Basil Lemonade

This weeks recipe is a result of a really good cocktail. I got lavender in my CSA this week and decided to dry half of it and turn the rest into simple syrup. I had my first (tiny) dinner party since the pandemic and decided to make bees knees cocktails. They were much stronger than I anticipated, so rather than plastering my entire dinner party, I decided to steady us at one. As a result I had a ton of extra lemon juice. Paired with the basil I bought for pesto this week, it made easy ice cream. I recommend pairing it with a summer cookout dinner.

Ingredients

Base
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
0.5 cup sugar

The Rest
0.25 cup lemon juice
Handful of basil

Directions

In a blender create the base by combining the milk, lemon, basil, and sugar. Blend until the basil is smooth.

Remove from blender and stir in the heavy cream.

Add the base to your ice cream maker and churn to the manufactures instructions.

Refrigerate for a few hours.

Serve and enjoy!

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Lemon

I’ve been wanting to do a lemon flavored ice cream for a while. This summer my favorite ice cream shop had a seasonal lemon bar flavor that ducking in every chance I could get. I debated doing a version of that, but for now wanted to keep it simple, post holidays, and just involve one ingredient. While I used half a cup of lemon juice, if I made this in the future, I might reduce it a bit. The juice from the lemon made the ice cream a little icy after it froze. However, despite this, I loved this flavor. It reminds me of July. I would recommend pairing it with blueberry pie.

Ingredients

Base
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
0.5 cup sugar

The Rest
0.5 cup lemon juice
Zest from 1 lemon
Dash of vanilla extract

Directions

In a sauce pan create the base by combining the heavy cream, milk, and sugar. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved.

Add in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla. Stir until combined

Add the base to your ice cream maker and churn to the manufactures instructions.

Refrigerate for a few hours.

Serve and enjoy!

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