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Prep Time:
25 Minutes
Marinade Time:
2 Hours Chill

Margarita Ice Cream

Adults Only Dessert

Posted on by Andrea Alden
Margarita Ice Cream
Serves 6
Prep Time:
Marinade Time: 2 Hours Chill

Try something fun and fresh to share with your friends and family for dessert. This Margarita Ice Cream is fantastic, not too sweet, and even gluten-free! This recipe tastes just like a Margarita! The lime flavor isn’t as crazy-sour as you think it would be, and the tequila doesn’t overpower. This recipe is easy to make and doesn’t require churning. Serve it off of the Napoleon Himalayan Salt Platter Set for a really authentic Margarita taste. It adds that counterpoint to the sweetness and creates the perfect Margarita flavor. Ad a little extra love to the limes by grilling them over direct heat on the Rogue® Gas Grill. For even more oomph, smoke the cream using indirect heat. 

Zest One Lime, Juice two
Zest One Lime, Juice two
The Salt Platter Keeps Things Chill
The Salt Platter Keeps Things Chill
Sweet but not too sweet
Sweet but not too sweet

Margarita Ice Cream

Serves: 6       Total Time: 2 Hours, 25 Minutes


  • 3 limes
  • zest of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup of tequila
  • 2/3 cup of icing sugar
  • 2 cups of whipping cream
  • 1 drop green food coloring, 1 drop yellow (optional)
  • Napoleon Himalayan Salt Platter Set
  • salt for rimming your serving bowls


Step 1
The night before, carefully place your Himalayan Salt Platter into the freezer to ensure that it is completely frozen when you go to serve the ice cream. Make sure that there is no existing moisture on the block and that it’s at room temperature before freezing, to ensure that the block does not become damaged.
Step 2
Before you begin mixing, place a glass or metal bowl, which can hold about 5 cups or more of liquid, into the freezer. Toss in the beaters too.
Step 3
Wash the limes, then zest one of them. Juice two of the limes, whisking the powdered sugar and tequila into the juice.
Step 4
Remove the bowls and beaters from the freezer. Pour the cream into the bowl and start beating on high. When the cream begins to thicken, pour in the lime mixture slowly. Add the food coloring if you want. Continue beating the cream until soft peaks form. (When you swipe a finger through and the peak you created in the cream falls over). Do not over mix to stiff peaks or the ice cream becomes hard and icy when you freeze it.
Step 5
Quickly pour the whipped cream mixture into a 9x13 dish. Freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.
Step 6
When you are ready to serve Slice the remaining lime, running one of the ends around the rim of your serving dishes. Dip the bowls into salt to rim them and add a slice of lime for garnish. Scoop the Margarita Ice Cream onto the Himalayan Salt Platter and top with lime zest to serve, allowing guests to serve themselves off the platter which keeps the ice cream frozen.
Extra shots on the side
Extra shots on the side
Rim the bowl too
Rim the bowl too
Tastes just like a margarita
Tastes just like a margarita

When you come into the room carrying the Himalayan Salt Platter Set covered in Margarita Ice Cream and salt-rimmed bowls to serve everything in, the room just stops and stares. Don’t worry; the party won’t stop because this ice cream will have the room erupting into exclamations of joy once your guests start eating. It’s the perfect dessert for just about any occasion, especially Cinco de Mayo. What’s on your Cinco de Menu?

Happy Grilling!

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