Monday, June 20, 2016

The First Day of Summer

I will be indoors today as the temps hit the low 90's - again.  Charlie and I will chill out inside with the AC running.  It is already, at 7 AM, 75 degrees outside with 76% humidity.

When I think of summer, I think of ice cream.  I saw a new blog post from King Arthur Flour this morning about making ice cream and decided to re-post my recipe for Limoncello gelato which is very easy:

Limoncello Gelato  (there are several incarnations of this on the internet)


One very large lemon  (if using those small store lemons, use two)
2 1/4 ounces sifted confectioner's sugar  (weighing is important here)
5 ounces heavy cream
1 Tbsp Limoncello

Sift confectioner's sugar and measure out 2 1/4 ounces on a kitchen scale.  Place in bowl.

Zest the lemon so that it is finely zested and place in bowl.  Juice the lemon to remove all juices and place in bowl.  Whisk until sugar dissolves and allow to sit for 30 minutes.

In another bowl, add cream and Limoncello.  Whip until soft peaks form.  Carefully whisk cream into sugar mixture until combined.

Place in freezer-safe container and freeze overnight.


I think it is time to make room in the freezer for my ice cream canister so I can make some of my own ice cream.  I have lots of ice cream recipes over on my Pinterest Board.

What do you think of when you think of summer?

Have a great first day of summer.


  1. I like the creaminess of gelato. Yummy!!! Let's see...I think of HEAT when I think of summer. It's 90-something here from early May until late September, so I just try to stay indoors as much as possible!

    1. I'm hoping they get the storm forecast right for this afternoon. We really need some rain.

  2. That looks delicious and refreshing!


  3. Sounds like the perfect recipe! For our Father's Day cookout, I made an easy lemon pie (the kind you make with freshly squeezed lemons and condensed milk). This would have gone great with it. Alana

  4. It is too hot but I have been inside resting as I have been told to do. Thank God for the A/C. I love ice cream and this sounds delicious

  5. Looks so good. I'm a fan of lemon and all things icy and know I would like this, too.


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