Margarita Ice Cream


  • 1 and 1/2 cups plus 2 tbs heavy cream
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 and 3/4 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 7 tbs of tequila
  • 2 tbs orange-flavored liqueur. such as triple sec, Gran Marnier or Cointreau.
  • juice of 6 limes
  • zest from 1 lime

This is a recipe from British chef Nigella Lawson. A margarita flavor treat with the flavors of tequila, orange flavored liqueur and a creamy custard base.

  • Make a custard by heating the cream (do not boil) in a medium saucepan.
  • Whisk it very slowly into the egg yolks in a medium bowl.
  • Pour the mixture back into a clean sauce pan.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 4 minutes. Do not let boil.
  • Pour mixture into a clean bowl and leave to cool a little.
  • Stir in the condensed milk, tequila and orange flavored liqueur, lime juice and zest, and let cool completely.
  • Pour mixture into a container with a tight fitting lid and freeze for at least 4 hours.
  • Serve in margarita glasses rimmed with sugar.

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