My friend Kate, who claims not to be a domestic goddess farmers wife ‘like me’ but totally is, made this ice-cream for us last time we were staying at their place and it’s been on my ‘to-cook’ list ever since. Not that you cook it…but you know what I mean… No churn ice-cream blows my mind and impresses me no end – it’s ice cream! That you made! Without an ice cream maker! Or getting it out and scraping and churning every now and then! Add lemon to anything and I’m there. Meringue? Even better.
Lemon Meringue No-Churn Ice-Cream
600ml thickened cream
2 tablespoons icing sugar
Zest and juice of 2 lemons
Jar of lemon curd (you can easily make lemon curd like I did a few weeks ago, find the recipe by clicking here, or you can buy a sneaky jar)
About 10-20 meringue nests (I bought mine because my silly chooks are off the lay so eggs are in short supply, but usually I’d just beat up some egg whites and caster sugar, Bob’s your uncle)
Beat the cream and icing sugar together until soft peaks form, try not to over beat. Add in the mascarpone and beat until just combined. Stir through the lemon zest, juice and curd with a metal spoon, trying to keep some air in the mixture and being gentle. Crumble the meringue nests through, I used a fair bit of meringue but that’s just me. Spoon into a container (I used a loaf tin but you can put it in a plastic container or bowl) and freeze overnight. Sprinkle some more meringue on top to serve, or more lemon curd if you’re a real lemon freak like me.
*Original recipe can be found here on Taste.com.au – this isn’t a recipe of my own.
See? Ice-cream, easy. Who knew?! I’ve also made this simple chocolate and condensed milk creation with added hazelnuts too, apparently condensed milk is the friend of all no-churn ice-cream recipes. Dead set delicious, and you know exactly what has gone into it, not like a lot of nasty store-bought ice-creams.
Do you make your own ice-cream?
Got a churner, maker or better yet – a Thermomix?!
Do you keep a list like I do of things you’d like to bake/cook/create in the kitchen?