This is Nigella Lawson's margarita ice cream recipe. No churning required, simply whip, chill and enjoy!


  • 125 ml Lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons Tequila

  • 3 tablespoons orange liqueur or triple sec

  • 150 g icing sugar

  • 500 ml Double cream


  • 1.

    Pour the lime juice, tequila and orange liqueur or triple sec into a bowl and stir in the icing sugar until it dissolves.

  • 2.

    Add the cream and whisk until the mixture is thick and smooth, but not stiff.

  • 3.

    Spoon into an airtight container and place into the freezer to freeze overnight. This ice cream doesn't need to be taken out to soften before serving, as it won't freeze too hard and melts quickly.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 428kj
  • Fat Total 31g
  • Saturated Fat 19g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 31g
  • Sugar 30g
  • Sodium 33mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Recipe taken from Nigella's book, "Nigella Express"
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Posted by Report
so Alsome (:
you did my homework for school
Posted by GayelReport
I Cant wait to give this a try,It sounds really Yummy.
Posted by Lesley257Report
Delicious, easy, and failsafe :) I've used it many times over the past 2 years.
Posted by Lesley257Report
Delicious, esay and fail-safe :) I use it often!!
Posted by AmandaReport
Best ice cream recipe ever.