Free and Friendly Foods Lemon Gingerbread Ice Cream

Lemon Gingerbread Ice Cream Recipe

I don’t know why, but I have a thing about lemon gingerbread. Can I let you in on a little secret though? I’ve never eaten the combo, and even as a child, I didn’t like gingerbread cookies. Either way, this idea was one of the firsts that I had when we purchased the ice cream machine. I think it stems from having the Lemon Gingerbread Mini Cupcake for the Bakery, and somehow, this flavor combo just pairs so well together in my head. Cake and ice cream anyone?

Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free*, Sesame Free, Nightshade Free*, Low Histamine*, Vegan, Soy Free Compatible, Legume Free Compatible, Corn Free Compatible

**Be sure your cookies are free from your allergens
For Soy & Legume Free:
Use an alternative milk.
For Corn Free: Use safe milk and homemade cookies.

2 cups Organic Unsweetened Soy Milk
3/4 cup Organic Sugar
1 TBSP Organic Vanilla Extract
3 TBSP Organic Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Organic Lemon Flavor
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Organic Ground Ginger
3 dashes Organic Ground Nutmeg

7 Mary’s Ginger Cookies, cut
2018 Update: Mary’s no longer sells these cookies. Enjoy Life makes a top 8 free soft baked gingerbread cookie. Alternatively, you could make your own at home.

Before I jump in to directions, remember, you can find details on the different dairy free milk options here. Throughout Ice Cream Week, we’re going to be sharing a variety of recipes, and we expect some of you will need to substitute here and there.

Related post: Paleo Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Combine all of your ingredients, except for the cookies in a blender or Vitamix. Once it’s all nice and smooth, pour the mix into your ice cream mixer. When cutting your cookies, try to make them small pieces. You don’t want to have huge chunks, rather, little cookie bits all over.

Our ice cream machine has a standard cycle of 60 minutes. When there were 12 minutes left on the machine, I added in the cut cookies. I’ve learned to listen to the sound of the ice cream machine, so if it’s sounding like it’s almost done, ADD IN THE COOKIES! If the machine gets to a point where it is getting slower etc., you don’t want to miss you opportunity to add in the cookies.

Free and Friendly Foods Lemon Gingerbread Ice Cream

Free and Friendly Foods Lemon Gingerbread Ice Cream

It’s OK if your liquid mix is bubbly, it will be just fine when you pour it into your ice cream machine.


Free and Friendly Foods Lemon Gingerbread Ice Cream

Free and Friendly Foods Lemon Gingerbread Ice Cream


Free and Friendly Foods Lemon Gingerbread Ice Cream

Getting ready to be the star of the show.


Free and Friendly Foods Lemon Gingerbread Ice Cream

Dropping in the cookie bits. Don’t dump them all in at once. Drop some in, let the bowl mix it in, then add more.

Free and Friendly Foods Lemon Gingerbread Ice Cream

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