Chilli lime ice cream, without an ice cream maker

9 May

There’s something about the combination of heat and cold in this ice cream that I just love.

It goes perfectly with spiced pineapple, pears, or on its own. It’s incredibly refreshing, but the chilli makes it special.

The best thing about it is that you don’t need to own an ice cream maker. As long as you can remember to stir the mixture a couple of times as it’s freezing you should be OK.

Alas, the last batch was so good I ate it before I remembered to take a photo.


4 limes (grated zest of 2, juice of all 4)
1 or 2 chillies, split and deseeded
190g icing sugar
450ml double cream (creme fraiche does the job too though)


Mix the lime zest, juice, icing sugar and chillies and leave to rest for an hour.

Remove the chillies and mix the cream into the lime syrup, beating gently.

Place into a sealable container and place in the freezer, stirring every hour or so until frozen.


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