Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lemon Curd Ice Cream

I think I am in love with my ice cream maker…

I know we are not suppose to really admit things like that but I think it might be true. Check this out… It’s always there when I need it, doesn’t talk back, just listens without trying to fix everything, doesn’t leave dirty clothes all over the house, and doesn’t steal the covers at night!  But the very best thing is that I can make the most incredible tasting things out of items in my fridge that a few months ago would have gone to waste!!!  How can you not be in love???

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So this ice cream experiment was Lemon Curd Ice Cream. It wasn’t the first time that I had made lemon curd ice cream.  Last month for the Daring Baker’s Challenge we were baking a Bakewell Tart and I really messed up a batch of lemon curd that I was going to use in it.  Instead of throwing it out I decided that because of all of the egg and everything in it that it should make a pretty good ice cream.  I was right.  So on my second batch of lemon curd I realized that I was going to have quite a bit left over.  I thought I might make pop tarts again, or just use it on toast.  Time got away from me and I didn’t have any pie crust and no desire to make it and all the toast I have had around has been cinnamon raisin.  Not the best with lemon curd huh?

So ice cream it was…

Lemon Curd Ice Cream

1 1/4 cup lemon curd
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk (I just used 1% as that’s what I had)

Stir all of this together in a bowl and taste it for sweetness.  I didn’t add any sugar to it at all but that could just be personal preference.  Pour into ice cream maker following your manufacturers directions.

Also thanks to the folks at Recipe4Living for sending me out a really cool ice cream scoop that I won from UsefulThings.com !!!

As Always…

Happy Entertaining!!!

Judy
www.nofearentertaining.com

23 comments:

anna said...

This is an awesome idea!

lisaiscooking said...

I have a thing for my ice cream maker too, and lemon curd ice cream sounds incredible!

Peter M said...

Judy, this must be all the better with those lemons from your yard. I think it will actually be warm enough to enjoy some ice cream today!

SU'ed...feel it?

Elle said...

Judy, I think *I'm* in love with your ice cream maker! I just love lemon curd. and in ice cream? Perfect!

What if you added little pieces of baked pie crust, too? It would be like a lemon pie ice cream...

Maria said...

Great ice cream flavor for summer! Mmmmm!

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

This is what I've been waiting for Judy. Sounds good & looks WONDERFUL & creamy!!

s. stockwell said...

What a perfect idea for summer and this would pair with just about any dish...happy summer from Montecito, s

haleysuzanne said...

I love this! Lemon is the perfect, most refreshing flavor for summer. And ice cream makes it even better!

Patsyk said...

I'd love a scoop of the lemon curd ice cream! YUM!

Teanna said...

Lemon Curd Ice Cream!? I think this may very well be my future new favorite flavor of ice cream!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

My husband loves to make his own lemon curd now -- and lime curd, and even grapefruit curd -- so I'm passing this recipe on to him. Maybe he'll dig our ice cream maker out of the cellar, dust it off, and make ice cream!

Tim said...

I can't believe how simple that recipe looks! Was there much sourness in the end result, or is it pure sweetness/creaminess with a lemon flavour?

tobias cooks! said...

I am also in such a phase. I could make ice cream all the time. I guess I should get and ice cream maker too.

Ben said...

LOL, yeah, ice cream makers are pretty amazing machines and they don't talk back, that's their second best quality :-p

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This sounds truly amazing Judy! I love love love lemon curd! I think I might have to make some, just so I can make this ice cream! Delectable!

Rosy said...

i am fond of ice cream but this ice cream recipe is too simple. thanks for sharing this lemon curd icecream.

Dharm said...

Sounds just lovely! Been a while since I took my ice cream maker out as well... I just posted my 'version' of your Tilapia with Coriander and Lime and I linked back to you. Thanks so much for the inspiration!! It was really delish!!

matt said...

oh man, how did I almost miss this post of yours?!?!?! Lemon Curd is a favorite of mine, but I have never thought about it in ice cream.

You are, frankly a genius.

Jeff said...

I love my ice cream maker too but I never use it as much as I should :-(

Nice use of the lemon curd!!

Jude said...

Nice idea. I'm all about the tangier ice creams to temper the sweetness and richness.

fargopatt said...

i love lemon curd!!! this ice-cream must be absolutely tasteful...
i borrow the recipe from you if u don´t mind..

love your blog, i´ll try to leave a comment from time to time, and i hope u understand me.. because my english is very bad...

xxoooxxo

putra said...

thanks for share your recipe.

OddSox aka Thesockgarden said...

Really easy recipe & so delicious! Thanks - I've linked to your recipe from my blog - hope that's OK :) Shaz x http://thesockgarden.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/homemade-lemon-curd/