Sunday, July 17, 2011

Super Lemon Ice Cream

Due to unlucky circumstances my big baby girl had to spend an afternoon home without friends or baby sister. None of her friends were able to play and so she was faced with nothing to do. Off course there were plenty of things to do, but for some reason she was bored. And so I was faced with a dilemma. Do I let her be bored and grumpy? This would usually be my choice as I think it is also a bit of a learning experience for her... Or do I pick her up and do something fun with her?

I chose to do something with her, but under my conditions. I wanted her to help me cook something. Anything...didn't matter what. She could choose.

And she chose ice cream. But not just any ice cream. No, my baby girl has a thing for lemons, absolutely loves them! So when we found a recipe for Super Lemon Ice Cream, the choice was obvious.

Super Lemon Ice Cream it was to be. Again this is an easy recipe. No cooking involved (my favorite!), a nice fresh taste, but not too lemony so you won't be puckering up. No, it has a very full lemon flavour, but one you can easily handle. All-in-all a great recipe for those hot, sweltering days, when you really don't feel like doing anything!


Super Lemon Ice Cream

Yield: about 1 quart

Zest of 2 lemons
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 2-3 lemons)
2 cups of half-and-half
Pinch of salt


Zest the lemons directly into a food processor or blender.

Add the sugar and blend until the lemon zest is very fine.

Add the lemon juice and blend until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Blend in the half-and-half until smooth.

Chill for 1 hour, then freeze the mixture in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions.


Source: The Perfect Scoop, David Lebovitz

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