Monday, August 17, 2009

Lemon tart ice cream

Lemon tart ice cream / Sorvete de torta de limão siciliano

The weather has been crazy here lately – 29ºC (84ºF) days in the middle of winter. I like the cold and the hearty food that comes with it, but have enjoyed the sunny days as well – after all, they are the perfect excuse for making ice cream. :D

I chose this flavor because of my sister’s love for all things lemon – I wonder where she got that from... :D

This is the recipe I used but the idea of adding cookie bits came from my dear friend Luna’s ice cream. :D

Lemon tart ice cream / Sorvete de torta de limão siciliano

Lemon tart ice cream

Lemon curd:
50g unsalted butter, room temperature, chopped
2 eggs, lightly whisked
¼ cup (60ml) fresh lemon juice
Finely grated zest of 2 lemons
1 cup + ½ tablespoon (106g) caster sugar

Custard:
1 cup + ½ tablespoon (106g) caster sugar
1 ¼ cups (300ml) heavy cream
1 cup (240ml) whole milk
4 egg yolks
100g digestive cookies, broken into pieces

Start by making the curd: combine the butter, eggs, lemon juice, zest and sugar in a medium saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, over low heat for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat. Strain lemon curd through a fine sieve into a medium heatproof bowl*. Cover with plastic wrap touching the surface of the curd to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until cool.

Combine cream and milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together in a medium heatproof bowl until thick and pale. Gradually stir the warm cream mixture into the egg mixture. Return to saucepan and place over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for 10 minutes or until the custard coats the back of the spoon. Transfer to a medium heatproof bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool.
Gradually stir the custard into the lemon curd and stir to combine. Refrigerate, covered, for 2-3 hours, then pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Scoop the ice cream into a container and stir in the cookie pieces. Put in freezer until firm, at least 4 hours.

* next time I make this ice cream, I’ll be adding the zest after straining the curd, so it won’t get stuck inside the sieve

Serves 6-8

21 comments:

Gloria said...

I love this! For me this is absolutely yummy!!! I love all with lemon and specially lemon Ice cream, Gloria

Lucy said...

Oooh I love all lemony things and I find ice creams best with something crunchy mixed in - so this is like heaven for me :)

viridianka said...

amazing! i've make one time your creme brulee ice creme... delicious!

Ramya Kiran said...

looks delicious!

Jennifer said...

Oh that sounds so fresh and tart! Yum!! great photos!

diva said...

i heart lemon tart!! anything lemon is phenomenal so this is such a hit with me. gosh, i'd love to taste some of it please. x

MeetaK said...

lovely, tangy and innovative! this looks so perfect and refreshing!

Sere said...

God! I've been looking for a recipe like this one for months!!
must be delicious!! all your ice creams must be!
I have some homemade ice cream left in the freezer, when I have finished eating it, I will HAVE TO try one of your ice cream recipes!!

(this one seems perfect, very refreshing :) )

Serena :)

Emily said...

Oh man! That ice cream looks delicious. For me, I think ice cream is the ultimate dessert.

Anh said...

Wonderful recipe, Pat! I will get my ice-cream into use very soon after this!

Katie said...

Love it, lemon and summer just go together!

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm love that you added cookie pieces! If I saw this ice cream in the grocery store I'd have to buy it!

gine said...

yummy ^^!!

Parita said...

Looks heavenly!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

great idea! I made lemon ice cream the other week, so now I have to try lemon tart ice cream!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Gloria, thank you! I'm crazy for all things lemon, too.

Lucy, I love the add ins, too - can't wait to try a recipe by David Lebovitz of lemon ice cream with speculoos bits... YUM! :D
Tks!

Viridianka, thank you for stopping by - and for letting me know about the other ice cream!

Ramya Kiran, thank you for visiting!

Jen, very fresh! Thank you, darling!

Diva, I love lemon tart, too! :D
And I'd be more than glad to share some of this ice cream with you!

Meeta, thank you, dearie!
xoxo

Sere, I hope you like it! Let me know how it turns out.
Thank you!

Emily, I agree with you - and comfort food, too. :)

Anh, I hope you do, darling!
xx

Katie, you are right!

Ashley, thank you!

Gine, xoxo

Parita, tks!

A Fork Full..., I hope you like it!

Susan @ SGCC said...

I am drooling over this ice cream! I love all things lemon and the lemon curd puts this over the top for me. Wow, wow, wow!

mycookinghut said...

Looks absolutely delicious!!

Alina said...

This looks very lovely! I've been cooking tons of lemon sorbet lately, but maybe it's time to make a lemon ice cream... before it gets too cold! Thank you for the recipe!

Serena said...

Hi Pat,
i'm here, sitting in front of my pc, of course, and i'm just about to start biting the screen :D while taking a look at your ice creams :D
Anyway, i just wanted to tell you that this recipe is missing from the Ice Creams and Frozen Desserts recipes list :)

Ad by the way, i hadn't seen it until some days ago... the photo of yourself that you posted on "about"!! god Pat, you're so cute and beautiful!! :) i really wanted to tell you this too :)

xoxo

Sere

Patricia Scarpin said...

Sere, you are just too sweet! Thank you for the comment, darling - very flattering! :)
Did you see all my freckles? I have lots of them - and beauty marks, too. They used to be a problem to me growing up, but I've learned to like them. :)
Thank you for making my day a brighter one - and I've fixed the index, too!
xoxo

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