Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club

Lemon Ice Cream

Lemon Ice Cream

Lemon gives this ice cream a sweet and tangy taste, so refreshing on a hot day. A variation for Creamsicle fans is to replace the lemon juice and zest with freshly squeezed orange juice and grated zest.


  • 1/2 Vanilla Olive Oil Ice Cream base recipe
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of 3 small lemons
  • Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling


While the base is still warm, whisk in the lemon juice—it will thicken and lighten in color. Once it reaches room temperature, refrigerate until cold. When ready, give it a quick whisk and pour into your ice cream maker. Freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions, adding in most of the reserved zest in the last minute of churning. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container. When serving, sprinkle each portion with some of the remaining zest and a drizzle of olive oil.

Yields 1-1/2 quarts