No Churn Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream

My whole family agrees – this is the best Ice Cream I have ever made. Sweet-tangy and deliciously creamy is this Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream. No need for an ice cream maker!

Lemon Ice Cream

This post was meant to be published last month when the blazing summer sun was in all its glory. However, since we were on a holiday break certain adjustments had to be made.

Since we regularly feature photographic travel journals in the blog as well, I decided to devote the month of  August to that and I think it worked out well as I managed to actually finish all the travel posts pretty much within the time frame. Hurrah!!! If you wish to see these posts, you can find them here.

But technically summer is not over yet and it still quite warm in the afternoon even in September so this ice cream post is still perfectly on time. Besides, we can always find an excuse for ice cream, right?

Who doesn’t eat ice cream in the middle of winter? My family still does – there’s always a tub in the freezer for some sweet cravings that only a delicious ice cream can satisfy!

Lemon Ice Cream

And truly, if I may say so – this ice cream is delicious! I have made a few ice cream recipes before (about 8 – including frozen yogurts – more or less) so my family has had a good taste of all my creations.

While the others are equally delectable in my opinion, for my family this one stands out as simply the best. Perhaps because when you have this ice cream it’s like eating your favorite cheesecake only in ice cream form!

You see my family is big on cheesecake – again I have many recipes of cheesecake on the blog as proof. Also, the ice cream has that perfect contrast of flavors which makes it truly delightful. With one mouthful you taste sweetness, a hint of tang, and then that creamy, smooth cheesy flavor from the cream cheese.

So, why not celebrate the last days of summer with this scrumptious and super-easy to make No-Churn Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream!

Lemon Ice Cream

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Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream

By: Manila Spoon

September 4, 2015

My whole family agrees - this is the best Ice Cream I have ever made. Sweet-tangy and deliciously creamy is this Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream. No need for an ice cream maker!

My whole family agrees – this is the best Ice Cream I have ever made. Sweet-tangy and deliciously creamy is this Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream. No need for an ice cream maker!

Yield: 6-8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0 Minutes
Total Time: 10 Minutes + 3 hours Freezing time

Lemon Ice Cream

No Churn Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream

Manila Spoon
My whole family agrees – this is the best Ice Cream I have ever made. Sweet-tangy and deliciously creamy is this Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream. No need for an ice cream maker!
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 3 hours
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 2 Cups Heavy or Double Cream
  • 1 cup whole Milk
  • 4 tbsp fresh Lemon juice
  • 8 oz block Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 can sweetened condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract


  • Put the heavy cream, whole and condensed milk, softened cream cheese, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a large food processor or blender. Process until thick and fluffy.
  • Place the mixture in a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 3 hours or overnight. Allow the ice cream to soften a little before serving. Enjoy!

If Using an Ice Cream Maker

  • Beat the softened Cream cheese in a mixing bowl until fluffy and smooth. Gradually, pour in the sweetened condensed milk and continue to beat until and well-blended.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the cream cheese mixture and mix well. Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and process and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instruction.
Keyword easy egg free ice cream recipe, easy homemade lemon ice cream, easy ice cream recipe, egg free ice cream, lemon ice cream, no churn cheesecake ice cream, no churn lemon cheesecake ice cream
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Last updated on May 17th, 2024 at 01:33 pm



  1. September 4, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    I love making homemade ice cream but why have I never thought of using cream cheese in the mix?! So trying this!

    • September 4, 2015 / 7:40 pm

      Hope you like it Kacey and thanks for stopping by!

  2. September 4, 2015 / 4:34 pm

    Is this sweetened condensed milk? Or canned evaporated milk? Sounds delicious!

    • September 4, 2015 / 5:32 pm

      Yes, it is sweetened condensed milk Lita, thanks for clarifying. Hope you enjoy it.

    • September 4, 2015 / 7:42 pm

      Cheesecake in whatever form is always delightful! Thanks, KC!

  3. September 4, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    I love lemon desserts, this cheesecake ice-cream sounds wonderful!

    • September 4, 2015 / 7:43 pm

      Thanks Joy and hope you get to try it!

  4. September 4, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    Well, I think this is the perfect way to celebrate summer ending!

    • September 4, 2015 / 7:43 pm

      I cannot agree more! Thanks Christine!

  5. September 4, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    This looks amazing, I still have not made a no churn ice cream, that has to change before the weather cools off!

  6. September 5, 2015 / 12:22 am

    Ummmmm, new screen saver!! HELLO!! This has my name written all over it!

  7. September 5, 2015 / 1:13 am

    I haven't made my own ice cream but I need to start… and cheesecake flavour.. YUM

  8. September 5, 2015 / 1:35 am

    Rich, thick and creamy lemon cheesecake flavor. Am I wrong? This looks so delicious I can hardly wait to try it! Coincidentally I made vanilla bean ice cream today. I think your lemon cheesecake ice cream would be outstanding on a ice cream cone! That flavor stands alone!

  9. September 5, 2015 / 3:21 am

    You and I are on the same better-late-than-never schedule. (I just posted an ice cream too, java chip.) I'm a huge fan of lemon curd, lemon ice and now I'll add lemon ice cream to the list. This looks amazing. Can't wait to try it.

  10. September 5, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing! I love making homemade ice cream and can't wait to give this recipe a try!

  11. September 5, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    For us, it is summer all year round. That is one great thing about Florida. Your recipe looks so good and I can enjoy it anytime of the year.

  12. September 5, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    I love homemade ice cream and I love the sound of this one!

  13. September 5, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    I love ice cream and I make it all year long, even when we have a blizzard. I love your no churn lemon cheesecake ice cream recipe, it's easy and definitely agree it's delicious even if I haven't had a chance to make it yet – you can bet I'll be trying it soon!!.

  14. September 6, 2015 / 2:20 am

    lemon desserts are my favorite! this looks so good!

  15. September 6, 2015 / 4:40 am

    Fabulous way to use lemons!

  16. September 6, 2015 / 6:49 am

    I love ice cream even in the middle of winter so yes please from me.

  17. September 6, 2015 / 5:38 pm

    You know how much I love homemade ice cream Abby! And yours looks amazing! I also love that it's no-churn…a must try very soon!

  18. September 6, 2015 / 11:22 pm

    Lemon is one of my favorite flavors for the summer!! No churn ice cream is so yummy!!

  19. September 7, 2015 / 3:26 am

    Dear Abigail, what a wonderfully refreshing and delicious treat. xo, Catherine

  20. September 7, 2015 / 4:17 am

    Abby! this is just what I need right now!

  21. September 7, 2015 / 10:30 am

    I haven't used my ice cream maker nearly enough this summer, but we eat ice cream in the winter too, and this is going on the list to try 🙂

  22. September 7, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    OMG this looks so awesome! I saw it first on Pinterest and had to come check it out. The recipe sounds amazing!

  23. September 7, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    I love cream cheese in ice cream and i love ice cream any time of year! This is right up my alley 🙂

  24. Sharon Crandall
    April 24, 2023 / 2:54 am

    I love cheesecake, but not a fan of lemon. Could you use other fruit instead?

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