Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Delicious Ice Cream

Do you ever read the Delicious magazine? It is wonderful with lots of good and easy recipes. This is the latest issue I picked up last week. I've got several recipes marked so be prepared for more. Today I'm posting the Tangy Lemon Gelato. It was so easy and so refreshing on these hot summer nights.

Doesn't it look delicious? I took a picture with sprigs of mint that was so pretty but for some unknown reason it wouldn't download or upload whichever it does and then it disappeared so who knows!!! So we will just have to settle for the magazine picture which is very pretty too.
I use the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker. When it first came out a few bloggers raved about it but complained about the noise. Personally I don't think it's that noisy and I don't mind it. It is easy to use and clean. When I bought it they had an extra free bowl and in the summer I keep both in my freezer so I'm always prepared. I made the gelato and an easy vanilla ice cream so the two bowls came in handy.

Doesn't it look cool and refreshing? Here is the recipe adapted from Delicious.
Tangy Lemon Gelato
It keeps well for up to 2 weeks
(if it lasts that long)
Very finely grated zest of 4 lemons, plus 1 cup strained lemon juice (from about 3 lemons)
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup heavy cream
Place the lemon zest and juice in a saucepan with the caster sugar and 2 cups water and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Boil for 2 mnutes to dissolve sugar, then strain into a bowl. Cool completely, then stir in the cream. Put in your ice cream maker and follow the instructions.
Put in a container and cover tightly. Freeze for at least 6 hours. Eat and enjoy.
This was my easy vanilla ice cream. I just made a recipe that came with my ice cream maker. Can't get much easier than this.
Simple Vanilla Ice Cream
1 cups chilled heavy cream
1 cup chilled whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Place ingredients in a mixing bowl and combine until well blended. Pour into your maker and follow instructions. Place in airtight container and put in freezer for about 2 hours.
All ice cream makers are a little different. Just follow the instructions that came with our ice cream maker and I think you'll be fine.
Bon Appetit!!


Joanne Kennedy said...

I'm going to see my brother in a few days and he has a big lemon tree. I'm going to bring some home. Guess what I'm going to make! Yup! I printed out the recipe and I'm going to try it.



Lydia said...

Hello, I use to love Gilato Ice cream.I haven't eaten it in years. Thank you so much for the recipe. I'll surely try it. My family will love it. Years ago when me and my hubby had an aparment in the city. we use to always go to this Itailan ice cream stand around the corner from our apartment to get gilato. Have a pleasant day!

Melissa said...


That looks delicious.

Oh I truly am an awful cook. In fact, I wrote about on today's blog.

I have a lot to learn when it comes to cooking.

Have a great day.


Melissa said...


Thank you for your sweet words of advice about cooking.

When I approve, you'll be able to read all about it on my blog. That may be a very long time coming though.

Have a great weekend.