ice cream maker and bring the sunshine into your kitchen. Ice cream in February may seem unthinkable if you live in a much chillier climate than California, but there’s something special about digging into a generous bowl of ice cream while your back is pressed to the warmth of a roaring fire.

Meyer Lemon Ice Cream

Besides, this is winter ice cream: light and lusciously creamy, brightened with fresh Meyer lemon zest and juice. A splash of limoncello further intensifies the flavor and ensures a perfectly scoopable texture. There’s never been a better time for a scoop (or two!).

Meyer Lemon Ice Cream

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Meyer Lemon Ice Cream

Meyer Lemon Ice Cream


Sweet and tangy homemade Meyer lemon ice cream is the best frozen treat! Light and lusciously creamy, this is the perfect recipe for citrus season.


  • 1 Tbsp Meyer lemon zest
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Meyer lemon juice
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp limoncello
  • 1 or 2 drops yellow gel food coloring (optional)


  1. Place Meyer lemon zest and sugar in a food processor and pulse for 1 minute; add Meyer lemon juice and process until blended. Pour mixture into a medium nonreactive bowl. Whisk in half-and-half, salt, limoncello, and gel coloring until smooth.
  2. Cover and chill mixture for four hours in the refrigerator. Pour chilled ice cream mixture into frozen cylinder of ice cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze overnight until firm.


The limoncello prevents the ice cream from freezing too firmly.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 230
  • Carbohydrates: 35

Keywords: Meyer Lemon, Lemon, Ice Cream

More Meyer lemon recipes you’ll love:

Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie
Meyer Lemon Cream Puffs
Meyer Lemon Layer Cake

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  1. Nothing like a little early warm weather to make me crave all the summer things! This looks so light and dreamy– totally trying it soon!

  2. It’s still summer weather here so I really wanted to reach into the screen for some of these! Love the styling too Laura! 😀

  3. I love how easy this ice cream is! and it has no eggs! I love ice cream in the winter, that is for us spoilt Californians haha! This is a beautiful flavor combo and I love the use of limoncello in this ice cream! 🙂

  4. Anything sweet and lemony is tempting! I will admit, I don’t often think of making ice cream in winter. What a fabulous idea!

  5. I think I need to head out to California and take some of those pesky Meyer lemons off your hands! What a fabulous ice cream!!

  6. Just perfect Laura! There is nothing better than a meyer lemon treat during the winter months! I just made homemade ice cream recently, so my ice cream attachment is ready and raring to go! I can’t wait to try this!

  7. Thank you, Cristina! I’ve made two batches in two days, so definitely double if your ice cream maker allows! 🙂