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Margarita Ice Cream–Day 2: Ice Cream Marathon

Something is missing in the photo below…can you guess?

If you said, “Well the dang margarita glass is empty?!?” you’re my kind of person.

Have no worries.  I promptly filled it to get in the mood for making some margarita ice cream.

Along with lighting a coconut beach candle and looking in my backyard for a cabana boy.

I didn’t find one.  Oh well.

I pretty much love anything citrus and refreshing, so obviously I love margaritas.

My mom used to make a non-alcoholic margarita ice cream dessert that had a crunchy pretzel crust.  It was so good on a hot summer day.

Pretzels might sound odd but it fits the bill if you’d pick salt over sugar as your glass rimmer.  I promise it’s good!

I also love all things British.  If I don’t get a chance to watch a Nigella episode on the DVR when I get home from work, the day just isn’t the same.

This recipe is a conglomeration of Nigella’s version and my mom’s version.  Two very cool ladies I might add.

It’s also too easy not to try.

I just hope you that maybe you find that cabana boy out your window 🙂

Margarita Ice Cream

Makes 1 Quart

Adapted from Nigella Lawson


  • 2 c. cream
  • 2 tbsp. frozen margarita mixer, thawed
  • 1 tbsp. Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice
  • Zest of 1/2 lime (more for garnish if you want)
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 3/4 c. crunchy pretzels (recipe follows)


  1. Combine the cream, thawed mixer, juice, and zest in a large bowl (or bowl of your stand mixer).
  2. Sprinkle in the powdered sugar and whisk until there are soft peaks and the cream holds its shape.
  3. Fold in the pretzel pieces.
  4. Transfer to a container and freeze until firm.
Crunchy Pretzels


  • 3/4 c. broken pretzels (I used the thin knots)
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. sugar


  1. In a small skillet melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sugar and let bubble 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add the pretzels and stir to coat in the butter and sugar. Let cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Transfer to Silpat or paper plate to cool.
  4. Once cool, break the larger bits of pretzels into smaller pieces.

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  1. Cindy Robb says

    Molly – I am going to gain weight just viewing your blog this month…looks so tasty – wish I have the time to whip it up! (Can you add a little tequila is desired?)

    • Hi Cindy! You should be able to do 2-3oz of liquor in this recipe. Any more and you might start changing the consistency 😉

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