Dairy Free Lemon “Ice Cream” - Tart + Sweet = Perfection!!!
Lemon Ice Cream - so sweet, tart, delicious! Now the thing about ice cream in our house is that usually it doesn’t existent, I guess that is what happens when you marry a dairy-free guy.
Now, unfortunatly this doesn’t just go for ice cream it basically goes for everything delicious - whip cream, cheese, sour cream, yoghurt - I could go on and on. But I must say that there are actually so many good options when it comes to making things dairy free that it’s not as hard as it once was.
So I'm sure that most people in the world have probably tried banana “nice” cream right! It’s delicious, has a great texture, is healthy, and goes with so many flavours, but, unfortunately, lemon isn’t one of them. So that is where the old classic Cool Whip waltzes right in!!! While Cool Whip isn’t technically dairy free it is lactose-free which works for me.
This lemon “Ice Cream” has a great texture, it’s tart and refreshing, and is the perfect after dinner treat.
prep time 25 minutes
cook time 5 minutes
total time 30 minutes + freezing time
servings 4 - 6
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup lemon zest
3/4 cup lemon juice
1 container cool whip (low fat or sugar free)
In a small sauce pan combine sugar and water and simmer until sugar is fully dissolved. Add in lemon zest and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
Once cooled transfer to a medium sized bowl and add in lemon juice and cool whip, stirring until comply smooth and no lumps remain. Transfer to a freezer safe container and free for 2-3 hours or until solid.