Monday, March 9, 2009

Super lime ice cream

Super lime ice cream

There are simple things in life that have the power of lighting up our day – like arriving home and finding a package or your favorite magazine waiting for you in the mailbox. I love that.

My copy of David Lebovitz’s ice cream bible was delivered Friday and Saturday morning I was in the kitchen, preparing a recipe from it. Are you surprised my first choice was a citrus flavor?? Didn’t think so. :D

Super lime ice cream

Super lime ice cream
adapted from The Perfect Scoop

2 large limes
½ cup + 2 tablespoons (125g) caster sugar
½ cup (120ml) freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 3 large limes)
1 cup (240ml) whole milk
1 cup (240ml) heavy cream
pinch of salt

Zest the limes directly into a food processor or blender. Add the sugar and lime juice and blend until the sugar is dissolved. Blend in the milk and heavy cream.
Chill for 1 hour, then freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Makes about 1 quart (1 liter)

Super lime ice cream

25 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

ohh look at those amazing ripples!! I m drooling . looks so creamy and yummy.

Simone (junglefrog) said...

O that looks fantastic Patricia. How did you make the zest from the lime looking so perfect? Do you use a special tool for that or just an average grater? It looks different!

Peabody said...

I bet it's super refreshing.

Chris @ Beyond Ramen said...

I've heard so much about the book that I am planning on persuading my parents into buying me an ice cream maker :D

Mleanie said...

Beautiful photos. Yum.

anna said...

That looks great! I really want an ice cream maker now...and that book, too!

Pam said...

I agree, I get so excited when I see a new Donna Hay in my mailbox (yes, I pay a ridiculous price to get in the US, but it's one of my treats to myself). I haven't made a lime ice cream yet, this one sounds wonderful!

Peter G said...

Looks delicious Patricia and they are beautiful pictures too!

ChichaJo said...

Oh that looks perfect for the hot summer weather we have here now! Fantastic photos!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I'm bookmarking and saving this recipe for summer, when lemon ice cream always tastes so great with fruit salad. Lime will be even better!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I love the super lemon. Super lime sounds heavenly!

Brilynn said...

I loooove this book, I know you will too!

Arundathi said...

wow - thats some good looking icecream. looking forward to more icecream from your blog!

Elyse said...

Lime and cream are such a perfect duo! You get a nice tartness from the citrus and a perfect sweetness to mellow out the tang from the cream. So glad your Ice Cream Bible arrived! Can't wait to try this one.

Half Baked said...

Yum looks fantastic! I love citrus ice creams and will have to make this one for sure!

Nicisme said...

That's a great book, can't blame you for getting on with such a super recipe!

Ash said...

mmm ice cream!! Lime too!! I'm in love with all things lime at the moment!

lisa (dandysugar) said...

Oooh, so refreshing and fantastic! I really love citrus ice creams and lime is one of my favorite flavors. I love the shot of your curly lime zest!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

I'm a big lime fan and this looks so refreshingly lovely Patricia! :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Natalie, thank you, darling!

Simone, I used my oh, so beloved Microplane zester. :D

Pea, it is!

Chris, try hard and they will give in. ;)

Mleanie, tks for stopping by!

Anna, that book is amazing!

Pam, I pay a ridiculous price here too, especially because our currency here is weaker than Australian dollars... Like you, it's a gift I give myself once a year. I deserve it! :D

Pete, thank you!

Joey, thank you, sweetie!

Lydia, I hope you like it!

Lynn, you are someone I hold "responsible" for my buying an ice cream maker. ;D

Bri, you are responsible, too (see Lynn's answer, pls). :D

Arundathi, thank you! There will be more, for sure!

Elyse, I hope you try it, it's really good.

Half Baked, you must! :D

Nic, I started with the right foot, didn't it? :D

Lisa, that was a job for my super Microplane zester. :D

Lorraine, darling, thank you!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

yum--citrus ice cream is so refreshing!

Ice Cream Maker said...

I gotta get that book. Your pictures are appetizing by the way. Thanks for the free recipe.

Kelly said...

I love lime ... I love ice cream. I already love that ice cream and I have not made it yet! How yummy!

Kevin said...

That looks good. I like that you can see the flecks of green.

Vanessa said...

Nice look.........yammmmmmmm.....I will make it as early as possible

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