Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lemon Gelato

Lemon Gelato
Hope this week is going well for you. I’m having lots of fun with my new ice cream attachment. So much so that I’ve made yet another batch. Though this time I made gelato. And since it’s citrus season here in the desert  I thought a lemon gelato would be in order. So glad I did; the flavor is amazing. It’s sweet and tart and the perfect palate cleanser.

Lemon Tree
A gelato is kind of like a creamy sorbet. A sorbet is usually made with fruit/juice, sugar and water. Gelato starts out with a custard base that is similar to ice cream, but the base has a much higher proportion of milk and a lower proportion of cream and eggs. However; I have seen some recipes that omit eggs completely. For this recipe I used milk, whipping cream and eggs.

KitchenAid bowl and part of attachment
Once again I used the ice cream attachment for my KitchenAid stand and had great results. I served this lemon gelato with thin triple ginger cookies.

This recipe has been adapted from Taste of Home.com.



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Lemon Gelato

Lemon gelato is creamy, tangy and sweet. Perfect for a light after dinner treat.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup milk (full fat)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 egg yolks, beaten
  • ¾ cup lemon juice (about 3 to 4 lemons)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest (zest lemons before juicing)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, heat milk to 175°, whisk in sugar until completely dissolved. Add a small amount of the hot mixture into the egg yolks. Whisking constantly; add the rest of the yolks. Add lemon zest. Keep whisking and cook over a low heat until thermometer reads 160° and mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon. Do not boil.
  2. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in lemon juice and cream. Place in a bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold; for best results chill overnight.
  3. In assembled KitchenAid stand turn to stir speed one. Pour mixture into freeze bowl. Continue on Speed 1 for 15 to 20 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. Immediately transfer ice cream into serving dishes, or freeze in an airtight container.
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

62 comments:

  1. wow that looks super creamy! I would love a scoop too even though it's freezing cold over here.

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    1. Thanks Angie, our winters are normally mild, today was in the sixtys.

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  2. Why didn't I make gelato when I had all that poundage of lemons! Next year for sure! Thanks for dropping by EE.

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    1. Hi Debra, I am always hunting for citrus recipes this time of year. This is the first time I made gelato. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. What a great gelato flavor for this time of year. That balance of sweet and tartness is so nice and you can have it alone or pair it with a little cookie. I am having daydreams about it right now! : )

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    1. Thanks Monica, you are so sweet. Loving my ice cream attachment so far.

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  4. Seems like you are having great fun with yur new TOOL! I would have great fun eating it!

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  5. Looks so delicious Cheri! Love that beautiful lemon tree!

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    1. Thanks Peggy, not sure what kind of tree it is but we have lemons off and on all year.

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  6. Yum! I love lemon. I would love to get that attachment but have a small ice cream maker in the mean time.

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    1. Thanks Mindy, I'm going to make a pink grapefruit one next;)

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  7. Seriously yummy. My churner is out of the freezer as I needed the space. But when it goes back in I'm starting here.

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  8. Hi Cheri,
    The creamy tangy lemon gelato looks yummy. I'll grab a spoon and run over to your house to dig some if I were your neighbour ... hee.. hee..! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hi Karen, oh we would have so much fun baking together. Take care!

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  9. I'm so glad you're enjoying your new ice cream maker. This gelato looks refreshing and like a little bit of heaven. D

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    1. Thanks Dena, we are enjoying a little ramekin of gelato every night after dinner;)

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    1. Thanks Susan, hope you are having a great 2017!

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  11. After close to 7 years, my first comment. I proof read most of the Spoon's post, do much of the meat and fish grilling, and get to taste everything. This gelato is one of the best things she has ever made. It is that good. I can't wait to try whatever she is going to make with our grapefruits, which are just about perfect right now!

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  12. Cheri, I love gelato and this one looks delicious. I am always interested in collecting recipes using lemons because of my lemon trees.

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    1. Thanks Gerlinde, I am always looking as well.

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  13. I love lemon ice cream, what a beautiful colour.

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  14. Oh this looks fabulous! How nice to have fresh lemons like that!

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    1. Thanks Amy, we really are enjoying them. Take care!

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  15. OMG, straight for the lemon tree?!?!? That is just straight up heavenly!!! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  16. I love a good gelato and this citrusy and refreshing lemon gelato is making me feel it's summer already. Even though it's -10°C here right now, but I am going to try this very soon. Have a wonderful weekend my friend. :)

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  17. What a dreamy gelato! Our favorite Italian gelateria in town just closed. Time for me to break out the ice cream maker!

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    1. Oh that's a shame but like you said you can always make your own;) take care Liz!

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  18. This lemon gelato sounds so good and what a beautiful lemon tree you have, Cheri!

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  19. If I could pick any flavor in the world, this would be the one! Lemons make the perfect desserts and your creamy gelato has me drooling this morning! Wonderful recipe - have a great weekend Cheri!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, lemons really are versatile, hope you are having a wonderful week-end.

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  20. Don't you love citrus season in the desert? It's the best! So much better than all those zucchini we get back east… I love lemon desserts, Cheri, and your gelato looks perfect. I hope you are enjoying another day of rain in the desert… I am by the fire, reading blogs, and planning my next several months of blog posts!

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    1. Hi David, these are my favorite kind of days as they are so rare, the desert always smells so wonderful after a rain. Take care!

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  21. THis looks fantastic Cheri! Always wanted to make a lemon gelato- since lemons are our favorite flavor of all! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thanks Anna and Liz, lemon is my favorite too, thanks for stopping by.

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  22. How delicious! it sounds wonderful - I could do with a bowl now!!

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  23. What a wonderful gelato. And so refreshing. I could do with some here as it's so hot! I love the photo of the gelato in the container - it's such a pretty colour and looks really creamy xx

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    1. Hi Charlie, sounds like you guys are really getting the heat, thank goodness your not too far from the water. Take care!

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  24. #Inspired Cheri! An ice cream maker to replace my old one is definitely on the to-do list. Your lemon gelato looks divine <3 P.s Pinning as well as saving this lovely lemon number =)

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    1. Thanks Kim, it was time for me to finally break down and buy the attachment;)

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  25. I have a KitchenAid attachment too. While I love it, your results are so much creamier than mine! Maybe I'm not "churning" quite long enough, or may on too high a speed. Hmmm. Food for thought. GREG

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    1. Hi Greg, I churned mine on the lowest setting for almost 20 minutes, hope that helps. Take care!

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  26. This lemon gelato sounds lovely. Is that your lemon tree? If so, I am SO jealous lol. I've always wanted a citrus tree in my yard, sadly in Wisconsin the weather would not let that happen lol.

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    1. Hi Phi, yes it is, we also have a pink grapefruit tree but then again I would love it if we could get snow every now and then lol.

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  27. I can't imagine living in a place with citrus season in January! Enjoy your gelato - it looks terrific.

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  28. This looks so delicious! So creamy and so moreish and I love your lemon tree. I wish I had one too (not easy to grow in the UK). Ciao!

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  29. Cheri, that looks so creamy and delicious! My mouth is watering. The lemon zest would add just the right kick to it, too. Yum!

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  30. I am in bed and all that I can think about it is to have this lemon gelato. So creamylicious!!!

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  31. I've always wanted to try a gelato, and this is the first recipe I have ever read for one! Lemon is just the flavor we need right now to brighten our days. I have to try this!

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    1. Thanks kris, had fun putting this together.

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