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Key Lime Ice Cream
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4.94 from 15 votes

Key Lime Ice Cream

This key lime ice cream is totally refreshing and perfect for summer!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Freezing Time1 hr
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ice cream, key lime, key lime ice cream
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Stef


  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk divided
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces cream cheese room temperature, cubed


  • In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and 1/4 cup of the milk. Set aside.
  • In a medium-sized saucepan, whisk together remaining 1 1/4 cups milk, heavy whipping cream, lime juice, sugar, corn syrup, and salt. 
  • Bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Continue to boil for four minutes.
  • Stir in cornstarch slurry and return to a boil. Boil for two minutes.  
  • Pour about 1/4 cup of the milk mixture into a bowl with the cream cheese and whisk until smooth. Add the remainder of the milk mixture and whisk to combine.
  • Pour into the bowl of a Cuisinart ICE-100 and churn for 60 minutes. 
  • Eat immediately or transfer to a container and place in the freezer if you prefer a harder ice cream.



Adapted from Jeni's ice cream base of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 77mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 57mg