Lemon Bar Ice Cream

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IMG_0055Why oh why is laundry such a vicious cycle? I hate it. If there was one chore I could just have magically done for me, laundry would totally be it. To me, laundry is:


Time consuming.



and did I mention time consuming?

I’m pretty sure it’s the reason my house is always messy. Because I don’t have the hands or the time to get it done. BAH!! How’s that for venting on a Wednesday morning?

Do you know the song that goes “I am slowly going crazy 1 2 3 4 5 6 switch slowly going crazy am I 654321 switch“? That is, in essence, the story of my life. My mother used to sing it in jest {or so I thought}….I totally understand where she’s coming from.

**I’d like to point out that she did laundry for 8 people. Coincidence? I think not. #neverwillIhavethatmanyoffspringevenifItried

Soooo, instead of doing laundry yesterday, I made ice cream. Well, sort of ice cream. It tastes more like frozen mousse than anything….hence the name mousse in the title. {I’m smart like that.} ANYWAYS, I got to thinking about the box of lemon bar mix I had in my pantry. I was just going to make straight up lemon bars and eat them all because I’m addicted to lemon desserts. But then I got to thinking even more and before I knew it, there was this lovely sweet dessert in my freezer that was begging to be eaten and photographed. So, that’s what I did. Please make this and validate me and my crazy ideas. You know you want to.

Creamy, dreamy, lemony, tangy and it has little bits of crumbs through the whole thing!! That was my favorite part. All you need is some whipping cream and a box of lemon bar mix….that’s it! The lemon bar mixes are found in the baking aisle, next to the boxed cake mixes. I used the Krusteaz brand. TWO ingredients, ya’ll, and super simple to throw together 🙂 As per usual.

Here’s how you make it:IMG_0013Pour 2 cups of cream and the filling from a lemon bar box mix into a blender.IMG_0018Blend for about 30 seconds or until it gets really really thick.IMG_0021Scoop this lemon mixture into a plastic container…IMG_0026 copyand sprinkle on the bag of crust from the lemon bar mix.IMG_0030Swirl it in as best as you can and freeze.Screen Shot 2013-07-23 at 6.47.35 PMI of course stuck mine into my fabulous freezer in my KitchenAid French Door RefrigeratorIMG_0033I love this freezer. It’s very smartly designed. My favorite part of is this skinny little pull out drawer in between the larger ones above and below. It’s the perfect spot for skinnier items that would otherwise get lost at the bottom of the freezer, like bacon, chicken and this little container of ice cream. Loves it!IMG_0066Anyways, after a few hours in the freezer, scoop it out and serve it how you like! My daughter went crazy over this stuff, and believe it or not,  I did too. {Surprise surprise, right?}

Here’s the printable. Enjoy, friends!!

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Lemon Bar Ice Cream

Lemon Bar Ice Cream is one of the most easy desserts. Whip together boxed lemon bar mix and heavy whipping cream then freeze!
servings 8 servings
Prep Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 box lemon bar mix such as Krusteaz


  • Pour whipping cream and lemon filling from box into a blender. Turn blender on low to mix until it thickens; should take about 30 seconds. Spoon mixture into plastic container and sprinkle on bottom crust. Swirl it in as best as you can, place the lid on and freeze about 4 hours or more. Scoop and serve as you like.


Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon bar ice cream

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    How many women can say my husband does his own laundry ? Let me explain when we met I was a 34 year old widow with 3 kids. I asked when we got married do you want me to wash your clothes. He laughed and said I have been doing it myself for years and you have 3 kids to wash for .So after 8 years of marriage he still does his own Laundry to be honest I could count on one hand how my times I have washed his clothes . He is not perfect he doesnt like or drink coffee. There is a lot of stuff he doesnt like coffee seafood sour cream lemon mayo cream cheese wine The leamon stuff I going to make soon

  4. Laurie {SimplyScratch}

    Laundry… yuck! Just you wait though, when the kiddos are older… YOU CAN MAKE THEM FOLD! It’s a grand thing.

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  7. Teri

    2 ingredients…easy peasy. Except for me! I came home with cool whip instead of heavy cream. That shows I’m looking at far too many recipes.
    I found the Krusteaz at Walmart. Maybe I will venture the Greek yogurt substitute.

  8. Angi

    This looks lovely 😀
    I can’t seem to find Krusteaz in any of my local stores, is it an America only brand? (The only thing close to a bar mix was Dr. Oetker shirriff lemon pie lol)
    Can you please recommend some good subsitutions and how much grams was the Krusteaz bar mix? Please and Thanks 🙂

    1. Lauren

      I didn’t think it was, but I suppose it is! Sorry! I have no idea what you could substitute! Maybe a lot of instant lemon pudding mix and then add in some crumbs of shortbread?

  9. Terese

    Do you think Greek yogurt could be used in place of the whipping cream? Although I am salivating at the thought of the lemony frozen whipped cream mixture – just wondering if it would be possible to substitute Greek yogurt without sacrificing consistency/flavor too much?

    1. Katrina

      I’m curious too. I would do it and see how it turns out. Worst case scenario if you have to throw it, it’s only made with two ingredients.

  10. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Making ice cream instead of doing laundry? I am with you, girl. Sometimes I feel like doing laundry is the bane of my existence. Esp with kids. I swear my kids change like 2-3 times a day. What’s up what that?! 🙂
    love the addition of the lemon bar mix. Brilliant!!!

  11. Karen

    I actually LOVE doing laundry and am obsessed with it. I used to do one load a day of all of our dirty clothes because I loathe seeing dirty clothes waiting to be washed. I have the same affliction with dishes in the sink. However, I HATE to dust…and wish there were a market for dust bunnies, because I am breeding them.
    I love the simplicity of this recipe and just keep being creative because I am enjoying the end result.

  12. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen

    I don’t really mind laundry, but I hate unloading the dishwasher and vacuuming. Maybe we can trade…..and then kick our feet up & treat ourselves to a big dish of frozen lemon mousse!