Monday, October 10, 2011

Uber Lemon Ice Cream—Secret Recipe Club

DSCF7456 It’s Secret Recipe Club time again, already.  I don’t even want to talk about how fast time is going by!  So let’s just talk about this month’s recipe and blog I was assigned. 

My secret blog this month is Evelyne’s blog, Cheap Ethnic Eatz.  She is from Montreal, and is a fellow food lover who started a dinner group that now has over 250 members.  There is definitely a lot of ethnicity on her blog!  But as soon as I saw some lemon ice cream she made last year, I knew that was the recipe for me.  Funny, a couple days after I decided that was what I was going to make, out of the blue, my son, Taylor announced to me that for his 8th birthday (this Wednesday, the 12th) he wants lemon ice cream.  OK!  I’m not even sure what made him think of that as we haven’t had lemon ice cream before. 

Evelyne’s Uber Lemon Ice Cream looked just like it would hit the spot.  She mentioned that this was really a “not for the faint of heart” and “could replace a morning coffee in terms of a slap in the face to wake you up”.

Her recipe uses the zest of one lemon and the juice of three lemons with only one cup of cream and one cup of milk.  That does sound uber!  I really just wanted to have more ice cream, so I adjusted the recipe—basically, I doubled the cream and milk, but only used three lemons and the same amount of sugar for the original recipe.  This made some great lemon ice cream.  It’s not uber tart, but I would call it uber because it tastes great!

DSCF7452Uber Lemon Ice Cream, adapted by Katrina, Baking and Boys! from Cheap Ethnic Eatz

zest of 1 lemon

juice of 3 lemons

1 cup granulated sugar

2 cups cold heavy cream

2 cups cold 2% milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

10 drops of yellow food coloring (optional)

Zest one lemon and juice three lemons.  Combine the juice with the sugar and salt in a medium sized heatproof bowl.  Set it over a pan with about one inch of simmering water and whisk until the sugar is dissolved (about 3-5 minutes). In a large bowl, add the warm juice mixture to the cream and milk and whisk to combine.  Pour the contents into the bowl of an ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s instructions, 20-25 minutes.  Store the ice cream in an airtight container in the freezer for at least a few hours.  Let sit on counter for 10 minutes before serving.

DSCF7453This ice cream is really good and is surely one I’ll be making again.  Happy to have spent time on Evelyne’s blog and found another to check in on all the creations she’s got going on.  Check out her blog on the links above.

***Having some trouble with my linkz code being right on my blog, so check out all of Group A Secret Recipe Club Reveals on this link.


Lisa Ernst said...

This ice cream looks so creamy and refreshing. Its rare to find lemon ice cream but I think the combination of cream and lemon is always good. Maybe some blueberry compote topping, just to take it over the top? (Notice I didn't mention chocolate.)

Winnie said...

I've made lemon ice cream before and LOVE it...yours looks delicious! Great choice for the SRC :)

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy said...

Never made lemon ice cream before - that sounds fabulous! Doesn't the lemon curdle the milk products?

Katrina said...

Thanks, Lisa, Winnie and Anne. I had a frozen custard once that was lemon and it was really good.
Anne--you would think the lemon would curdle the cream/milk, but it didn't. It was instantly thicker as I whisked it in.

Mari said...

Katrina, this looks delicious!! I have a bunch of lemons and this would be just right to beat the afternoon heat.

Have a great week :)

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

Aww your little heart dish is so cute ;)

Heather Davis said...

Lemon ice cream sounds amazing. So refreshing. Have never made it before either but will definitely have to give it a go!

Curt said...

That's an awesome flavor for ice cream!

Lisa~~ said...

I've been wanting to make this, it looks so delicious.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

Cook Lisa Cook

PheMom said...

Good morning! That ice cream looks lovely and I'm excited to find her blog (my Mom is originally from Montreal - LOVE that city!!).

Happy Birthday to your sweetie this week! Time flies! Cole's birthday is this week too. It's crazy!

So, guess who had your blog this month Ms Katrina? Yours truly :) Loved it! Happy Monday!


Diane {Created by Diane} said...

sounds delicous

Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

HI Katrina, yay it was easy spot in the linky where I was lol. Love your mellowed rendition of the zesty ice cream, cute heart dish!

Amanda - Craft Gossip said...

Oh I just LOVe th color of this ice cream, so pretty!

Micha @ Cookin' Mimi said...

Lemon desserts are among my favorite but I have never tried lemon ice cream. This looks delicious and has made it to my must try list.

Sara said...

Love this ice cream! Looks like it has really great flavor! :)

Katherine Martinelli said...

I love lemon desserts and this ice cream is seriously calling out to me!

Shelby said...

Katrina, this ice cream looks so perfect! Great photos, and I wish I could have a scoop! the texture looks absolutely wonderful!

Lisa said...

Ooohh, I've gotta try this one, maybe with some ginger and cardamom added in.

Trisha said...

Katrina, the ice cream looks gorgeous, u'r son must be one happy camper!

Camilla said...

Katrina. Yum. That's all I have to saw. Lemon ice cream. I might have to dig out my gelato maker, even though it's Fall! Thanks for sharing with the SRC. ~Camilla

Lesa @Edesia's Notebook said...

Yum! Lemon ice cream is divine; I don't know why you don't see it more often. Yours looks absolutely delicious!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I don't think I've ever had lemon ice cream!So glad I didn't put away my ice cream machine- this looks yummy!

Cindy said...

This looks so refreshing. We would love it.

Jey @ The Jey of Cooking said...

I love lemon ice cream and I'm excited to be able to make my own now. Thanks for sharing!

a person said...

This looks great and I want to use up some Meyer lemons. Could I use Splenda? And maybe less cream and sub yogurt? Hope this is not too blasphemous.

Katrina said...

a person--certainly give it a try! I might change the creaminess a bit, but I'm sure it'd still be good. I don't care for Splenda and would probably go with agave instead.

Katrina said...

Meant to say "it" might, not "I" might.

a person said...

I have to use Splenda not sugar and agave is same as sugar for diabetics. I might try half 1/2 and 1/2 and then 1/2 yogurt. There are some premium very high quality yogurts. "2 cups cold heavy cream" and "2 cups cold 2% milk" could be perhaps 2 CUPS 1/2 and 1/2 and then 2 cups yogurt. Yogurt has a tangy taste so might blend well with the lemon. We shall see. Thanks.

motherrimmy said...

I saw your blog over at Comfort and Curry, and just had to check out your lemon ice cream. It's a favorite in my house. It looks terrific!

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