June 26, 2011

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream with Chocolate

I found this ice cream recipe over at The Hungry Housewife and Leslie claims that this is the most delicious ice cream she has ever tasted in her life!  I'm pretty sure Leslie is from Florida (if you're not and I made that up - I'm so sorry!) where they are known for their key limes, so I figured she would know what good key lime ice cream tasted like.  

I figured this would be the perfect dessert to bring to our Father's Day dinner.  It was a stormy day here in Utah and we ate some AMAZING chili and this ice cream was the perfect palette cleanser after that.  It took away that slight tingle your tongue has from the spicy chili.  

I must admit the first bite I took of this ice cream, I couldn't decide if I liked it or not?  It was extremely limey.  So, I ate a few more bites, then a few more and a few more and it got better with each and every bite.  I do think the chocolate is a key ingredient, it helps cut that "bite" you get from all that tartness from the limes.  I ended up really liking this ice cream.  It is light and refreshing.  The flavor almost reminds me of lime sherbet?  If you have any key lime lovers you should really make them this ice cream.  This is a great Summer treat!
Key Lime Pie Ice Cream with Chocolate
adapted from: The Hungry Housewife

1 1/2 c. whole milk
3/4 c. key lime juice, fresh or bottled
1/2 c. heavy cream
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
pinch of salt
zest of 2 limes
3 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
3 sheets plain or honey graham crackers

In a large bowl, stir together the milk, key lime juice, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk and salt.  Cover and place in the fridge for two hours or until the mixture is cold.  Pour into your ice cream maker and make according to manufacturers directions.  Minutes before the ice cream is done add the lime zest, chocolate chips and broken up graham crackers.  Remove from your ice cream makers bowl and place in a freezer safe container.  Place in freezer until firm.  Notes: this recipe completely fills a 1 1/2 quart ice cream maker while churning, especially when you add the chocolate chips and graham crackers.  


  1. Ohh that looks lovely! Now I have to look up what makes a key lime different to a plain old lime....

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. That ice-cream sounds refreshing! And, that happens to me too--I first taste something I make and I don't know how I fell about it until I keep tasting it, lol.

    Oh, and your question on my blog about mangoes--if you can immediately smell its fragrance and the colors are yellow/orange/red then the mango is ripe!

  3. Yum,yum! You have some great recipes. I can't wait to try!

  4. Looks delicious and so easy to make.

  5. I think this may have to be the next ice cream recipe I try! Looks so good!

  6. Wow! This looks great. My pregnant self has been craving key lime pie...maybe this would do the trick. :)

  7. Yeah, that looks SO yummy! Thank you for sharing!

    By the way, thank you for stopping by my blog & checking out my pillow case dresses. I didn't actually make them out of pillow cases, but supposedly you can.

  8. I love things that better with each bite. And the ice cream sounds pretty amazing, very refreshing with that limey bite.

  9. Ooh! Jenn! This looks amazing! We are featuring this recipe on our "Fresh Food Friday" tomorrow!

    The Sisters


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