Monday, June 29, 2009

Homemade Lemon Ice Cream with Angel Food and Strawberries

How many women host dinner parties when 4 weeks away from bringing their first child into the world? I hope I am as much of a super woman as our friend Heather (someday - not today. Mom, don't get any ideas!) Along with her husband Matt - they hosted a great Sunday dinner with a few friends. All of the food was fantastic - but the dessert was the perfect end note and effectively stole the show (or my memory at least!)

The lemon ice cream was refreshing - but still creamier than a sorbet. I have been promised the recipe (M&H - feel free to post in comments or email me to post!) This recipe has the feeling of a family secret - so I feel lucky to be granted access. Another bonus with the dessert - the angel food cake was drizzled with a powder sugar glaze (milk, butter and pwd sugar) with lemon juice and lemon zest added. Perfect!

A lovely summer dinner. Thanks!


Pearl said...

oh homemade lemon ice cream sounds so good for summer!

Joelen said...

that ice cream sounds amazing!

Cathy said...

I love lemon - I've never had lemon ice cream though! Sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Hey there - here's the recipe I promised you (I didn't promise you it was healthy - but it sure tastes good on a hot summer day!) :)

Lemon Velvet Ice Cream

1 Qt Whipping Cream
1 Qt Whole Milk
1 Qt Sugar (4 cups)
Juice of 6 lemons
Zest of 3 lemons

Beat cream into stiff peaks. Add remaining ingredients and mix well (this will thin the mixture). Pour batter into ice cream maker and process as directed by machine.

FYI - This recipe makes 1 gallon which is much more than the average ice cream maker holds these days - so I typically make 1/3 of the above recipe which then yields 1 1/2 quarts.

Also - you can substitute oranges or limes in place of the lemon juice and zest.

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

that looks amazing1 the recipe seems super easy too1

LoveFeast Table said...

This looks delicious! We love anything lemon!
Chris Ann and Kristin (lovefeast gals)