April 10, 2015

3-Ingredient Limoncello Lemon Ice Cream

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Incredibly easy Limoncello Lemon Ice Cream ~ made with just three simple ingredients that deliver up incredibly delicious lemony flavor!

3-Ingredient Limoncello Lemon Ice Cream


Happy 70th birthday to this  guy!  My Dad, that is ...


Yes, today my fabulous Dad turns 70 years old.  I can hardly believe it!  He certainly doesn't look 70, does he?  {And how about my Mom, who's only a year behind him??}  I wish I knew their secrets, because I swear ... I'm aging much more quickly then they are.

We celebrated Dad's birthday this past Sunday on Easter Sunday, complete with birthday cake and ice cream for Easter dinner dessert.

But we didn't have the typical birthday cake and ice cream...

No, Dad chose a gingerbread layer cake.  That's how things work in our family ... the birthday boy {or girl} gets to choose what they want for a cake.  And for dinner, too.  Though since it was Easter Sunday, Dad was hosed on that choice.  He just had to go with the Easter dinner plans.  But I don't think he was disappointed!

So, what flavor goes great with gingerbread cake?

Lemon, of course!

So my Mom called me and "ordered" {I'm her personal chef service, you see} lemon ice cream for Dad's birthday.  See, she knows I always either have a recipe up my sleeve, or that I'll rise to the challenge of whatever she dreams up!

And this time, I had the perfect recipe up my sleeve ~ Limoncello Lemon Ice Cream.

After recently discovering the joys of Limoncello liquor {how did you all let me go so long without knowing how GREAT this stuff is??}, I had actually been working on finalizing this Limoncello Lemon Ice Cream recipe over the past few weeks.  Perfect timing on Mom's part, don't you think?

So I immediately knew Limoncello Lemon Ice Cream was what I was going to make to celebrate Dad's extra-special day.

3-Ingredient Limoncello Lemon Ice Cream

Now, my friends, there are really just two things we all need to know about this Limoncello Lemon Ice Cream.

1.  It's incredibly  easy, requiring just 3 ingredients.  It's one of those ice creams that starts with ... well, ... ice cream as a base.  Vanilla ice cream, to be exact.  Simply soften from-the-store vanilla ice cream, and stir in some Limoncello liquor and lemon curd.  That's it!  See, I told you ... incredibly  easy.

2.  It's incredibly  delicious.  Like seriously, if you're a lemon lover, this stuff is for you.  So good, my brother passed on the gingerbread cake in favor of two bowls of Limoncello Lemon Ice Cream instead!

And let me tell ya, the birthday boy was sure pleased with his birthday Limoncello Lemon Ice Cream, too.

Happy birthday, Dad!  I hope Dad enjoys his extra-special day as much as he enjoyed his celebratory cake and Limoncello Lemon Ice Cream!

3-Ingredient Limoncello Lemon Ice Cream
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Limoncello Lemon Ice Cream
Source:  Adapted from Food.com

Ingredients
  • 4 c. vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, softened
  • 1/2 c. lemon curd {store-bought jarred or homemade lemon curd}
  • 5 T. Limoncello lemon liquor
  • 6 Nilla Wafer cookies, coarsely crushed {optional}
Directions
  1. Whisk together lemon curd and Limoncello in a mixing bowl. Add softened ice cream and stir to blend.
  2. Cover and place in freezer; freeze for at least 4 hours.
  3. Serve topped with a sprinkling of crushed Nilla Wafers, if desired.
Enjoy!

13 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your dad! My mother-in-law LOVES limoncello. I am pinning this to make it for her!

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    1. Thank you so much, Carlee! Oh yes, Limoncello rocks!!

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  2. This looks amazing! Gotta try it! Happy Bday to your dad! Thanks for linking up with Best of the Weekend!

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  3. Can you describe the biscuit texture on the limoncello ice cream so I can think of an Australian equivalent please.

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    1. Hi, Suzi! Any type of shortbread'ish or sugar cookie will work. Nilla Wafers are a crisp & crumbly wafer cooker here in the States. I've also crumbled store-bought shortbread cookies on top ... so anything like that is fine. It's really just to add a little crunch element to the dessert ... and is totally optional. Enjoy!

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  4. This looks incredible and I can imagine it tastes just as incredible. Perfect! Thanks for sharing! Visting from Tasty Tuesday! ;)

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  5. Hi Tracey, I do hope you'll come over to Food on Friday: Lemons & Limes to bring this to the party! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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  6. All of your desserts look scrumptious! I don't usually eat lemon dessert, but this Limoncello ice cream is making my mouth water! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Your Limoncello Lemon Ice Cream looks delicious and a Happy Birthday to your Dad! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Hi Tracey! Love that this has three ingredients. Just letting you know that I will be featuring this on Best of the Weekend tonight. Hope you'll stop by because we're having a giveaway!

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  9. Hello gorgeous! I love seeing your masterpieces.Thank you for bringing such great things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm.. Lou Lou Girls

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  10. What a delicious treat for this time of year! So pretty too! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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    1. Thank you for bringing such great things in your party. I enjoy this.

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