Limoncello-Mascarpone Ice Cream

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This Italian-inspired ice cream is sweet, tangy, and tart. Mascarpone is sold in most large supermarkets but if you cannot find it, use cream cheese.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 8 hours 25 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. limoncello liqueur
  • 1 Tbsp. minced candied lemon peel
  • 1 package (8 oz.) mascarpone, softened

Directions

  • In a medium saucepan, bring milk and cream to a boil and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sugar, and salt until thick and lighter in color.
  • Slowly stream hot milk mixture into egg mixture until fully incorporated. Add egg mixture to saucepan and cook over medium heat until thick, being careful not to boil. Strain into a clean bowl; add limoncello, and refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.
  • Stir in mascarpone. Add to ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions for freezing. Fold in minced candied lemon peel before placing in the freezer.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. limoncello liqueur
  • 1 Tbsp. minced candied lemon peel
  • 1 package (8 oz.) mascarpone, softened

Directions

  • In a medium saucepan, bring milk and cream to a boil and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sugar, and salt until thick and lighter in color.
  • Slowly stream hot milk mixture into egg mixture until fully incorporated. Add egg mixture to saucepan and cook over medium heat until thick, being careful not to boil. Strain into a clean bowl; add limoncello, and refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.
  • Stir in mascarpone. Add to ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions for freezing. Fold in minced candied lemon peel before placing in the freezer.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories400
Total Fat33g
Saturated Fat19g
Cholesterol190mg
Sodium85mg
Total Carbohydrate23g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars22g
Protein5g