Monday, February 20, 2012

Lemon Gelato

My first Gelato!  Isn't it beautiful?  It tastes just as good as it looks, maybe even better.  My mom gave me some lemons from a friend's lemon tree in Florida ( I need a lemon tree).  I wanted to do something special with them and also wanted to make something for a take-home favor at our first Italian-themed Supper Club.

I used a Taste of Home recipe, as follows:

1 c. milk
1 c. sugar
5 egg yolks, lightly beaten
3 T grated lemon peel
3/4 c. fresh lemon juice
2 c. heavy cream

In a small heavy saucepan, heat milk to 175 degrees; stir in sugar until dissolved.  Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks.  Return all to the pan, whisking constantly.  Add lemon peel.  Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160 degrees.

Remove from heat and strain.  Stir in lemon juice.  Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in cream.  Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

Process in ice cream maker.  Transfer to container and freeze for 2-4 hours before serving.  Makes about 1 1/2 quarts.

The lemon flavor is very pronounced.  It's so creamy and refreshing - I will be making this again very soon!

And My Critic says: It's GOOD! I think I'll have some right now.


  1. oh yes, it is one of the best things i've ever had. hands down. i can't. stop. eating. it.

  2. A friend just gave me a bunch of Meyer lemons. Now I know what to make with them. Thanks!
    Loved your post about your first dinner party ~ fun!

  3. Thanks for the kind words Cathy!