Raspberries and lemon go well together as flavour partners so I thought why not add Limoncello instead? A splash of booze in ice cream improves the texture and makes things a little more grown up.
I havent added too much so it doesn’t take over the party, but I adore the refreshing citrus flavour it gives this creamy ice cream.
I made the base in my Breville 800 Class Mixer which aside from being stunningly beautiful in matt stainless steel, makes the process virtually effortless. I whipped all the ingredients to a wonderful fluffy mass before running it through my ice cream machine. I’ve found it necessary to do all the whipping as per the recipe, and after the cream is added, to whip it so that the texture is fluffy and thick. This vastly improves the overall texture of the ice cream.
You can use fresh raspberries if they are in season, but I used frozen and allowed them to thaw.
Recipe – Super easy – makes about 800ml
- 230 – 240g raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 3T Limoncello
- 2T lemon juice
- 2 large free-range eggs
- 2 cups cream
- 1 cup milk
Put the raspberries in a bowl with half a cup of the sugar, the Limoncello and lemon juice, stir and allow to macerated for a min of 2 hours in the fridge. If you are using frozen, they will need to thaw and the sugar dissolve. I did this over night. If you are using fresh, you will need to stir these a few times ensuring that they get mashed up.
Whisk the eggs in the stand mixer for about 2 minutes. Slowly add the other 1/2 cup of sugar and continue to mix for 3 minutes until light, pale and fluffy.
Pour in the cream and whisk, then add and milk and continue to whisk for another minute or so until it starts to thicken. Add the mashed up raspberries and give it a quick mix to incorporate. Transfer to an ice cream machine and churn according to the manufacturers instructions until it has set.
Decant this into a storage container, cover and freeze immediately in the coldest part of your freezer until ready to serve.
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