Jul 16, 2011

Key Lime Cheesecake Ice Cream

Key Lime Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe | LaBelle's General Store  #keylime #icecream

If you scream for ice cream, double-take cheesecake, and think Key Lime is sublime, then you might have trouble resisting our Key Lime Cheesecake Ice Cream.  Tomorrow is a very hallowed holiday, National Ice Cream Day, and we're sharing this recipe as our gift to you!
Inspired by our recent July 4th outing to Savory & Sweet in Truro (for a little of the best pizza and ice cream on Cape Cod and some P-town fireworks),  we had to try our hand at making the incredible Key Lime Cheesecake Ice Cream we indulged in on the Sweet side.  After some experimentation, we have come up with a recipe that satisfies my Key Lime lust.

Gather your gear!  We're celebrating National Ice Cream Month with all the tools you need to indulge your cold, creamy passion.

What you'll need to make this homemade ice cream treat: 

Key Lime Cheesecake Ice Cream in Pizzelle Cones
Key Lime Cheesecake Ice Cream 

16 oz cream cheese
1 cup heavy or whipping cream
1/2 cup half & half
1 1/8 cup sugar
6oz Key Lime Juice
Zest of 3 Key Limes
12 shortbread cookies, crushed into pieces

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, cream, sugar, and Key Lime juice with an electric mixer until creamy.  Turn on electric ice cream maker and pour mixture into bowl.  Gradually add lime zest.  Gradually add chunks of shortbread cookies.  (Savory & Sweet used a graham cracker crumble as their mix in.) It should take about 20 minutes to set up.  Scoop into ice cream dishes or pizzelle cones.  Transfer any extra to a freezer safe container.  Enjoy!


  1. I loved this recipe !!!! The only thing I did different was I made a thick graham cracker crust in a small baking dish and froze it. Took it out of the freezer and chopped it into small squares then added it in the last few minutes of churning in the ice cream maker ... it turned out fantastic !!! Thank you for posting .... Tracy

  2. That sounds awesome, Tracy! I'll have to try doing that the next time. Thanks for the tip!