Lemon Cream Frozen Dessert

Lemon Ice Cream Recipe
Lemon Cream Frozen Dessert is very aptly named. You should have a pretty good idea of what you’re getting into … but what you might not, yet, realize is that it’s phenomenal! If you like lemon and ice cream and vanilla wafers, you’re going to LOVE them when they’re married like this!
Lemon Cream Frozen Dessert
As Creamsicles are to orange, Lemon Cream Frozen Dessert is to lemon. The cream perfectly offsets the tangy lemon, and the whole dessert tastes light and summery. … I ask you, what’s better than light and summery?
Homemade Lemon Ice Cream
YUP!

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Lemon Cream Frozen Dessert

Lemon Curd Recipe
Start by removing the zest from 2 lemons, and then squeezing their juice.
Lemon Curd Recipe
Separate 6 eggs, saving all the yolks, but only 4 of the whites. Cover the whites, and set them aside for a little bit.
Lemon Curd
Whisk in 1 cup granulated sugar and ½ cup fresh lemon juice (approximately 2 lemons).
Lemon Curd
Place in a double boiler set to medium heat, and cook whisking constantly.
Lemon Curd Recipe
Just as it begins to thicken, add 2 tablespoons lemon zest (approximately 2 lemons), and continue cooking a few minutes more. Do not boil.
Lemon Curd for Lemon Cream Frozen Dessert
Remove from heat, and allow to cool completely. It will thicken as it cools.
Crushed Cookie crumbs for Lemon Cream Frozen Dessert
When the lemon curd has cooled, crush 7 ounces of vanilla wafers
(approximately 54 cookies) into rough crumbs.
Lemon Cream Frozen Dessert
Spread crumbs in bottom of of 13 x 9 inch baking dish (reserving 2 tablespoons of crumbs for top).
Lemon Ice Cream Recipe
Beat the 4 reserved egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Lemon Cream Frozen Dessert
Then beat 2 cups heavy cream with ¼ cup granulated sugar and ½ teaspoon vanilla until peaks form.
Homemade Lemon Ice Cream
Fold beaten egg whites and lemon curd into cream mixture, and …
Lemon Cream Frozen Dessert
… combine completely. Do NOT over-mix.
Homemade Lemon Ice Cream Dessert
Carefully pour filling over crumbs, …
Lemon Ice Cream
… spread gently so crumbs aren’t displaced, and sprinkle top with remaining 2 tablespoons of crumbs.
Lemon Ice Cream Recipe
Cover tightly with plastic wrap or foil, and freeze for several hours or overnight.
Lemon Ice Cream
When ready to serve, remove from freezer and allow to stand for a few minutes to soften slightly before cutting.
Lemon Cream Frozen Dessert
Then cut into squares, and …
A bite of Lemon Cream Frozen Dessert
… serve.
Lemon Cream Frozen Dessert
YUMMY!

Free Printable Recipe for Lemon Cream Frozen Dessert

Lemon Cream Frozen Dessert

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice approximately 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest approximately 2 lemons
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 ounces 54 cookies vanilla wafers, crushed into crumbs

Instructions

  • In a bowl, over a double boiler set to medium heat, cook all ingredients, whisking constantly. Cook until just before boiling. Remove from heat, and allow to cool completely.
  • When the curd is cool, spread crushed vanilla wafer cookies in bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking dish (reserving 2 tablespoons of crumbs for top).
  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Then beat cream with sugar and vanilla until peaks form. Fold beaten egg whites and lemon curd into cream mixture, and combine completely.
  • Carefully pour filling over crumbs, spread gently so crumbs aren’t displaced, and sprinkle top with remaining crumbs.
  • Cover tightly with plastic wrap or foil, and freeze for several hours or overnight.