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Key Lime Pie Ice Cream


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Most Father’s Day meals I have had usually end with ice cream in some form.  I remember when I was younger going to my Grandfather’s house on Father’s Day and enjoying all kinds of homemade ice cream.  My mom and my aunts would all show up with a tin of homemade ice cream.  We had berry, cookie, candy, and chocolate varieties.  All so delicious!  Plus, such great memories. I really think ice cream is the best when you make it yourself. I recently saw a recipe on Erin’s Food Files for Key Lime Pie Ice Cream and had to try it. 

She got the recipe from Cooking Light and I made a slight adaptation to the recipe mainly because I didn’t have the fat free evaporated milk and then I wanted more graham cracker in the ice cream.  It is delicious!  Tastes just like Key Lime Pie but in ice cream form.  If this ice cream isn’t your Dad’s favorite, here are some other yummy recipes for homemade ice cream.

Here is what you need to make the

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

  • 2%  MILK
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Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

  • Author: Laura


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup bottled Key lime juice (I used Nellie and Joe’s)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 graham crackers (2 cookie sheets), coarsely crushed, divided


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.
  2. Pour mixture into freezer can of an ice-cream freezer, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Stir graham crackers into ice cream or add during last 5 minutes in the freezer. (In my Cuisinart it takes about 25 minutes for the ice cream so I add the crackers just a little after the 20 minute mark)
  4. Spoon ice cream into a freezer-safe container, and cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm.  Makes 1 1/2 qts.
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Dawn July 20, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Tried this & have since made it several times. I did experiment by putting in marshmallows with toasted coconut, graham cracker crumbs & then layered it ice cream then layer of (even more) graham crackers & then spooned the rest of the ice cream over that. Very Good!!!

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My mom makes this a lot in the summer, but I made it yesterday for St Patrick’s day! I added 3 drops of green food coloring, & 1 drop o yellow for a perfect spring green!! Plus it was 80 degrees here in NC 🙂

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rk August 23, 2010 - 1:24 am

flow of milk

Keddie July 28, 2010 - 8:58 pm

This has become my families all time favorite homemade ice cream. Thanks for sharing it! I have been making it and giving it to everyone to try because it is just so darn irresistible!

Dina June 24, 2010 - 8:23 pm

yum! one of my fave flavors!

Wendy June 22, 2010 - 3:02 pm

Oh my goodness! This is soooo good! I had to change it up a bit for dietary reasons, but you’d never know. Thanks for sharing!

Kara June 21, 2010 - 10:34 am

This looks absolutely amazing. My mom just introduced me to Bruster’s Key Lime Pie Ice Cream and I’ve been searching the web for a homemade version ever since so I can not wait to try this.
Too bad I didn’t find you until just after Father’s Day because I have one of those ice-cream LOVING dads you mentioned!

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Gorgeous photos! Glad you liked it!

Memoria June 19, 2010 - 9:15 pm

What a simple, yummy-looking recipe!

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SnoWhite June 19, 2010 - 9:35 am

wow! you post way too many yummy looking recipes. This ice cream looks wonderful and super refreshing. Thanks for sharing it! It might help me break out of my vanilla ice cream rut 🙂