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  1. Watch how to make this lemon meringue pie ice cream
  2. Other pie flavored ice creams:
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  4. Lemon Meringue Pie Ice Cream Recipe

Ice cream week has become a staple, at least for me. I look forward to this all year and start thinking of flavors and themes way in advance. In fact, I may already have ideas for next year. As you can probably guess, this year is inspired by my favorite pies. I mean, I love pie – all kinds of pie – and it’s really hard to decide my favorite. But this year’s flavors just seemed like amazing ice cream inspirations. As a bonus, these ice creams allow you to have your pie and ice cream, all in one! First up: my lemon meringue pie ice cream!

As per usual, my base recipe is thickened with corn starch. In the past, I made a slurry, waited for the milk and cream to boil then added the slurry. This year, I decided to forgo that step and instead added the cornstarch to the milk base then brought it all to a boil. This worked really well for me. But as a word of caution, if you get little lumps or balls of unincorporated cornstarch, just strain the mixture after cooking.

Watch how to make this lemon meringue pie ice cream

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You may think this just sounds like lemon ice cream – which would be good – but you are mistaken. This is amazing. It’s like eating lemon meringue pie that is frozen – refreshingly delicious!

Other pie flavored ice creams:

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Two scoops of lemon meringue pie ice cream on a cone being held in front of a bright yellow background

Lemon Meringue Pie Ice Cream

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Homemade ice cream that tastes like lemon meringue pie? Yes, please! This is a super simple recipe to put together and churn right up!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 cups


For the ice cream

  • 1 ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup lemon curd

For the Swiss meringue

  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


For the ice cream

  • Whisk together the milk, cream, sugar, cornstarch, corn syrup, and salt.
    1 ¾ cup whole milk, 1 cup heavy cream, ½ cup sugar, 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch, 2 tbsp corn syrup, ½ tsp salt
  • Place over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture starts to steam. Continue to whisk and bring the mixture to a boil. When boiling throughout, remove from heat.
  • Whisk in vanilla extract and lemon curd. Pass through a strainer if needed.
    ½ tsp vanilla extract, 1 cup lemon curd
  • Cool off slightly, 5-8 minutes.
  • Pour into an airtight container and chill 8-10 hours.
  • To freeze, remove from refrigerator and pour into ice cream freezer. Follow the directions with your freezer; each one can vary. My KitchenAid stand mixer (affiliate link) with ice cream maker attachment (affiliate link) takes about 20-25 minutes to freeze fully. While freezing, make Swiss meringue.

For the Swiss meringue

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the egg whites and sugar. Set over a kettle of barely simmering water and add salt.
    2 egg whites, ½ cup sugar, ½ tsp salt
  • Whisk constantly until sugar is dissolved and the temperature reaches 160°F.
  • Remove from heat and place bowl on the mixer fitted with the whisk beater and add vanilla extract.
    1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Beat until the mixture becomes white, voluminous and reaches room temperature, 8-10 minutes.
  • Fold meringue into frozen ice cream and place in the freezer for 4-6 hours.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 271kcal
Course Ice Cream
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Freezing

Get my lemon curd recipe to make along with this ice cream.

I love to use these ice cream tubs to store my ice cream.

Two scoops of lemon meringue pie ice cream on a cone being held in front of a bright yellow background

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