Sunday, July 13, 2008

Summer treats




This is one of my favorite summer-time treats.

Lemon Meringue Ice Cream

MERINGUE
2 egg whites
1/8 tsp salt
1/3 c. sugar
Put a rack in middle of oven, preheat to 250 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Beat whites and salt in med. bowl with an mixer at med. speed until whites hold soft peaks. Add sugar 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating at high speed until meringue holds stiff, glossy peaks, about 1 minute. Spread meringue into a 9in. round on parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake until firm to touch, about 1 hour. Turn off oven and let meringue stand in oven 1 hour. Transfer meringue (on parchement) to a rack to cool completely.

Peel off parchment and, working over a bowl, break meringue into
1/2-to1 in. pieces.



ICE CREAM
1 1/2c. heavy cream
1 c. whole milk
3/4c. sugar
4 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
1/8 tsp. salt
6 egg yolks
2/3c. lemon juice

Combine cream, milk, sugar, zest, and salt in 2-3qt. heavy saucepan, bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, whisk yolks in med. metal bowl until smooth. Add hot cream mixture to yolks in a slow stream, whisking constantly, then pour back into pan. Cook custard over moderate low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until custard is thick enough to coat back of spoon
(170 F). Do not let boil.

Pour custard through a fine-mesh sieve into clean metal bowl and stir in lemon juice. Cool custard to room temperature, then refrigerate, covered, until cold, at least 3 hours

Freeze custard in ice cream maker.
Transfer ice cream to bowl and top with meringue.
ENJOY!

7 comments:

A Thing for Roses said...

Hi Rene,

That ice cream looks so yummy! Gonna have to try to make some. Love your two new spaces. I know change is hard, but sometimes necessary to move forward. I want to wish you best of luck on selling your lovely items in their new homes.

Hugs,

Lisa

Sweetie said...

I love your "pretties" and am going to try your summer dessert.

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Mrs. MK said...

Yummy yum yum!

lady jane said...

Lemon Meringue Ice Cream. Oh wow that's decadent! I love anything lemon. It seems to be quite an undertaking to make. Is it really?

Pink Slippers said...

Love it, will try it. By the way love the shirt too! Hugs.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

My mouth is watering! That looks soooo good! I'll have to give it a try(;
Hugs~Kelly

Donna Lynn said...

It is weird...I was thrilled with the gorgeous cabinet on the wall behind beautiful daughter, more then the Ice Cream! What is wrong with me Rene??? I must still be full from breakfast...:)
Thanks for stopping by and visiting me, I did find a dress about a month ago, at SEARS! Of all places, it was $35 bucks on the sale rack! It is beautiful, pink silk top with a darling skirt...Victoria is going to add tulle to the bottom hem to make it a bit longer (hate to show my legs, arms, neck etc. Ha!) Anyway, I hope it will turn out alright!
Take care bless you this week,
DL