Friday, June 6, 2008

Lemon Ice Cream

We've been absolutely crazy for this ice cream for some time now. I did a homemade ice-cream making demo at cooking club and this is one of the recipes I used. Actually Erin made this for us last summer at Benny's birthday party and I remembered liking it so I thought it would be a good one to use for the demo since it's so simple to put together. It was even better than I remembered!! Bobby loves it. The flavor of this lemon ice cream is subtle and sweet, not tart. I love the combination of the vanilla and lemon extracts. I've adapted the recipe to fit into my cuisinart and changed the amounts just a little bit. To tell you the truth, I really never make it the same way ever. I am always playing with the amounts, so here's how I made it the other night and I was really happy with it.

Erin's Lemon Ice Cream

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 T Mexican vanilla
1 tsp lemon extract (maybe a little more, but not much. I usually taste it before I put it in the machine to be sure I am happy with the flavor. The best thing about this recipe to me is the subtlety so you don't want to overdo it.)
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 cup half and half
1 1/2 cups milk (whole is best- I only had 1% and it was fine)
pinch of salt

Whisk eggs and gradually add sugar. Mix until thoroughly blended and then add creams, milk, salt, and flavorings. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions.


Anne said...

Those are the cutest ice cream dishes.

Kristen said...

mmmmm....keep those lemon recipes coming.

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