Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lemon Gelato

My BFF made this for a summer BBQ 3 years ago when we were both pregnant. It has become my favorite summer dessert. The lemon flavor is very strong and it's not overly sweet, but that's what makes it so refreshing. If you have an ice cream maker, this is a quick, super easy summer dessert.

Lemon Gelato

1 cup milk

1 cup sugar

5 egg yolks, beaten

3 Tbsp. grated lemon zest

¾ cup fresh lemon juice (5-6 lemons)

2 c. heavy whipping cream

Scald milk. Add sugar and cook until dissolved. Temper eggs then add all eggs to mixture. Add zest. Cook until thickened to a custard-like consistency. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice. Place pan in ice water. Stir in cream. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.* Transfer to ice cream maker and mix until an ice-cream consistency is achieved.

*May be placed in freezer for an hour instead of refrigerator.

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