The Crazy Kitchen: Lemon Curd Ice Cream Cake

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Friday, 7 October 2011

Lemon Curd Ice Cream Cake

On Monday I posted my first recipe in my Lemon Curd Extravaganza, recipes to use up 3 jars of lemon curd that I bought as I needed the jars to store homemade chutney in. Here is the third of my lemon curd recipes (if you count the jam tarts)


300ml double cream
pack of instant custard
3/4 pint milk
6-7 tbsp Lemon curd
300g Madeira cake
juice & zest of half a lemon

  • Make the instant custard up with boiling milk rather than boiling water & allow to cool (you can use fresh or tinned custard if you prefer).
  • Slice the Maderia cake lengthways into 0.5cm strips, use these strips to line the outside & base of a 20cm loose bottomed or springform cake tin
  • Spread 1tbsp of lemon curd over the sponge base
  • Mix the cream and cooled custard together.
  • Stir in 4tbsp lemon curd, lemon juice & zest
  • Pour into ice cream maker* & churn until thick and creamy
  • Spoon onto the cake base and raise the edges slightly to form a shallow well in the middle
  • Spread 1-2 tbsp of lemon curd into the well (if the ice cream is a bit soft then freeze for 30 minutes before spreading)
  • Freeze until ready to eat
  • Remove from freezer approx 20 minutes before serving to soften a little.

*If you don't have an ice cream maker then freeze the mixture in a shallow dish and stir well approx every hour until frozen.



  1. That looks devine! Send some straight away :) xx

  2. *drools* omg! That looks lush! Mmmm I love zingy lemon puds! X

  3. then this would not disappoint....very zingy & lemony, a bit like cheesecake's delish! x

  4. I've actually bookmarked this, because even though I don't like lemons that much, I'm guessing other flavourings are an option?

  5. Workinglondonmummy7 October 2011 at 22:46

    This looks stunning, what a nice idea! X

  6. I'm guessing you could put other fruit purees in but the sugar content of lemon curd is high which I think is what keeps the ice cream from setting as hard as a rock - you could try it with jam or marmalade?

  7. thanks Nazima x

  8. Mummyandthebeastie8 October 2011 at 13:09

    Ooh that cake does look mighty good to me! Might have to do that soon too. Who needs cook books when you are around? x

  9. I am here to save you a fortune!! And it seems to work just as well not being in the freezer....I found this out when I opened the fridge this morning & found it in there instead of the freezer....and it hadn't melted everywhere!

  10. Mummyandthebeastie8 October 2011 at 13:31

    And how did it not end up in the freezer? sounds like baby brain to me! lol x

  11. no idea! I blame the midnight feasters.........or it could've just been me & my dizzy brain! x

  12. It looks wonderful!


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