Monday, July 13, 2009

The Heat has Hit

It is impossible
to ponder lighting the oven or turning on the stove top. The only thing I want to do is to lay on the floor and hope that the heat dissipates from my body. The tv and laptop generate too much heat, and the appetite flags.

But it's never too hot for ice cream or gelato. Here is a Marcella Hazan recipe for lemon ice that will turn any day into a celebration. Besides the ice cream maker and ingredients, you will need patience: the sugar syrup must be cold before you use it.

Bring 1/4 cup lemon peels, without the pith, (from approximately 2 lemons), 3/4 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/3 cup lemon juice to a boil. Simmer for 2 minutes. Strain and cool.

When cool, add 1/3 cup heavy cream. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker. You will have the most delicious lemon gelato. Very rich and very wonderful.


  1. I'm headed to the store to buy heavy cream RIGHT NOW - this is exactly what I want to eat today!

  2. When it's done, U3, give me a holler.

  3. It was sooo good. I doubled the recipe and 4 of us polished it off in now time.