Homemade lemon ice cream

 Homemade lemon ice cream, the perfect dessert for hot days. When we make ice creams with fruit, we have those in which we add them in the form of a puree to a previous cream or those that, such as lemon or orange, use the fruit in the form of juice to flavor the icecream. It is in this last case that we find ourselves making our lemon ice cream, from which we will also use the skin, so it is important to use lemons without pesticides. Here we show you how to make a quick and easy lemon ice cream, with few ingredients and that we all surely have in our pantry. I can’t think of a better dessert to end a summer barbecue, can you?

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recipe information

    • Preparation time: 30 minutes
    • total time: 6 hours
    • rations:6
    • Category: desserts
    • type of cuisine: international
    • calories: 172 kcal per 100 g

Lemon ice cream ingredients for 6 people

    • 250 ml of whole milk
    • 150 g of condensed milk
    • 50g of sugar
    • 120ml lemon juice
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • Salt
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How to make lemon ice cream

We weigh and measure the ingredients to make the ice cream. Squeeze the juice from the lemons and reserve it.

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In a food processor we put the sugar and grate the lemon.

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Next, we grind everything until it is fully integrated. Add the lemon juice and beat again until the sugar dissolves.

Add the lemon juice to the homemade lemon ice cream@pandebroa.by.monikaprego

To this liquid mixture and little by little we add the condensed milk and finally the whole milk.

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If we want to have a thicker and creamier ice cream, we can use cream or evaporated milk. Now we only have to freeze our mixture and add air for a creamy texture.

lemon ice cream ready@pandebroa.by.monikaprego

We put the cream in a container and keep it in the freezer. During the first 3 hours of freezing, we will take it out every half hour and stir it well with a fork or a mixer to break the crystals that form.

Ready-to-butter ice cream@pandebroa.by.monikaprego

Finally, and once this process is finished, we leave it covered in the freezer for a minimum of two hours before consuming it.

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Typically, ice cream in home freezers hardens. In these cases we take it out about 10 minutes before consuming it so that its texture is much smoother and creamier.

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Easy preparation summary

    1. We weigh and measure all the ingredients of our recipe
    1. Squeeze the lemons and reserve the juice
    1. In a processor or blender, we put the sugar with the lemon zest
    1. We grind everything together to integrate and intensify the flavor
    1. Add the lemon juice and continue beating, until the sugar is dissolved.
    1. Add the salt, condensed milk and milk and beat until you have a cream
    1. Put it in a container and store it in the freezer.
    1. We remove it every half hour with some rods, during the first 3 hours.
    1. We leave the ice cream for a couple more hours in the freezer and we can now consume it