- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Prepare the ice cream maker: Ensure that the ice cream maker's freezer bowl is thoroughly frozen according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Mix liquid ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the whole milk, sugar, and heavy cream, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Make sure the mixture is well blended.
Add lemon flavor: Stir in the fresh lemon juice and lemon zest, continuing to mix thoroughly. Adjust the amount of lemon juice and zest according to your preference for a stronger lemon flavor.
Include vanilla extract (optional): If using vanilla extract, add it now and stir until well combined.
Refrigerate: Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until completely cold.
Operate the ice cream maker: Pour the cooled mixture into the ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions, processing until the ice cream reaches a thick consistency.
Freeze: Transfer the ice cream to a sealed container and place it in the freezer for several hours or until the ice cream solidifies.
Enjoy: Once the ice cream has set, you can indulge in this refreshing and delicious lemon cream ice cream.
Remember to adjust the sugar and lemon quantities based on your personal taste preferences. I hope you enjoy this ice cream!