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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Lemonade No Churn Ice Cream

Creamy and cool, this lemonade no churn ice cream is simple to make and is the epitome of summer!

blue bowl full of lemonade no churn ice cream with whipped cream and cherry

Creamy no churn ice cream with a fun lemonade twist is the perfect taste of summer. It's cool and refreshing, creamy and sweet. The best part is how simple it is to make. You don't even need an ice cream maker!

If there were to sit down and make a list of iconic summer food and drinks, it's hard to imagine that ice cream and lemonade wouldn't make the cut.

After all, both are great ways to cool yourself on a hot day. They are classics for a reason too. (Because they are so good!)

pouring sweetened condensed milk over whipped cream for no churn ice cream

With this weekend usually signifying the unofficial end of summer, my friends and I thought we'd celebrate with a last hoorah of summer event.

Though Labor Day Weekend is a time when public pools start shutting down and shutters are placed on some summer hot spots, the heat isn't quite over yet.

whisk in a bowl of whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk mixed together

So before we turn our focus to apples and pumpkins, we thought we'd give summer and it's recipes one last day in the sun. ☀️

This super simple lemonade ice cream is like that summer ray of sunshine, but in frozen form. It whips up in minutes and the hardest part is waiting for it to freeze.

lemonade no churn ice cream in loaf pan ready to freeze

While the flavor is summery, don't feel like you have to wait until next summer to enjoy it. Make any excuse to make a batch now too!

Besides, lemonade and ice cream might be summer's poster children, but they are enjoyed year round at parties everywhere.

So give yourself permission to make that batch now. Then do it again a few times over the course of winter to celebrate a birthday or just remind yourself summer is coming and the cold dark days will leave eventually.

That way you can be plenty practiced when next summer rolls around. See we'll thank ourselves for thinking ahead!

What are your favorite summer recipes? Do you have any fun Labor Day Weekend traditions? Be sure to check below the recipe for more great last hoorah of summer ideas.

close up of no churn lemonade ice cream in blue textured bowl

Tips and tricks:

  • Start with a Tablespoon of lemonade powder and adjust to your taste.
  • If you want an extra lemony kick of flavor, stir in a half teaspoon or so of lemon extract.
  • This would be great served with pound cake and berries.
  • Or serve a scoop with some lemon velvet cake!

More great no churn ice cream recipes:

If you prefer traditional ice cream made in a machine, you may like:

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lemon ice cream, lemon no churn ice cream
Yield: 8 Servings
Lemonade No Churn Ice Cream

Lemonade No Churn Ice Cream

Creamy and cool, this lemonade no churn ice cream is simple to make and is the epitome of summer!
Prep time: 3 H & 15 MCook time: Total time: 3 H & 15 M


  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream, chilled
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered lemonade (more or less depending on your taste preference)*
  • 2-3 drops yellow food coloring


  1. Beat heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks. Fold in the sweetened condensed milk.
  2. Add lemonade powder to taste and add a little yellow food coloring if desired.
  3. Transfer to a freezer safe container and freeze for at least 3 hours or until frozen solid. When ready to serve, allow to soften on the counter for about 5 minutes before serving.


use the lemonade powder that is ready to be mixed in water.
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Creamy and cool, this lemonade no churn ice cream is simple to make and is the epitome of summer!


  1. The perfect ending to a wonderful Summer season. Thanks so much for joining the party, Carlee.

  2. Love lemon anything, and the fact that this is no-churn makes it even better!

  3. Two of my favorite things. Lemon and ice cream!! I have been (over)indulging in ice cream this summer, and decided that after Labour Day, it had to stop. How timely is this recipe to whip up as my last ice cream of the season :)

    1. Yay! Might as well go out with a bang, right?! ;-)

  4. Oh my gosh, I have GOT to make room in my freezer!!!

  5. What a great lemonade flavor for this ice cream, a great dessert! Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  6. Ooooh Carlee, this looks SO good! Ice cream is definitely my downfall. This looks so easy to make and I bet it's to die for. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!

    1. Ice cream is one of my weaknesses too. One of many! ;-)

  7. Oh my goodness, I need this right now. Yes you heard me right, not want, but need!!!


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