Homemade Lemon Curd

I had a hankering to get the ice cream maker out last weekend to make something to complement a very rich chocolate cake I planned on baking.

I came across a really easy Lemon Curd Ice Cream recipe over at No Fear Entertaining blogspot and decided I’d also have a go at making the Lemon Curd too. I’ve never tried curd or jam making before so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but as it was called a ‘no fail recipe’ I thought I might as well give it a go. I’d definitely recommend it – it looks and tastes fabulous! It really was an easy recipe to follow and slowly stirring it  into a thick silky curd was very relaxing!

I found the Lemon Curd recipe on the Big Fat Baker website. I used 3 lemons and 1 lime in my version and it filled the 2 jars shown in the pic with a mini pot extra.

I used one whole jar for the Ice Cream and the second jar is being eaten on toast and will probably get finished with a batch of homemade scones.

I even whisked up a tray of meringues with the left over egg whites which are now in the freezer along with a pot full of blackberries from a blackberry picking trip yesterday. I found a Berry Eton Mess recipe on the Good Food Channel site so I think I’ll try that out – I liked the idea of having a combination of greek yoghurt with the cream.

The Lemon Curd Ice Cream is just the right balance of tartness and creaminess and not too sweet to be a perfect match for the rich chocolate cake. It was rich in that 3 x 100g bars of 70% cocoa dark chocolate kind of a way! Oops & Yum at the same time! :)

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7 Responses to “Homemade Lemon Curd”


  1. 1 Lynn Holland 15/08/2012 at 5:18 pm

    Looks and sounds yummy.
    I make Delia Smiths ice cream, you don’t need an ice cream maker.
    I make a big bowl of vanilla then divide it into smaller containers and add different flavours, cinnamon, ginger, meringue, treacle, strawberry. I use all the low fat varieties of the easy ingredients list. Fromage Frais, Single Cream and condensed milk.
    Need to go and eat some now ……
    Lynn-:)

    • 2 thesockgarden 15/08/2012 at 5:35 pm

      Haha Lynn – I might have to have a small scoop quite soon too! Love the idea of ginger ice cream, that would go well with the Lemon Curd, come to think of it so would meringue :)

  2. 3 Erin 15/08/2012 at 5:19 pm

    I am so glad you liked the curd! It’s a great recipe and definitely an addicting product ;)

  3. 4 Erin 15/08/2012 at 5:28 pm

    I am so glad you liked the recipe!! This is a super easy and addictive one – perfect for a quick fix ;) Your jars are so cute too!

  4. 5 ruthkeys 16/08/2012 at 7:25 am

    Your post left my mouth watering!! Chocolate cake and lemon curd ice cream – I now need to go shopping and buy the ingredients. :)

  5. 6 helen @ forty percent fringe: sixty percent face 16/08/2012 at 8:45 am

    Yummy! I absolutely love making lemon curd and it tastes a thousand times better than shop-bought :) I am making lemon curd cake this week with swiss meringue buttercream, mmmmm. My ma makes lemon curd ice-cream, I’ve never got round to giving her recipe a go but think I will now.. Hx

  6. 7 gold price 24/08/2012 at 5:57 pm

    I tried for the first time today a Lemon Curd Cake – and it was fantastic. So fresh and lemony, and rich yet light at the same time. I wonder if anyone has a recipe for something similar that they would be willing to share. At first I thought it was like a very light cheesecake but I’m not certain it had cream cheese in it. You couldn’t see the lemon curd as in layers or icing so I guess it was mixed right in to the batter. If you know what I’m talking about (or trying to describe to you in a not so very good way) please help. I am desparate. It was soooooooo good and I would love to make one for a dinner party next weekend.


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