Saturday, July 30, 2011

Lemon Ice Cream with Strawberry Swirl

Homemade ice cream is the best! This is my favorite flavor so far. The lemon ice cream is tart and creamy and the strawberry swirl really perfects the flavor. I didn't check my strawberries before I made the ice cream and some of them had gone bad, so my pictures show about half as many strawberries as the recipe calls for. It was still delicious, but I will definitely use the full amount next time. 
This is a perfect summer treat! It's been pretty hot here in Utah and this ice cream is so refreshing!!

Lemon Ice Cream
4 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup half & half
pinch of fine salt
Strawberry Swirl
1/4 cup sugar
1 pint of strawberries
Combine the heavy cream and half and half into a saucepan and bring the mixture just to a simmer. Remove from the heat.

While that is taking place, beat the egg yolks with the sugar and a pinch of salt until the mixture thickens.

Using a ladle add the dairy mixture to the egg mixture one scoop at a time. This is done to prevent scrambled eggs. Make sure to whisk the mixture to combine before adding the next dose. Repeat this until about 1/3 of the dairy is left, then you can safely dump the rest of the dairy into the egg mixture.

Pour the now combined mixture into the saucepan over low heat. Attach a thermometer and whisk the mixture continually until it reaches 170-175 degrees. At this point if you stick a spoon into the mixture it will coat the back of the spoon.

Pour the mixture into a bowl and place the mixture into the refrigerator. After 30 minutes add the lemon juice. Then place into the fridge for at least 2 hours to fully chill.

For the strawberry swirl: cut up your strawberries and pour 1/4 cup of sugar over them. Let it sit for a half hour. 
Then using a food processor or blender, puree the strawberries. Place your pureed strawberries into the fridge to thoroughly chill.

When your ice cream mixture is fully chilled, pour the mixture into your ice cream maker according to the instructions of your model. 
About 2-3 minutes, before your ice cream is done, slowly introduction your pureed strawberries. 
Turn off the ice cream maker, and pour your ice cream into your favorite container and place in the freezer to fully harden before enjoying.


  1. Caitlin- that ice cream looks so yummy! I really want to get an ice cream maker so bad to try out yummy recipes like this one. I host a recipe swap every week and I'd love for you to come by and show off a recipe or two. Have a blessed day :)

  2. I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This amazing post added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

  3. This sounds like such an interesting combination of flavors. I love strawberry lemonade so know that I would love this ice cream. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.


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