key lime pie ice cream

Frozen Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 50 + freezer time
  • Yield: 1.5 quart 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: ice cream maker


This frozen Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Recipe is for all the key lime pie lovers out there. It’s decadent. Rich. Creamy. Sweet yet tart; exactly what you would expect from an amazing key lime pie except in ice cream form!



  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 to 15 oz
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1 cup crumbled Graham Crackers


  1. Heat the cream in a saucepan to a simmer.
  2. Slowly beat the hot cream into the egg yolks.
  3. Pour the mixture back into the sauce pan and continue cooking, stirring constantly until the custard thickens and will coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat.
  4. Optional: If you spot any lump in your mixture, you can strain it through a fine mesh sieve.  (I did not have any egg lumps so I skipped this step.)
  5. Stir Sweetened condensed milk and key lime juice into the custard mixture/ key lime base.
  6. Chill mixture in fridge until completely cool.
  7. Process according to ice cream makers directions.  At the end of the processing time add in a 1/2 cup (or more) of crumbled graham crackers.
  8. Serve immediately or place in the freezer for a few hours to firm up


Ice cream will be dense, so process in the ice maker as long as you can to allow for more air to be incorporated.

Keywords: key lim, lime, ice cream