gin ice cream

Gin & Tonic Ice Cream!

This lemony gin and tonic ice cream is not only delicious, but SO easy! No churn and very quick. Poacher’s Citrus Tonic Water and Boatyard Double Gin works perfectly in this recipe!


I used to think ice cream was really difficult to make, until I made this recipe! You can try out different flavours too! Just create a different tonic syrup – how about lime or grapefruit? I particularly love the lemon with Boatyard Double Gin… perfect to enjoy in the sunshine!

No Churn Gin & Tonic Ice Cream Recipe

  • 200ml Tonic Water (We recommend
    Poacher’s Citrus)
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 2 unwaxed lemons (peel and 50ml juice from one, grated zest from the other)
  • 200ml double cream
  • 6 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 50ml Gin (We recommend Boatyard Double Gin)


Make the syrup by heating the tonic water and sugar together in a saucepan. Add lemon peel from one lemon. Simmer for 10 minutes. 

Leave the tonic syrup to cool and set aside in a jug.

Whisk the double cream in a large bowl until it thickens up. Slowly whisk in the icing sugar.

Add 50ml lemon juice and 50ml gin.

Zest the second lemon and stir into the mixture.

Finally add 50ml of the cooled tonic syrup and stir until smooth.

Pour the mixture into a container with a tight lid and freeze overnight or for about 6 hours.

To serve sprinkle over a little more lemon zest and enjoy!


You can keep the tonic syrup in a sealed container for a couple of weeks – use for more ice cream or cocktails! 


To see how easy it is, check out the video below !



Want to give Boatyard Double Gin and Poacher’s Citrus Tonic a try? We have them both  in this months box!

Join the ILoveGin club where we send you a new box like the one below for just £14/m inc free delivery, you’ll get 2 new gins and 2 tonic/mixers each month to try, enough to make 4 G&Ts plus discounts on full size bottles.

Limited Time Offer: Get your first box for just £9 including delivery, that’s £9 for 4 x G&Ts, use code: GINBLOG5OFF at checkout at


You may also like

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.