Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream (No Machine Needed)

The wonderful combination of lemon and poppy seeds in a silky smooth ice cream.  This Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream is easy to make and does not require an ice cream machine!

Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream - No Machine Needed ::: wonkywonderful.com

I decided to join the Lucky Leaf Recipe Contest hosted by Something Swanky.  I wanted to think of a new and unexpected way to use a can of pie filling.  If you have spent any time on my site, you know that I am a HUGE ice cream lover! So, when brainstorming recipe ideas my thoughts naturally went to ice cream. Really, I should create an entire site dedicated to ice cream!

This ice cream gives you a ton of flavor and texture with very little effort.  The base is made with milk, cream, sugar and a secret ingredient . . . Lemon Pie Filling!  Add the poppy seeds for a fabulous crunch.  That’s it!  You have an unbelievably rich and creamy lemon ice cream filled with bursting poppy seeds.

This ice cream is perfect for me because I love the lemon and poppy seed combination.  But I’m a weirdo that doesn’t really like muffins.  So now I can enjoy the flavor without having to eat a lemon poppy seed muffin.

Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream is just the beginning.  I haven’t tried it yet, but I think that any pie filling could be used to make ice cream and Lucky Leaf has a ton of flavors to choose from.

That is why I love participating in contests and challenges.  I’m not really competitive, but it gets me thinking outside of the box and using new ingredients in different ways.

Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream - No Machine Needed ::: wonkywonderful.com

More Ice Creams For Your Cone:
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Chocolate Cake Batter Ice Cream
Cherry Ricotta Ice Cream
EggNog Ice Cream
Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream - No Machine Needed ::: wonkywonderful.com
Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream
Author: WonkyWonderful
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 3 Tb Ultrafine Sugar
  • 1 Can Lemon Crème or Lemon Pie Filling 21 oz
  • 1/2 Tb Poppy Seeds
  1. Using a hand mixer or immersion blender; mix the cream, milk, sugar and pie filling until fully incorporated. It will be the consistency of pudding.
  2. Transfer mixture to a freezer safe container. (I use a loaf pan)
  3. Add the poppy seeds and gently stir to spread seeds throughout the ice cream mixture.
  4. Cover and freeze for 4-6 hours. (or overnight)
  5. Remove ice cream from freezer 20-30 minutes before serving.
Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream - No Machine Needed ::: wonkywonderful.com

 “When life gives you lemon pie filling, make lemon poppy seed ice cream.”     – Nicole


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  1. You know the way to my heart, Nicole! I love lemon poppyseed!

  2. That looks so amazing girl, you really outdid yourself with this one…I may also be a huge lemon lover!!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Mel! This is definitely perfect for us lemon lovers. I hope your week is going well so far 🙂

  3. Oh yum…this looks amazing! I LOVE making ice cream and have been thinking about a poppy seed flavor – I do believe this will be what I try!

    I’d love for you to share this at Tell us Tuesday! http://muchadoaboutsomethin.blogspot.com/2013/08/tell-us-tuesday-4.html

    Lauren @ muchadoaboutsomethin.com

  4. Hi! Saw your recipe on Pinterest and re-pinned it, but had to say that my Hubster’s favorite flavor is LEMON-ANYTHING! I know he will absolutely die over this delectable treat! Thanks for posting it!
    Deb @ Kneaded Creations

  5. YUM! I love that this doesn’t require an ice cream maker. Although I totally want to get one someday, I don’t have one yet but still want to try making my own. Thanks for posting!

  6. Are you kidding me? Why has no one thought of this before? I love lemon poppy seed muffins. What a great idea to put the flavor into ice cream! Pinned.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Heidi! I’m sure I’m not the first to come up with this. Every time I think I have an original recipe creation, I google it and find out that it is not so original after all. But, this is super-duper simple and tasty!

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