You can make your own lemon curd frozen custard from home and guess what, it’s literally the creamiest ice cream you will ever have and it’s only a few ingredients!
What is Lemon Curd?
Fruit curd is a dessert spread and topping usually made with citrus fruit, such as lemon, lime, orange, or tangerine.
Other flavor variations include passion fruit, mango, and berries such as raspberries, cranberries or blackberries.
Wait, don’t you dare tell me that you have never made ice cream or that you wont. You will. I insist. I’ll make you. I’ll come over there and sit in your kitchen until you do. That is how confident I am in this recipe. It’s the creamiest, dreamiest, lemoniest (not a word, ha!) Lemon Curd frozen custard ever.
Is Frozen Custard and Ice Cream the Same?
Both ice cream and Frozen Custard are made with milk, cream and sugar.
The additional ingredient that gives Frozen Custard it’s creamy texture is pasturized egg yolk.
Now, don’t worry about the eggs. You’re going to temper them so you don’t end up chewing on any scrambled eggs. Gross. Gags me just to think about it.
Tempering your custard is really easy. Cook your cream and sugar on a medium low heat until little bubbles begin to form around the edges. Meanwhile, whisk the heck out of your egg yolks until pale gold. Now pour about 1/3 cup of the cream mixture, WHILE WHISKING THE EGGS (did you catch that you should never stop whisking?) so that you can gently warm the eggs.
Pour the eggs into the cream pot and slowly start heating the whole thing until it thickens slightly and coats the back of the spoon. Do not boil. Do not heat over 160 degrees. Just take it slow and steady. Then pour into a bowl (you can strain if you’re worried about any cooked egg) and place in the fridge to cool completely.
You can make your own lemon curd or if you’re feeling lazy buy it from the store but to be honest, I don’t think store bought is anything at all worth it. Or at least I haven’t found a good one. I make it the night before I make the frozen custard and I double it so I can make it into other things over the next two weeks.
So, take your chilled custard and pour into an ice cream machine per instructions. When the ice cream is almost completely thickened and done start scooping lemon curd into the machine. Finish mixing and place in a plastic container. Press plastic wrap into the frozen custard and top with a lid. Freeze until serving!
How Long Will Frozen Custard Keep?
Your frozen custard will be best within the first day it’s made, but will last in your freezer for up to two weeks.
Lemon Curd Frozen Custard
For the Lemon Curd
For the frozen custard
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1398 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 905.2mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 129g Fiber: 0.9g Sugar: 124.7g Protein: 18g