Lemon Day

Super Lemon Ice Cream

Lemon Day - last day of submisson/abgabeschluss April 2Zorra has asked for some inspirations for handling the surplus of lemons from the two lemon trees in her garden. Any suggestions can be submitted to the Lemon Day blog event.
Given my recent fascination with home-made ice cream and the fact that the book is sitting on my knees right now for typing down the recipe, you can easily guess where this is going. Why, home-made lemon ice cream of course. As lemon and pistacio are my two favourite kinds of ice cream that was an easy decision to make. This ice cream has a very rich, fruity lemon taste. Quite unlike the spicky sour taste I know from store-bought ice creams (super market as well as local ice cream stores), which was an interesting new experience. Maybe next time I will try a yoghurt-lemon combination to add some tang.

Super Lemmon Ice Cream

Source: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz


2 lemons, preferably unsprayed
1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
1/2 cup (125 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 3 lemons)
2 cups (500 ml) half-and-half (one measure cream plus one measure milk)
pinch of salt


Zest the lemons directly into the vessel you are using.* Add the sugar and blend until the lemon zest is very fine.** Add the lemon juice and blend until the sugar is dissolved. Blend in the half-and-half and salt until smooth. Chill for 1 hour. Churn in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.

* Since one needs to use three lemons to get the required amount of juice,
I used the zest of all three.
** If you have a food processor or blender with a cover for the mixing bowl be sure to use that cover. Otherwise your whole countertop will end up with a fine dusting of sugar. Trust me on this. ;)


zorra said...

Super, ich habe seit letzten Herbst eine Eismaschine. Rezept ist notiert. Nur noch eine Frage was ist mit half-and-half gemeint?

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Lemon is just good.
I use his buttermilk sorbet recipe and flavor with lemon. We're wild about it.
If I use the juice I use the zest too.

Andreas said...

@ zorra
Half-and-half ist eine Mischung aus einer Hälfte Sahne und einer Hälfte Milch. (Ob Milch mit 3,5% oder 1,5% Fett macht wohl keinen grossen Unterschied. Ich persönlich nehme Milch mit 1,5%, aber nur weil ich die eh immer im Haus habe.) Habe die Erklärung im Post noch ergänzt, falls noch jemand drüber stolpert.

Elle said...

lemon is my absolute favorite ice cream flavor. I think the yoghurt additon would be great, too. That really is the best ice cream book, isn't it?

The Food Hunter said...

this is the perfect recipe to use up the rest of the lemons on my tree. Thanks

zorra said...

Danke, jetzt ist alles klar.