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Lime and Mandarin Orange Ice Cream Recipe

Summer has us making ice cream to cool down. We are loving the adventure of making and trying new flavors. We recently made Lime and Mandarin Orange Ice Cream and it’s too good not to share.

Let’s talk Ice Cream. It’s one of the most versatile desserts. 

Milk, cream, and a silky, thickening custard ice cream base that’s infused with flavors.

It’s creamy and cool and delights our tastebuds.

Commercial ice cream makers produce their uniformly smooth and creamy ice cream by taking advantage of a number of factors but a home ice cream machine can create silky, creamy ice cream in a short time. During summer celebrations, we also pull out the old-fashioned ice cream hand-crank machine which delights everyone as they take turns giving some elbow grease to the making of dessert!

This lime and mandarin orange ice cream offers the tart, crisp flavor of lime with the sweet tangy mandarin orange for a tantalizing taste experience.

It’s one of our favorite homemade ice cream flavors.

lime and mandarin orange ice cream garnished with graham crackers


1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup heavy cream
Dash of salt
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 sugar
1 Tablespoon lime zest
Mandarin orange slices
graham crackers for garnish

How to Make Lime and Mandarin Orange Ice Cream:

In a large bowl, combine milk, lime juice, heavy cream, salt, sugar,  sweetened condensed milk, and lime zest; whisk to combine until sugar is dissolved.

Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. during the last five minutes add Mandarin orange slices.

Spoon ice cream into a freezer-safe container, and cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Garnish with graham crackers.

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