Sugar-free lemon poppy seed ice cream

Sugar-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream | A Dash of Compassion

I’ve been dying to share this recipe with you all summer, but due to a hectic freelance schedule, obligatory summer events, book work and house stuff, I didn’t get around to final testing until now. But for this, the wait was worth it.

Ice cream season isn’t over just yet even though Toronto’s weather lately might say otherwise—we somehow went from 30+ C to low 20s in a matter of a week. Go figure. It might still be hot where you live though, so ice cream for everyone, I say!

Sugar-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream | A Dash of Compassion

It was a visit to Sweet Ritual back in May where I experienced my first taste of lemon poppy seed ice cream. It was a scorcher of a day and Lisa and I were enjoying our last day in Texas before jetting back home. We decided to make a quick stop for ice cream, and boy am I ever glad we did.

I have not stopped thinking about that ice cream since.

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