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Memorial Day FreezeMemorial Day weekend may be the time for grilling tasty hamburgers and eating creamy mustard potato salad, but there is more! It's unofficially the start of Summer in Texas. That means ice cream. The recipe in today's newsletter for lemon ice cream uses the "still freezing" method, so you do not need an ice cream machine. All you need is a cold freezer. Also, be sure to check out all the new stuff in the Lone Star List after the recipe.
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- Finely grated zest of 3 lemons
- ½ cup Fresh lemon juice
- ¾ cup Sugar
- 2 cups Half-and-half, or substitute 3 parts milk to 1 part cream
- 4 large Egg yolks
- Pinch of salt
- 2 cups Heavy cream
- In a heavy bowl, combine the lemon zest and lemon juice, and stir in the sugar with a fork. Let it stand for 30 minutes. The sugar helps release the flavor of the zest. Scald the half-and-half over medium heat and set aside.
- In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and salt with a mixer until well blended. Slowly add about half of the scalded half-and-half and stir gently. Return the mixture to the saucepan. Cook the custard over medium to low heat stirring constantly until it is thick enough to cover the back of a spoon. Do not let it boil or it will curdle.
- Immediately remove it from the heat and strain the custard into a large bowl. Stir in the lemon mixture and the heavy cream.
- Lay a sheet of wax paper or plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
- Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Or you can "still-freeze" this ice cream, as well; it just will not be as smooth.
- When the ice cream is thickened and frozen, cover it and place it in the freezer until firm. Let it soften slightly in the refrigerator before serving.
"Still-Freezing" Ice Cream
This method can be used if you do not have an ice cream maker. Place the prepared mixture in 1 or 2 shallow metal pans, such as cake pans. Place in the freezer until firm around the edges, but still slushy in the middle, usually about 20 to 45 minutes.
Remove the pans from the freezer and stir the firm and liquid portions together with a wooden spoon. Return to the freezer until the mixture is again firm around edges. Repeat this step 1 or 2 more times until it is uniformly frozen the last time. Let the mixture soften slightly in the refrigerator before serving.
The serving dishes in our photograph are Fiesta dinnerware.
Lone Star List
Important Texas stuff this week:
- Dinner A Love Story: Abby's No-Bake Strawberry-Chocolate Cheesecake , Boulder Locavore: Grilled Mexican Corn (Elote), M Delish Boutique: Delicious Mediterranean Salmon recipe, Addicted 2 Recipes: Joanna Gaines Lemon Bars, Evolving Table: Basil & Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing recipe, Eat the Gains: BLT Zucchini Noodle Pasta Salad recipe, Imperial Sugar: Peachy Cobbler, Dawn the Gourmand visits My favorite Austin Texas "hidden" bar - Small Victory.
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by Paula Forbes
Great Austin-style recipes here!
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by Stella Parks - "connects the dots between your childhood treats and digs into the storied pasts of American favorites, such as cream pies, vanilla wafers, peanut brittle and even Reese's Peanut Butter Cups." - Addie Broyles / Austin American-Statesman
- What's a Zucchini? And Other Questions Americans Once Asked - The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
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- Texas Monthly: San Antonio restaurants that have stood the tests of time - Native Nicki Longoria offers up her favorites from before the city's big culinary boom.
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- CENSUS NEWS - MySA: San Antonio ranks No. 1 in cities' population growth adding 66 people a day, Star Telegram: Fort Worth is now the 15th largest city in the country, surpassing Indianapolis
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- What to do this weekend? Visit a Farmer's Market! COMPLETE LIST OF FARMERS MARKETS IN TEXAS
Mineral Wells and the Baker Hotel - Great VIDEO!
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