Saturday, March 29, 2014

Lemon and vanilla ice cream with red currant coulis

Spring has definitely arrived, and that calls - of course - for ice cream! I have had this particular flavor combination on my mind for a while now and decided to try it out when my parents visited me today. I'm really happy with how it turned out, the flavors were perfect! This was an awesome start for ice cream season 2014!

I have previously made peanut butter, vanilla and honey-yogurt flavored ice creams, you can find them here. The recipes for this little piece of ice cream heaven along with the red berry coulis are found below. Try them out!

Lemon and vanilla ice cream

I n g r e d i e n t s

  • 2 dl (4/5 cups) full fat milk
  • 2 dl (4/5 cups) double cream
  • 80-100g (3.5 oz) sugar
  • 4-5 egg yolks
  • 1 gelatin sheet
  • 1 vanilla bean with seeds, split open 
  • zest of 1/2-1 lemon

I n s t r u c t i o n s

1. Pour milk and cream into a saucepan, scrape in vanilla seeds and also dunk in the vanilla beans along with half of the lemon zest. Bring to a boil, then immediately take the saucepan off the burner once the first bubble tries to emerge.

2. While waiting for the milk and cream mixture to heat up:1) mix egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until smooth and add the rest f the lemon zest 2) soak gelatin leaf in cold water

3. After heating up cream and milk:
Pour half of the milk and cream mixture in the bowl with the eggs and sugar. Mix well and pour everything back into the saucepan.

4. Simmer on low heat until the mixture thickens (takes ca 10-15 minutes). Stir every now and then. Do not boil!

5. Squeeze the gelatin sheet dry and mix in with the thickened mixture. Fish out the vanilla beans and throw away.

6. Refrigerate the entire mixture until completely cool. 

7. Freeze in ice cream maker according to instructions. Transfer to a dish with a lid, refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving. 

Red berry coulis

I n g r e d i e n t s

-ca 2dl (ca 1 cup) tart red berries (I used frozen red currants. Cranberries or lingonberries would be fine too)
-1-2 tbsp caster sugar

I n s t r u c t i o n s

1. Put berries in a sauce pan, sprinkle with sugar and cover (barely) with water.
2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, simmer while constantly stirring untik the liquid is reduced by a third.
3. (Purée and) strain through a sieve.



  1. Wow! Kuulostaa herkulliselta ja näyttää houkuttelevalta. Olen harkinnut jäätelökoneen hankintaa ja se on varmaan tässä kevään aikana edessä. Nyt tiedän mistä käyn hakemassa ohjeen kun pääsen jäätelöntekoa kokeilemaan! :)

    1. Voi kiitos! :) Minä hankin sellaisen pikkuruisen viidenkympin OBH-Nordican koneen viime keväänä ja kyllähän se on hintansa edestä ilahduttanut. Myös frozen yogurt onnistuu tällä, eli suosittelen!