With the chill finally gone and with Mr. Sunny bright, up and shining, it was hard for a girl of 24 to not wear her flip-flops and not feel spring-y. Β It was hard not to indulge in some home-made limoncello ice cream.

And although you’ll take two days to make it, the recipe is absolutely basic and simple.

Blame the weather for the calories!


Limoncello- 200 ml (You can use Torino Lemon syrup, tastes the same)

Freshly grated lemon rind- 2tbsp

Icing Sugar- 150 gm

Double Cream- 500 ml

Good quality Vanilla Extract- 1 tbsp


Procedure- Day 1

Whisk Limoncello and icing sugar in a bowl and whisk until the icing sugar dissolves.

Add vanilla and give it another whisk.

Now, add your double cream and whisk until its light and fluffy.

Add lemon rinds to the cream.

Pour the mixture into an airtight container and freeze overnight.

Day 2

Remove the container from the freezer and break the ice with a knife. Run a crisscross or make some doodles! Play along. For the longest time this was my favorite part.

Pour the content into an electric mixer and whisk it until soft. Let the whole thing retire into the freezer for about 3 hours and a half.

Serve. In my case, slurp.

Time for some Maroon 5. …”Sunday morning, And I never wanna leave”!



11 thoughts on “Limoncello Ice Cream Recipe!”

  1. Ah, that’s more like it! This I would enjoy! I have an ice cream maker which churns as it freezes so you don’t have to freeze solid and then break up. Having said that, I like your method of freezing solid and then breaking up with an electric mixer – much better than the usual freezer method where you have to keep taking it out and mixing it to break up the ice crystals that are forming. Whatever method is used, your ingredients here will make for a lovely refreshing ice cream. Hope all is well with you.

  2. Hi Janice,
    I’m so glad you liked it. I would love to have an ice-cream maker though. Hmm…next buy it is! With summer knockin’ on heavens door & ours…the ice-cream maker will make a good buy. Good buy summer!

  3. That looks and sounds delicious ! The first Limoncello I tasted was in Italy, on the wonderful Amalfi Coast, near Napoli. It was as a liqueur after a delicious meal. I never tried limoncello ice cream, thanks for the recipe, on my dessert list, definitely !

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